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 European Day of LanguagesEuropean Day of Languages by The Ovi Team
September 26th; there have never been more opportunities to work or study in a different European country - but lack of language competence prevents many people from taking advantage of them. Globalisation and patterns of business ownership mea
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 Childishly ranting numbers and dark ages by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Referendum against the Europe of the united banks and corporations by Thanos Kalamidas
 Luxembourgian blow to pan-EU citizenship voting rights. by Christos Mouzeviris
On June the 7th, another referendum took place in Europe; this time in the small state of Luxembourg.Just like the recent Irish referendum on same sex marriage, the Luxembourgian vote could influence the continent\'s future
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Estonian Holocaust exhibit ‘outrageous and disgusting example of poor taste’R: What do you think of the exhibition in Tartu, Estonia, opened to mark the 70th anniversary of the libera
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Ratings agency S&P cuts France\'s outlook to negative from stable Ratings agency Standard & Poor\'s (S&P) cut its outlook for France to negative from stable
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Bulgaria’s banking botch up In late 1996, Bulgaria found itself beset with both a banking crisis and hyperinflation. Nine out of the country’s 10 largest banks were failing, and inflati
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No Plan B for Greece Says Stournaras Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, who is placing all his bets on austerity and hopes for growth to offset a crushing economi
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Change privacy policy or face fines Google has found itself in hot water in France. The country’s data protection watchdog has told the internet
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Finland says Russia invaded its airspace The Finnish Defence Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday two Russian military aircraft crossed into Finland\'s airspace. The ministry said the in
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Agriculture is very competitive at the EU market Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said in the Riigikogu information hour on Wednesday that Estonia\'s agriculture sector has coped very well, LET
 Stockholm riots reflect European immigration policy failures by Christos Mouzeviris
Last weekend marked the beginning of a rather surprising event, the riots by immigrants in a Stockholm suburb, Husby. The riots lasted for almost a week and they erupted after the death of an elderly man in the immigrant suburb shot by police,
 The Cyprus dispute. by Christos Mouzeviris
Recently the EU Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs and the euro Mr. Olli Rehn, stated that \"the re-unification of Cyprus would give a major boost to the economic and social development of the island.\"  T
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Netherlands school shooting threat: police arrest suspect in Leiden Dutch police say they have arrested a suspect in an online threat to shoot a teacher and students that prompted authorities to close all the high schools i
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Cyprus Bailout Revisited A couple months ago Cyprus sent a quake through the world financial system. What has Cyprus done for us lately?
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Bulgaria\'s ex regional development minister probed by prosecutors  Rumen Petkov, a member of the Bulgarian Social
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For Some, Greece’s Junta Lives On On the morning of April 21, 1967, Greeks suddenly found tanks in the streets of Athens as a
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UK unemployment rise adds to pressure on Osborne\'s austerity strategy Unemployment jump
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Anger as Belgium plans to introduce motorway tax charge Dutch motorists\' organisation ANWB is up in arms about plans by Belgium to
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Austria challenges Germany\'s new pension tax ruling A change to German tax law will require around 150,000 Austrians currently in receipt of a German
 Defending European values and culture.Defending European values and culture. by Christos Mouzeviris
I grew up in a Europe dominated by American or \"Anglophone\" songs and movies. But I remember when I was young, I was exposed at home to music from France, Italy and Greece, apart from the popular English speaking one. So what ever happened to
 For a place in the Greek public hospitalsFor a place in the Greek public hospitals by Apopseis.gr
 Για μια θέση… σε δημόσιο νοσοκομε
 The partnership is dead in CyprusThe partnership is dead in Cyprus by Thanos Kalamidas
So let me see. Britain has a common currency, the pound. but for some reason Oxfordshire is not doing so well with economics so the central bank in London decides to isolate Oxfordshire and doomed the locals. And that’s a solution. Nothin
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Portugal opposition chief demands renegotiation of bailoutPortugal should renegotiate the terms of its international bailout because its program of budget cuts has failed and sent the economy into a slump, the head of the m
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Poland has much to do to prepare for euro entryPoland has still much to do to prepare for the euro entry and benefit most from it, Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski said on Thursday.\"I cannot imagine bein
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Malta’s many joysStanding on a cliff overlooking the near-deserted beach in Ramla Bay on the northern shore of Gozo — the second largest of the islands that make up the Maltese archipelago — the mind easil
 The nightmare in the neighbourhoodThe nightmare in the neighbourhood by Thanos Kalamidas
What do you think when you read, Swaziland? I presume you think of a poor African country with little kids in the streets asking for food and a lot of support from the United Nations. Well you are not far from the truth and the more informed ca
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Lithuania not ready to discuss gay civil unions, says presidentThe president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists that she thinks the country is not ready for a discussion on gay marriage although she thin
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Latvia mulls foreign adoption restrictions1,500 Latvian children have been adopted by foreigners over the past few years, prompting restricting initiatives in the Latvian parliament, local media report. Possible restriction
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Cross border action to tackle the mafiaTwo years ago, one of Italy’s most powerful crime groups, the ‘Ndrangheta, found some 40 of its associates put behind bars in the capital of the southern province Reggio Ca
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Austerity raises child poverty rate in Ireland to 19.7%Child poverty rates have increased in five countries which are cutting their budget spending, including Ireland, a study has shown. Rates of
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Hungary government to curb powers of constitutional court Hungary's government is set to curb the powers of the country's constitutional court, after the body thwarted plans to introduce a con
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'New Wars' Demand New MindsetsGermany's government recently announced plans to do a 180-degree policy shift by deploying armed drones in combat. It argues that remote-controlled killing
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Free food handout ends in one person trampled in GreeceA protesting action that gathered Greek farmers outside the agriculture ministry in Athens on Wednesday ended in one man trampled by the crowd
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Lights out – France to force shops and offices to go dark overnightShops and offices throughout France will be forced to turn off their lights overnight in a bid to fight light pollution, the
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New bioeconomy initiative in Finland to support SMEsThe bioeconomy is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the demand for new services and more efficient tools to boost business in this industry is
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Leader’s Twitter feud to become operaA Twitter feud in June between the Estonian president and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman who questioned the impact of Estonia's austerity measur
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New marijuana ban for foreigners sees change after intense lobbyingOn a wet winter afternoon, the place was empty. The palm-tree murals went un-admired, the elaborate smoke-extraction system was tur
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Denmark aims to end carbon-based energy If Europe is being strangled by its social welfare systems, as many in the United States believe, what is to be made of Denmark? Denmark is a social welfare s
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A leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattooFile this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from hea
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Banking reforms urgedCyprus will have to take steps to tackle money laundering and improve the transparency of its banking sector to secure an international bailout deal that may have to wait until
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Nuclear referendum is sloppily organizedDaniel Valchev, former Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister and co-founder of the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement, has urged Prime Minister Boyko Boris
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Sterling crisis looms as UK current account deficit balloonsIt’s the sort of problem you might have thought disappeared with the 1970s, but as the Coalition renews its wedding vows, that
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Doubling of French applying to become Belgian citizens A total of 126 French people submitted applications in 2012 compared to 63 each in 2011 and 2010, according to Georges Dallemagne, the presiden
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Russia likely to return unique Esterhazy books to Austria soonAn agreement to return to Austria a unique book collection that was put together by Austria's Esterhazy upper class family and was b
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Gothenburg to introduce tolls to cut trafficSweden's second city Gothenburg will introduce a road toll on January 1 for all motorists entering or leaving the city, similar to one already in plac
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DNA Tests for Illegal Immigrant ChildrenSpain plans to take DNA samples from illegal immigrant children arriving in the country's North African enclave of Melilla to make sure the adults accompa
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Romania's prime minister to form new governmentRomania's president asked the prime minister today to form the new government despite a bitter feud between the two men. President Traian Bases
 From Lisbon to Barcelona - all the forgotten EU instrumentsFrom Lisbon to Barcelona - all the forgotten EU instruments by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
There is a claim currently circulating the EU, both cynical and misl
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Tourism key for jobs and exports says President of PortugalThe President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, has highlighted the importance of tourism to the country’s jobs and exports on the oc
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Man hurls paint cans at Poland's black MadonnaA man hurled cans of paint at Poland's most sacred icon on Sunday in an attack that failed to damage the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora but shocked
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Government class on EU funds absorptionJust 33.1% of EU funds available to Malta under the 2007-2013 financial frameworks have actually been paid out, MEP Edward Scicluna said Friday morning. The ME
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Luxembourg royals deny contacts with Britain's MI6Luxembourg's royal family on Saturday denied that head of state Grand Duke Henri maintained contacts with Britain's MI6 secret service.
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Lithuania government debt shrinks in October to 37.5% of GDPLithuania’s central government debt shrank to 37.5 percent of this year’s projected gross domestic product at the end of Octob
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Lithuanian lawmaker dies in radio studioA senior Lithuanian lawmaker died Monday in a radio studio just a minute before he was due to go on air for a talk show, the programme's editor said. Juli
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Latvia hopes for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement within OSCE Minsk Group’s proposalsLatvia hopes for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be resolved peacefully within the proposals of the OS
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Centre-left chooses candidate to succeed MontiItaly's centre-left votes on Sunday for a candidate who will become front runner to succeed Mario Monti as prime minister after a general election n
 Head in the sandHead in the sand by Thanos Kalamidas
There is a myth, far from the truth, that when an ostrich feels scared or threaten buries her head in sand. That’s the myth but it seems that the leadership of the European Union tries to prove that is not the ostrich that buries her head in
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Ireland and IMF taking steps to prepare for bailout exit in 2013A number of measures, including access to dedicated credit lines, are to be put in place to ease Ireland’s exit from the bailout
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Hungary’s credit default swaps rise to highest in five weeksHungary’s cost to insure debt with credit-default swaps rose to the highest in five weeks as a dispute between U.S. political
 The EU and Europe that I wantThe EU and Europe that I want by Christos Mouzeviris
It is noticeable that this blog is so called "pro-EU" or "pro-European." Does this mean that I personally support everything that comes from the current effort for European integration? Definitely not.  
