In the mean time in Europe: “Italy?s Napolitano re-elected as head of state…European Federalist Papers…

Italy?s Napolitano re-elected as head of state from – World, Europe The manner of Napolitano?s election by the mainstream parties after a closed doors deal is likely to fuel support for the Five Star Movement   European Federalist Papers by Ralf Grahn The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Italy?s centre-left fails in presidential vote…Penguin agrees ebook pricing deal with EU

Italy?s centre-left fails in presidential vote from – World, Europe Berlusconi supporters celebrate ?death? of rival party after more than 100 Democrat MPs vote against Romano Prodi, dashing hopes of an end to political deadlock   Italian centre-left leader ‘to quit’ from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Italy’s centre-left leader, Pier Luigi … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: France’s President Hollande in trouble… “The Cyprus Bailout: Factsheet

Cyprus reaches end of a long and sleazy road from – World, Europe The collapse of the Cypriot economy is not the result of a random lurch or shift in axis. It is the end of a path traced in a long, complacent arc of ease and sleaze   The Cyprus Bailout: Factsheet from … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Stephane Hessel: the ultimate European”,

Stephane Hessel: the ultimate European from open Democracy News Analysis – by Patrice de Beer How could someone be more European than Hessel by origin, shared culture and values – his cross-border, supranational vision making us ashamed of our weaknesses, our lack of vision and courage ? Stéphane Hessel, who died in Paris on Wednesday, … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: EU Google Probe, Italy Elections…

Everything You Need to Know About the EU Google Probe from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman MAIN FOCUS: Berlusconi unsettles Europe | 19/02/2013 from euro|topics Leading German politicians have voiced concern that Italy’s ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi could return to power. In the run-up to the country’s parliamentary elections on February 24 and 25, Berlusconi’s right-wing … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Eurozone vs. Britain, Berlusconi defends Mussolini, France at war in Mali…

  Eurozone slump derails Britain’s economic strategy by Centre for European Reform The British government’s attempt to rebalance the UK economy has failed. In 2012, the deficit on the country’s current account (the broadest measure of foreign trade) was larger than in any year since 1990. Britain’s problem is not its trade performance with non-European … Read more

Nilüfer Göle writes on French Elections.. Greece gets money -again- despite government crisis…

French elections: what normal stands for?, Nilüfer Göle from open Democracy News Analysis – by Nilüfer Göle The vote for Hollande is not so much as a radical desire for change as a possibly illusory desire to go back to the pre-crisis period. The socialists, however, have also opened up a new alternative approach to … Read more

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