Eurosphere agenda: “Channel Tunnel refugee drama… “Greek shares plunge as market reopens…

MAIN FOCUS: Schäuble’s plans to reform EU Commission | 31/07/2015  euro|topics German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has put forward proposals for reforming the European Commission. According to media reports he wants to strip it of powers such as budget supervision and antitrust monitoring and transfer them to other authorities. While some commentators see a politically independent … Read more

#WPFD2015 In World Press Freedom Day, dark clouds over journalism all over the world… Turkey’s one of the prominent…

VIDEO: Policeman punches journalist on May Day Turkish authorities have launched a probe into a policeman who was filmed while punching a journalist during a demonstration Press freedom: the dark cloud gathering over Europe  open Democracy News Analysis – by Thorbjørn Jagland Today is a day to celebrate free media expression—except for those journalists, even in Europe, … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The rise of Podemos…”33 European languages in danger of extinction

The centre is falling apart across Europe – Ian Traynor – Nov 15, 4:04 PM – Wednesday morning in Brussels and Beppe Grillo has brought his anti-establishment roadshow to the European parliament. The committee room is packed, standing room only for the former standup act. Once he gets going, Grillo resembles a force of … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: rise of The Podemos, clashes in Brussels, Luxembourg and tax evasion…

The Podemos Express: What lies behind the extraordinary rise of Spain’s new protest party? Open Europe blog The extraordinary rise of Podemos, Spain’s eight-month-old protest party, continues. A new Metroscopia poll for El País, released on Sunday, showed that the party would win a Spanish general election, if held today, with 27.7% of votes. The Socialist Party … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Eleven Turkish-origin lawmakers gain seats in German Parliament…” Golden Dawn loses support after rapper killing: poll

Golden Dawn loses support after rapper killing: poll   Support for Greece’s Golden Dawn has fallen by 2.5 percentage points after the fatal stabbing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of the far-right party and most Greeks believe it threatens democracy, a poll showed on Monday.   The poll by Rass for the Eleftheros Typos … Read more

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