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German Greens want conservative voters, not allianceGermany's Greens do not want to form a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after elections next year, but hope to poac
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France tells Germany it will slash deficitFrance’s prime minister assured Germany on Thursday that his country is committed to getting its debt under control, amid concerns that the second-lar
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Finland's Jewish community denies advising Jews not to wear kippah in publicFinland's Jewish community has strongly denied media reports that one of its security officers had advised Jews in
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Estonia becomes a member of UN Human Rights CouncilOn Tuesday, elections for the UN Human Rights Council took place in New York and Estonia was elected to be a member of the council from 2013-2015,
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Dutch teenagers sentenced in "Facebook murder"Two Dutch teenagers were sentenced to two years in juvenile detention and three years of compulsory therapy on Monday for ordering the death o
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What the world can learn from Denmark’s failed fat taxThe Danish tax ministry announced Saturday that it’s scrapping a fat tax it introduced in October of last year, saying the measure h
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Czech parliament votes to return confiscated church propertyThe Czech parliament on Thursday approved an ambitious plan to return billions of dollars worth of church property that was confiscated by
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Cyprus official says bailout deal with visiting troika team may take longer than expectedCyprus is unlikely to sign a bailout deal during the upcoming visit by officials from potential creditors, a
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Patriarch Maxim, Orthodox leader of Bulgaria, dies at 98Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who weathered a revolt over his Communist-era ties to lead his country’s Orthodox Christians for more than
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Private school built in 1509 with fees of £10,000 a year to become free after number of pupils plummetOne of Britain’s oldest private schools is set to ditch its £10,000 annual fees
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Belgian Crown Prince at heart of royal scandalCrown Prince Philippe, 52, had been depicted in a book as less of a man than is needed to become the next king of Belgium. Again. So, in an exceptional
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Rat poison terror alertAnti-terror police are investigating whether nine tonnes of rat poison stolen together with an Austrian firm's lorry might be used to make explosives. RDX is not only one
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Sweden climbs in global prosperity rankingIn the 2012 Prosperity Index published on Tuesday by the London-based Legatum Institute think tank, Sweden climbed to third place in 2012, up from fifth pla
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2,000 sheep led through streets of Spain's capitalSpanish shepherds led a flock of more than 2,000 sheep through central Madrid on Sunday in defence of ancient grazing, migration and d
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Slovenia's largest fuel retailer Petrol said its estimated group net profit in the first nine months had risen by 16 percent to 41.9 million Euros despite tough economic conditions in its main markets, Slovenia and Croatia.
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Nuclear power plants must ramp up power supplyStress tests at Slovakia’s two nuclear power stations revealed that the facilities need to improve the safety of auxiliary electricity s
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Romania hires four banks for new euro-denominated bondRomania (has hired Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and HSBC to manage a potential new Euro-denominated bond, according to sources.
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In shadow of economic crisis, Portugal sees increase in sex tradePortugal’s NGOs are reporting an increase in the number of women of all ages resorting to prostitution, desperate to make ends
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Poland's oldest former Auschwitz prisoner dies at 108Antoni Dobrowolski, who was the oldest Polish survivor of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, died at the age of 108 on Sunday, Auschwitz Museum o
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Luxembourg invites Indian companies to raise fundsFaced with stable economic growth even in turbulent time in India, Luxembourg, the small European nation, has invited Indian companies to consider i
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Maltese businesses are being endangeredThe Government’s bad decisions in the energy sector were endangering Maltese businesses and the economy, Labour leader Joseph Muscat said yesterday. The
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Lithuania says no to Nuclear Power PlantIn spite of the fact that 62.7 percent of Lithuanians did not support the idea of building the Visaginas NPP, the realization of the project with Latvia
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Latvia needs diplomatic expansionAn increasing number of analysts and experts believe that the global economic center is slowly but inevitably moving from West to East - primarily towards the econom
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Students across Italy protest austerity measuresTens of thousands of school children and students took to the streets of 90 cities across Italy on Friday to protest tax hikes on university fees and
 Barroso with a Nobel? Barroso with a Nobel? by Thanos Kalamidas
Don’t they say that the first reaction is the correct reaction? Well, my first reaction to the news from the Norwegian capital this morning was to laugh! After verifying the news I got a telephone call from a friend asking if I had heard and
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Irish bank debt deal could help credit ratingMoody’s Investors Services would consider removing the threat of a downgrade to Ireland’s credit rating if the euro zone agreed to ease the d
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Hungary inflation rate rises to 4-year high amid rate clashHungarian inflation, the fastest in the European Union, accelerated in September to the quickest in more than four years as central bankers
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Germany demands more power on bankingGermany is demanding greater power on the board of the eurozone’s new bank supervisor, a politically charged request that further complicates Europe’
 Beware of Angela bearing gifts Beware of Angela bearing gifts by Thanos Kalamidas
The last thirty years I have met and occasionally worked with a big number of politicians in every level of the political life – from local to national to international level - and in many different countries. All of them despite ideologi
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Debt crisisGreece is to put 7,000 police on patrol and ban protests in parts of Athens to minimise the hostile reception for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, when she makes her first visit to t
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24-hour strike paralyzes Belgium train trafficA 24-hour strike by Belgian rail workers on Wednesday paralyzed train traffic throughout Belgium and the international high-speed service to London and
 The left alliance to save the country and a social changeThe left alliance to save the country and a social change by Apopseis.gr
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Austrian banks gain after hitting targetsAustria’s biggest lenders were in demand this week after beating key capital targets set out by the European Banking Authority. The Austrian central ba
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Swedish royal family light up the Big Apple at eco-awards gala dinnerThe Swedish royal family added a touch of glamour to an eco-conscious party in New York City. Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf
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Slovenia debt to rise but no bailout neededSlovenia's economy, saddled by a banking crisis, does not need a financial bailout, even though public debt levels will likely breach European Union ru
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Spain ready for bailout but Germany hesitates Spain is ready to request a euro zone bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend but Germany has signalled that it should hold off, Europe
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Euro zone won't last in current form, will be smallerThe euro zone will not survive in its current form and one or possibly two countries will be forced to leave the currency bloc because they w
 We love Europe, projectWe love Europe, project by Thanos Kalamidas
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 How can we tackle global inequality? How can we tackle global inequality? by Christos Mouzeviris
"On 16-17 October, the European Commission will be hosting EU Development Days, a two-day forum on international affairs and development cooperation that will see Heads of State, Nobel Prize laureates, business leaders and development professi
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Failed power grab puts Romanian PM in tight spotAfter four months in power and a failed attempt to oust the president, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is under fire at home and abroad, with his
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Luxembourg's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'AAA'. The Outlooks on the IDRs are Stable. Fitch has simultaneously affirme
 One dollar-one euroOne dollar-one euro by Thanos Kalamidas
Waiting for the weekend three south European countries, all eurozone members are getting ready for a series of new economic measures that lead to series of serious cuts and all three of them facing a common problem. From one side the cuts mainly t
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Fitch affirms Malta at ‘A+’; Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malta’s long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at ‘A+’. The outlooks are stable. Fit
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Portugal's Tax Blunder The talk out of Portugal this week is that Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has committed a serious political blunder in backing down on his proposed social-security ref
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland Eyes $4 Bln Missile Modernization ProgramPolish President Bronislaw Komorowski has submitted a defence bill to parliament designed to initiate the comprehensive modernization of the country
 Barroso's State of the Union speech gave me hope for a better Europe..But will our leaders oblige? Barroso's State of the Union speech gave me hope for a better Europe..But will our leaders oblige? by Christos Mouzeviris
Like many other citizens and fellow bloggers, I have watched and read Mr. Barroso's speech in the European Parliament yesterday. The President of the EU Commission gave an inspiring speech, that every sentence sounded like a music to my ears.
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania Predicts Inflation Rate Will Drop to 3% in SeptemberLithuanian inflation under European Union methodology will probably slow to 3 percent from a year earlier in September, the statistics o
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvian politicians’ fascination with Nazism seems everlastingLatvia’s authorities have made another mark in propaganda of Nazism. On Monday, a monument to members of Latvia’s Waff
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
CEO to meet PM Monti about Fiat plans on Sept. 22Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne said he will not close car factories in Italy despite a plunging domestic market, responding to calls from unions and pol
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Price right for Ireland to step up market returnIreland's debt chief said last week that its return to markets ahead of schedule means it can be choosy about future issuance but the price looks
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greece needs two-year extension on fiscal pledgesGreece needs a two-year extension from its international creditors to meet fiscal pledges, and a liquidity boost from the European Central Bank, said
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Thanos Kalamidas
Hungarian rate-setters say it’s time to support growthThe Hungarian central bank’s August’s rate-setting meeting not only brought a surprise rate cut, but also sparked a shift in a
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Engagement in Europe key for German economyGermany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the country's parliament Tuesday that German economic growth is impacted by the cooling economie
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France's Hollande Outlines Austerity Goals French President François Hollande on Sunday sought to brace the nation for its toughest budgetary effort of the past six decades, as he outlined
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland's Outokumpu to cut 100 jobs in general stainless unitFinnish stainless steel maker Outokumpu said it would cut around 100 jobs in its general stainless unit to save costs. Outokumpu said
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia Reprograms First Graders as Web CodersPublic schools in Estonia will soon have a curriculum for teaching web and mobile application development to students as early as first grade. According
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Netherlands could do more to combat briberyWhile the number of prosecutions in foreign bribery cases is on the rise worldwide, the Netherlands has been only “moderately” successful in br
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
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PM under threat after failed vote to hike taxesThe lower house of the Czech parliament rejected on Wednesday the centre-right government's plan to raise sales and income taxes, threatening the f
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Debt to be sustainable after bank aidCypriot finance minister Vassos Shiarly said rescue funds Cypriot banks will receive for their recapitalization are unlikely to make the government’s debt
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Information about double payment by Russian tourists is speculation“At the moment there are 150 tourists in Bulgaria, who are clients of the bankrupted tour operator Cherry Tour. The informati
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Britain rediscovers the art of coalitionEighteen months ago, a lapel microphone captured Nick Clegg joking with David Cameron that they might never find “anything to bloody disagree on”.
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium shuts down nuclear power plantBelgium has temporarily shut down one of its seven nuclear power plants after the country’s atomic energy regulator discovered “several anomalies
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Volksbanken triples H1 pre-tax profitPartly nationalised Austrian lender Volksbanken AG tripled first-half profit before tax to 49 million Euros ($61.2 million) as it tries to shrink back to health.
