Eurosphere agenda: “Kerry urges European leaders not to take revenge for Brexit (!)

Kerry urges European leaders not to take revenge for Brexit by Catherine Stupp John Kerry urged EU leaders today (27 June) not to “lose their heads” and take revenge on the United Kingdom, after its decision to quit the European Union Brexit reverberates  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The prospect of Brexit-style referendums in … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Bosnia marks Srebrenica massacre anniversary…. “Athens presents new reform proposals

MAIN FOCUS: Athens presents new reform proposals | 10/07/2015 The Greek government sent a new reform plan to its negotiating partners on Thursday. After examining the list, the EU leaders plan to decide on a new aid package on Sunday. This emergency summit is the last chance to prevent the collapse of Europe, some commentators … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan

‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday. UN to vote on Srebrenica ‘genocide’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition The UN Security Council is set to … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “RWB condemns presence of ‘predators’ in Paris march

RWB condemns presence of ‘predators’ in Paris march, calls for solidarity with ‘all Charlies’ Reporters Without Borders – Jan 11 – Reporters Without Borders welcomes the participation of many foreign leaders in today‘s march in Paris in homage to the victims of last week’s terror attacks and in defence of the French republic’s values, but … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Eurobloggers… “Google Challenged by ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Ruling in Europe…

  Euro elections 2014: You Tell Us bloggers discuss open Democracy News Analysis – by Alex Sakalis Young bloggers from across the EU discuss the euro elections as seen from their countries. See also, Whatever happened to the European elections debate? European elections, European democracy? The lead-up to the European elections in Bulgaria: how not to do politics … 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: “Germany’s Pirate Party riding high”, “Fear grows of Greek euro exit…

The German Pirate Party’s national conference was a riot of colour and noise Germany’s Pirate Party riding high from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Germany’s Pirate Party sets sail for a role in national politics Fear grows of Greek euro exit from – World, Europe ECB council members? comments indicate risk of … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Facebook’s European lobbying; The far right; Breivik trial and more…

Facebook wants to double Brussels staff (to 4 people) and intensify European lobbying from The Next Web by Robin Wauters French Presidential Candidate’s Video to Attract Minorities by Abdoulaye Bah The far right takes root in Europe , Mariano Aguirre from open Democracy News Analysis – by Mariano Aguirre Anders Behring Breivik?s attacks are part … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Danish Presidency, state of Hungary,

Danish Presidency Press Trip from Jon Worth by Jon Sometimes unexpected doors open thanks to blogging, and next week is one of those circumstances. I am spending four days (Monday-Thursday) in Copenhagen on theDanish Presidency Press Trip. Growth and jobs: Denmark’s EU Council presidency by Grahnlaw Prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the rest of the … Read more

Eurosphere roundup- break-up clock ticking with or without UK….

Eurozone: break-up clock is ticking from – World, Europe Policymakers can do nothing about the odds. The danger is that they are running out of time to ensure that a break-up comes in the form of shrinkage rather than collapse The new fiscal compact from The European Citizen by Eurocentric Yesterday’s neotiations have produced … Read more

Pirate Party success in Berlin Parliament… EU finance ministers at odds in Wroc?aw…News from Eurosphere…

Pirate Party wins 14(ish) seats in Berlin parliament from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Euroskeptics fail in Berlin by BERLIN – Hürriyet Daily News Chancellor Angela Merkel who handed her sixth election defeat this year in Berlin while her coalition partner, the Free Democrats, who favor euroskeptic tactics, failed to clear the 5 percent threshold … Read more

“Resignation at ECB unsettles markets” A Euroup in Crisis roundup…

European Central Bank (ECB) governing board member Jürgen Stark, who has resigned, lobbied for the ECB to impose stricter measures on Greece and Portugal. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images MAIN FOCUS: Resignation at ECB unsettles markets | 12/09/2011 from euro|topics Share prices fell around the world after German economist Jürgen Stark announced on Friday that he … Read more

It looks like Greece is saved again… A Euro roundup…

Once again the day is saved… from The European Citizen by Eurocentric …At least for now. It’s hard to escape the feeling that each time an agreement is made at a European Council summit, it’s only a matter of time (usually 3-6 months) before we’re back in superhero mode again. Still, there seems to be … Read more

Poland takes over EU presidency; Greek woes continue…. Euro roundup…

Poland takes over EU presidency from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Poland assumes the six-month rotating presidency of the EU for the first time since it joined the bloc in 2004. Polish PM Donald Tusk: New EU visionary? from Nosemonkey’s EUtopia by nosemonkey European Council: ?Ambition and additional efforts? by Grahnlaw In the … Read more

after all, The EU might be the sick man of Europe:) a Euro roundup…

  The EU: the real sick man of Europe? from Eurozine articles by Eurozine News Item Democratic deficit, enlargement fatigue and ever more rescue funds. Is there still a future for a common Europe? At the concluding event in the series “Europe talks to Europe”, taking place in Vienna on 13 April, prominent intellectuals and … Read more