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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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 Referendum against the Europe of the united banks and corporations Referendum against the Europe of the united banks and corporations by Thanos Kalamidas
 Luxembourgian blow to pan-EU citizenship voting rights. 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 failuresStockholm 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. 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
 A market ready for some good news - Let's create themA market ready for some good news - Let's create them by Apopseis.gr
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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”.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lithuania's PM supports Australian-like cigarette packet brandingLithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius would support strict cigarette packet branding with graphic health warnings – pi
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ethicThe 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
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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
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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 tooTo 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
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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
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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 governmentThe 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 firstStrike 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
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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 intentionsThe 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
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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
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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
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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? Has the European Union's Political Experiment Failed? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 German laundering a bailoutGerman 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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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 The new EU Fiscal Treaty referendum in Ireland. May the 31st, 2012The 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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 democraticIn 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
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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? 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 playsThe 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
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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
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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
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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 EuroEurope 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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Banks still a worry as troika review startsIreland faces its sixth review under its bailout program as the euro-zone’s best hope for a successful return to the international bond markets following a bailout. As yields on
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PM to shake up government in two weeksHungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban will reshuffle his government within the next two weeks and plans to appoint a close political ally to deal with the International Monetary Fund i
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Elections in May will not solve the country’s many crises nor heal disunityLike most Greek tragedies, the current political and economic crisis playing out in Greece today is not likely to have a happy ending. On Wednesd
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New path to bridge culturesOver the last 35 years, Michael Kahn-Ackermann has witnessed the remarkable changes and strong economic resurgence of China. Now Kahn-Ackermann, has stepped away from a long and illustrious career as
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Second-chance schools give hope to unemployedWhen he ran for the French presidency in 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to open more "second-chance schools" for young people without qualifications. "I came back beca
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Finland to raise VAT but opts for modest budget cutsFinland, seeking to retain its triple-A credit rating, will raise VAT in 2013 but has opted for modest budget cuts in the next few years after the government bowed to pressure from left-leani
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Central bank plans to raise reserves to cut ECB risksEstonia’s central bank said it must boost reserves by 3 1/2 times in the long term to reduce the risks of participating in European Central Bank measures to tackle the
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Dutch Cabinet crisis resolved, central bank president urges haste on new austerity packageThe Dutch Cabinet returned to negotiations Thursday on new spending cuts to bring the budget deficit within European guidelines, a day a
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Copenhagen, Denmark implements wireless networkAruba Networks, Inc. today announced that the Government of the City of Copenhagen in Denmark (Kobenhavns Kommune) has deployed a wireless network based on Aruba’s Mobile Vi
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Neo-Nazis outnumbered by counter-protesters at Chanov housing estate by two to oneUltra-right extremists from the Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) and neo-Na
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Partition no option for CyprusGreek Prime Minister Loukas Papademos stated that partition is no option for Cyprus, reiterating that a solution must be in line with UN decisions and provide for a bizonal bicommunal federation w
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Bulgarian cabinet faces no-confidence vote over atomic plantBulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s minority government will face its fourth no- confidence vote in parliament next week after cancelling a project to bui
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Five Sisters latest additions bearing up nicely Three circus bears rescued from homelessness in Belgium are ‘bearing up’ nicely as they settle in to their new home at the Five Sisters Zoo. Carmen, Suzy and Peggy ar
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Britain's Sky News reveals email hackingBritain's Sky News channel twice authorised its reporters to hack into computers, a potentially embarrassing revelation that could further dent the media tycoon's hope of acq
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Austria rejects bank bonds backed by rescued Euro membersThe Austrian Central Bank will join Germany’s Bundesbank in rejecting as collateral bank bonds guaranteed by member states receiving aid from the European Union an
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Defence minister steps down following outcry over Saudi arms dealSweden’s defence minister stepped down Thursday, citing the pressure he has faced from the country’s media over leaked plans to build a weapons plant
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Spain’s pain is not the solutionSpain’s economy, and the euro, are more at risk now than a week ago. This assertion certainly runs counter to general market impressions. The euro remains resilient and Spanish yield
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia marks 70th anniversary of Auschwitz transportSlovakia sent a train from its Poprad station to Auschwitz to commemorate the first transport of Slovak Jews, in 1942. Edita Grosmanova, a Slovak-Jewish concentration camp
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
7 sentenced in Slovenia corruption trialA court in Slovenia has sentenced seven people to up to two and a half years in prison each, concluding one of the biggest ever corruption cases in the small European Union nation. The D
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Former Romanian prime minister sentenced to probation for blackmailFormer Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase was placed on three years of probation Friday in a corruption case that had been under investigation for more tha
 Will the Irish pay the new household charge? 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
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Changes in Portuguese motorwaysAuto Europe's strong commitment to providing the best service to our clients also means making our best to keep them informed of any changes in legislation that may impact their holidays. If
 A continent ruled by fearA 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
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Embracing Europe but not the euroHere in Poland, where dreary communist-style apartment blocks still dominate the landscape, the euro was once hailed as a fast-track ticket to the economic big league. Now, after years of pr
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Highest increase in e-skills graduates in the EUOn the occasion of the e-skills week, which will take place from 26-30 March 2012, Eurostat has published data on university graduates in computing and computer skills of individ
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuanian Chief of Defence meets representatives of ISAF Command On March 21, in Kabul Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius met with Commander of the Special operations Forces of the International Security Assi
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvians pay annual tribute to Waffen SS fightersNearly 1,500 Latvians paid tribute on Friday to soldiers who fought in Nazi Germany's Waffen SS divisions, while nearby Russians held a counter-protest to recall war crimes
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Italy won't rush disputed labour reformItalian Prime Minister Mario Monti opted on Friday not to rush a heavily contested labour reform through parliament after running into strong resistance from unions and a key ally sup
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland back in recession as economy shrinks in Q4Ireland dropped back into recession at the end of 2011, government statisticians reported Thursday in a worrying sign for the country's efforts to emerge from an internatio
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary remains far from inking a credit deal with the IMF/EU - LubinThe main benefit of a credit deal with the IMF/EU for Hungary would absolutely be the reduction in the risk premium, but an agreement is still a long way awa
 Deluding ourselves in Toulouse and the Euro-sceptic veilDeluding 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.