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Sweden plans big infrastructure spend to boost growthSweden announced plans on Wednesday to invest an additional 85.5 billion crowns ($13 billion) in infrastructure projects over the coming decade a
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain's Bad Summer And the bleeding in Spain continues. The Spanish economy shrank 1.3% in the second quarter compared to a year earlier. Deposits totalling €74 billion left Spanish banks
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Slovenia bans hot air balloon flights after fatal crashSlovenia's authorities have temporarily banned all hot air balloon flights following a crash that killed four people and injured 28. The co
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia teachers' unions plan strike on 13 SeptemberWorkers in the education sector are slated to hold a one-day strike that is expected to keep teachers and other staff away from schools on 13
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania parliament clears president's return to officeRomania's parliament accepted on Monday a court ruling to return the country's suspended president to office, drawing a line under a
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Shock at Portugal beach drowningsA five-year-old girl and her grandfather who drowned off a Portuguese beach after they were swept into the sea have been described as part of a happy and loving fami
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland church distributes food at Covelli CenterMembers of Poland New Life Church donated their time and effort to give back to the community during the third annual Food Drive at the Covelli Center
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania's PM supports Australian-like cigarette packet brandingLithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius would support strict cigarette packet branding with graphic health warnings – pi
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) is open to hearing out various ideas on Latvia’s economic development, improving cooperation with businessmen and the nation's welfare, including those from Einars Repse's "For Latvia's Deve
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italy makes financial progress compared to last yearItaly’s financial situation has made progress compared with last year; the premier said Sunday, believing the country will eventually emerge
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Kenny addresses commemorationThe economic challenges facing Ireland are as great today as they were in the time of Michael Collins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the annual Béal na mBláth
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungarians oppose Orban’s planned electoral changesAn overwhelming majority of Hungarians oppose changes proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the way voters are registered for elections,
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Merkel Mulls Easing Greece Bailout TermsChancellor Angela Merkel is considering easing Greece’s bailout terms, fanning tensions with members of her coalition who oppose giving the Greek govern
 A disoriented nation out of character and a very dark dawnA disoriented nation out of character and a very dark dawn by Thanos Kalamidas
Do you know what was the first question from friends, even neighbours on my return from Greece? What’s going on over there? And I could see from their faces that they thought that I had just been in some kind of a war or a disaster zone. Fee
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Germany's Merkel says committed to maintain EuroGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday her country is committed to do what it can to maintain the euro and that European Central Bank Presi
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Riots add to economic woes facing France's HollandeA massive police presence restored calm overnight on Wednesday to the French city of Amiens, where arson and gun attacks on police have added l
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Pleased with Moody's confirmationFinland's finance ministry said Tuesday that it was "very pleased" with the confirmation of the country's AAA rating by Moody's Investors S
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonians vote for wind and biomass over nuclearWind power and biomass have come top of a poll in Estonia to find the public’s first choice of energy sources. The survey carried out by the Est
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
The Netherlands faces the politics of austerityThe Dutch have long been one of the eurozone's and the EU's most reliable members. Since the introduction of the euro in 2000, the country has
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Long-time leader of Denmark’s populist party to resignThe long-time leader of the populist Danish political party that pushed some of Europe’s strictest immigration policies says she wil
 Czech report by Euro Reporter
Presidential candidate Dlouhý leaves Goldman SachsCzech presidential candidate Vladimir Dlouhy will end his engagement with the U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs that he started in 1997 as fro
 Cypriot report by Euro Reporter
Nicosia and Limassol home price falls acceleratingProperty prices for buyers may be down but so are rents on apartments, warehouses and offices, the latest figures show. The latest index from the Ro
 Bulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Fire in South-eastern Bulgaria containedThe fire in the south-eastern municipality of Nova Zagora was contained on Sunday at about 1:00 a.m. local time, Sliven district governor Marin Kavrakov said.
 British report by Euro Reporter
Britain’s economy expected to shrink in 2012 as quick austerity hurtsBritain’s economy will shrink this year and any meaningful recovery will remain elusive until 2014 as the euro zone d
 Austrian report by Euro Reporter
Controversy as Austria plans to deport 1,000 NigeriansA controversial agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Austrian government, allegedly signed last week, to deport 1,000 Nig
 Swedish report by Euro Reporter
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 Slovenian report by Euro Reporter
Slovenia postpones vote on fiscal limit, bank aid fundSlovenia postponed a vote on approving the limit on fiscal spending and on the creation of a sovereign fund that is meant to take bad loans from
 Slovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovaks find railway smuggling tunnel to UkraineA smuggling tunnel the length of seven soccer pitches complete with its own train has been found running beneath the border between Slovakia and Ukrai
 Romanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania walls in its RomaThe Roma are the largest ethnic minority in the European Union. And most live as second class citizens, in abject poverty. In the Romanian town of Baia Mare, a mayor has com
 Portuguese report by Euro Reporter
Portugal’s borrowing costs drop at 2 billion-euro bill salePortugal sold 1.25 billion euros ($1.5 billion) of 12-month bills as borrowing costs fell to the lowest since 2010 and below the rate
 Polish report by Euro Reporter
Polish media unite to charge for online contentSeveral major Polish media companies are joining forces to put some of their best online content behind a combined paywall – an attempt to mainta
 Maltese report by Euro Reporter
Transport Malta calls on Labour Party to remove 'dangerous' billboardsTransport Malta has filed a judicial protest calling on the Labour Party to remove billboards which it
 Lithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania to hold referendum on construction of nuclear plantLithuanian lawmakers approved a proposal to hold a referendum on whether to build a new nuclear power plant, rebuffing calls from Prime M
 Latvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvia cuts main interest rate for first time since 2010Latvia’s central bank, which pegs its currency to the euro, cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2010 after the Euro
 Italian report by Euro Reporter
Italy shakes off downgrade, but fears mountItaly dodged a potentially unlucky Friday the 13th, easily selling a batch of new three-year bonds in a closely-watched auction that came just hours after
 Irish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland to unveil stimulus packageDublin is to unveil a multibillion euro stimulus package later this month in an effort to kickstart its flagging economy and curb unemployment as it presses the eur
 The Finnish legitimacy and the global ethic by Thanos Kalamidas
The Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen for one more time is rolling her sleeves and getting ready for collateral negotiations, this time with Madrid all in the name of the Finnish people and the European unity. and Jutta is just the obvious
 Hungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary’s ‘outlandish’ policies threaten IMF dealHungarian government measures to address the country’s deteriorating economy and the Cabinet’s slumping popularity resu
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Next task: raise €15 billion in privatizationsGreece collected less than €1 billion Euros ($1.2 billion) in revenues from privatizations over the last three years. The new Greek governme
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German finance minister asks high court not to delay Euro measuresThe German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, warned on Tuesday of severe consequences for the euro currency union if his cou
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Uproar in France over tapes of terrorism suspectFrench authorities are investigating how recorded conversations between police and a young man accused of a terrorist rampage earlier this year were l
 Finnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland refuses to pay for other countries' debtFinland has no intention of footing the bill to cover the debt of other countries in the eurozone, Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said
 To have the Euro-cake and not pay it too by Thanos Kalamidas
The European leadership met in Brussels and they decided that they have to decide; period! The American president Barack Obama has lately often shown his disappointment to his fellow European leaders regarding their lack of drastic decisions and P
 Estonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia Concerned by NATO Spending CutsEstonia is worried over defence spending cuts by NATO member states, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said on Wednesday. “Allied spending, required to main
 Danish report by Euro Reporter
Denmark ices ‘three strikes’ piracy plan, opts for carrot and stickAs US ISPs gear up to become the internet’s copyright cops from July, Denmark has put its plans for a ‘thre
 The new Greek government by Thanos Kalamidas
Checking the names of the new Greek government I realized that this government will have the shortest period of grace in the Greek history perhaps the European history. And the feeling was very strong since while checking the names and their short
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Market relief fades at Greek election resultsReaction to the Greek elections in financial markets followed a familiar, disconcerting pattern on Monday as early relief gave way to renewed anxiety abo
 Strike if you will, but hear first by Thanos Kalamidas
A month ago and while the Greek people were literally heading to vote I wrote an editorial in Greek reminding my compatriots what has happened the last thirty years and what should be in front of them. This time and while for one more time with ju
 Bulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgaria puts “vampire” skeleton on displayBulgaria's history museum plans to display a "vampire" skeleton next week after unearthing the 700-year-old remains of two men st
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Britain can do better than leave the EU. We can change itTen years ago there was an unholy alliance between Ukip and the evangelists of euro membership, who together argued that it was impossible to
 The road to hell is paved with euro intentions by Thanos Kalamidas
Crying wolf is the most often used story with an educational end for centuries, but I’m afraid the last couple of years the domino effect is the contemporary European wolf with the very bad end. And just like with the little shepherd everybo
 Belgian report by Euro Reporter
Spanish Rescue Could Weigh on Belgian Debt - ReportBelgian Finance Minister Steven Vanackere said Monday the rescue of Spanish banks could add to Belgium's indebtedness if it wasn't carried
 Austrian report by Euro Reporter
Austrian defence minister says military to use unarmed surveillance dronesAustria’s defence minister says his country plans to buy surveillance drones for use at home and abroad. Defence Minis
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Sweden to close $880 ml private equity tax loopholeSweden is to close a loophole used by private equity groups and others to avoid tax, the government said on Friday, provoking criticism from the ma
 Spanish report by Euro Reporter
Spanish leader gives up no-bank bailout mantraSpain's Prime Minister appeared Thursday to have abandoned his insistence that the country's troubled banking sector will not need an external b
 Has the European Union's Political Experiment Failed? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 German laundering a bailout by Thanos Kalamidas
Spain has rejected plans for an EU and IMF bailout for one more time the last few hours and I’m sure they are going to do it many more times for the next few days. A déjà vu for me coming from tow years back when the Greek prime mi
 Slovenian report by Euro Reporter
Slovenia austerity program comes to forceSlovenia’s government will continue with its austerity measures to cut the budget deficit after a trade union said it will challenge some of the moves
 Slovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovaks to tax more energy, telecommunication sectors, Sme saysSlovakia will introduce a 4.2 percent surcharge on the income-tax rate for regulated companies such as in the energy and telecommunicat
 Romanian report by Euro Reporter
Mining town suffers from its gold richesNature has carved a humbling landscape of deep river valleys and reddish peaks in a corner of the Carpathian mountains in western Romania. Rosia Montana town,
 Portuguese report by Euro Reporter
Portugal’s asset sales draw foreign bids, boutique firmsThe factors forcing Portugal to seek a bailout in 2011 have triggered a wave of mergers, acquisitions and government disposals in the co
 Polish report by Euro Reporter
Poland not satisfied with White House "regret" over "death camp" commentPolish Prime Minister Donald Tusk remains unsatisfied with the White House response to a comment President
 Luxembourg report by Euro Reporter
 The new EU Fiscal Treaty referendum in Ireland. May the 31st, 2012 by Christos Mouzeviris
In exactly 2 days the Irish electorate will be called to vote on yet another EU Treaty Referendum. This time on the EU's Fiscal Treaty, or the "Stability Treaty" as the Irish Government has put it in its campaign. Ireland's co
 Lithuania report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania tracks Holocaust war crime suspectsLithuania has concluded the first phase of a study aimed at identifying over a thousand Lithuanians suspected of killing Jews in the Baltic state during
 Latvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvia offers Europe a guiding light Which was Europe's fastest-growing economy in the first quarter of 2012? The answer, surprisingly, was Latvia, the Baltic nation of just 2.2 million people,
 Italian report by Euro Reporter
Red Brigades calls for renewed violenceA letter purporting to be from Italy's radical left-wing Red Brigades called on Friday for new attacks against politicians, bankers and reporters, just day
 Greek report by Euro Reporter
Anti-bailout party extends lead in GreeceA left-wing party that opposes Greece's international bailout agreements has extended its lead ahead of next month's election, according to a new pol
 Hungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary hopes for IMF deal in the summerHungary could see its currency stabilize and its assets strengthen even before autumn starts, a senior economy ministry official said in an interview, adding
 Irish report by Euro Reporter
Fostering people Ireland announces recruitment eventsFostering People Ireland, the non-statutory Dublin-based fostering agency, has announced two upcoming events aimed at recruiting more carers to h
 Greek report by Euro Reporter
Greece’s Tsipras appeals to German taxpayers for help in crisisGreece’s Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras appealed to German taxpayers to help Greece grapple with economic and fiscal cr
 German report by Euro Reporter
Metal workers’ 4.3% pay settlement seen setting Benchmark A 4.3 percent pay increase for German metal workers doesn’t pose an inflation threat even as it sets a precedent for other industr
 French report by Euro Reporter
Hollande to make Eurobond proposals at EU summitFrench President Francois Hollande said on Saturday he would make proposals for eurobonds at an upcoming European summit as he outlines his ideas to s
 Estonian report by Euro Reporter
Not to retroactively cut green subsidiesThe Estonian government has vowed that it will not look to lower subsidies to renewable-energy producers retroactively, during a question-and-answer session i
 Dutch report by Euro Reporter
Foreign minister endorses talk of Alberta oilsands discrimination by EUThe Netherlands foreign minister says he favours an evidence-based discussion on whether Alberta's oilsands are being discr
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Ex-minister equates gays with ‘killer snails’ to oppose equal marriage rightsA former Danish government minister as equated gays with the hermaphrodite ‘killer snails’ plague
 In the name of democracy please be democratic by Thanos Kalamidas
Greece is set for new elections and somehow I have the feeling that in these elections is not only Greece that tests democracy but the whole Europe and in a strange déjà vu – especially regarding the European aspect of the Greek el
 Czech report by Euro Reporter
President of Czech Republic to give keynote at Heartland climate summit despite backlash over murderer billboardsCompanies are abandoning the Heartland Institute left-and-right following the conserv
 What now for Greece and its euro membership? by Christos Mouzeviris
Lots of speculation during this week about the future of Greece in the eurozone. The country failed to form a government and there are many parties now in the Greek parliament, notably Syriza and its leader Mr. Tsipras that want to reverse t
 Cypriot report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus president Christofias says he won’t run for second term, cites stalled peace talksCyprus President Dimitris Christofias says he will not seek re-election for a second term because there
 Bulgarian report by Euro Reporter
EU will be angry about vanished mobstersThe vanishing of sentenced Bulgarian businessmen known as Galevi Brothers will have a negative effect on the EU's July monitoring report on Bulgaria, acco
 Belgian report by Euro Reporter
Waterloo battle site gets a faceliftAlmost 200 years after the French cavalry charge at Waterloo, bulldozers rolled into action Wednesday to spruce up the memorial site of the battle that humbled Na
 British report by Euro Reporter
MI6 key to al Qaeda agentThe double agent in the foiled al Qaeda bomb plot had a British passport, making the UK’s intelligence agency key to the international sting operation. Two officials b
 The European dream and power plays by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few years when we talk about the European Union often we confuse the reality with the dream. The dream and the aim of the 27 states that constitute the Union today and the others that want to be members is one confederation that includes
 Austrian report by Euro Reporter
Nazi victims finally laid to restThey were starved, tortured and killed because they were considered inferior to the Aryan ideal set by Adolf Hitler. Then their organs were put into jars and display
 Swedish report by Euro Reporter
The National Library of Sweden chooses Beijer Electronics' Building Automation SolutionBeijer Electronics has received a strategic order from the National Property Board of Sweden. The Authority
 French Greek report by Euro Reporter
France's Francois Hollande changes the mix in EuropeWith Francois Hollande's election as France's first Socialist president in 17 years, Europe now must deal with a major leader who has promised to push a different
 Europe for the people and not people for the Euro by Thanos Kalamidas
In the next twenty-four hours two European counties will deal with critical elections. The schizophrenic with those two cases is that the result of those elections will influence in many ways – not always similar – their internal situa
 French report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy set for defeat by socialistFrance holds its presidential runoff election Sunday, with Socialist challenger Francois Hollande expected to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The latest opinion
 Spanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain meets bond auction target as French borrowing costs fallSpanish bonds gained after the Treasury met its target at a debt sale, while French costs declined at an auction, easing concern that th
 Slovenian report by Euro Reporter
Slovenia anticipated rate cutsMoody's downgrade of Slovenia's three largest banks was "somewhat expected" but their ratings should improve once planned capital hikes are completed,
 Slovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia to tax rich but vows tight spendingSlovakia's new left-of-centre government unveiled plans Friday to consolidate public finances by scrapping a business-friendly flat tax in favour of h
 Romanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania’s labour costs are just one fifth EU averageLatest figures released for hourly labour costs in the EU are estimated at EUR 23.1 per hour on average in the EU27 and EUR 26.7 per hour in
 Portuguese report by Euro Reporter
We tried stimulus and it didn’t workDefending austerity is not getting any easier for Europe’s politicians. And Vitor Gaspar, Portugal’s finance minister has it harder than others.
 Polish report by Euro Reporter
Poland to bring back border checks for Euro 2012Poland will reintroduce border controls on its frontiers with fellow European Union nations during the 2012 European football championship, Interior Minister Jacek Cichocki said
 Maltese report by Euro Reporter
Malta needs a secular ConstitutionThe Malta Humanist Association (MHA) expressed its concern at the direction which the President's forum for constitutional reform appears to be taking. At a public session of the forum las
 Luxembourg report by Euro Reporter
Posh restaurants and free clubbing in the party cityLuxembourg City may not be an obvious weekend break destination, but with free entry to clubs and an all-night party bus, it's letting its hai
 Lithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania refuses Investtorgbank permission to open an officeThe Lithuanian central bank declined to allow Russia’s Investtorgbank OAO to open an office in the country on the ground that the l
 Latvian report by Euro Reporter
Commissioner discusses fisheries issues in LatviaEU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, met with ministers in Latvia to discuss the Common Fisheries Policy and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Maria Damanaki visit
 Italian report by Euro Reporter
Deficit goals in line with EU rules-documentItaly's revised growth and budget targets are consistent with a balanced budget in the medium term and creating a "sizable" primary surplus to cut the country's mas
 Will the Irish pay the new household charge? by Christos Mouzeviris
As the deadline for registering and paying the new household charge approaches on the 31st of March, the majority of the citizens still have yet to pay. There are many scenarios on what the failure to pay will result in. But is the introduction
 A continent ruled by fear by Thanos Kalamidas
Except some Italians I presume nobody else has missed Berlusconi and his schizophrenic policies but how Europe will look without Nicolas and Angela that’s a whole new story. And perhaps among other things Berlusconi entertained us occasional
 Deluding ourselves in Toulouse and the Euro-sceptic veil by Thanos Kalamidas
I suppose you all read the news. A man and three children were shot dead in Toulouse France in front of a school. All the victims have been Jewish, black or of North African descent and the suspects belong to neo-Nazi groups. These are the facts.
 Britain to blame again for the new EU fiscal treaty referendum? by Christos Mouzeviris
British opposition to the EU’s original fiscal treaty proposal is partly responsible for forcing a referendum on the issue in the Republic, former Taoiseach John Bruton argued yesterday. The Republic has to hold a constitutional refere
 Piss of our time by Thanos Kalamidas
I presume not many of the Ovi readers remember Neville Chamberlain waving the Munich Agreement but I suppose many have read about the glorious moment the British Prime minister on his return from meeting Hitler weeks before the beginning of the WW
 Who are the real "Presidents" of Europe? by Christos Mouzeviris
When we are talking about the "EU elites" you do realize that we are talking about our national elites, our leaders. All our national governments put together. Mr Sarkozy, Mrs Merkel and Mr.Cameron, t
 My ideal future economic model for Europe! by Christos Mouzeviris
Our leaders are debating, going to summits trying to find a solution for the current economic crisis. They want to decide which way forward, what to do to save the euro and the European economy. The citizens are looking up to them desperately,
 Euro-zone and Herman's poems by Thanos Kalamidas
I’m afraid all the New Year resolutions about the European economy failed but I bet all Merkel’s resolutions about the German economy are going to succeed and this covers the economic situation in Europe for the glorious year 2012. By
 Dividing and Rule of our societies... by Christos Mouzeviris
One of the main effects that the current crisis in Europe and the eurozone had in all the badly affected countries, was the public sector vs private sector debate. Privatizations were encouraged and many of the social benefits were targeted and cu
 Quo Vadis Euro? by Thanos Kalamidas
Did you know that Euro reached its ten years mark? I suppose between announcements that the euro-crisis is deepen, calls for unity and predictions that in the next three months the euro-zone will count one less state you might have missed the fire
 The big fat European mess by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading the latest news about the euro-crisis I came with the conclusion that now more than ever Europe is in need of a psychologist and not an economist. Let me give you an example, last week the Finnish minister for European affairs Alexander St
 Angela, do you feel nervous tonight? by Thanos Kalamidas
It really made me smile the latest demand from The “True” Finns* party, the far-right xenophobic Finnish party, for the government to put a price on exiting Euro and the eurozone. And that only days since the minister for the European
 Patronizing democracy in the name of a strong euro by Thanos Kalamidas
I was amazed to read that the European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn asked for more cooperation among the Italian members of parliament while visiting Rome last week and it made me wander if the Finnish politician is familia
 Sacrificing the Europeans like PIGS by Thanos Kalamidas
Amazingly the German chancellor, Angela Merkel declared in her party’s conference that leaving Europe to collapse is something unthinkable while she among the rest of the European leadership leave Europe to slip away. And they doing that the
 Greece and Italy: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Occupy Dame Street. Dublin, 2011. by Christos Mouzeviris
For the past two weeks or so, Dublin is seeing its own follow up demonstrations against Capitalist greed, that started from USA and the Occupy Wall Street movement; the small protest that grew to become a Global protest. One city after the other i
 In the mind of Papandreou's loaded gun by Thanos Kalamidas
Two years ago and while the Greek economic crisis was reaching one of her peaks, with Mr. Papandreou trying to handle his first days as prime minister in front the disastrous situation, in a speech for the Greek parliament he said that there is al
 The Greek haircut and the skin-headed Euro-zone by Thanos Kalamidas
The last twenty-four hours the euro-zone leaders reached one more – major according to them – plan to manage the euro-zone crisis and I’m sorry if one more time I might sound cynic but this “one more time” somehow hol
 New lords to replace the old kings by Newropeans-Magazine
Exported by the Europeans, or more exactly by the "Eurolanders", Spaniards, Portugese, French, Greeks, Germans,... all citizens of the Eurozone, because they perfectly understood that the starting point of all this mess is oversea, the
 The EU Single Market Forum, Krakow, Poland, 2011..! by Christos Mouzeviris
As one of the five winners of the "Tell us your story" competition, organized the Polish Presidency of EU, the European Parliament and and the EU Commission, I had the honor of being invited to attend the EU Single Market Forum. The Foru
 The Greek economic genocide by Thanos Kalamidas
This week is going to be very critical one in Greece with demonstration literally putting in a standstill everything from transportation to schools, public and private sector. And this minute probably demonstrators flood the centre of Athens and m
 Would today's European leaders become Europe's undertakers? by Giorgos Kontogiannis
Handelsblatt, one of the most reliable financial newspapers in Germany, describes the Greek exit from the Eurozone and its consequences on the European currency. The whole article resembles to a science fiction scenario. It actually mentions th
 Why having barriers when voting for the EP? by Christos Mouzeviris
In the last European Parliament elections in 2009 I tried to do my duty and vote, but as I found out the last minute, I could not. Why?  Because while I registered myself on the electoral register here in Ireland, I did not register with the
 For how long EU will be the international joke by Thanos Kalamidas
There is a Greek comedy film from the 1960s where the protagonist of the film often slaps on the face a younger man who is always around; and of course every time the younger man asks why and the older man answers “because you are here.
