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

Cengiz Aktar: “AB?nin meşruiyet krizi

AB?nin meşruiyet krizi Bu hafta Avrupa haftası.  +8 mayıs 1945 korkunç savaşın sonu (inşallah  +8 mayıs 2013 de Kürt çatışmasının sonu olarak tarihe geçer),  +5 mayıs 1949 Avrupa Konseyi?nin kuruluşu,  +9 mayıs 1950 Avrupa Birliği?nin temelini atan beyanın yapıldığı gün.   Avrupa, kuruluşunu artık epeyidir kutlamıyor. İşler iyi gittiğinde dahi bu günlerin mana ve ehemmiyetini bilen pek yoktu. O günlerde … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: NSU trial… anti-Semitism in Hungary and more…

  NSU trial a litmus test for German stance on Neo-nazi groups: Turkish EU Minister Turkey’s EU Minister Egemen Bağış has indicated that the National Socialist Underground trial could be used to exculpate the neo-Nazi image haunting Germany.   Trial Begins for a Neo-Nazi Suspect in Germany A member of a neo-Nazi trio is charged … Read more

Iran helps freeing the Turkish journalists, another symbolic blow to Turkey’s Mideast policies?

Freed Turkish journalists arrive from Iran from Hurriyet Daily News Two Turkish journalists who went missing while reporting on the uprising in Syria two months ago ************** France: a chance to restart from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by BERİL DEDEOĞLU The presidential elections in France were closely monitored in … Read more

by the way, it was the Europe Day nobody cared about around here… A Euro round…

  EU has reached its ‘lowest point in history’ from Despite having achieved peace and prosperity, the European project has reached its “lowest point in history,” according to policymakers gathered in Florence to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.   Why there is no serious blogging scene in Brussels from Ideas on … Read more

Well, it is the Europe Day. A roundup as usual.

My Europe Week: Mother?s Day and Europe Day 9 May 2010 by Grahnlaw According to Wikipedia, if I counted correctly, it is Mother?s Day in a majority (14) of the member states of the European Union, globally in 77 countries this second Sunday of May 2010. Being 9 May, this year Mother?s Day and Europe … Read more

Not the happiest Europe Day; Turkey has…

Turks may not particularly be upset or frustrated with the slow pace of negotiations as they observe the recent economic and leadership performance of the EU…

Turkish performance in EU talks casts pall over Europe Day

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Weak prospects for opening even one new chapter in Turkey’s EU accession talks are souring the festive atmosphere surrounding Europe Day.

France’s e-cars, EP’s request for better trains…

European parliament demands better trains

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

France awaits clearer EU strategy on e-cars

from by paul

France’s ambitious national strategy on electric cars is awaiting a clearer position from the European Union, EurActiv France reports.

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Volcanic ash even clogs Facebook stream!

Iceland volcano

photo credit: Reuters

European airspace closed by volcanic ash

from Wikinews

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of air travellers had their travel plans disrupted in Europe by volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

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