Eurosphere agenda: “‘Luxleaks’ whistleblowers convicted

‘Luxleaks’ whistleblowers convicted BBC News | Europe | World Edition Two whistleblowers in “Luxleaks” tax scandal get suspended jail terms as journalist on trial is acquitted Brexit’s long shadow falls on French presidential campaign by Cécile Barbière The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU has catapulted the question of EU membership to the forefront of … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: anti-Nazi protest turns violent in Athens; Record public debt in France; Reding slams France for using Roma as election scapegoats

Athens anti-Nazi protest turns violent   Greek police fired tear gas at anti-fascist protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones near the Athens headquarters of Golden Dawn on Wednesday (25 September) following the killing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of the far-right party.   Thousands of Greeks marched towards the party’s offices earlier on … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Greece ‘may need 10bn euros more’

Gibraltar criticises Spain over dive Gibraltar strongly criticises Spanish police for sending divers to inspect an artificial reef in waters claimed by the British territory. Greece ‘may need 10bn euros more’ Greece may need a third bailout worth about about 10bn euros (£8.6bn; $13.4bn) but would not accept new austerity measures, the Greek finance minister … Read more

“British navy arrives in Gibraltar… Eurosphere roundup…

British navy arrives in Gibraltar amid tension with Spain British warships arrived in Gibraltar on Monday for scheduled exercises amid tensions with Spain over fishing Poverty: a human rights abuse in the UK Internationally poverty has been recognised as a violation of human dignity and, when a consequence of government policy, a violation of human … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: The new autocrats in Eastern Europe [includes one from Turkey]

Eastern Europe: the new autocrats From Hungary to the Czech Republic, and from Romania to Turkey, democracy is being tested by a new generation of authoritarian leaders. Click on the faces below Eastern European autocrats pose new test for democracy From Hungary’s Orbán and Czech Republic’s Zeman to Erdoğan in Turkey, a new breed of … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Norwegian PM’s desperate attempt… Tension over Gibraltar…

Norwegian PM’s ‘passengers’ paid It emerges that some of the people in a video of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg posing as a taxi driver were paid for taking part.   Norway’s Prime Minister Moonlights as Cabbie, Redefines Political Desperation In an effort to get closer to his people and hear out their concerns, Norwegian … Read more

Gibraltar and Schengen… German elections… Czech elections… British police… Eurosphere roundup….

If Gibraltar wants to solve its border headache with Spain, it should join Schengen So the Spain-Gibraltar border dispute rumbles on. Queues at the land border to enter Gibraltar persist, and suggestions abound that Spain may introduce a charge to cross from Gibraltar into Spain. Meanwhile Tory MEP for the South West & Gibraltar, Ashley … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Gibraltar Row and more…

  Q&A: Gibraltar row What is latest dispute between Spain and Gibraltar about?   Between a rock and a hard place: Is Spain breaching EU law by making life difficult for Gibraltarians? The ‘Gibraltar question’ has consistently been the biggest bone of contention in UK-Spanish relations ever since the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht which saw … Read more