I think Merkel is in love

Merkel was in town (in İstanbul) recently and shared these photos on her Instagram account. Merkel holds Istanbul meeting with journalists, NGOs on … Ahval–Jan 24, 2020 Germany’s Angela Merkel flies to Istanbul for Libya talks with … Foreign Brief–Jan 23, 2020 Merkel’s Turkish delights: Erdogan showers German … RT–Jan 24, 2020 Germany’s Merkel in Turkey for talks on Libya, Syria Middle East Monitor–Jan 24, … Read more

Europshere roundup: More spying row as “Fresh claims emerge in US-Germany spying row…

  Morning Brief: NSA Monitored 60 Million Calls in Spain in One Month NSA Monitored 60 Million Calls in Spain in One Month Top News: A report that the National Security Agency monitored 60 million Spanish telephone calls over the course of a one-month period prompted calls from Spain that that the United States must explain the extent of … 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

Eurosphere roundup: Germany election updates…Link Between Economic Crisis and Suicide..”EU countries singled out for misguided healthcare budget cuts…

  The Tragic Link Between Economic Crisis and Suicide Europe’s four-year economic collapse has left an indelible scar on the continent, and the depressing data-points documenting its decline just keep rolling in. On Thursday, a Spanish suicide help-line reported that it saw a 30-percent increase in the number of calls it fielded in 2012. With … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: German elections TV duel…

When Reality TV Meets Humanitarian Action in Italy RAI 1, the flagship television channel of the national public service broadcaster and the most watched channel in Italy, is developing a humanitarian aid show in reality form. The first episode is planned to be broadcast next 4 December 2013. German elections TV duel produces no winner   … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “European data protection under a cloud

Who’s accountable for Britain’s Internet censorwall? Jim from the UK Open Rights Group sez, “It seems Cameron and Perry have ignored official government policy, invented their own policy and forced it onto UK ISPs. With no legislation, and no complaints from Lib Dem MPS or the ISPs, we have completely unaccountable “nudge censorship” being forced … Read more

Merkel in Turkey as Majority of Germans opposed to Turkey EU entry..

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L), accompanied by Turkey’s Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz (L), speaks as she meets with troops from a German NATO Patriot missile battery at a Turkish military   ANKARA, Turkey: Merkel visits troops operating Patriots in Turkey – World Wires – MiamiHerald.com Majority of Germans opposed to Turkey EU entry: Poll … Read more

Not the best welcome for Tayyip Erdoğan in Germany… a FP roundup…

Merkel reassures Turkey on EU talks, Erdogan raps Cyprus from Yahoo news BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday the European Union (EU) would pursue accession talks with his country in good faith, despite some persistent disagreements. Erdogan said on Tuesday the EU would lose Turkey if … Read more

A massive Eurosphere roundup… After Greek elections and more…

MAIN FOCUS: Greece poised to form government | 19/06/2012 from euro|topics Following the parliamentary elections in Greece the conservative Nea Dimokratia party and the socialist Pasok plan to form a government today, Tuesday. Both support the country’s austerity programme. The result of the election may have bought Europe some time but the country’s bankruptcy is … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Amnesty reports discrimination against Muslims, French Elections, Austerity policies…

May day protests highlight Europe?s pain from FT.com – World, Europe Tens of thousands of workers take to the streets for annual marches, demonstrating against government spending cuts and rising unemployment How real is Hollande’s veto threat? by Open Europe blog team As has been widely reported, Francois Hollande – the socialist contender for the … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Big freeze over Europe, Greek bailout, ACTA

Italy hit by shortage of Russian gas from FT.com – World, Europe Cold weather and reductions in supplies from Europe have put strain on the gas systems across the continent Europe’s big freeze tightens grip from BBC News | Europe | World Edition The Arctic conditions sweeping Europe tighten their grip, with more deaths reported … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: ACTA, Davos, Bloggingportal.eu 3 years old

Booklet: Why You Should Care About ACTA 14 November, 2011 » Campaigns | Intellectual Property Enforcement The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a plurilateral agreement which proposes international standards for enforcement of intellectual property rights. The Agreement, negotiated by a handful of countries1 in coordination with certain parts of industry, is controversial in both process … Read more

Eurosphere roundup- break-up clock ticking with or without UK….

Eurozone: break-up clock is ticking from FT.com – World, Europe Policymakers can do nothing about the odds. The danger is that they are running out of time to ensure that a break-up comes in the form of shrinkage rather than collapse The new fiscal compact from The European Citizen by Eurocentric Yesterday’s neotiations have produced … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Standard & Poor’s threat over EU core countries; Merkel & Sarkozy “to discipline the EU”; news from euroblogging…

MAIN FOCUS: Standard & Poor’s threatens bailout fund | 07/12/2011 from euro|topics The US rating agency Standard & Poor’s threatened on Tuesday to downgrade the credit rating of the EFSF bailout fund. Fifteen euro countries are now also having to worry that they may lose their top credit standings. With its move Standard & Poor’s … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: EU court’s historic rule on filtering attemps; EU policy blogs; and more…

EU court rules policing the Internet is illegal (News) from EurActiv.com The European Court of Justice issued yesterday (24 November) a historic ruling establishing that member states cannot impose the filtering of the Internet for the purpose of preventing illegal downloads of copyrighted files. EU policy blogs: There are some indeed! (updated) from Ideas on … Read more