Eurosphere agenda: Now Uber at Germany’s target…

MAIN FOCUS: Uber ignores ban in Germany | 03/09/2014  euro|topics The ridesharing service Uber announced on Tuesday that it will continue operating in Germany despite a nationwide ban. In a lawsuit filed by representatives of the taxi sector, a court prohibited the company from using an app to connect customers with drivers of private vehicles. The right step … Read more

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

Cyberculture agenda: Eurobloggers… “Google Challenged by ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Ruling in Europe…

  Euro elections 2014: You Tell Us bloggers discuss open Democracy News Analysis – by Alex Sakalis Young bloggers from across the EU discuss the euro elections as seen from their countries. See also, Whatever happened to the European elections debate? European elections, European democracy? The lead-up to the European elections in Bulgaria: how not to do politics … Read more

“At Least 35 Dead in New Violence in Kiev… #euromaidan

At Least 35 Dead in New Violence in Kiev Deadly clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Thursday morning, with at least 35 protesters confirmed dead by Mashable, many from gunshot wounds. The spasm of violence shattered a truce called late Wednesday night by opposition members and the president. Deadly violence shatters Ukraine truce as EU … Read more

Ukraine burning… More than 15 activists dead… #euromaidan

  Fresh clashes in Kiev as protesters demand parliamentary vote Protesters clashed with police near Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday as they sought to force lawmakers to strip embattled President Viktor Yanukovych of a raft of powers Photos From Kiev: Latest Riots Turn Deadly  

A sitcom phrase: “Turkish PM Erdoğan ?assures? EU he will respect rule of law… A FP roundup

Turkish PM Erdoğan ?assures? EU he will respect rule of law   PM Erdoğan ?gave assurances? during his first visit to Brussels since 2009, European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso says following a meeting Turkish government would show off if trucks were loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria: BDP leader   If the trucks were … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Hollande in double trouble…”France evicted record number of Roma migrants in 2013…

  MAIN FOCUS: Hollande in double trouble | 14/01/2014   France’s President François Holland is under considerable pressure as he prepares for his third major press conference today, Tuesday. He plans to explain the country’s futurereform programme just as reports about an alleged affair are focusing attention on his private life. Commentators scoff that the … Read more

Turkey’s long Tuesday. Sons of 3 ministers detained in the Corruption case. #TarihiYolsuzlukveRüşvetSkandalı

Turkish business scene rocked by ?corruption probe? Istanbul police staged morning raids as part of a probe into tender fraud and bribery operation allegations, detaining at least 22 people Turkey detains ministers’ sons in bribery probe Turkish police detained the sons of three cabinet ministers and several high-profile businessmen on Tuesday in a sweeping probe into alleged … Read more

A busy FP roundup: “US seriously concerned over Turkey?s China decision….”EU to resume membership talks with Turkey

  No strategic shift after Iran-West rapprochement, says President Gül The argument that rapprochement between Iran and West will bring changes in strategic relations in the region is ?being exaggerated,? according to Turkish President US seriously concerned over Turkey?s China decision The US is ?seriously concerned? about Turkey?s decision to purchase a missile system from … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Shift to the right in France ….

MAIN FOCUS: Shift to the right in France | 11/10/2013 The far-right Front National could emerge as France’s strongest party from the European elections in May 2014, according to the results of a poll published by the magazine Le Nouvel Observateur on Wednesday. The party is benefiting from the mainstream parties’ lack of ideas, commentators write, fearing that France’s shift … Read more

US gov shutdown roundup… “The Anthropologist?s Guide to the Government Shutdown…

US shutdown: a radical Republican triumph Repeated gerrymandering means most Republicans represent safe seats and their main political rivals come from within their own party Is the government shut down? Quartz will tell you (and drive a little traffic in the process) The shutdown of the federal government will be unfortunate for a lot of … Read more

Well, there is something called U.S. Government Shutdown…

U.S. Government Shutdown: Who to Follow on Twitter UPDATE: Just after 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the government shutdown became official, according to government officials and multiple news reports. As Americans consider the ominous specter of a government shutdown, here, below, is a list of Twitter accounts that will keep you informed Ten Questions About Obamacare … Read more

Americana roundup: Al-Jazeera America goes live… America?s eCities,

US admits electronic spying on Americans was illegal The US government spied on electronic communications between Americans with no links to terror suspects until a judge ruled it illegal in 2011, officials acknowledged Wednesday Congratulations to America?s eCities I love to discover local gems that help make a community unique. Sometimes those gems can be … Read more

EU envoys reject Bağış’ claims, emphasize excessive violence… A roundup…

EU envoys react to Bağış?s comparison of Turkish and EU police European Union ambassadors asked for transparency and accountability in investigating the Turkish police?s unlawful moves against civilians during the Gezi Park protests Turkish minister says Twitter turned down cooperation offer over Turkey protests Turkey?s offer to cooperate with social media micro-blogging website Twitter over the Gezi … Read more