 When the domino effect became the boomerang effect by Thanos Kalamidas
Thanks to the Euro-crisis the last few months we all learned the term “domino effect” but now a new term raises the “boomerang effect” and let’s see how painful it will be the way and how long it will take to memorise
 A rogue statelet of Europe, ridicules the whole continent! by Christos Mouzeviris
Believe it or not, it has been 20 years since the independence of FYROM, or the "Macedonian" state! With an on-going dispute between the country and Greece ab
 Belgian report by Euro Reporter
450 days after election, still no governmentBelgium hit a new milestone Monday — 450 days without a government — but still no one appears to be in any big hurry to resolve the situation. Europe's financial cris
 Ethic liaisons with Finland and Greece by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few months through a number of articles a dialogue has started in the pages of Ovi magazine about the past, the present and the future of Europe and yesterday rereading a few of those articles and especially professor Paparella’s ar
 Now we know why Brussels is the centre of EU by Thanos Kalamidas
I have to admit that it took me a bit but now I understood why the European leadership was so eager for the Belgian Herman Van Rompuy to become the president of the Union. They vision a European future similar to the one Belgium enjoys this min
 French report by Thanos Kalamidas
Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case dismissed, appealedA New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday after prosecutors lost faith in the credibility
 Eurobonds..: Nein, danke !!! by Christos Mouzeviris
At last, with the crisis in Europe and the eurozone reaching a critical turning point, two of Europe's leaders Mr. Sarkozy and Mrs. Merkel decided to do something about it. But why just the two of them took such important decisions? And some l
 A common immigration policy for Europe? by Christos Mouzeviris
I have a Tunisian friend here in Ireland and we were talking about our experiences of living in a foreign country. We both are foreigners but the difference is I am an EU citizen. I was stunned when I discovered that even though he is legal in the
 Let's talk about economic governance Nicolas and Angela by Thanos Kalamidas
Deep breathe, one – two – three; another deep breathe. They must be joking, aren’t they? After spending a couple of hours drinking strong German coffee and enjoying croissant with a bit of jam from Normandy Angela Merkel and Nico
 My story as an EU citizen... by Christos Mouzeviris
Growing in a typical working class family from Greece, I would have never thought that one day I would live where I am living right now. In our family we did not have many bold and adventurous individuals. But I got the "bug" while wo
 Proviso for the survival of the country the conflict between the socialist government and the Socialist Party (PASOK) by Giorgos Kontogiannis
The situation in Greece now is a reminiscent of the situation in the former USSR states immediately after the collapse of the Soviet regime, in 1989.Many states that had just escaped from the "protection" of the e
 The failure of national governments by Newropeans-Magazine
The EU is good at crises, is what the past tells us. If that is true, hopefully this eurocrisis triggers a new round of deeper EU integration, or better, eurozone integration. This time, unlike before, the member state governments cannot es
 Too much ...too late by Thanos Kalamidas
So that was it, the Euro-zone leadership at last decided that the economic measures in Greece were going to doomed the Greek people without any hope for recovery decided to lighten a bit the rope around their neck and they all sighed in unison bec
 What Ancient Greece and Modern Europe have in common? by Christos Mouzeviris
The situation in Europe now days with a crisis threatening to destroy whatever good the continent has achieved, reminds me of similar political dramas in the ancient times. Perhaps Europe borrowed more than democracy, philosophy and theater from G
 Urgent need for an International Court for Global Financial Crimes by Newropeans-Magazine
We have been hit by the financial crisis. This financial and monetary crisis constitutes an imminent breakdown of the system that keeps the real economy running. And this crisis is responsible for the destabilization of whole nations as far as
 Merkel's master plan and europe by Thanos Kalamidas
In a way it saddened me reading Professor Paparella’s articles about the European Unity and its foundations or at list the hopes and the dreams for a federal Europe that will include all the European states with common ground not only their
 On the Christian Cultural Values of the EU Founding Fathers by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
This is a follow-up of sort to my article on Alcide De Gasperi. A friend of mine replied privately to it expressing his puzzlement, almost taking me to task for suggesting, or at the very least implying, that a modern secular polity such as the
 Alcide De Gasperi's Humanistic Vision of the European Union by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
          “Faith sustains us; and optimism, where a great political and human ideal such as            European unification is to be att
 Rating agencies of legitimating economic gossip by Thanos Kalamidas
For one more time rating agencies are under fire from the European leaders and the European Union, so what? Is like saying capitalism is bad? Fine, we all know it by now but what are we doing by now for that except nagging because that’s wha
 Myths, realities, Greeks and the economic crisis by Thanos Kalamidas
In general I’m pretty conservative when it comes to my compatriots’ reactions when it comes to foreign and especially north European politicians’ encounters with the contemporary Greek issue. People in Greece feel isolated and li
 When EU crisis makes Maggie contemporary by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few months the whole Europe has focused into the Greek problem somehow ignoring the reality that has hit them the last few years and unfortunately is going to be in the centre of the talk the next few weeks in the commission. Euro is just
 The Greek misery vows by Thanos Kalamidas
The Greek prime minister, Georgios Papandreou vows to stay and fight on amid party revolt and reactions in the socialist parliament members; but if Mr. Papandreou thinks that his problem is the party revolt he has lost the point. His problem is in
 Greek report by Euro Reporter
Bondholders need to step up in GreeceAs the Greece crisis began to destabilize wider financial markets on Thursday, Canada’s former top central banker added his voice to those advocating a solution involving bondholders
 A political Drachma drama and a Union in pause by Thanos Kalamidas
Yesterday the news agency Reuters “accidentally” posted to all the media – including Ovi magazine – and subscribers a picture that shown European exchange including US Dollar, Japanese YEN and Greek Drachma leaving all of u
 European dignity ratings by Thanos Kalamidas
The rating agency Moody’s followed by European Union’s officials including the Luxembourg Prime Minister and head of the eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker and the president of the European council Herman Van Rompuy have warned in differen
 ...The easy option! Suspend the Schengen! Bravo! by Christos Mouzeviris
What a lovely act of unity, an inspirational example of Europe and its leaders acting in solidarity when dealing with difficult issues! What have we been witnessing for the past few weeks, when the crisis hit north Africans took to the boats to en
 When Dominique accidentally raped Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
There is one thing with my compatriots that I definitely admire and it is their humour; and even under the worst circumstances they can exhibit the most hilarious self-sarcasm. So the last few days the joke that circulates the streets of Athens is
 Finnish dangerous liaisons by Thanos Kalamidas
It was a film back in eighties with Glenn Close, John Malkovich and a very young Michelle Pfeiffer and it was all about human behaviour and sexual relationships to their limits, a wild and unpredictable game of love, hate and egoisms. Just like th
 Big Society Blues: The Stuttering of David Cameron's Vision by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Big Society remains a pivotal aspect of the conservative platform in Britain.  Transfer power to small communities, or so say the current stable of Tory hacks.  Take the controls away from the bureaucratic centre in London.  But
 How to integrate 27 strangers..?Education and integration in EU... by Christos Mouzeviris
The European project, as many call it, started after the second World War, and it has progressed today in the form of EU. One of its main goals and visions is the European integration, and the creation of one federal Europe. While there are many w
 When true Finns need a bailout from their xenophobia by Thanos Kalamidas
With the parliamentary elections getting closer the extreme right xenophobic Finnish party, the True Finns does exactly what similar parties have done for decades all around the world; disorientates the public with populisms over a subject the peo
 Europe's sad rowdyisms by Thanos Kalamidas
While the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy proudly announced that, "We decided a comprehensive package of economic measures... Today almost all the strands of this enterprise have come together," the truth is that the summit
 Greek ...football report by Euro Reporter
Greece faces match-fixing claim, football association vows to 'shed light' on allegationsThe Greek football federation is promising to "shed light" on allegations of match fixing made by a prominent Athens la
 Vers une souverainete de la zone Euro by Newropeans-Magazine
"Les modèles classiques 'état fédéral' ou 'fédération d'états' ne valent plus rien – il faut une nouvell
 Does the EU still have a Spiritual Identity? A Revisiting by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 A Union without identity, act I in Helsinki by Thanos Kalamidas
The leaders of the European People’s party – too fancy name for the European conservatives – are gathering in Helsinki the last hours for a meeting before the critical for the Union meetings in Brussels for the economic future of
 Are the True Finns the real Finns? by Thanos Kalamidas
The last days the True Finns party published their manifesto for the coming elections and they fully unveiled their xenophobia, their prejudice and their euro-sceptic attitude - the nice way to put the ones who oppose the European Union - opposing
 Bazaar "L'Europe"...!!! by Christos Mouzeviris
I read many euro-sceptics shouting and demanding that Europe and EU does not proceed into a political union,and nation states do not lose their autonomy and "freedom"..To me that is interpreted as "no-Europarliament"..No gov
 But seriously Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few weeks all of us heard or read one way or another the latest achievements of the one and only Silvio and we might smiled with the Italian clown but we all felt the same time the seriousness behind the accusations.