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Socialist party changes leadersGreece’s finance minister, Evangelos Venizelos, formally assumed the leadership of the beleaguered Socialist Party on Monday, saying he would strive to put the country back on the path to e
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Activist pastor elected German presidentActivist pastor Joachim Gauck was elected German president by an overwhelming majority Sunday, marking the first time a candidate from the former communist east will be head of state. Ga
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
In Europe’s capitals, a muted debate about taxes and spendingThe Socialist candidate in France’s presidential election, Francois Hollande, promised recently that if elected he would impose a whopping 75 perce
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Finland shakes up Finnair board to defuse governance scandalThe Finnish government Thursday said six of eight board members of Finnair Oyj (FIAS.HE) must quit after they concealed a EUR180,000 sign-on bonus for its chief execu
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Expert group on abortion ruling to report by JulyThe expert group tasked with making recommendations on implementing a European Court of Human Rights ruling on abortion will report to the Government by July, Ireland’s am
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia backs collective-agreement changes after union protestsEstonia approved legal changes to make it easier for employers to terminate collective agreements even after trade unions objected. Lawmakers voted 53-40 to back a
 Britain to blame again for the new EU fiscal treaty referendum?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
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Dutch Labour party threat to fiscal pactBoth of the frontrunners for the leadership of the Dutch Labour party have said they will vote down the eurozone fiscal pact in parliament if the Netherlands’ conservative governme
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Denmark seeks to forge accord on greener EU policyDenmark led tough talks on Friday to try to persuade Poland not to block efforts to push European Union environmental policy beyond existing targets that only reach to 2020. Co
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Czech politicians offer different interpretations of left-wing landslide in SlovakiaVoters in neighbouring Slovakia made a powerful statement at the weekend when they handed an overwhelming victory to the centre-left party SME
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Cyprus belongs to the Cypriots and to no one elseCyprus belongs to the Cypriots and to no one else, President Demetris Christofias stressed Thursday commenting on statements by Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiat
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Calls for suspension of shale gas moratoriumMembers of the newly established Movement for Energy Independence (DEN) have called for a cancellation of the moratorium on shale gas development in Bulgaria. Speaking at a Friday pr
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Students protest Strauss-Kahn speech About 100 students protested Friday ahead of a speech at Cambridge University by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief whose career collapsed after he was cha
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Belgian minister vows to resist 'ultra-liberal' CommissionBelgium's enterprise minister Paul Magnette criticised the European Commission for being "too tough" on his country and pleaded for more "mar
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Debt office head says unnecessary to change bonds issuance plansAustria sees no need to change its debt issuance program and is sticking to its plan to stay below the European Union’s deficit ceiling this year even as it
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Sweden Democrats in bid to 'help' immigrants leaveThe Sweden Democrats' youth wing wants to entice jobless immigrants to leave the country by offering them "goodie bags" complete with tips on how to facil
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Spain warns it will miss 2012 deficit targetSpain's prime minister said Friday that his recession-ridden country will miss its deficit goal for this year, risking sanctions from the European Union. The announcement came as
 Slovenia reportSlovenia report by Euro Reporter
Slovenia will reduce holdings in banksSlovenia will reduce holdings in its major financial firms, including Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. and insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d., to lower public spending and avoid the need for go
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Labour ministry official says Roma draw 4.4 percent of Slovakia’s GDPRoma living in Slovakia do not participate in the economy of the country in any way and only draw from it and this costs the country up to 4.4 percent
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Romania warns Serbia on minority rightsRomania threatened on Tuesday to derail European Union plans to grant Serbia membership candidate status in a row over minority rights in the former Yugoslav state, EU diplomats said. Fre
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Portugal passes bailout review by 'troika'Portugal passed the third review by the European Union and IMF of its 78-billion-euro bailout programme on Tuesday and the country's finance minister said it would not end
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Prime Minister Meets Solidarna PolskaPrime Minister Donald Tusk met, on Wednesday, representatives of the Solidarna Polska parliamentary club. The meeting was another in a series of consultations with all political parties pre
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Benedictine Torch to be held in MaltaThe Benedictine Order has chosen Malta to hold its annual event of peace, hope and fraternity, known as the Benedictine Torch. Every year, since 1964, the torch is the main feature of a pil
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuanian archive releases names of KGB collaborators in transparency driveLithuania’s government has released the names of 238 citizens who were reservists for the KGB when their country was ruled by the Soviet Union,
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvians reject Russian as second languageVoters in Latvia on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to adopt Russian as a second official language, defeating a constitutional referendum measure that underscored the ethni
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Italy’s Cabinet reveals financial informationItaly’s Cabinet ministers have posted a raft of financial information online in a show of transparency sought by Premier Mario Monti as he pushes through tough austerity
 Piss of our timePiss 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
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland raises asset sales target to 3 bln EurosThe Irish government raised its target for the sale of state assets to 3 billion Euros ($4 billion) on Wednesday, unveiling a final list of utilities set to go on the block heade
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Foreign Minister hopes for IMF talks to start in MarchHungary's foreign minister says he hopes formal negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on financial assistance for his country can start before the end of Ma
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Greece may be allowed higher debt level in bailout accordGerman Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Greece may be allowed to run a higher debt in coming years than envisaged so far as part of the second international aid
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President quits in scandal over favoursGermany's president resigned Friday in a scandal over favours he allegedly received before becoming head of state, and Chancellor Angela Merkel moved quickly to try and head off a dom
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland’s economy stagnated in fourth quarterFinland’s economy stalled in the fourth quarter as Europe’s deepening debt crisis hurt exports. Gross domestic product, adjusted for seasonal variations, was uncha
 Who are the real "Presidents" of Europe? 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
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy launches presidential electionPresident Nicolas Sarkozy formally declared his candidacy for a second term Wednesday seeking to overturn a wide poll lag with promises to get the unemployed back to work and use referendu
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Teachers may strike for three daysEstonian teachers and day-care workers will strike for as long as three days next month after talks with the government over wages broke down. The strike will start on March 7, with the durati
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Dutch authorities start probe into hacker attack at KPNDutch authorities began probing a hacker attack at Royal KPN NV after the phone company temporarily blocked e-mail accounts of about 2 million clients because confidential
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Denmark leads EU countries on wind energyEuropean wind energy is picking up as recently released statistics by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) show an upward spike in the number of wind farms created, amount invest
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
President to be elected in public voteCzech citizens will be able to choose their future presidents after a constitutional change approved Wednesday by Parliament that took the decision on who occupies the largely ceremonial p
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus Government debt reached 67.5%According to a Euro-stat news release, the Cyprus debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio reached 67.5% in the third quarter of 2011, compared with 59.9% in the same quarter of 2010; an i
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
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British riot police use batons on embassy-storming anti-Syria protestersBritish police have used batons and riot shields to hold back protesters trying to storm the Syrian Embassy in London for the second time in one day. Earl
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium Slides into RecessionBelgium's economy fell back into recession at the end of 2011, reversing the strong growth it had seen in the first half of the year as the country became the latest to fall victim to the euro
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Austria leads European gas-price surge as Russian supply dropsAustrian natural gas jumped by more than a third this week as Russian flows declined and freezing weather left about 250 people dead across Eastern Europe. Gas for
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Sweden questions Nobel Peace Prize selection basisSwedish authorities are looking into whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been going to the "wrong" type of people, like human rights campaigners and environmentalists,
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Economy shrinksSpain’s economy shrank in the fourth quarter, pushing the country toward its second recession since 2009 and undermining government efforts to narrow the budget deficit. Gross domestic product fell 0.3 per
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Janez Jansa will lead the new Slovenian governmentAlmost two months after the snap elections in the country, the Slovenian parliament has on Saturday (January 28) given a mandate to Janez Jansa, leader of the Democratic Party
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Hackers from Anonymous group say they shut down websites in SlovakiaThe official websites of Slovakia’s Government Office and the Economy Ministry were inaccessible for a couple of hours on the evening of January 28 even
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Romania PM reappoints deputy minister to ease angerRomania's Prime Minister Emil Boc on Tuesday reappointed a popular deputy health minister, whose resignation last week over proposed healthcare reforms sparked violent pro
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Portugal is beating the headwinds The financial crisis has forced Portugal to confront a number of longstanding imbalances in its economy. No country desires an adjustment program, but once in place it should be embraced as an
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Poland signs international copyright treaty that has sparked days of protestsPoland on Thursday signed an international copyright agreement which has sparked days of protests by Internet users who fear it will lead to online c
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Gonzi faces confidence vote that may derail deficit cutsMaltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi faces a no-confidence vote in parliament that could bring down the government and undermine his efforts to trim the deficit and shie
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
Fincl tax for euro-zone only is bad ideaLuxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden said Tuesday implementing a financial transaction tax only in the euro zone is a bad idea. "It's a bad idea because it would have the eff
