Eurosphere agenda: Jeremy Corbyn the Labor leadership vote…

Politicians are throwing serious 404 error page shade at Britain’s incoming prime minister  Mashable! by Sam Haysom LONDON — In the world of UK politics, there are few burns quite as fiery as the 404 error page burn. UK PM Cameron to hand over to May  BBC News | Europe | World Edition David Cameron says it … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis

Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis The Next Web by Amanda Connolly Over the past few weeks, we have highlighted the need for the tech community to look outside its bubble at the European migrant crisis. Today, Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of Techcrunch, has taken this a step further and launched “Techfugees” – a … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Facebook, German Officials to Target Refugee-Related Hate Posts…

  Google to donate up to $5.5M to help European refugees Google’s charitable arm is pledging to donate an additional $5.5 million to groups trying to help the thousands of refugees pouring into Europe Refugees Met with Generosity and Suspicion in France Global Voices Online by Gaetana DiRoberto Demonstrations in large European cities in favor of refugees … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Socialist Jeremy Corbyn, new leader of British Labour Party….”Saving Desperate Syrians in the Age of Peer-to-Peer Aid…

Socialist Jeremy Corbyn is elected as leader of British Labour Party Mashable! by Liza Hearon UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. BST, Sept. 12 Leader Corbyn vows Labour ‘fightback’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn sweeps to a landslide victory in Labour’s leadership contest – promising to lead the party’s “fightback”. What are the implications of Corbyn’s … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Thousands across Europe protest against TTIP…”Another refugee tragedy in the Mediterranean…

Thousands across Europe protest against TTIP Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday (18 April) to oppose what could be the world’s biggest free trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and European Union. MAIN FOCUS: Another refugee tragedy in the Mediterranean | 20/04/2015  euro|topics What is … Read more

Rest in Peace dear Stuart Hall, the god of cultural studies…

Stuart Hall The Guardian – ?29 minutes ago? When Richard Hoggart founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in 1964, he invited Stuart Hall, who has died aged 82, to join him as its first research fellow. Four years later Hall became acting director and, in 1972 Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall dies, aged 82 The Voice … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Germany elections aftermath… “Swedish police confirm illegal Roma database

  Eleven Turks enter German Parliament Eleven lawmakers of Turkish origin have been elected to the German Bundestag Merkel faces tough coalition talks Chancellor Angela Merkel is triumphant but must now form a new ruling coalition, with the Social Democrats (SPD) seen as likely partners. As focus shifts to German coalition negotiations, who are the … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “First 100 Pages of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File Released..”New York launches Bitcoin investigation

What Did Edward Snowden Get Wrong? Everything Unfortunately, during the Snowden affair, many news outlets have spent more time examining ways the government could abuse the information it has access to while giving scant mention to the lengths to which the intelligence community goes to protect privacy, writes Andrew Liepman.   MAIN FOCUS: Obama’s bid … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Two wise men refuse to attend meeting with PM Erdoğan due to Gezi Resistance…

Two wise men refuse to attend meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan because of Gezi unrest Wise men Professor Baskın Oran and columnist Murat Belge.. ************** One arrested in southeastern Turkey rape case One suspect was arrested for charges related to the rape of a sixteen year-old. Turkish police detain 20 alleged protesters during raids … Read more

According to Ministry, 2.5 million people attended Gezi protests across Turkey… Journalists, artists etc continue to be threatened by pro-Gov’t circles…

2.5 million people attended Gezi protests across Turkey: Interior Ministry Some 2.5 million protestors hit the streets across Turkey since the unrest began Opinion: The threat facing Turkey Turkey has found itself in the international spotlight over the past two weeks, despite the continuing slaughter in Syria, the Iranian elections, and the tensions in Iraq. The crisis … Read more

Euro roundup: Barroso’s ?State of the Union? speech….

Barroso?s ?State of the Union? speech: A comedy of errors (The trailer) by Grahnlaw Part of our common European cultural heritage is The Comedy of Errors, by the great William Shakespeare. Then we have a comedy of errors, by and for us lesser mortals, ?a dramatic work in which the action usually features a series … Read more

"Who will be EU president?… Gender balanced Commission and more from the EU…

Who will be EU president?

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Europe correspondent Jonny Dymond profiles the runners and riders for the EU president

Leaders set to pick EU president

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
European Union leaders will gather in Brussels later to select their first full-time president and foreign affairs chief.

Ideas on Europe: Britain & the EU Presidency: Idealism versus Effectiveness

David Miliband is out, but Tony Blair is still in with a shout. Those whom shriek with horror at the thought of a Blair presidency, but also want a stronger more coherent EU might want to consider the potential contradictions in their respective posi.


What’s in an EU anthem?

from FP Passport by Mardy Shualy

EU President to be named this week…

EU leaders to name president at special summit

The European Union’s heads of state and government will name a president and foreign policy chief over dinner on 19 November, but diplomats say agreement on the appointments has still not been reached.

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Lisbon era starts in Europe while Merkel makes her historic US address…

A roundup as usual… last updated: 14:30 (4 Nov)

Consensus growing for low-profile EU ‘chairman’

Confirming that EU leaders appear to read the job description of the first-ever permanent Council president as more of a ‘chairman’ than a ‘leader’, agencies reported today (2 November) that the mild-mannered Belgian prime minister, Herman Van Rompuy, is the “most consensual” figure for the top job.

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If Sarkozy and Merkel are against Blair, maybe we should support him:)

Merkel and Sarkozy unite to end Blair’s European dream

from EU-DIGEST by Turkish Digest

Europe, World – The Independent

“Merkel and Sarkozy unite to end Blair’s European dream

Former prime minister’s bid for EU presidency founders as continent’s most powerful leaders announce they would prefer candidate from smaller country

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