 Angry faces in the streets of Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
It was Rome, it is Athens. People running in the streets, fires everywhere, policemen, burned cars and shops and a lot of angry faces. Agree faces. More angry faces in Ireland and more angry faces in the streets of London and even more angry faces
 Public services Vs IMF by Thanos Kalamidas
Perhaps it is me but looking at the changes the countries in Europe that financially suffer and have to go through I found something common, the public services sector. Greece is already under the heavy observance of the EU and mainly the IMF and
 Let's talk about tax, Ireland and European solidarity by Thanos Kalamidas
Of course all the Europeans were ready and willing to help Ireland but Ireland had to do something tiny little small thing for them they have to bend over and increase their tax to their only chance for economic recovery. You see when Ireland lowe
 Irish report by Euro Reporter
Exactly how safe are your Irish savings?Over the past two years Irish, Dutch, Indian, Turkish and Cypriot banks, among others, have offered far more competitive deals to UK savers than many home-grown banks, particularly on lo
 For their own good by Thanos Kalamidas
In the beginning it was the European constitution and that there was no future without accepting it. We didn’t and then we started talking about the Lisbon treaty which by the way we didn’t accept but our representatives in the nationa
 Erdogan's visit to Helsinki and the Cyprus thorn by Thanos Kalamidas
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is touring around Europe waving the results of the latest referendum in Turkey and expecting the European to reward his effect for a change with promises for a future EU full membership. That’s
 Europe has failed multiculturalism, Mrs. Merkel by Thanos Kalamidas
Multiculturalism is dead, long live …what? I’m not sure if the German chancellor, Angela Merkel did it intentionally or fully aware but she really did put the gravestone on something too many people work for in many ways for decades
 Cyprus historic ironies by Thanos Kalamidas
It is definitely heartbreaking to see a nation celebrating its 50 years of independence while a part of this nation is under a 36-year heavy fog and the people divided - oddly the very same people who fought together for this independence - and wi
 When Europe lost her momentum by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading what the American president said at the 65th United Nations General Assembly about diplomacy and foreign policy I felt suddenly very sad for Europe and I remembered the dreams that build the European Union thirty and forty years ago. Among
 Danish report by Euro Reporter
Denmark's FSP, Lærernes team up on residential developmentDanish pension funds FSP Pension and Lærernes Pension have teamed up to invest nearly DKK400m (€53.7m) in a new residential property development in
 American poverty that reflects the European reality by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading in the news that one in seven Americans was living in poverty for the year 2009 according the US Census Bureau I felt my spine shivering and naturally my mind returned to Europe and especially to Greece. But this moment it’s not only
 When a Roma... by Thanos Kalamidas
It looks like Nicolas Sarkozy’s legacy in modern European history will be connected with the destiny and the torturing past of the Roma people; and despite the EU commissioner’s extreme comment comparing France’s attitude to the
 No end in sight for Belgian political chaos by Newropeans-Magazine
When I disembarked from the plane to my new country of residency I learned that it is one step closer to not being a country for much longer. The government talks following June's election have collapsed – meaning the country st
 Gaddafi's new rascality by Thanos Kalamidas
The Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has an amazing way always to attract Europe’s anger and doubts and I have to admit that for me he’s a very controversial persona worth a psychiatric study and I’m not saying that trying to be
 The German alchemical growth miracle by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading the achievement of the German economy to how a growth of 2.2 percent in the middle of the economic crisis filled everybody with hope and the European administrations with a thrill. Personally I missed the thrill and I went straight away to
 The Slovaks, Olli Rehn and the EU continuing failures by Thanos Kalamidas
As it is normal I suppose, when I browse the news and if I see something about Greece I check twice most of time even reading the whole article. And it was the same this time and started with an news-agency focusing on EU mainly news. A six hundre
 But seriously Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
While reporters witnessed the unbelievable act of the French police evicting with unexcused force African immigrants, mainly mothers and kids in a Parisian suburb the French president warns that the French nationality will be stripped from anyone
 Spanish Report by Euro Reporter
Madrid fetes Spain’s World Cup winnersSpain’s triumphant World Cup football team returned home to a heroes’ welcome in Madrid on Monday, amid optimistic predictions that their victory over the Netherlands wou
 Talking about EU visions by Thanos Kalamidas
It was not the report that made me stop and think but the title that headed the report. “Germany's Merkel wary of French EU vision” and when I actually swallowed what the report was saying I started laughing. oddly the title was
 The snake that crawls around Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
This is one of those times when proven right makes you so sad. When back in late 1980s very few we were talking about the rebirth of racism, prejudice and hate groups in Europe everybody was laughing pointing out that in most countries for example
 American-Turkish relations and EU in the middle by Thanos Kalamidas
Waiting for Turkey to vote against new sanctions on Iran in the UN Security Council Robert Gates, the US defence secretary did the most unexpected comment blaming European Union’s rejection to the country as the reasoning for this negative v
 The IMF's shadow by Thanos Kalamidas
It looks like the minute the International Monetary Fund put a foot in Greece cannot keep away from Europe and now with a new force warns Spain – they called it concerns - for problems and the time has come for some radical measures to ensur
 The European Veil Debate - the prelude to eliminationist politics by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Belgium is all set to become the first European nation to ban the Burqa (the face-covering veil that is worn by some Muslim women). The move will affect an estimated 650,000 Muslims in Belgium – 6 per cent of the population. Belgium
 The Greeks and Europe by Prof. Francesco Tampoia
"Today there are no more Frenchmen, nor Germans, nor Spaniards, nor Englishmen. There are only Europeans”   G. G. Rousseau, 1772. Some years ago, New York Times, Daniel Mendelsohn as usual in a fascinat
 Conquered Europe by Dr. Gerry Coulter
In 146 B.C. Rome brought Greece to its knees and within half a century Greek culture (especially its philosophy and science), had permanently changed Rome. Hence the quip: “Rome conquered Greece – but Greece conquered Rome”. W
 A handicap union and a trebling future by Thanos Kalamidas
In an extended survey lately in Norway about possible candidacy of the countr
 Thinking about Europe without the euro? by Newropeans-Magazine
When Iceland went bankrupt, this was positive news for Europe. European politicians told their citizens that this example shows how essential European integration really is. This would never happen in one of the EU member st
 Ashton's EU diplomacy by Thanos Kalamidas
The new EU foreign policy chief, Baroness Catherine Ashton speaking about her plans about the future of the European Union diplomacy in the European Parliament said emphatically that to build a robust new diplomatic service is once in a generation
 Sceptic in Euro-sceptism by Thanos Kalamidas
An odd provocation this week in the European Parliament from Nigel Farage, the leader of the UKIP group – the Euro-sceptics – is the reasons for some thoughts about the way the Members of the European Parliament work and are elected.
 We Europeans are all 'PIIGS' ...and Anglo-Saxons are 'Usuk' by Newropeans-Magazine
In the past few months, a “new” acronym has been increasingly blossoming in the Anglo-Saxon press: “PIIGS”
 A rightful candidacy by Thanos Kalamidas
And at last it came Serbia’s turn to apply for an EU membership. It seems that this was the last act of the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt as EU president to accept Serbia’s application from President Boris Tadic. The timing
 A Crusade or Nothing: Brown and the Banks by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It is seen as punitive, a populist reaction.  There is little doubt that some people in the City end of London will think so.  But Gordon Brown’s government is intent on winning votes by ‘supertaxing’ banks, exercising
 When the poor send a message by Thanos Kalamidas
Of course Massimo Tartaglia has psychological problems and of course we are going to find out that the last twenty years the 42 years-old Italian has spent most of the time in psychiatric clinics. But I’m afraid the 42 years-old man with the
 Goodbye Javier by Thanos Kalamidas
I have a lot of reserves with Baroness Ashton’s appointment in the position of the responsible for the foreign affairs of the European Union but there is one thing that definitely makes me glad, this is the end of Solana’s era. After t
 The European minarets by Thanos Kalamidas
Now this whole case with the Swiss minarets is pretty confusing and to my opinion mirrors the tolerance situation in all Europe. The Swiss political system is one of the most democratic in the entire world; the people have actual part in all the m
 But ...seriously! by Thanos Kalamidas
The financial events in Dubai proved one more time that our crisis is not only financial, apparently finance might be the top of the iceberg; our real crisis is lack of transparency and it doesn’t matter how much Gordon Brown is pressing the
 Which recession ended? by Thanos Kalamidas
Sometimes when I read about the recession or better about the recession’s recovery in the euro-zone I’m really wandering where they get that and how they are coming with those figures. I mean I look at all those stats and figures and I have to
 Europe's dignity for desert by Thanos Kalamidas
Back in 80s there was a short of anecdote in Brussels, all the serious decisions were taken in the after-summit semi-informal dinners with all the leaders enjoying their foie gras and French wine while their assistance were running like mad neg
 Some Musings on Religion and Freedom of Speech in the EU by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Swiss cheese and the Lisbon Treaty by Thanos Kalamidas
The British leader of the conservative party David Cameron with his usual pompous style imitating something between Winston Churchill, a cardinal and a clown announced that “never again” to powers being transferred from the UK to Bruss
 Caption of the month by The Ovi Team
Can you imagine …Tony Blair for EU president? It is simple. Look at this photo of  ... Tony and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.  
 Bargaining across borders - doing garment industry's dirty laundry by Newropeans-Magazine
Dictionary defines ‘shame’ as a painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt and embarrassment. One way to evoke this emotion is to read the results of the recent Norwegian study concerning the wages that the Western garm
 But ...seriously Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
Berlusconi has turned back to the centre of the scene; every circus needs its clown, with his huge ego blaming everybody for his misfortunes and turning himself into a martyr that fights the bad …justice! It doesn’t make sense but in h
 Attention tout s'accélère: Non à Blair! by Newropeans-Magazine
Non à Blair! Après la belle victoire du Oui, la présidence suédoise sort enfin de son mutisme et cela pour asséner un coup de plus sur la tête des citoyens européens, un peu abasourdis il faut l'avouer sur le cont
 Thank you Ireland! by Thanos Kalamidas
The Irish voted YES and …so what? Did all the problems with the EU were solved and all the objections were answered this year from the big NO to the glorious YES? Am I living in a different EU and I haven’t realized it yet? Was I in
 But ...seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
Greek national elections are here and the Greeks are expected to seriously vote against the Conservative Party and their six years of catastrophic governing in favor of the return to power of the Socialist Party. The Greek Prime minister, Kosta
 Et si les Irlandais votaient a nouveau "NON"? by Europe & Us
Un vote positif n’est nullement garanti lors du second référendum sur le traité de Lisbonne qui aura  lieu le 2 octobre prochain. À un mois de cette consultation qui tranchera définitivement le sort du trait
 Barroso, Europe's mistake! by Thanos Kalamidas
And Barroso it is! The European Parliament representatives, our representatives voted for him in a secret ballot; 382 to be precise, with 219 against and 117 abstained. Does this make Mr. Barroso feel strong, powerful? I doubt it, because the E
 Legalizing immigrants in EU by Thanos Kalamidas
The latest news from the European Commission will most likely surprise everybody. Most likely it will also make the euro-sceptics totally freak out, especially after having spent the last two years talking and arguing about immigration in Europ
 But ...seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
The G20 meeting obviously went well since their main problem was bankers’ bonuses, which sounds a bit dramatic in times of economic insecurity, but the economic ministers put all their efforts into making sure that the bonuses will reward lo
 Sundry Reflections on the Immigrant Experience in the EU and the US by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Impressions of Italy and the EU: Now and Then by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Conservative European policy: calculating the probability of disaster by Newropeans-Magazine
The British Conservatives have committed themselves to a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty should they come to power before its EU-wide ratification is complete. The party’s outward resolution on the subject cannot disguise the private concern
 Roumanie : la crise fauchera le secteur agricole en septembre by Newropeans-Magazine
Comptant parmi les principales puissances agricoles de l’Union européenne, la Roumanie risque d’être pleinement touchée par la crise à partir de septembre. Pour les agriculteurs, les prêts sont devenus tr
 Iceland's saga in EU by Thanos Kalamidas
To be cynical - I suppose it is part of me, so forgive me - but I believe that Iceland would never have thought of applying for a full EU membership if the economy hadn’t taken the bad hit did a few months ago. I don’t mean that Icelan
 New Paradigms for the Idea of Europe vis-a-vis The Treaty of Lisbon by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
  Barroso: Qui ne tente rien... reste president by Newropeans-Magazine
En ces temps de crise économique, José Manuel Barroso pouvait être inquiet en présentant son bilan de ses 5 années passées comme Président de la Commission européenne. Heureusement pour lui, les chefs des
 Euro-scepticism or euro-something else by Thanos Kalamidas
The next few days there’s going to be a lot of talk in Europe about the winners of the Euro-parliament elections, but less talk about what is really important: the losers of the Euro-parliament elections. Of course the ultimate winner, despi
 But ...seriously Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
Most of the European member states are heading to the polls for the questionable Euro-parliament elections, but it seems that Europeans have other issues to keep them busy; some of them very serious, others really pathetic. But we’ve better
 The real Euro-election winners by Thanos Kalamidas
Days before Europe heads for the euro-elections and having watched four debates in four different countries, I’m seriously wondering if European citizens have any idea what they are voting for. Be careful I didn’t say who they are voti
 Hadopi: Le Reseau Des Pirates: Pour Un Pacte Des Libertes Numeriques by Europe & Us
(Par Fabrice Epelboin / Source: Owni.fr) Internet et les technologies numériques ouvrent un extraordianire espace de libertés : libertés de s’exprimer, de créer, d
 [Dutch weeks] National interests or party ideology? Nobody knows by Newropeans-Magazine
An important question during the European elections is how the European Parliament really works: do MEPs focus on their national interests or on their party ideology? For voters, it is difficult to find out what
 Comment Ont Vote Les Eurodeputes by Europe & Us
Un site d’utilité publique (en anglais seulement) a été lancé aujourd’hui à l’initiative de l’Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) et de la London School of Economics :
 European elections: the no-debate by Newropeans-Magazine
You know what, I was wondering why, why European elections have so few echo in the public opinion?Citizen are called to join discussion forums, debates, rallies, to blog, to chat, to twitter, to shout « can you hear me Eu
 A Europe in question by Thanos Kalamidas
Only weeks before the European Elections, when European citizens elect their representatives into the common parliament, Europe celebrates Europe Day. This is a day that reminds all Europeans of the fundamental principles of the European Union, of
 European elections: the no-debate by Newropeans-Magazine
You know what, I was wondering why, why European elections have so few echo in the public opinion?