 Lithuanian report Lithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuanian Seimas votes for big increase in private copying taxThe president approved the new regime on the condition that the government will immediately conduct monitoring of the existing law and ensure a clear and simple ta
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Latvian Post board replaced ahead of market liberalisationLatvian ministers have dismissed the board at Latvian Post, appointing a new three-person panel in its place to lead preparations as the country’s postal market i
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Italian cruise death toll rises to 13The death toll from the Costa Concordia shipwreck has raised to 13 after divers found the body of a woman in the stern of the half-sunken cruise ship. Civil Protection services Chief Franco
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Apologise for remarks on exilesThe row over Michael Noonan’s remarks about emigration continued yesterday, with Sinn Féin calling on the Minister for Finance to apologise for saying it was a lifestyle choice. Mr Noo
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Hungary PM backs down, seeks fast aid dealHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gave the first concrete evidence on Friday that he is backing down in a dispute with the European Union, aiming to free up talks on aid needed to
 My ideal future economic model for Europe! 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,
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Watch the Greeks, not the agenciesWhile the big headlines over the weekend were about S&P's downgrades of European countries, the more worrying news came from Greece, where talks on a debt deal broke up. While I am not
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
German five-, 30-year yields drop to records on Europe crisisGerman bonds gained this week, with five-year and 30-year yields falling to records, as government officials said Standard & Poor’s may lower the credit ra
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France to pursue reforms after downgradeFrance's prime minister said Saturday his country will push ahead with cost-cutting measures after its top-tier debt rating was downgraded, a blow with repercussions across financial
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
S&P will not cut top-rated FinlandRatings agency Standard & Poor's will not downgrade top-rated Finland in a euro zone-wide move expected later on Friday, a senior euro zone official said. "Finland is not amon
 Euro-zone and Herman's poemsEuro-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
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonian Wikipedia makes case for tax exemptionEstonian Wikipedia is suing the government because of changed rules that deny Wikipedia tax exemption status as a non-governmental, philanthropic organization. "A few years a
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Lawmaker urges Dutch to apologize for WWII Jewish deportationsOutspoken Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders called on the government Wednesday to apologize for the country's "passive" response to the mass deportations o
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EU presidency program Europe must implement EU-wide economic reforms to beat the debt crisis, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Friday, while announcing priorities for Denmark's EU presidency. "There i
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Manufacturing contracts as decline in new orders quickensCzech manufacturing contracted for a second month in December as new orders declined at a faster pace, an industry gauge showed. The HSBC Czech Republic Manufacturing PM
 Dividing and Rule of our societies... 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
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus’ foreign minister briefing US officials on natural gas developmentThe foreign minister of Cyprus is discussing with U.S. officials her country’s promising economic prospects from natural gas exploration. Era
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgaria taxes plastic shopping bags, aims to stimulate bioplastic alternativeIn Bulgaria, the Parliament approved a law establishing the equivalent of a $0.10 tax on the use of plastic shopping bags as of October 1, 2012, and
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Britain invites the world in 2012New Year is for many of us a time of reflection; a time to mark the passing of the old and the coming of the new. Turning the page that brings in the new year can offer an opportunity to look f
 Quo Vadis Euro?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
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Prepared to take additional anti-crisis measuresBelgium is prepared to take additional measures to combat its crisis, Prime Minister Elio di Rupo said in a New Year's address. "The aims of the new government is to com
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Austrians brace for harsh health reformKarlheinz Kopf said he was currently trying to convince the Social Democrats’ (SPÖ) debt brake negotiators that there was a savings potential of 1.8 billion Euros until 2017. S
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Solar power production surges 60 of total electricity supplyGermany’s solar energy output surged 60% to 18 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2011, accounting for more than 3% of national electricity generation, national in
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France and Germany still dividedTwo landmark speeches in two days were supposed to highlight France and Germany's determination to bring about a resolution to the euro crisis. Instead, they have highlighted how divided Fra
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In the grip of a financial coupIt is clear that the European Union cannot summon the political will to stand up to the markets and resolve the crisis. Until now the lamentable behaviour of European leaders has been blamed on t
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Tallinn wants Russian schools to teach in EstonianThe Estonian government has not granted a delay to 15 Russian-speaking schools with regard to the switch to education in Estonian. On Wednesday, Russian Schools of Estonia publ
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Denmark divided on EU’s fiscal pact as presidency approachesPrime Minister Helle Thorning- Schmidt, who vowed to fight for European unity when Denmark takes over the bloc’s presidency next month, is battling a spli
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Czech Republic says euro entry date on holdCzech authorities said Thursday the country would not seek entry into the ERM II mechanism, the two-year waiting room for eurozone candidates which pegs their currencies to the euro.
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Britain to keep bases in CyprusBritain will retain both its military bases in Cyprus following the completion of a review of their operations by Lord Ashcroft, its Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said yesterday. The news will
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Bulgaria PM vows to revive near terminally ill health care Bulgaria's prime minister, well known for his populist pledges, plans to assign top priority to the country's struggling health system, plagued by chronic
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Britain 'to send experts to eurozone crisis talks'Britain will send experts to eurozone talks on new rules to save the single currency union after London rejected new EU measures on budget discipline, Poland said on Fr
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Belgium has gay prime ministerFrench-speaking Socialist Elio di Rupo has become the first out gay leader in the European Union, having been elected the premier of Belgium, according to the Wall Street Journal. Di Rupo, 60, is
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Spending power slidesAustria remains one of the richest countries in Europe – but new figures also show that people’s purchasing power is waning. The European Commission’s (EC) statistics agency, Eurostat, sa
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Sweden industrial unions get 3% wage increase over 14 monthsSwedish industrial unions and employers agreed on a wage deal to avert a potential labour strike after a deadline expired last month. Five unions representing 500,000
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Spain's example shows limits of EU targets As euro-zone leaders discuss whether to impose penalties on heavily indebted member countries that break certain fiscal limits, Spain's experience shows why more centralized s
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Court tries father in custody battle-turned-missing girl caseA Slovene man is accused of spiriting away his 4-year-old daughter in a custody battle-turned-missing girl case that has captivated this small European country. The
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia cancels bond auction Dec 12The Slovak Debt and Liquidity Management Agency, or Ardal, said Monday it will cancel a government bond auction originally scheduled for Dec. 12, citing "decreasing demand for bonds.
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Inside Romania's secret CIA prisonIn northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighbourhood minutes from the centre of Romania's capital city, is a secret that the Romanian government has tried for years to protect. F
 The big fat European messThe 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
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Portugal says it will ‘definitely’ meet 2011 deficit limitPortugal will “definitely” meet its budget-deficit limit for this year after including the transfer of banks’ pension funds to the state,
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Malta’s October retail trade shows highest increase in EUIn October 2011, compared with September 2011, the volume of retail trade grew by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In September retail trade fell by
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
Luxembourg selected for Netflix European head officeThe Government of Luxembourg today announced that Netflix, Inc. is locating its European headquarters in Luxembourg. Netflix is the world's leading Internet subscription
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania needs additional budget measures in 2012, Premier saysLithuania needs additional budget measures of 800 million litai ($312 million) in 2012 to keep the deficit within the government’s target of 2.8 percent of
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvian bank Krajbanka set to be wound upLatvian bank Latvijas Krajbanka will likely be wound up, the government said Friday, after the Russian owner of its defunct Lithuanian parent Snoras was detained amid claims of fraud.
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland to extend bank guaranteeIreland has no choice but to extend its state-guarantee to depositors and bond holders for six broken banking groups and subsidiaries because market funding for the lenders remains "fragile
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italian unions uneasy over economic rescue planThe Italian government's financial rescue plan is yet to be finalized, but already labour unions are denouncing it and some politicians are suggesting they might not back all
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary may have to bow to IMF conditions to access financial assistanceHungary’s government may have to reverse its position on ruling out International Monetary Fund conditions in exchange for financial aid, according
 Angela, do you feel nervous tonight?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
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Greece sees rise in homeless rateGreece is faced with a growing homeless rate as the new interim government of Lucas Papademos continues to struggle with the country's economic crisis. Since the 2008 onset of the economic
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Police battle with 1000s blocking nuke trainThe convoy taking the German waste on a 1,200-kilometre (750-mile) journey from a reprocessing centre in north-western France to a storage facility in northern Germany was stopped fo
 Patronizing democracy in the name of a strong euroPatronizing 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
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France working towards greater EU integration French Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse said Sunday that France was working to change European Union treaties in a bid to further consolidate the euro zone. "The idea is to co
 Finn reportFinn report by Euro Reporter
Finland to destroy its landmines after MPs approve banFinland will destroy its stockpile of a million landmines by 2016 after parliament voted on Friday to ban the use of the anti-personnel devices, paving the way for the coun
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Long-term overdue loans ease in OctLoans and leasing payments more than 60 days overdue in euro zone member Estonia's banking system eased to 5.7 percent of the total loan portfolio in October compared to a revised 5.9 per
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Greenpeace is damaging Holland's reputationEnvironmental organisation Greenpeace has gone too far so often that the government should look into expelling it from the Netherlands, Richard de Mos, an MP for the populist PVV.
