Eurosphere agenda: “Sarkozy in custody…

  MAIN FOCUS: Sarkozy in custody | 02/07/2014 euro|topics France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody and interrogated on Tuesday on suspicion of corruption and influencing judicial proceedings. This is the end of his political career, some commentators write. Others believe the French will forgive their former head of state’s misconduct.   The Scottish Independence Referendum … Read more

“Jürgen Habermas lecture in Leuven about the European crisis… and a Eurosphere roundup…

Footnotes on Jürgen Habermas lecture in Leuven about the European crisis from Blogactiv by Protesilaos Stavrou   Mopping up after Sarkozy from Blogactiv by Florian Pantazi François Hollande, the French president, is currently back from a state visit to China. Hollande hopes to expand trade in Asia, as France?s current account deficit has reached 75 … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Banks in Cyprus open today. Anxious waiting… Italy failing to form a government…

Cyprus closes the shutters as it announces capital controls by Open Europe blog team   Some more details coming out about the much talked about capital controls in Cyprus (details via @MatinaStevis and RANsquawk): A New Business Model for Cyprus by Acturca Today?s Zaman (Turkey) 27 March 2013, p. 17                  Español  Français Javier Solana … Read more

After Sarkozy, “France breaks Turkey?s EU deadlock” A FP roundup…

Turkey and Europe from – World, Europe This is a chance for the EU to revitalise relations with a country where Islam and democracy cohabit. Both sides would benefit from reviving talks France breaks Turkey?s EU deadlock from – World, Europe Laurent Fabius tells his Turkish counterpart Paris has agreed to resume accession … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Athens likely to keep the euro and will have another election…

MAIN FOCUS: Athens to keep the euro | 15/05/2012 from euro|topics The Euro Group finance ministers met on Monday in Brussels to discuss crisis-stricken Greece and spoke out against Greece exiting the Eurozone. But Greece’s withdrawal could help the country’s economy back on its feet, some commentators say, while others fear the move would have … Read more

Ankara hopeful with Hollande but will Hollande be all right with Turkish leaders’ aggressive attitude?

Sarko No More from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk | EU Watch on Sarkozy Loss… Election Hollande: Ankara espère améliorer ses relations avec Paris by Acturca Agence France Presse Lundi 7 mai 2012, Istanbul Ankara espère améliorer ses relations avec Paris avec le départ du pouvoir de Nicolas Sarkozy, figure impopulaire en Turquie et … Read more

Images from #france2012 as the Sarkozy, the narcissus, loses….

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A dieu Sarkozy, we will not miss you! #france2012

Hollande ‘wins French presidency’ from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France’s new president, early estimates say, in a vote that has wide implications for the eurozone.   Hollande takes French presidency from – World, Europe François Hollande becomes first socialist to occupy the Elysée palace … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Elections in Greece and France.. Euro 2012

Greece: General Elections on Twitter from Global Voices Online by Veroniki Krikoni Under hashtags like #grelections, #electionsgr and #ekloges12, Greek netizens share their opinions, feelings and related media about the forthcoming general elections in Greece on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Greece votes for new parliament from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greeks begin … Read more

Cengiz Aktar: Fransa?nın seçimi

 Fransa?nın seçimi   Bu Pazar Fransa?nın seçim maratonunun ilk ayağı sonuçlanıyor. Fransızlar cumhurbaşkanını seçtikten sonra Haziran 10 ve 17?de milletvekillerini seçecekler. Sonra da artık tatile çıkarlar herhalde. Sarkozi ya da Hollande seçilirse ne olurdan önce 22 Nisan?daki ilk turu ve sonuçlarını gözden geçirelim. On aday arasında kayda değer altı aday vardı. Bunlar arasında en az oy alanla başlarsak, yeşillerin … Read more

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

May day protests highlight Europe?s pain from – 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

foreign policy roundup:”Turkey too rich to get EU aid”, Turkish approaches to French presidential candidates, Turkish soap operas as diplomacy tools……

Turkey too rich to get EU aid: Report British lawmakers called for tougher standards on the distribution of Europe?s development aid budget after a report released on April 27 revealed more than half went to ?middle-income? countrie Turkey has been one of the top five recipients of European Commission aid, the report says from turkey … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Sarkozy rules out far right deal, Thomas Hylland Eriksen on Breivik Trial; Dutch government fall…

Sarkozy rules out far right deal from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Nicolas Sarkozy rules out a re-election deal with the far right as Socialist Francois Hollande sets out plans to revise the EU fiscal compact.   Hollande in the driving seat from Blogactiv by nucleus MAIN FOCUS: Le Pen’s election victory a … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: French elections;

MAIN FOCUS: New signs of crisis in Europe | 19/04/2012 from euro|topics The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned of a new credit crunch in Europe on Wednesday, and wants to raise its reserve fund by 400 billion dollars. But Europe can help itself, commentators write, above all if Germany gives up its opposition to debt … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Facebook’s European lobbying; The far right; Breivik trial and more…

Facebook wants to double Brussels staff (to 4 people) and intensify European lobbying from The Next Web by Robin Wauters French Presidential Candidate’s Video to Attract Minorities by Abdoulaye Bah The far right takes root in Europe , Mariano Aguirre from open Democracy News Analysis – by Mariano Aguirre Anders Behring Breivik?s attacks are part … Read more