Eurosphere roundup: “EU agrees guidelines for rescue fund…

EU agrees guidelines for rescue fund Eurozone finance ministers agree guidelines on how the eurozone’s emergency bailout fund can inject money directly into struggling banks. Q&A: Albanian parliamentary election Albania election seen as test of democratic progress Q&A: the Greek crisis revisited Greece?s woes are again troubling eurozone policy makers and rattling markets as renewed … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Ousted PM Borisov secures slim victory in Bulgaria election…Official list of English words misused in EU documents…

Ousted PM Borisov secures slim victory in Bulgaria election, fresh protests erupt Bulgarian ousted premier Boyko Borisov‘s party came first in tense elections but fell short of a majority, exit polls showed. Turkish minority MRF party beats threshold. Europe’s bold ride to stabilise Mali On May 15 the EU will organise a donors? conference on … Read more

“Jürgen Habermas lecture in Leuven about the European crisis… and a Eurosphere roundup…

Footnotes on Jürgen Habermas lecture in Leuven about the European crisis from Blogactiv by Protesilaos Stavrou   Mopping up after Sarkozy from Blogactiv by Florian Pantazi François Hollande, the French president, is currently back from a state visit to China. Hollande hopes to expand trade in Asia, as France?s current account deficit has reached 75 … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Record unemployment in Europe…

MAIN FOCUS: Record unemployment in Europe | 26/04/2013 from euro|topics According to figures published on Thursday, for the first time more than six million people are currently out of work in Spain, and France also has record unemployment, surpassing a 1997 peak. Commentators fear the ongoing crisis will provoke a rebellion of the masses and … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Italy?s centre-left fails in presidential vote…Penguin agrees ebook pricing deal with EU

Italy?s centre-left fails in presidential vote from – World, Europe Berlusconi supporters celebrate ?death? of rival party after more than 100 Democrat MPs vote against Romano Prodi, dashing hopes of an end to political deadlock   Italian centre-left leader ‘to quit’ from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Italy’s centre-left leader, Pier Luigi … Read more

Once she was the major enemy of labor… Margaret Thatcher is dead… Eurosphere roundup…

Watch Margaret Thatcher arrive at 10 Downing Street for the first time from FP Passport by Uri Friedman Morning Brief: Margaret Thatcher has died from FP Passport by Elias Groll   The Early Political Career of Margaret Thatcher from Ideas on Europe by Osmi Anannya Margaret Thatcher was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire on 13 October … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: The Cyprus bailout

Greek Cyprus parliament vote on bailout postponed to Tuesday from Hurriyet Daily News Greek Cyprus parliament speaker Yiannakis Omirou said a vote by lawmaker Morning Brief: Cyprus bailout sparks new round of economic turmoil in Europe from FP Passport by Elias Groll Russia attacks Cyprus bailout plan from – World, Europe Financial markets are … Read more

Today: Anti-austerity protests sweep Europe- Eurosphere roundup

Anti-austerity protests sweep Europe from – World, Europe Unions across Europe stage day of co-ordinated action, with general strike halting public transport, air travel and closing schools in Portugal and Spain MAIN FOCUS: Southern Europe strikes against austerity | 14/11/2012 from euro|topics Employees in Spain and Portugal are protesting against their governments’ austerity policies … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Dutch Elections aftermath, European Economy Reality Check…

Dutch Elections: “The Political Centre is Back!” from The European Citizen by Eurocentric The centre is back is the news out of The Netherlands today – from De Volkskrant Dutch vote gives Europe extra time from – World, Europe It is too early to declare the crisis over. The task of creating the institutions … Read more

Meanwhile in Europe… A Eurosphere roundup: Hollande’s love life, France’s Roma policy, News from Eurozone crisis…

France: New Pro-Roma Employment Policy Strikes a Nerve from Global Voices Online by Chellsy Alis Manning [All links forward to French articles unless otherwise stated] The recurring tensions surrounding ?nomadic? Eastern European migrants have yet again made the news this summer in France. On August 22, 2012, a new policy was enacted by the French … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Trust in the EU at an all time low”, “The day after Draghi

Trust in the EU at an all time low by Open Europe blog team * Plenty for Barroso to contemplate The European Commission has published the results of its latest Eurobarometer survey. Here are some interesting findings: Spanish government vs Spanish regions: Episode 98,640 (and counting) by Open Europe blog team Fresh skirmishes between the … Read more

Euro roundup: “Euro crisis panics markets” and more…

MAIN FOCUS: Euro crisis panics markets | 24/07/2012 from euro|topics Speculation over Greece’s euro exit and Spain’s precarious situation have caused turbulence in Europe’s financial markets. The euro fell on Monday to its lowest level in two years, Spain’s interest rates hit a record high, and risk premiums are also rising steeply in Italy. Commentators … Read more

Cengiz Aktar: [Yunanistan’da] Finans krizi değil sistem krizi

Finans krizi değil sistem krizi  Yunanistan halkı hakkında olumsuz düşünüyor olabilirsiniz ki bu, pek yaygın bir hissiyat bu aralar. Dünya gerçeklerinden ne kadar kopuk olduğunu ve tenbelliğini öne çıkarabilir, rahata alışmış olduğunu, cepten hem de başkasının cebinden yediğini söyleyebilirsiniz. 17 Haziran?da tekrarlanacak olan seçimlerde ilk parti çıkacağı öngörülen Syriza?nın ve Pasok ile Yeni Demokrasi dışında kalan … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Athens likely to keep the euro and will have another election…

MAIN FOCUS: Athens to keep the euro | 15/05/2012 from euro|topics The Euro Group finance ministers met on Monday in Brussels to discuss crisis-stricken Greece and spoke out against Greece exiting the Eurozone. But Greece’s withdrawal could help the country’s economy back on its feet, some commentators say, while others fear the move would have … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Elections in Greece and France.. Euro 2012

Greece: General Elections on Twitter from Global Voices Online by Veroniki Krikoni Under hashtags like #grelections, #electionsgr and #ekloges12, Greek netizens share their opinions, feelings and related media about the forthcoming general elections in Greece on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Greece votes for new parliament from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greeks begin … Read more

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