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Security service warns of extremist violenceExtremists from both the right and left of the political spectrum have become more inclined to use violence and more professional in their quest to carry out attacks, the Danish secu
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Central bank should be ready to react to crisisThe Czech central bank should be ready to react to “downside risks” to the economic outlook as the euro-area’s sovereign-debt crisis hurts growth prospects, the
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Energy firm estimates field off Cyprus holds 3-9 trillion cubic feet of natural gasA top official with United States firm Noble Energy said on Tuesday that a field it is conducting undersea exploratory drilling in off the coas
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
President does not rule out possibility to veto retirement age rise proposalBulgarian President Georgi Parvanov does not rule out the possibility to veto the government’s proposal to rise retirement age next year. The go
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Rising jobless rate blamed on euro debt crisisBritain’s youth unemployment has broken through the 1 million mark to reach a record level as the country's wider unemployment rate has climbed to a 15-year high. The gov
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium to double nuclear taxNegotiators forming Belgium's coalition government have agreed to double the tax on nuclear generation to Eur550 million ($745 million) and require dominant power firm Electrabel to make availa
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Debt brake as spreads over bunds hit recordAustria’s cabinet today signed off a draft law for a debt brake to cut its debt level to 60 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 as the yield spread on the Alpine republic
 Sacrificing the Europeans like PIGSSacrificing 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
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Bond yield breaks 7% Slovenia’s 10-year government bonds slid for a fourth day, with the yield topping 7 percent for the first time since the nation adopted the euro in 2007, as the debt crisis in Europe roils marke
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Best in the world at supporting poor countriesAccording to the American think tank Centre for Global Development Sweden is best in the world at helping poor countries. Sweden's development cooperation is world-class both i
 Greece and Italy: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again?Greece and Italy: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
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Euro zone split may be necessary Euro zone member Slovakia believes it might be better for some states to leave the currency if they cannot make necessary reforms, its prime minister said on Friday, saying a "de fact
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Spain seen as next eurozone victim by analystsSpain may be the next victim of bearish investors in the eurozone bond markets because of its difficulty in meeting deficit reduction targets, weak economy and struggling banks, ac
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Opposition leader Victor Ponta speaks kindly of anti-graft prosecutors The leader of Romania's main opposition party, the Social Democrats (PSD), spoke kindly of the country's National Anti-corruption Department (DNA)
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Portugal doesn't need bailout funds boostPortugal, one of three eurozone countries to receive an EU-IMF bailout, does not need more money to address its debt burden, eurozone chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday. EU, I
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Opposition party expels 3 outspoken membersPoland's main opposition party, Law and Justice, has expelled three prominent members who had called for more openness from leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski -- a critical split for a par
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Commission takes Luxembourg back to court over waste water treatmentThe European Commission is referring Luxembourg back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of urban waste water. The Court previously ruled in N
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Court jails Real IRA suspect for 12 yearsA Lithuanian court on Friday sentenced Irish citizen Michael Campbell to 12 years in jail for seeking to acquire weapons and explosives in Lithuania to arm a Northern Irish republican m
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Italy protesters rally against BerlusconiTens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Rome Saturday to voice their opposition to the government of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and its reforms. Many of the pr
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Latvians in language voteSignatures are being collected in Latvia in support of the demand that the Russian language be given an official status in this former Soviet Baltic republic. The Central Elections Commission ordered t
 Occupy Dame Street. Dublin, 2011.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 gunIn 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
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Italy at heart of euro crisis as borrowing costs soarItaly’s borrowing costs jumped to record levels on Friday, underlining its vulnerability at the heart of the eurozone debt crisis and scepticism about whether the stru
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Poet Higgins elected Ireland's ninth presidentIrish poet and human rights activist Michael D. Higgins was officially confirmed as his country's ninth president on Saturday after winning nearly 57 percent of the vote in
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
 The Greek haircut and the skin-headed Euro-zoneThe 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
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Greece vows to build on EU deal, people scepticalGreece vowed to press ahead with economic reforms on Thursday to capitalise on an EU deal to slash the country's debt, despite anger among its citizens at the prospect of ye
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Germany approves boosting of EU’s bailout fundAnother EU leaders’ summit has kicked off in Brussels aimed at taking concrete steps to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis. Ahead of that, German legislators agreed to
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Eyes more belt-tighting as election loomsWith France's economic growth outlook fast deteriorating, President Nicolas Sarkozy increasingly has little choice but to launch a new round of belt-tightening six months from a pre
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Parliament’s speaker condemns opposition to Bulgaria, Romania's Schengen entryFinland's parliament speaker Eero Heinäluoma has criticised his country's decision to block the admission of Romania and Bulg
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonian producer price inflation easesEstonia's producer price inflation slowed in September, data released by Statistics Estonia showed Thursday. The producer price index increased 3.7 percent year-on-year in September,
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PM under fire over euro zone bailoutDutch opposition parties took aim at Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday, demanding the minority coalition government secure a definitive and sustainable solution to Europe's debt cris
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New government promises a real support for Western Sahara in government programThe  Program of the new government of Social democrats, Socialist people’s and Social liberal  covering development, foreign policy
 New lords to replace the old kingsNew 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
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Arms exports to Yemen, Libya under Amnesty attackThe Czech Republic has been singled out as one of the main arms suppliers to repressive regimes in the Middle East and North Africa in a report by the human rights watchdog and
 The EU Single Market Forum, Krakow, Poland, 2011..! 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
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Cyprus promises 'fully-fledged' EU PresidencyCyprus’ EU Presidency will be a “fully fledged presidency” and Nicosia will not allow the Cyprus problem to jeopardise its role, Deputy Minister to the Pre
 The Greek economic genocideThe 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
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
PM makes final call on sacking methane hikeThere will be definitely no excise duty on methane in Bulgaria over the fact it would lead to a price hike of many other services which the country cannot afford in times of economic
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Economy likely to stall next year in wake of eurozone crisisA slowdown in the world economy and the prospect of a prolonged debt crisis in the eurozone will keep the UK economy at a virtual standstill next year, according to t
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Hopes for 6-party coalition governmentBelgium's prime minister-designate announced Thursday he will seek a six-party coalition to end a political impasse that has lasted nearly 500 days, a record for a country to go withou
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Austria court clears politician over mosque gameAn Austrian court cleared a far-right politician of incitement on Friday, ruling that an online anti-mosque game used in his election campaign did not encourage violence against
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Poet Tomas Transtromer awarded Nobel Prize in literatureWith the prize announcement moments away and the phone resolutely silent, Tomas Transtromer figured that his chance for Nobel glory had slipped by once again.
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Ljubljana mayor joins Slovenia election race to challenge JansaZoran Jankovic, the mayor of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, will form his own party to compete in early elections in December, kicking off a battle for leader
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Health service chokes as austerity tightensSpain's treasured public health care system has become the latest victim of the euro zone debt crisis. "We haven't been paid, but there's nothing we can do about it.