 Elections Europeenes: Le Desinteret Avant La Colere? by Europe & Us
Gros temps sur l'Europe !!! En effet, après avoir été l'un des moteurs de l'avenir de nos pays lors de sa création, elle ne fait plus rêver. Pire elle indiffère !
 European information officers should go back to school by Newropeans-Magazine
European information officers often complain about the lack of interest and knowledge about Europe among citizens. Their complaints show that these officers do not know how to communicate their messages in a conv
 "Who do I call when I want to talk to Europe?" by Alexandra Pereira
 EU's Bread by Alexandra Pereira
 Everyday conversations about Europe are more important than public meetings by Newropeans-Magazine
What would a European public sphere look like? Elites know the answer: in debate centers, public meetings are held about European issues. The value of these debates for the European public sphere is largely overe
 The Strasbourg Speech: Change in Europe by Alexandra Pereira
Barack Obama went to Strasbourg to give a speech to the French and German people in the audience.  A good sign, since it shows a sincere effort to engage in a productive and honest dialogue with Europe. We have our disagreements, but this dia
 Europeans' reticence and Obama's involvement with Turkey by Thanos Kalamidas
With a few days difference the American president Barack Obama emphasized the necessity of Turkey to join the European Community and that naturally makes me wonder how he would feel and react if in their visit to the USA the French president or th
 Hadopi: Bling Bling Contre Link Link by Europe & Us
On vous parle d’une génération, mais n’en croyez rien. Les plus vieux sont nés plus de 20 ans avant le web. Les plus jeunes n’ont pas encore leur barbe d’adulte. On vous parle de
 Do MEPs really want to make citizens more interested in the EU? by Newropeans-Magazine
The plea of several members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for more media coverage about the European Union does not make any sense. It shows that MEPs like to complain about the general disinterest in Europe, b
 Stand for Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
The world has definitely changed after 9-11 and it is not only the terrorist attacks that changed it but the economic problems that suddenly proved that they were much deeper than what we could see at the time. I think at the same time everything
 European finance lessons by Thanos Kalamidas
So this is it, now we know that the European leaders didn’t really understand anything from the new air that blows from Washington and didn’t get anything from what Barack Obama said about economy, it is like an old record player that
 Mort Des Abeilles, La Lettre De Stephanie by Europe & Us
A prendre très au sérieux, grave, grave, vital même Cher Robert, tu as donc vu "le titanic apicole" que je t'ai recommandé comme de nombreux autres liens d'informatio
 Une semaine allemande - Soucis sur l'économie allemande - L'heure de vérit by Newropeans-Magazine
On se préoccupe bien sûr de la situation de la Grèce, ces jours-ci, à Francfort et à Berlin. On se demande quelles seront les conséquences pour l'économie allemande de la r
 Mind the Gap - reasons behind Euroscepticism by Marko Kananen
One characteristic feature of the past fifty years of European integration has been the gap between pro-European political establishment and a more sceptical public opinion. Due to this gap the EU has – more than once – find itself in
 An EU in hysterical crisis by Thanos Kalamidas
The dates for the next Euro-elections are getting closer and all the parties all around Europe are getting ready for the battle but what sort of battle is that when nobody is talking about Europe but only about their internal problems. As usual, t
 Sundry Musings on the New Millennium's Transatlantic Dialogue by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Czech presidency: A blueprint to failure by Thanos Kalamidas
When a country member takes over the presidency of the European Union it always has a very ambitious agenda with the rest of the member countries ready to follow, but with the Czech Republic taking over the presidency things seem a bit different.
 A Lire: L'Europe En Quelques Fondamentaux by Europe & Us
Fondamentaux de l’Union européenne. Démographie, économie, géopoli
 European elections? Why European ? What's European about them? by Newropeans-Magazine
From June 4th to June 7th, the European voters of are called upon to elect the European Parliament in the 2009 European elections. Is that really so? Is there anything like „European elections“?
 La surveillance - Un paradoxe... by Newropeans-Magazine
En regardant Ripostes sur France 5, j'avais perdu, à un moment donné, la notion de l'espace. Je ne savais plus si je me trouvais en France ou en Roumanie. A vrai dire, j'aurais pu tout aus
 Hindus ask for recognition in the EU by Rajan Zed
Hindus presented a groundbreaking memorandum to European Parliament (EP) President Hans-Gert Pottering on Wednesday asking Hinduism to be recognized fully and officially in all the 27 member states of EP.Rajan Zed, acclaimed H
 Elections Americaines: Vigilance Toute by Europe & Us
A quelques jours du scrutin, le parti démocrate avance à pas feutrés. L’écart creusé par Barack Obama s’est certes consolidé sur la plan national et dans la majorité des «battleground states
 The dark sleep of Estonia by Thanos Kalamidas
It never stops amazing me and often makes me feel from sad to angry how some states understand democracy. And yes when it comes to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe any reference to democracy makes me laugh but when it comes to a country that is considered
 Nouveau et Amusant: Participez Activement a la Crise Avec... Le Credit Agricole by Europe & Us
Crise financière par ci, crise financière par là, de notre Président en passant par les chefs d'Etats et ministres concernés, tout le monde est sur le pont et essaye de rassurer les cit
 A Quoi Sert Le Regard Subversif Russe au Regard de la Reconnaissance de l'Independance De L'ossetie-Du-Sud et De l'Abkhasie? by Europe & Us
La position de la Russie, en reconnaissant l'indépendance de l'Ossétie du Sud et de l'Abkhazie est explicite, même si elle tient compte toujours de la même variable, celle du «droit universel international pour
 Le Reve Brise d'Hillary Clinton by Europe & Us
En prenant pour colistier le sénateur du Delaware Joe Biden, Barack Obama a définitivement anéanti le rêve de ceux qui nourrissaient encore l’espoir d’une seconde place pour Hillary Clinton. A la veille de la con
 The black European by Thanos Kalamidas
An article I wrote a few days ago about the use of the ‘race card’ from the hopeful for the US presidential election McCain triggered a series of remarkable comments that moved the question to the other side of the Atlantic, so instead
 Rachida TV: Du Nouvel Usage Des Fonctionnaires... by Europe & Us
C'est un tout petit article dans le Parisien qui porte le titre suivant : «Rachida Dati lance sa télé». Que dit l'article:
 Obama and his European domino effect by Thanos Kalamidas
USA presidential hopeful Barack Obama has managed to gather crowds in Europe, attract all the media attention and make me wonder what the great expectations are or if the Europeans will once more be disappointed, especially since the memory of
 Rachida TV: Du Nouvel Usage Des Fonctionnaires... by Europe & Us
C'est un tout petit article dans le Parisien qui porte le titre suivant : «Rachida Dati lance sa télé». Que dit l'article:
 Euro-iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has warned the European Parliament that the EU must not waste time on more negotiations over the Lisbon Treaty.He means not waste time on a …corpse? *****************
 Et les Devoirs de l'Homme et du Citoyen ? by Newropeans-Magazine
Pour rassembler sur des valeurs fondamentales et envoyer un message aux autres nations et peuples des autres continents, il faut un projet fort pour motiver l’union et le rassemblement de nos 500 millions de citoyens et résidents europ
 Turkey's EU future and Greece (In Greek) by Dimitra Karantzeni
 L’avenir de l’Union européenne ne s’inscrit plus dans les traités by Newropeans-Magazine
Le Non des irlandais n’en finit pas de faire pleurer les chaumières oui-ouistes européennes.
