Eurosphere agenda: Juncker hit by EP…”Commission to reject French budget…

Juncker bitten by the hand that fed him as the European Parliament undermines his Commission  Open Europe blog Juncker and Schulz in happier times… The letter from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has now been published in full and contains an extensive list of questions for the UK’s Lord … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: New Spy Case between US and Germany… “Europe’s Digital Reactionaries…

Germany spy arrested on suspicion of spying for NSA   Germany Arrests Double Agent Allegedly Spying for the U.S. Mashable! by Colin Daileda German authorities have arrested a German man on suspicion of being a double agent for the United States. The man has been linked to spying on a panel investigating activities by the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: ” Juncker and Schulz both after presidency…

  MAIN FOCUS: Juncker and Schulz both after presidency | 27/05/2014 euro|topics After the European elections the wrangling over the post of Commission president has begun. With the conservative European People’s Party behind him, Jean-Claude Juncker has the support of the largest parliamentary group. But social democrat Martin Schulz is also laying claim to the post. … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Occupiers ignore Ukraine deadline

  Occupiers ignore Ukraine deadline  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pro-Russian militants continue to occupy government buildings in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces MAIN FOCUS: Kiev takes action against separatists | 14/04/2014 euro|topics Pro-Russian separatists occupied police and administration buildings in several Eastern Ukrainian cities on the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Audit report shows errors in ‘all main spending areas’ of EU budget

Mass Surveillance of Personal Data by EU Member States and its Compatibility with EU Law Source: Centre for European Policy Studies Abstract: In the wake of the disclosures surrounding PRISM and other US surveillance programmes, this paper assesses the large-scale surveillance practices by a selection of EU member states: the UK, Sweden, France, Germany and the … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “EU lawmakers vote stricter data privacy rules…France brings US eavesdropping to EU summit table

EU lawmakers vote stricter data privacy rules   Lawmakers in the European Parliament?s civil liberties committee voted to strengthen Europe’s data protection laws on Monday (21 October), including plans to impose fines of up to ?100 million on companies such as Yahoo!, Facebook or Google if they break the rules.   The vote in parliament’s civil … Read more

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