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Euro success Slovakia torn over saving currency zoneThe Volkswagen, Peugeot and Kia car plants along the main highway illustrate Slovakia's transformation from ex-communist backwater to euro zone success, the world's t
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Economic growth expectations for 2012 under pressureThe IMF projects a positive outlook of the Romanian economy in 2012, according to the second review that an IMF team took following recent discussion with the Romanian author
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Portugal faces strong restrictions on financingThe Portuguese economy is having trouble obtaining financing, with banks relying on the European Central Bank and the government tapping bailout funds, Finance Minister Vitor Gasp
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
To oppose EU-wide shale gas policy?The Polish Institute of International Affairs report, presented at the EP's energy committee this week, concludes that, "because of the complexity and breadth of this debate, it seem
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Malta cannot afford to slip on deficitThe next budget has to strike a balance between fiscal consolidation and economic growth, paying particular attention to those people who are feeling the pressure, Finance Minister Tonio F
 Would today's European leaders become Europe's undertakers?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
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Luxembourg’s Frieden says ‘all options on the table’ for DexiaLuxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden said “all options” are on the table regarding Dexia SA (DEXB) and that France, Belgium and
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Rights group calls for new CIA probeA human rights group called on Lithuania on Thursday to reopen its investigation into CIA prisons and the alleged torturing of terrorist suspects based on what they said was new evidence of
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Fuel price with taxes in Latvia third lowest in EUThe retail price for 95-octane fuel in Latvia at the end of September 2011 was EUR 1,231.68 (LVL 865.62) per 1,000 litters, including taxes, which is the third lowest figure in
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Businessman buys space to deride politiciansA prominent Italian businessman bought space in newspapers on Saturday to attack Italy's political class, adding to a swell of criticism of the government's failure to pass m
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland considers using new E.U. fund tooIn Ireland’s Finance Ministry, officials are engineering a manoeuvre that may make the difference between default and financial survival. The impetus for the plan is the cost of b
 Why having barriers when voting for the EP? 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
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EU urged to probe Hungary mortgage moveForeign banks and governments are warning that Hungarian moves to help holders of Swiss franc mortgages amount to “expropriation” that could damage the country’s banking
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Greece urges Turkey to be calm on Cyprus drillingThe Greek prime minister spoke to his Turkish counterpart on Monday, calling for calm in a dispute over gas exploration off Cyprus that has widened the island’s Greek-Turk
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
At war over eurozone bail-outEuropean officials have confirmed that discussions are afoot to boost the eurozone bail-out fund's firepower as part of a grand plan to contain the region's sovereign debt crisis in Greece.
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Chirac protests innocence in absentiaFormer French president Jacques Chirac gave an impassioned defence of his morals on Friday in a statement read out by a lawyer during his trial over the misuse of public funds when he was m
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Finland Keen to Expand Ties with IranFinland's Foreign Minister Erkki Sakari Tuomioja voiced his country's willingness to boost ties and cooperation with Iran in different fields. The issue was raised by the Finnish Fo
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonian parliament plans to approve EFSF bill on September 29Estonia plans to ratify the European Financial Stability Facility on Sept. 29 after voting to approve the bill in the first reading two days earlier, said Sven Sest
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Dutch FinMin warns of tough 2012, won't rule out more cutsThe Dutch finance minister warned on Tuesday that 2012 would be a tough year as he refused to rule out extra budget cuts in coming years and called for tougher sanc
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The unlikely Social Democrat A little after midnight last Thursday, when all but the last of the ballots had been counted, a tall, thin, blond woman in her mid-forties strode smilingly up on a stage in Copenhagen to acknowledg
 For how long EU will be the international jokeFor 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.
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Romani-occupied residential hotels in Varnsdorf basically okThis past Thursday, residential hotels in Varnsdorf (Děčín region) which are occupied by Romani tenants were audited by public health inspectors, who f
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus fuel search row heats up A row between Cyprus and Turkey over hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean escalated to near-crisis levels Friday as Greece, a traditional ally and European Union partner of Nicosia,
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgaria sells its tobacco monopoly to company controlled by Russia’s VTBankBulgaria says it has struck a deal to sell its tobacco monopoly Bulgartabac Holding to a company controlled by VTB, Russia’s second-larges
 When the domino effect became the boomerang effectWhen 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
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New study reveals UK has one of worst dropout rates in developing worldBritain has some of the worst dropout rates from schools and colleges in developed world - more than countries like Estonia, Slovakia, Greece, Poland and S
 A rogue statelet of Europe, ridicules the whole continent!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
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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
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No information on potential stake acquisitionEarlier press report claimed local businessman, other partners eyeing 20% stake in incumbent operator. Telekom Austria AG Friday said it has no information about speculation that an
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Sweden declines Saab request for protectionThe outlook for Saab Automobile darkened Thursday when a court rejected the iconic Swedish carmaker's filing for protection from creditors while it seeks short-term loans. The Van
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Next PM bares his soulMariano Rajoy, who is likely to become Spain’s next prime minister, has made a number of intriguing revelations in his memoirs, strategically released just a few weeks ahead of the general election
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Extend bail-out fund’s powersSlovakia’s cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the powers of the European bail-out fund. It now faces a fight in getting the measures approved by parliament because of the oppositio
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Romania denies hosting secret CIA prisonsRomania insisted Wednesday there was no evidence it had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the United States' war on terror after September 11, 2001. The country "has no info
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Banks' ECB borrowing up 4 pct in AugustPortuguese banks' borrowing from the European Central Bank rose 4 percent last month from July, as institutions in one of the countries bailed out in the euro zone debt crisis rem
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Account for CIA 'black sites'Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe Thomas Hammarberg is urging Poland, Romania and Lithuania to come clean regarding their alleged hosting of CIA “black sites
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Ethnic Poles protest at new lawProtesting at the presidential palace, Lithuania’s ethnic Poles are outraged at a new language law they say will leave them bottom of the class. It means ethnic minority schools will have t
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Rise in dairy products, AirBaltic issues Coffee and meat became more expensive this past summer, and in the fall, the prices will also increase for dairy products, Nozare.lv was informed by retailers. On the other hand, the pr
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Berlusconi hangs on amid cuts and sex sagasSilvio Berlusconi’s exasperated denunciation of Italy as “this shitty country”, emblazoned across newspapers on Friday, may yet haunt the corridors of Brussels and Frankfurt, judging
 Ethic liaisons with Finland and GreeceEthic 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
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Mortgage arrears worsenIrish residential mortgages in arrears or restructured due to financial distress rose 10 per cent in the second quarter from the previous three months, heaping pressure on the government to come up with
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Jobless rate unchanged 10.8%Hungary's average unemployment rate was 10.8% in the 15-74 age groups in May-July 2011, unchanged from 10.8% in April-June and down from 11.0% in May-July 2010, the Central Statistics Office (KS
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
When Will Greece Say 'Enough Is Enough'?EU leaders yesterday rounded on the new Head of the IMF calling her comments on Europe 'misguided'. Christine Lagarde's assessment is certainly stark. The former Fren
 Now we know why Brussels is the centre of EUNow 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
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Euro bail-out in doubt as "hysteria" sweeps GermanyMrs Merkel has cancelled a high-profile trip to Russia on September 7, the crucial day when the package goes to the Bundestag and the country's constitutional co
 French reportFrench 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
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Rehn rejects option to lead FinlandOlli Rehn, the European Union’s top economic official, has decided not to leave the post and run for president of Finland. He announced on Sunday he did not believe he should leave in t
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Spirituality in Estonia - the world's 'least religious' countryWhen Estonians were recently asked whether religion played an important part in their life, only 20% said yes. It suggests the Baltic country is, stati
 Eurobonds..: Nein, danke !!!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
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Pirate radio crackdownThe Netherlands has been a hotbed of unlicensed radio activity for decades. Dutch stations like the storied Radio Veronica, which broadcast off-shore from 1960 to 1974, inspired the UK pirate radio scene
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Racial motivation possibly behind group attackIn Rumburk (Děčín district) a mass attack took place in the early morning hours of today that evidently involved 24 people. Police spokesperson Jaromíra St
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Danish report regional banks dump assets to avoid international funding wallDenmark’s regional banks are cutting lending and selling off assets to generate cash needed to escape an international funding wall as policy ma
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Tensions mounting in Cyprus over Oil, gas exploration plansTensions are mounting between the Cyprus and Turkey over the island nation's plans to begin oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Drilling is s
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Ex PM Stanishev escapes court, faces slim fineSergey Stanishev, Bulgaria's former prime minister and leader of the opposition Socialist Party, who was charged last year over the leak of a classified report on organized cri
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For inciting riot online, 2 get 4-yr jail in BritainTwo men who tried to incite a riot on Facebook have been handed the longest jail terms so far by courts dealing with last week's violence in Britain. Jordan Blackshaw, 20
 A common immigration policy for Europe?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
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Muslim face veil fine paid off by French businessmanRachid Nekkaz, a French businessman, travelled to Brussels to settle the 50 euro fines handed out to teenagers aged 16 and 17. It has been illegal to wear the face veil or
 Let's talk about economic governance Nicolas and AngelaLet'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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Growth of Austria s economy remains highThe growth of Austria's economy remained high in the second quarter of 2011. Despite the sombre mood among Austrian businesses due to stock market turbulences, the rise in the GDP cl
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Slovenian coachman fined $1,700 for drunk drivingSlovenian police imposed a fine of 1,200 euro ($1,700) on a man, who drove a horse-drawn carriage while drunk, the Belgrade-based Tanjug news agency reported. The 41-year-old ma
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Soros suggests Greece, Portugal quit euro-zoneGeorge Soros, the US speculator turned billionaire philanthropist, has suggested both Greece and Portugal quit the European Union and the euro-zone because of their massive debts.
