Eurosphere roundup: Germany elections aftermath… “Swedish police confirm illegal Roma database

  Eleven Turks enter German Parliament Eleven lawmakers of Turkish origin have been elected to the German Bundestag Merkel faces tough coalition talks Chancellor Angela Merkel is triumphant but must now form a new ruling coalition, with the Social Democrats (SPD) seen as likely partners. As focus shifts to German coalition negotiations, who are the … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: British Foreign Office under pressure with drunk Britons…

British Foreign Office to drunk Britons everywhere: No, we can’t translate that tattoo for you Here, in all its glory, is the full list: A man who required hospital treatment in Cambodia when a monkey dislodged a stone that hit him demanded help getting compensation and wanted assurance that it would not happen again A … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Austerity rows, new Italian government, French left vs. Germany…

Austerity row lays bare Europe-wide divisions from Hurriyet Daily News The financially-hit European countries seesaw between the European Union?s austerity impositions and their citizens and international economic organizations? insistence on lifting tight measures   Iceland rejects austerity and EU from Grahnlaw by Ralf Grahn Tired of austerity, voters in Iceland seem to have returned to … 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: IMF sees a mixed outlook for Europe…

IMF sees a mixed outlook for Europe – calls for more ECB action and a fiscal union by Open Europe blog team The IMF today released its latest World Economic Outlook forecasts. As usual the forecasts are not overly different from the previous ones – published in October last year – but there are a … Read more

Turks ready! Germany suffers worker shortage… Google EU settlement.. a Eurosphere roundup..

Germany suffering worker shortage from – World, Europe For Ursula von der Leyen, solving that dilemma will require fundamental reforms in the heart of the eurozone, and its periphery   The Google EU settlement: Full details from Brussels Blog by Alex Barker Google?s three year tussle with Brussels over its search business is almost … Read more

A Margaret Thatcher roundup…

1988 | Margaret Thatcher Speech at dinner given by Turkish Prime Minister from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Margaret Thatcher’s legacy — in political cartoons from FP Passport by Marya Hannun The death of a class warrior: Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) from open Democracy News Analysis – by Tom Mills Thatcher did not seek to win over … Read more