Eurosphere agenda: “Catalonia votes to start Spain secession…”Lufthansa cabin crew strike affects 113,000 passengers…

Tsipras visit may lead to ‘refugee diplomacy’ For the last five years, Greece has been synonymous with a major economic crisis, the first in the eurozone Catalonia votes to start Spain secession BBC News | Europe | World Edition The Spanish region of Catalonia adopts a resolution supporting independence from Spain, but Spain’s PM says his government … 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

Eurosphere agenda: “Covering the refugee crisis on Snapchat and Periscope

Credit: Image by Patrick Witty for TIME. ‘A day-by-day digital documentary’: Covering the refugee crisis on Snapchat and Periscope The BBC, Bild and TIME have been using Snapchat and Periscope to broadcast raw, unedited footage of their travels with refugees during their journey through Europe… read more   Informal meeting of EU heads of state … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Coding in the classroom

INFOGRAPHIC: Coding in the classroom SPECIAL REPORT: Which EU countries teach coding in the classroom and why? Computing Our Future, a European Schoolnet report, investigated the timetables to find out. 12 countries gave full responses to the survey, the findings of which are summarised in this infographic. The BBC taps Doctor Who to bring the basics of coding to kids  The … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Merkel’s new government…EU hit with S&P downgrade…

MAIN FOCUS: Next pillar of banking union standing | 19/12/2013 The EU finance ministers agreed on a system for dealing with failing banks on Wednesday. Europe‘s financial institutes are to start building up a joint fund so that in future the owners and investors are the first to pay for bank bailouts. Europe is gradually … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Stephane Hessel: the ultimate European”,

Stephane Hessel: the ultimate European from open Democracy News Analysis – by Patrice de Beer How could someone be more European than Hessel by origin, shared culture and values – his cross-border, supranational vision making us ashamed of our weaknesses, our lack of vision and courage ? Stéphane Hessel, who died in Paris on Wednesday, … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: France Adopts a New Biometric ID Card; Greece debt relief; and more…

“A Time Bomb For Civil Liberties”: France Adopts a New Biometric ID Card from Updates by maira This post has been authored by Angela Daly, international legal fellow On Tuesday March 6, the French National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) passed a law proposing the creation of a new biometric ID card for French citizens with … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Hungary and Belarus not so examplary for Europe…

MAIN FOCUS: Hungarians protest against new constitution | 03/01/2012 from euro|topics Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Budapest on Monday evening against Hungary’s right-wing conservative government and the controversial new constitution. That will hardly impress Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, commentators write, and call on the EU to step up pressure on the country. Belarus … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Italy’s insane Internet law triggers anti-censorship protests online; Dexia falters and more…

via   Italy Wikipedia strike: anti-censorship protests online from by Eva Vanhee Here we go again: a new chapter of the world of online democracy begins. In response to a draft law restricting freedom of information being discussed in the Italian parliament, wikipedia Italy has chosen to temporarily close down. A virtual strike but … Read more

From Europe… “Five reasons why Europe is cracking up”, e. coli, greek economy, mladic and more…

Five reasons why Europe is cracking up, José Ignacio Torreblanca from open Democracy News Analysis – by José Ignacio Torreblanca In Germany, France and Italy, but also in many other places, we find ourselves confronted with a generation of leaders ever more shortsighted and given over to electioneering: among them, none speak to Europe nor … Read more

after all, The EU might be the sick man of Europe:) a Euro roundup…

  The EU: the real sick man of Europe? from Eurozine articles by Eurozine News Item Democratic deficit, enlargement fatigue and ever more rescue funds. Is there still a future for a common Europe? At the concluding event in the series “Europe talks to Europe”, taking place in Vienna on 13 April, prominent intellectuals and … Read more

Europe goin’ crazy: Sarkozy to go his Roma policy, Swiss initiative to re-introduce death penalty….

MAIN FOCUS: Europe unsettled by death penalty initiative | 25/08/2010 from euro|topics The campaign to collect signatures on reintroducing the death penalty in Switzerland was stopped by its initiators today, Wednesday, a day after it began. By their own account the organisers wanted to draw attention to shortcomings in the prosecution of sex killings. The … Read more

Euroblogging roundup (and more from Europe…)

Fundamental challenges for Euroblogging

by Grahnlaw

The Open Europe blog made the point that there is blogging on the fundamental questions of the future direction of Europe, as well as on EU politics in a narrower sense, the outcome of EU policies.

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Euro Roundup: Stability programmes, Convergence programes and more…–oldercolour/529781

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European sub-culture & gender clichés

by Julien Frisch

Just amazing. A European film about sub-culture that might also destroy some gender clichés. Girl Power!

European Parliament staff statistics by nationality and grade

by Julien Frisch

Earlier this year, the Spanish EU Council Presidency has written a letter to the Secretary General of the European Parliament, Klaus Welle, asking for detailed staff statistics of the European Parliament Secretariat in the same way as the EP wants these statistics from the Council.

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