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovak Inflation Slows for Second Month to 3.7% on Food PricesSlovakia’s inflation rate fell for a second month to 3.7 percent in July from 3.9 percent in the previous month, the statistics office said. Consu
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Billionaire Spanish Duchess of Alba, 85, gives away fortune to marrySpain’s 18th Duchess of Alba is giving away her personal fortune so she can marry a Spanish civil servant, 25 years her junior. With thousands of acres
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Increased religious violence in SwedenFrom 2008 to 2009; Sweden went from being one of the calmest countries in this respect to a position in the middle. In 2008 the index number was 1.2 and in 2009 it was 2.3. Sweden’s
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Jewish group urges Romania to change anti-Semitic definitionA Jewish group on Tuesday urged Romania to change the definition of an anti-Semitic word included in a widely-circulated dictionary, saying it was "an expression
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Banks' ECB borrowing little changed in JulyPortuguese banks' cumulative borrowing from the European Central Bank was virtually unchanged last month from June, as banks' access to the wholesale interbank funding mar
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Former deputy prime minister diesPoland's former deputy Prime Minister Andrzej Lepper was found dead in his apartment in the capital, Warsaw, on Thursday, his party said in a statement. Lepper, 57, who headed Poland's
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Tigers in high heelsDespite the idea that discrimination of women in business is rampant in Latvia and the Baltic States, studies by both local and international groups have shown otherwise. There is also a common misconceptio
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Italy approves draft law banning burqa Italy's parliamentary commission has approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draft law was sponsored by Souad Sbai, a Moroccan-born
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland set to 'overachieve' on EU-IMF deficit targetsIreland has met or “overachieved” in implementing the terms of the EU-IMF bailout, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said in a letter to the two i
 My story as an EU citizen...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)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 governmentsThe 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
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Rate unchanged as debt turmoil roils currencyHungarian policy makers will probably leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged for a sixth month as the sovereign debt crisis weakens the forint and increases the country's c
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Interior minister sees no sign of far-right terrorism in GermanyGermany’s top security official is saying after the deadly attacks in Norway that there are no signs of any far-right terrorist activity in his country. A N
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy approval rating at 11-month high: pollPresident Nicolas Sarkozy's approval rating continued to rebound ahead of a 2012 election, a new poll found on Saturday, vaulting France's centre-right leader to his highes
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Nuclear power is in last place in the race against climate changeThe fight against climate change is a race against time. If we are to avoid the catastrophic consequences of rising global temperatures then strong and meaningfu
 Too much ...too lateToo 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
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greece to default as EU agrees €159bn bailoutGreece is set to lead the eurozone's first-ever default as European leaders agreed that the private holders of Greek debt will take a hit of €50bn over three years.
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonian wind farm taps GE for turbinesEstonian wind energy providers this week tapped GE for 18 turbines to outfit what will be one of the biggest wind farms in the Baltic region. The state-owned electric utility Eesti Energi
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Dutch telecom hikes rates after net neutrality law The Netherlands' largest telecommunications company announced big price hikes for mobile Internet customers on Tuesday, less than a month after Parliament approved one of
 What Ancient Greece and Modern Europe have in common?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
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
E.U. pressures Denmark on new border controlsConcerns that Denmark may be undermining Europe’s free travel zone intensified on Monday when the Danish authorities were told that they had failed to justify extra customs co
 Urgent need for an International Court for Global Financial CrimesUrgent 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
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Brussels probes Czech power utilityEuropean competition officials have opened a formal probe into CEZ over suspicions that the Czech Republic’s largest power utility illegally hampered rivals from entering the domestic w
 Merkel's master plan and europeMerkel'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 FathersOn 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
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus leader vows 'thorough' probe of deadly Iran arms blastIn his first public address since the Monday morning blast, which also injured 62 people and damaged hundreds of homes, The Cypriot president, Demetris Chris
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgaria needs international election observersPolitical season will die out after the no-confidence motion. The elections and situation will get hotter in September when election campaign will kick off, sociologist Tsvetozar
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Politicians’ gun for MurdochAfter holding out for a week, media baron Rupert Murdoch referred a controversial bid to take over British broadcaster BSkyB to the country’s Competition Commission. But his reported pla
 Alcide De Gasperi's Humanistic Vision of the European UnionAlcide 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
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Economic fundamentals are strongBelgian political parties must first form a government, then reduce debt and balance the budget, the leader of current negotiations Elio di Rupo said Tuesday after setting out proposals to unloc
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Austria doesn’t see capital surcharge for nation’s top banksAustrian regulators won’t pursue a capital surcharge for the country’s biggest banks as European policymakers are debating how to adapt at the
 Rating agencies of legitimating economic gossipRating 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 crisisMyths, 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
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Minority cabinet won’t rule until term-end.Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s minority government probably won’t complete its term in office, which ends in the second half of 2012, a poll showed. Some 64
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Swedish arms investigators seek SA’s helpThe Swedish prosecutorial authority wants the help of its South African counterparts in investigating alleged corruption arising out of the notorious arms proc
 When EU crisis makes Maggie contemporaryWhen 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
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Government trails opposition by 14 pointsSpaniards fed up with high unemployment and a sluggish economy would elect the centre-right Popular Party (PP) with a lead of more than 14 percentage points over the governing Socialist
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Europe's last 'sherpas' going strong in SlovakiaBarely visible under a keg of beer, bottles of water and sacks of heating coke on his back, Slovak Edo Liptak sets out on his gruelling daily climb as one of Europe
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Gypsies face ghettoization in RomaniaIn Arizona, politicians are trying to build a wall on the Mexican border to keep people out. Across the Atlantic, in an industrial city in Romania, a wall is being built to keep people in.
