#Europe agenda: “US alt-right joins Russia in anti-Macron attack [in French Elections]

US alt-right joins Russia in anti-Macron attack EUobserver.com – Headline News Right-wing US and UK social media users have tried to start an online “war” to stop Macron being elected, but with little success. Populism: The French election’s big winner AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) How outsider candidates threw the traditional left-right battle into disarray. Macron pushes republican … Read more

#Europe agenda: “EU at 60: celebrations in turbulent times…

Debate: EU at 60: celebrations in turbulent times euro|topics On March 25, 1957, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Treaties of Rome – effectively the birth certificate of the European Union. Sixty years on the leaders of 27 EU states will once again convene in Rome and address the question of where … Read more

Turkey is after the happiest country in the world, Norway, after the latter gives Turkish officers asylum… A FP roundup…

Turkey protests against Norway giving officers asylum  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Ambassador to Ankara summoned after Norway grants political asylum to Turkish officers allegedly linked to failed coup. Debate: Berlin refusing to export arms to Turkey  euro|topics The German government has rejected several requests from Ankara for arms exports in recent months. The human rights situation … Read more

Turkey maintains its record: New Twitter transparency report says Turkey leads in social media censorship…

Turkey leads in social media censorship: new Twitter transparency report Turkey Blocks – Editorial – Mar 21, 7:41 AM The latest quarterly transparency report from Twitter Inc. reveals that Turkey once again led globally in number of content takedown requests by court order in the last quarter of 2016. The popular social media and micro-blogging … Read more

“Turkey backers” response to “Europe”: flooding social media with Nazi symbols…

  ‘Turkey backers’ target Amnesty, BBC and other major Twitter accounts  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Hackers tweeted “Nazi Germany, Nazi Holland” from several official accounts in Turkish. Twitter accounts tweet swastikas and pro-Erdoğan support in massive hack  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Alex Hern Accounts that use third-party analytics service Twitter Counter compromised … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Dutch election offers huge relief for other EU governments…

Dutch election offers huge relief for other EU governments EurActiv.com by Georgi Gotev Exit polls showing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) far ahead of Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) were greeted with relief in Brussels yesterday night (15 March), amid fears of a surge in populism in Europe, with elections in France and … Read more

#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

Eurosphere agenda: “Trump victory to spur EU military union”

Germany: Trump victory to spur EU military union  EUobserver.com – Headline News Donald Trump’s election as US president, as well as Brexit, ought to speed up plans for EU military integration, Germany’s defence chief says. Trump to model UK relations on Reagan-Thatcher EUobserver.com – Headline News Ukip leader Nigel Farage already says he is willing to help … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Europe’s Destructive Spirals of Distrust by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

German churches get wi-fi ‘Godspots’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Wi-fi hotspots will be installed at 220 Protestant churches across the Berlin and Brandenburg region. Europe’s Destructive Spirals of Distrust SAPIENS by Thomas Hylland Eriksen On February 6, 2016, thousands of people protested the immigration of Muslims, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and other cities across Europe. … Read more

After all; “Turkish Military’s Influence Rises Again”

Turkish Military’s Influence Rises Again wsj.com – Dion Nissenbaum – May 15, 2:04 PM ISTANBUL—After 13 years of being methodically marginalized during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s tenure atop Turkish politics, the army is regaining its clout as the president sidelines his political rivals. Turkey’s military, which has forced four European Parliament MPs visiting Turkey on human rights … Read more

Deportation of Dutch Journalist Geerdink represents Turkey’s miserable approach to EU membership…

Netherlands Reacts to Deportation of Journalist Geerdink  Bianet :: English Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink has been deported upon the request of Governorship of Hakkari. Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted, Netherlands Association of Journalists will protest. Turkey deports Dutch journalist after being released A Dutch journalist who was detained in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari’s Yüksekova district on … Read more

Journalism agenda: AKP is killing the remnants of opposition media in Turkey.. #ÖzgürMedyaSusturulamaz

US urges Turkey to meet democratic values on the arrest of VICE journalists The United States State Department has voiced its concern over the arrest of two British journalists and their translator in Diyarbakır, urging Turkey to revise its actions to match up with democratic values Turkish daily publishes empty columns on front page to protest gov’t … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter urged to be more supportive for activists…

Twitter must be less cowardly and fight for activists  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal For years, Twitter has been the go-to communication medium for social and political activists and commentators. Its format is well suited to broadcasting ideas to a large audience in real-time. During the Arab Spring, Twitter proved to be an effective tool … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Turkish Religious Leaders take time to issues a fatwa on downloading…

Downloading Fatwa Issued By Turkish Religious Leaders TorrentFreak For millions of people around the world the word of their particular God provides a moral compass for living life in an appropriate manner. While there are plenty of variations, most faiths agree that it is unacceptable to steal, for example. Inevitably there are gray areas and the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Merkel coalition partners’s strange desire…

Merkel coalition partners want immigrants to speak German at home  EurActiv.com Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have caused outrage by suggesting immigrant families that want to remain in the country should be obliged to speak German at home.   ‘Speak German at home’ row erupts BBC News | Europe | World Edition A call by German conservatives … Read more