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: Another Pirate Party victory, Netherlands enshrines Net Neutrality, Greek and French elections aftermath

Good day for the Pirates from FP Passport by Joshua Keating Understandably, the very scary success of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece’s parliamentary election has gotten more attention, but local elections in Germany also showed a growing presence for another once-fringe political movement:   Netherlands becomes first EU nation to enshrine Net Neutrality … Read more

Images from #france2012 as the Sarkozy, the narcissus, loses….

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Hollande ‘wins French presidency’ from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France’s new president, early estimates say, in a vote that has wide implications for the eurozone.   Hollande takes French presidency from – World, Europe François Hollande becomes first socialist to occupy the Elysée palace … 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

Eurosphere roundup: Amnesty reports discrimination against Muslims, French Elections, Austerity policies…

May day protests highlight Europe?s pain from – World, Europe Tens of thousands of workers take to the streets for annual marches, demonstrating against government spending cuts and rising unemployment How real is Hollande’s veto threat? by Open Europe blog team As has been widely reported, Francois Hollande – the socialist contender for the … Read more

foreign policy roundup:”Turkey too rich to get EU aid”, Turkish approaches to French presidential candidates, Turkish soap operas as diplomacy tools……

Turkey too rich to get EU aid: Report British lawmakers called for tougher standards on the distribution of Europe?s development aid budget after a report released on April 27 revealed more than half went to ?middle-income? countrie Turkey has been one of the top five recipients of European Commission aid, the report says from turkey … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Sarkozy rules out far right deal, Thomas Hylland Eriksen on Breivik Trial; Dutch government fall…

Sarkozy rules out far right deal from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Nicolas Sarkozy rules out a re-election deal with the far right as Socialist Francois Hollande sets out plans to revise the EU fiscal compact.   Hollande in the driving seat from Blogactiv by nucleus MAIN FOCUS: Le Pen’s election victory a … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: the German Pirate Party on the rise,

Can pirates shake up European politics? Pirate Parties On Course for Historic Election Wins from TorrentFreak by Ernesto Founded in September 2006, the German Pirate Party has already booked several successes in its relatively short existence.   German Pirate party overtakes Greens in new poll from Hurriyet Daily News Germany’s upstart Pirate Party has overtaken … Read more

In the mean time, in Europe, Sarkozy pushes for Censorship; “UK plans web surveillance program

French President Sarkozy Sees Opportunity for Censorship, Seizes It from Updates by jillian In the wake of a horrific rampage, in which Mohamed Merah (now dead after a 32-hour standoff with police) reportedly murdered three French soldiers, three young Jewish schoolchildren, and a rabbi, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has begun calling for criminal … Read more

In the mean time, German president quits in scandal, Germany vs. Greece tension continues…

German president quits in scandal from BBC News | Europe | World Edition German President Christian Wulff announces his resignation, after prosecutors called for his immunity to be lifted amid a home loan scandal. Is the troika punishing Greece? Why? from Blogactiv by Protesilaos Stavrou Ever since September 2011 or even earlier, we have all … Read more