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
PM proposes new one-off levy on incomePortugal's new centre-right prime minister announced on Thursday an extraordinary tax to be levied on year-end bonuses, showing his determination to fix public finances with a step bey
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Account shortfall widens less than forecastPoland’s first-quarter current- account deficit was less than the median estimate of economist as the central bank’s change in methodology added less to the shortfall than
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
First on demand service launches in MaltaMalta’s first on demand television service is to launch on the Melita cablenet courtesy of the On Demand Group (ODG). The service, branded “ondemand!” will be the 18th
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania approves compensation for confiscated propertyLithuania's parliament agreed to pay $52 million over 10 years to compensate for properties confiscated from Lithuanian Jews by the Nazis and Soviets. International a
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvia says could seek NATO support over Mistral threat Latvia will ask NATO for support if Russia deploys French-built Mistral warships in the Baltic Sea because it would change the balance of forces in the region, Defence Mi
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Florence requests Mona Lisa's return, Paris says no way Italy has launched a campaign to convince the Louvre Museum in Paris to lend the Mona Lisa painting to Florence's Uffizi Gallery in 2013 to mark the 100th anniver
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland cuts bank bill, economy grows in Q1Ireland's economy rebounded sharply in the first quarter and the government cut its bill for bailing out the financial sector by nearly 2 billion Euros on Thursday after a success
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary PM to announce world record state debt cut todayHungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is to make a statement today expectedly at 14:00 CET, the PM’s office said in an email. Orbán told public ra
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Germany provides loan guarantees to prop up GreeceWolfgang Schauble, finance minister, said Germany was prepared to beef up the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) - one of the mechanisms set up last year as a temporary m
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy’s ex-wife sparks frenzy with 2012 'novel'France’s celebrity gossip journalists have been rubbing their hands together in anticipation this week after Nicolas Sarkozy’s former wife opened up ab
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland agrees on government after complex talksFinland's prime minister-designate says six parties have agreed to form a broad coalition government after weeks of complex talks that lingered mainly because of economic iss
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia emerging as bullish Baltic nationEstonia is no longer Europe's best kept secret, with increasing GDP growth, record numbers of tourists and a commitment to renewable energies and eco developments. The smallest of t
 The Greek misery vowsThe 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 reportGreek 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
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Tensions remain over Denmark's border-control plans Germany and Denmark have failed to resolve a dispute over the Danish government's plans to re-establish permanent border controls. Following a meeting with his Danish
 Czech ReportCzech Report by Euro Reporter
Czech unions to go ahead with strike despite court banThe planned strike against government's reform package will take place, but it is not yet certain when and it what form, Czech trade union representatives said today, r
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Refugees and migration influxInterior Minister Neoklis Sylikiotis stressed the need for additional action and policies with a view to implement the EU principle of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility with regard to r
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
European Central Bank’s Trichet rebuffs German bailout demandsThe European Central Bank will oppose any deal to address Greece’s debt problems that involves forcing the nation’s lenders to take a loss, ECB Pr
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Threats of snap elections are dramatic PlayThere are no conditions in Bulgaria to have snapped parliamentary elections or to topple the cabinet in a no-confidence vote. The comments were made by Bulgarian political scientists
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Britain deploys top diplomat, helicopters to LibyaBritish Foreign Minister William Hague flew to Benghazi on Saturday to meet rebels fighting to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi after NATO deployed attack choppers for the first time. Russia
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Government in CrisisIt's approaching rapidly to the one year mark. That's how long the nation of Belgium has been without a government. Belgium has a geographic and linguistic divide that features a Flemish speaking no
 A political Drachma drama and a Union in pauseA 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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
‘Hundreds’ of Austrian informers found in Czechoslovak archivesCzechoslovak communist era secret police archives show how hundreds of Austrians were paid to help secure the Cold War border. A sinister chapter in th
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Health Minister pushes for complete smoking banThe Bulgarian Health Ministry will submit a proposal to Cabinet, outlining amendments to the Health Act, calling for the introduction of a complete ban on smoking in enclosed publ
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain seeks compensation as greater countries ban imports of Spanish produceAs the number of fatal victims of the E.coli outbreak in Germany rises to 13 and greater countries block the import of Spanish products, Spanish fruit
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Catholic Malta votes for divorceVoters in the overwhelmingly Catholic Mediterranean state of Malta have voted to legalise divorce, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi announced yesterday after a weekend referendum.  Gonzi, who
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Obama reassures key ally PolandMilitary ties topped the agenda as U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his European tour with a visit to staunch ally Poland on Saturday. Fresh from the G8 economic summit in France, and after
 European dignity ratingsEuropean 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
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Competition Commission investigation into UK banking "inevitable"Lloyds and the Treasury are locked in talks on the issue but the banking group has made it clear it sees no reason why it should dispose of any more br
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Trial of anti-Islamic Dutch MP continue'An appeals court in Amsterdam has decided to continue the hate-speech trial of anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders.  The appeals judge presiding over the trial rejected Wi
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
German politician on controversial trip to PolandErika Steinbach, the president of the right wing Federation of German Expellees (BdV) was in Gdansk, Sunday, beginning a two-day trip to Poland, where critics accuse her of hist
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Another wall separating Roma from non-Roma plannedYet another wall is evidently being planned in Slovakia to separate the Roma community from other nearby residents. The town of Vrútky in the north of the country wants to
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain protesters defy ban to remain in Madrid squareTens of thousands of Spanish protesters have defied a government ban and camped out overnight in a square in the capital, Madrid. The protesters are angry with the government
 ...The easy option! Suspend the Schengen! Bravo!...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 EuropeWhen 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
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary to ban use of foreign license platesThere's a little plague going on in Eastern Europe, one that causes a lot of trouble for the drivers in countries like Romania or Hungary. That little plague is simply called a t
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italy's 'Super Mario' anointed as ECB headMario Draghi, who on Monday was anointed to head the European Central Bank come October, is known in Italy as "Super Mario", and has stature abroad and respect at
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
German economy minister rejects Greece exit from euroGermany's economy minister rejected on Sunday speculation that Greece should abandon the euro zone and return to the drachma, arguing that this would only weaken Europe
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
President Sarkozy shifts into re-election modeFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy put his re-election campaign machine into motion this week, strongly hinting at his candidacy during an interview with a French weekly that was pub
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Respite in the markets for Portugal after €78bn bailoutMarket pressure eased on Portugal yesterday as details began to emerge about the country's €78bn (£70bn) bailout deal hammered out with the European U
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Austria opens labour marketAustria is set open its labour market to 8 Eastern European members of the European Union (EU) on May 1 in a move that is expected to generate both challenges and opportunities. Austria and Germany a
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
European fund absorption in Romania could increase by involving commercial banks The absorption of European funds in Romania could be improved by improving access procedures and by boosting the participation of private commerc
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Big inflow of migrant workersGermany could see a net inflow of almost 800,000 migrant workers from central and Eastern Europe over the next two years, following the opening of its borders to free labour movement in the Europea
 Finnish dangerous liaisonsFinnish 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
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Nation's financial position improved in 2010Estonian companies, households and the government all found better financial footing in 2010, paying off debts and increasing assets, according to analysis by the Bank of Estonia
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Frustrated FinlandSolutions to the eurozone’s sovereign debt and banking crisis were proving elusive, to put it mildly, even before Sunday’s general election in Finland. But the task facing Europe’s leaders h
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Danish 'flexicurity' failing the test of the recessionA few years ago, there was a lot of praise for Denmark's "flexicurity" labour market strategy of flexible hiring and firing combined with generous une
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Historic race off UN list Italy's Tourism Minister has blocked the centuries-old Palio horse race from being nominated for World Heritage status over concerns about animal cruelty, angering local politicians and residents
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Dutch shooter had already been in trouble over weaponsThousands of people, many carrying candles, gathered late Sunday to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting spree in the Dutch town of Alphen aan de Rijn a day ea
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgarian Socialists vow for economic paradiseThe opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party presented Saturday an ambitious program for governing the country, setting high goals in the field of the economy. The program of the main
 Belgium reportBelgium report by Euro Reporter
Belgium's Solvay to acquire France's Rhodia in billion-dollar dealThe Belgian chemical company Solvay announced Monday that it is seeking to acquire French competitor Rhodia in a 3.4-billion-euro (4.8-billion-dollar) t
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Austria says Turkey must recall ambassadorAustria demands that Turkey should recall its ambassador from Vienna, writes Turkish Beyazgazete newspaper. Official Vienna gave to understand to Ankara through diplomatic sources that
 Big Society Blues:  The Stuttering of David Cameron's VisionBig 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...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 xenophobiaWhen 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
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Economy bottoms but only gradual recovery seenFollowing several years of rapid growth, the Romanian economy entered recession in 2008 as a result of the global economic crisis. While most of the economies in Central and Easter
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Nuclear tensions eruptTensions within Germany’s centre-right coalition government have burst into the open in Berlin, with leading members of the ruling parties competing in calls for ever more drastic moves to abandon n
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Sweden responds to EU criticism of wolf huntSweden's environment minister on Monday said the country's wolf hunt was necessary to boost acceptance of the animal, in a response to a European Commission reprimand for all
 Europe's sad rowdyismsEurope'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
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
RBS jettisons Spanish assets and loans at a lossTaxpayer-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland sold off a large chunk of its most risky Spanish property loans and assets at a significant loss. The bank said the loans and propertie
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Dutch woman, 63, gives birth: New country recordA 63-year-old Dutch woman gave birth to a daughter on Monday, becoming the oldest-ever new mother in the Netherlands, the hospital and news reports said. "Baby Meagan was bo
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
French voters slam Sarkozy in local ballotingFrench voters slammed President Nicolas Sarkozy in the first round of local elections on Sunday, as the ruling UMP party fell well behind the opposition Socialists and close to the
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
British forces fire missiles at GaddafiDavid Cameron ordered British forces into action against Libya in “Operation Ellamy” after world leaders united to tell the dictator the “time for action” had come
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greece should be given time to sort out its finances before talk of any debt restructuringGreece should be given time to sort out its finances before talk of any debt restructuring, which would have serious consequences, Peter
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Germany's Merkel hit by EU compromise, nuclear powerThe radiation threat from damaged Japanese nuclear power plants after a devastating earthquake has added to Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic troubles ahead of thre
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
17 Things you didn't know about St Patrick's DaySaint Patrick's Day is the most international of national days, celebrated from Boston to Buenos Aires and from Singapore to Seoul. What those cities also tend to sha
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Gov't coalition approves VAT unification at 17.5%The Czech government coalition parties yesterday backpedalled on the quick VAT unification plan and agreed on the preservation of a lower VAT of 14 percent in 2012 and on VA
 Greek ...football reportGreek ...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 EuroVers 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 RevisitingDoes the EU still have a Spiritual Identity? A Revisiting by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Text messages to replace stamps in SwedenThe Swedish postal service plans to give customers' tongues a rest by allowing them to pay their postage via mobile phone text message instead of stamps. A similar system is set for
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia PM tipped to win re-electionEstonia’s Prime Minister, Andrus Ansip, is poised to win in a general election on Sunday, with voters likely to reward his coalition government for steering the Baltic country out of a
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Rasmussen seeks more voice in EU debateDanish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Denmark would have more clout in EU affairs if it adopted the euro. Denmark will assume the EU presidency in January 2012, a rotating respo
 A Union without identity, act I in HelsinkiA 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
 Belgium reportBelgium report by Euro Reporter
Belgium’s debt is great unifier as government talks drag onThere are 342 billion reasons why Belgium won’t break apart. That figure is the size of the national debt in Euros: 31,560 Euros ($43,560) for every Belgia
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Greenpeace warns on France-SA nuclear dealsInternational  environmental activism group Greenpeace yesterday warned that President Jacob Zuma should not "fall into a dangerous trap" by signing deals with the Fren
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Enda Kenny looks to new start for Ireland after Fine Gael election surgeThe centre-right party swept to victory in Friday’s election following voter anger at the nation’s financial meltdown. It is now under pressur
 Are the True Finns the real Finns?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
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
Luxembourg Foreign Minister visits GazaLuxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Assleborn on Friday urged both the Palestinians and Israelis to "avoid violence and work hard to reach a peaceful solution to the prolonged conflict.