 Bush Fait Ses Adieux a l'Europe by Europe & Us
Ce fut davantage une visite protocolaire qu’une tournée d’adieux chargée en émotions. A cinq mois des élections présidentielles américaines, les Etats-Unis et le reste du monde semblent désormais fixe
 Tony Judt on the West's Misremembering of its History by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Tony Judt, as the consummate engaged historian that he is, has recently written another book on the lessons of history. It is a collection of brilliant essays meant as a reprimand to the liberals who "acquiesced i
 A European ultimatum by Thanos Kalamidas
Before deciding to write anything for the Irish No for the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, I left a few days to go by to read what the pro and against would write, and most of all try to listen to the people and that are living in a country in the furth
 Dead Parrot? by Clint Wayne
The Irish nation has spoken with a resounding NO. Will the masters of the European Union listen?Don’t be so naïve. The sheer arrogance of Brussels will simply air brush over what they conceive as a mere ‘bl
 Ireland Says "No" To Plan B, But Don't Worry, We Still Have Plan C, Plan D And Plan E by Europe & Us
Since the days of Shakespeare, drama is at home in English-speaking countries. So it was almost pathetic that the results of the Irish referendum about the Lisbon Treaty were announced on Friday 13th. And Friday 13th might turn out to Elm Street f
 Proposition concrète pour une politique européenne d’apprentissage des langues by Newropeans-Magazine
La gestion de la diversité linguistique est un des grands défis de la construction européenne ; elle se situe au cœur de ce qui fait office de devise de l’Europe : « Unie dans la diversité » (« In vari
 A Hard Look at the European Union's Cultural Identity: Part 2 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
In his Philosophical Discourse on Modernity Jurgen Habermas attributes the failure of the Enlightenment to the intrusion of foreign elements which derailed its original program of full human emancipation. He
 A Hard Look at the European Union's Cultural Identity: Part 1 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
The renowned Church historian Ernst Troeltsch once boldly declared that Europe had ceased to be Christian in the 18th century. Of course such a statement referred not to individuals but to the cultural identity of Europe as a whole. Some post-m
 A letter to a failed EU by Thanos Kalamidas
Dear Mr. President of the European Union, dear Mr. and Mrs. Commissioners and dear Mr. and Mrs. National representatives of the 27 nations in the European Parliament, I know you have been really busy with the relationship between the EU and Russia
 UE - Le quadrige des fées by Newropeans-Magazine
Si j’entends bien les médias il y a unanimité pour aller chercher la croissance qui nous manque, et investir massivement dans la recherche et dans la formation pour rentrer enfin dans la culture de l’inno
 Who's going to tell her? by Thanos Kalamidas
So, who’s going to tell her that it’s over? If you are expecting me to do so, you are in deep trouble first of all because I live on the other side of the Atlantic and most importantly because I don’t have the right to vote in th
 Being candidate in more than one country? Maybe. by Newropeans-Magazine
The European Parliament, several months ago, adopted an encouraging report on a Commission proposal, which I consider a good first step for a «Europeanization» of the European elections. Let's go a step backwards, before explaining t
 The next European Parliament's president is already chosen ... one year before the elections! by Newropeans-Magazine
Franck Biancheri's editorial last week was entitled: "Dans un an, il y aura des élections européennes et tous les partis po
 Dans un an, il y aura des elections europeennes et tous les partis politiques nationaux s'en foutent by Newropeans-Magazine
En Juin 2009, dans un peu plus d'un an donc, vont se tenir de nouvelles élections européennes qui permettent d'élire les représentants de 500 millions de citoyens européens au Parlement de l'Union europ
 The left is scared to hell by the left by Europe & Us
Regional elections in Germany always have a national significance, since the heads of the regional governments (Länder) sit in the Bundesrat, the second German legislative chamber. This week-end, on of the smallest German Bundeslän
 La Mediterranee En Partage by Europe & Us
L’idée de créer une «Union pour la Méditerranée», est chère au Président de la République. En plusieurs occasions, notamment avec nos partenaires allemands encore tout récemment à Han
 EU's Regional Policy and Kurdish Question by Europe & Us
The Republic of Turkey has a credibility problem regarding solutions to the Kurdish question. Accepting Kurds as interlocutors seems difficult for those ruling elites whether they are old-style Kemalists or new-fashion Islamists. Turkish governmen
 Union Pour La Mediterranee: Bienvenue Au Souk by Europe & Us
Forum de Paris, vendredi 28 mars. 17h30, Paris, XVème arrondissement. Petite foule compacte sur les marches de l’Unesco. Parapluies grands ouverts. Léger vent froid,
 Portugal e um dos paises mais centralizados da UE by Luis Alves
Portugal é um dos países mais centralizados da União Europeia, tendo 30 anos de uma relativamente jovem democracia parlamentar[55] e de um poder local demo
 I Parlamentari europei: un po' svogliati, a volte. E non tutti onesti by Newropeans-Magazine
Ogni tanto - un po' per curiosità, un po' per divertimento, un po' anche per senso del dovere - visito i siti delle istituzioni europee: è la parte più democratica e trasparente dell'UE, ed è a
 Kosovo : Peut-on empecher la partition? by Europe & Us
Le jour où le Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU a cessé de prendre en charge la question du statut du Kosovo, en raison d'une menace de veto russe, le Groupe de contact (comprenant l’Allem
 Germany: Regional Elections in Hamburg - The Left is Scared to Hell by the Left by Europe & Us
Regional elections in Germany always have a national significance, since the heads of the regional governments (Länder) sit in the Bundesrat, the second German legislative chamber. This week-end, on of the smallest German Bundeslän
 Letters from Istanbul: Media, Turban and Ban by Europe & Us
9h20. Phone’s calling. “Mr. Nonnenmacher? Hi, I’m Irem from the Turkish Daily News. I had to pick you up at your hotel. I’m sorry but i’ll be 10 to 15 minutes late. Trafic is horrible today”. Just time for a
 The Which Blair Project by Clint Wayne
Look out Europe, Tony Blair is circling unnoticed high above your heads like a vulture soaring on the thermals created by the hot air that constantly rises from Brussels. However, it is not a little insignificant road-kill that has caught his atte
 Turkey: Karamanlis, Al Bashir and Alliances Of Civilizations by Europe & Us
A visit to Turkey for a Greek prime minister must have been the most troublesome. In fact Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis was barely able to make the visit that had been announced in 2005. Or since 1959, when Greece's legendary polit
 En Difficulte En France, Sarkozy Repart A La Peche Aux Voix En S'attaquant Aux Quotas De Peche Comunautaires... by Europe & Us
Nous avons décidément un président démagogue (l'arrêt de la pub sur France2, «parce qu'on ne peut pas imposer de la pub aux contribuable sur une chaîne publique» est un autre exemple), et finalement,
 Primaires Americaines: Les Republicains A L'epreuve Du Michigan by Europe & Us
Le Michigan, c’est l’Etat de naissance du tumultueux Michael Moore. De sa ville natale de Flint, le réalisateur américain qui allait devenir le poil à gratter de l’administration Bush, a dénoncé sans rel
 La Slovenie; Presidente de l'Union europeenne? Ah bon ce n'est pas Sarkozy? by Newropeans-Magazine
Depuis le 1er janvier 2008 et jusqu'au 30 juin 2008 c'est la Slovénie qui oeuvre aux destinées européennes. On aimerait bien préciser la « petite » Slovénie, tant sa prise de fonction s'est faite
 Obama or Clinton? Huckabee! by Europe & Us
For many months, the two most asked questions raised in the US presidential elections were "Is America ready for a woman in the White House?“ and "Is America ready for an Afro-American in the White House?“. Somehow, the qu
 Les Tenants Du Referendum Passent La Mesure by Europe & Us
La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, sise à Strasbourg, vient de publier un communiqué tout à fait inhabituelDsc01860 pour dénoncer l’avalanche de plaintes contre la décision de la France de ne pas
 The Cultural Janus-face of the European Union by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Abstract: What is urgently needed in the debate on the future of Europe is the substitution of old Machiavellian paradigms based on "real politick" considerations with new imaginative on
 Europeans from Venus, Americans from beyond the Stars? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Abstract: The causes of the crisis of legitimacy afflicting the transatlantic alliance cannot be discerned by simply focusing on Machiavellian secul
 Iran and Venezuela don't want US Dollars anymore by Europe & Us
Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinedschad and Venezuelian president Hugo Chavez are not exactly what one would call friends of the United States of America. At the current OPEC conference in Riyad (Saudi-Arabia), the two declared that they are not l
 Vers La Judiciarisation D'une Psychiatrie Surmediatisee? by Europe & Us
Qu’adviendra-t-il de Romain Dupuy ? Responsable ou irresponsable après le double meurtre de Pau en 2004 ? Devant la chambre de l’instruction de la cour d’appel de Pau ce vendredi 9 novembre, l’avocat général
  Libia: accordo con l'Ue, silenzio sui crimini by Newropeans-Magazine
ROMA, 18 settembre 2007 - "Abbiamo ottenuto oggi il mandato per andare avanti sulla fornitura di materiale alla Libia per un sistema di sorveglianza elettronica delle sue frontiere sud": lo ha detto oggi il ministr
 I want your... Euros by Thanos Kalamidas
What does it mean when a fashion model refuses to be paid in US dollar but insists on being paid in Euros emphasizing that the US dollar is not a strong currency? To many probably nothing, but to bankers it raises a most likely huge, gigantic ques
 Grosse Fatique Mediatico-Politique by Europe & Us
Il y a quelques jours de cela, j’envoyais un courriel à une amie. Le titre : «grosse fatigue». Non pas tant en raison de cette fichue grippe ayant perturbé quelques jours durant la mise à jour d’Europeus mais b
 Pour votre sante, attention a l'abus de Bruxelles! by Newropeans-Magazine
Etes-vous beurre ou margarine ? Régulièrement de hautes autorités se penchent sur votre assiette et s'inquiètent de votre santé
 Two Forgotten Communities of the EU Cultural Identity 2/2 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
As the poet John Keats aptly put it: the center does not hold. Where is the centripetal center to be found? I think it revolves around the central place that European civilization has given to the dignity of the human pers
 Constitution Europeenne: Gordon Brown Et La Defense Des Interets Britanniques by Europe & Us
Les journalistes de sa gracieuse majesté se sont amusés à faire un pari : combien de fois le Premier ministre prononcera-t-il les mots «défense des intérêts nationaux britanniques» au cours de sa conf
 Two Forgotten Communities of the EU Cultural Identity 1/2 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
"European liberty is founded on the antithesis of the secular world and transcendence, science and faith, material technology and religion.” --Karl Jaspers Ther
 Facebook, UMP & Politique by Europe & Us
La scène se passe quelque part rue de La Boétie (génial auteur de la Servitude Volontaire). Un troufion stagiaire quelconque, jeune populaire, et Thierry S. Thierry S est quelqu'un de très important. En tout cas il s
 120 Jours Sans Gouvernement: La Belgique Proche De Son Record Historique by Europe & Us
Louis Michel, le commissaire européen chargé du développement et éminence des libéraux francophones du MR, l’a encore affirmé ce matin, sur la RTBF, lors d’un débat que j’ai eu avec lui : la cri
 Home sweet home town by Asa Butcher
Bognor Regis is a large seaside town on the south coast of England and is infamous for being the butt of countless jokes over the past 70 years. The town is primarily known for being among the alleged last words of K
 Twenty pound note by Clint Wayne
Englishman Horatio Nelson destroyed the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Trafalgar, Englishman Francis Drake similarly kept the Spanish Navy in check all over the world, the very English Duke of Wellington smashed the dominance of Napoleon in Europ
 Lennon, Chirac et Nous by Europe & Us
Imaginez un monde où l’on ne vous parlerait pas d’obtention de 500 signatures. Simplement parce que nulle barrière de ce type n’aurait été mise en place pour réduire le champ démocratique. Un Etat o
 Romania new Far-Right voices by Rene Wadlow
Without fear, but with a spirit of realism, we must note the creation within the European Parliament on 15 January 2007 of a Far-Right bloc claiming to represent 23 million people. The bloc, which has taken the name “Identity, Tradition,
 Du port du voile aux discriminations et violences envers les filletes by Europe & Us
La Commission du statut des femmes de l’Onu débattra en 2007 des discriminations et violences envers les fillettes. Dans la République française, les droits des enfants sont strictement protégé
 
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