#Europe agenda: “EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid te

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions BBC News | Europe | World Edition The EU needs flexibility as well as unity, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain say. The Dutch-Moroccans at the centre of an election campaign  BBC News | Europe | World Edition When Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders accused young Moroccans of … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Should Germany ban AKP election campaign” while President Erdoğan bids up by claiming: “Germany ‘aids and harbours terror’..

Debate: Should Germany ban AKP election campaign?  euro|topics The city of Gaggenau in south-west Germany has cancelled an event at which the Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ was to appear, stressing that this was not a political decision against the campaign for Turkish constitutional reform but a decision based on security concerns. President Erdoğan plans to … Read more

A poll sums it all: ” Turks somehow liberal on rhetoric but not in practice”

Poll: Turks somehow liberal on rhetoric but not in practice “We came up with a set of questions related to liberal values and tried to figure out whether Turkey is indeed, as some outsiders might perceive, a country devoid of liberalism, or whether liberal and democratic values have in fact taken root in Turkish society,” writes … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: as “over 10,000 migrant children missing”, “EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees…

Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Jan. 31, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees  BBC News | Europe | World Editio Officials in the EU urge … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “EU votes down net neutrality protection…

EU votes down net neutrality protection  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The European Parliament has voted against a set of rules intended to safeguard “net neutrality” within the EU. The EU Parliament just voted in awful, shortsighted net ‘neutrality’ rules The Next Web by Amanda Connolly The European parliament held a vote today to determine … Read more

Militarization is back. Governors allowed to call soldiers to duty in fight against terrorism #CizreHalkıDimdikAyakta

Notice allows governors to call soldiers to duty in fight against terrorism The government has paved the way for Turkish Land Forces soldiers to be used to intervene in acts of terrorism and public incidents, as tension grows in the country, with 30 Turkish security forces recently killed in three separate attacks in three days by … Read more

European Parliament report voiced concerns, Turkey bullied back…

European Parliament voices concerns over democracy and fundamental rights in Turkey Turkey must put its reform process at the center of domestic policy choices and commit “unequivocally” to democratic rules and principles, which are at the heart of the EU, the European Parliament said in a resolution on the 2014 reform progress in Turkey Ankara to return … Read more

Now it is Pope’s turn: “Erdoğan warns Pope Francis not to repeat ‘mistake’ about Armenian claims…

Erdoğan warns Pope Francis not to repeat ‘mistake’ about Armenian claims Turkish President Erdoğan has condemned Pope Francis, warning him to not repeat the ‘mistake’ of describing the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians as ‘genocide.’ European Parliament set to vote on ‘genocide’ claims The European Parliament is set to discuss and vote on a resolution April 15 … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Anti-austerity Protests against new #ECB HQ in full gear in #Frankfurt #blockupy #18M

Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Anti-austerity protesters in the German city of Frankfurt burn police cars in protest at the opening of the European Central Bank’s new building. EU Summit live: Energy, Ukraine to dominate talks  EurActiv.com Energy Union, and the tensions with Russia, will dominate EU leaders’ … Read more

Eurosphere agenda:”Europe in the global app economy….”Croatia and Serbia fail with genocide claims…

How Europe can win in the global app economy  EurActiv.com As the European Union prepares its plan for a Digital Single Market, policy-makers must take full account of the fastest growing segment of that market – the app industry, writes Sophie Mestchersky.   MAIN FOCUS: Croatia and Serbia fail with genocide claims | 04/02/2015 euro|topics The International … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Syriza-led Greek parliament ‘will never ratify TTIP’

 Syriza-led Greek parliament ‘will never ratify TTIP’  EurActiv.com The newly-elected government in Athens has always been suspicious of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and will use its Parliament majority to sink the EU-US trade pact, claims a former Syriza MEP now turned minister. EurActiv Greece reports. Greece holds ‘crucial’ meetings to secure new debt agreement … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Europe’s Jihadi Generation… “The middle-class voters who can’t resist Marx…

MAIN FOCUS: Syriza forms coalition with right-wing party | 27/01/2015 euro|topics Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as new Greek prime minister on Monday, just 21 hours after the voting booths closed, to lead a coalition with the Eurosceptic and right-wing populist Independent Greeks party. The impoverished middle classes have brought this unusual alliance to … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Greek elections tomorrow. Syriza is comin’

VIDEO: Greek campaigning ends ahead of vote  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The BBC’s Chris Morris reports from a Syriza rally in Crete as campaigning in Greece’s general election comes to an end. Syriza ‘to end Greece‘s humiliation’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition The leader of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza says an end … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Another child killed in Cizre… Children profiled by Diyarbakır Education Office…

Twelve-year-old shot dead in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in Cizre in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, the sixth person to be killed in the largely Kurdish town in the last three weeks, security sources said. The spate of killings risk undermining confidence in a two-year-old peace process between the government and the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Juncker presents investment plan…Pope’s Haggard Europe…

  VIDEO: Pope claims Europe appears ‘elderly’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis warns that the world sees Europe as “somewhat elderly and haggard” during a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Pope complains of ‘haggard’ Europe  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis warns that Europe appears “somewhat elderly” and … Read more

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