 Bazaar "L'Europe"...!!! 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
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Ten more Romanian border police officers placed under arrestThe Bucharest Court of Appeals has issued 29-day preventive arrest warrants for ten more border police officers from Albita customs in eastern Romania detained Monday
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Air Malta Tripoli flight cancelled because of congestionAn Air Malta flight to Tripoli was cancelled this evening because of operational reasons, an airline spokesman said. Informed sources said the cancellation was forced on
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Slovenian consumer morale at 18-month low Slovenia's consumer confidence further worsened in February to its lowest level since mid-2009, a survey conducted by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia revealed Mo
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain creates Food Security Cofinancing Facility Trust Fund Spain has established a new €300 million fund targeting rural poverty and food security, the country's Foreign Affairs Minister announced today on the occas
 But seriously EuropeBut 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.
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Sweden target of online threatsAn English-language online publication with links to al-Qaida has praised the suicide bomber attack in Stockholm in December, Swedish security officials said. Swedish terrorism Magnus Ranstort sa
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romanian students are given guide saying that gift giving to teachers could be corruptA new anti-corruption campaign is being launched in Romania, this one aimed at students who give gifts to their teachers. A civic group and
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Portugal gets cheaper money as debt crisis easesFinancially troubled Portugal raised euro1.255 billion in a Treasury bill sale Wednesday and its borrowing costs fell as tension over Europe's debt woes continued to ebb. Por
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland’s kids addicted to energy drinksEvery fifth Polish secondary school pupil consumes energy drinks several times a week, shows research by the Mazovia Centre for Addiction Prevention. Young Poles consume energy drin
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Cancer rates in MaltaStatistics on cancer incidence in Malta published last week contrast sharply with other figures that were released in September, but health authorities insist that both are correct. It is simply a case of
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania banking sector cuts losses in 2010Lithuania's banking sector, dominated by Scandinavian groups, made only a small loss in 2010, showing a recovery from the big deficits of 2009, the central bank said on Friday. T
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvian prime minister says IMF is "unpredictable partner" Latvia remained 'on target' to adopt the euro in 2014, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis said Thursday, but described the International Monetary Fund
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Silvio Berlusconi 'has made Italians a laughing stock' "Our young people abroad are called 'bunga bunga' Italians and that is not a flattering definition," the Famiglia Cristiana (Christian Family) ma
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Irish opposition pParties call for February election Ireland's two main opposition parties Monday called on the Fianna Fail-led minority government to fast-track legislation for the country's international bailout and
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
EC questions about media law technical, says government officialThe European Commission's questions to the Hungarian government concerning the new media law are "of a technical nature" rather than about the freed
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greece pledges to enforce disputed smoking banGreece has pledged to enforce a smoking ban enacted last year, the latest after decades of failed effort, which continues to be widely flouted in Europe's most nicotine-addicte
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Euro Group leader exhorts Germany to expand rescue fundThe influential head of the Euro Group of 17 countries that have adopted Europe's common currency is warning that Germany must move to expand the money available in th
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland not ratifying indigenous peoples ConventionFinland will not ratify the UN convention upholding the rights of its indigenous Sámi population in this government’s term, reports media group Alma Media. The EU h
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
French minister plays defence after controversial remarks on TunisiaWhen French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie said last week that France could help Tunisia control the protests against President Zine al-Abidine Be
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Bigger EU rescue fund possible, not ideal-EstoniaAn expansion of the European Union's bailout fund is still a possibility but is not necessary at the moment, Estonia's finance minister said on Wednesday. European finan
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Conditions on expanding EU bail-out fundThe Netherlands has stopped its opposition to the expansion of a European emergency fund to bail out countries which get into financial trouble on condition countries get their finances
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
No student grants for foreigners, parties propose Non-Danes studying in Denmark will no longer qualify for the SU student grant, according to a proposal put forth by the PM’s Liberal Party and supported by the Danish Peo
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
The Czech Republic has announced a major healthcare reform planHealth minister Leos Heger has unveiled the comprehensive reform plan in response to protests from the country’s doctors, who are threatening to emigrate en
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus has no imminent plans for borrowingCyprus has no imminent plans to borrow from international markets because it has covered its financing needs for coming months, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday. The island
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Government declares war on fuel smugglersBulgaria’s government has declared a war on fuel smuggling rings across the country.  “All gasoline pumps in Bulgaria will be protected by special electronic chips, Fin
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Undercover cop 'played key role' in UK power station plotA trial against six environmental activists accused of conspiring to shut down a power station in the UK has collapsed amid questions over the role of an underco
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium renews efforts to form a new government Since Belgium's election in June 2010, the parties have failed to form a coalition. A new proposal by Belgium's latest mediator tries to find a compromise for the two dee
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
World War II-era Nazi mass grave thought foundHistorians believe they have found a World War II-era mass grave containing the bodies of 220 disabled people killed by Nazis in Austria, they announced this week. The discovery wa
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Opposition targets Viktor OrbanHungary's opposition struck back at a disputed media law Wednesday, by filing a complaint against a friend of Premier Viktor Orban for what it claims were hateful comments in a recent article
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia enters euro zone amid nostalgia for kroon It was a moment the Estonian government - one of a line of liberal, pro-Western coalitions that have ruled the country since 1992 - had been awaiting for years. At midnight on
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Intolerance worries President HalonenIn the President’s annual televised New Year’s speech, Tarja Halonen said that extreme views were on the rise in Finland and abroad, but that intolerance did not solve any probl
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Juppé in Kabul on Christmas visitFrench Defence Minister Alain Juppe arrived in Kabul Saturday for a Christmas visit to troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to an AFP journalist. France has around 3,850 troops deployed in
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
In briefThe three Latvian helicopter pilots released by Sudanese kidnappers last week have returned home to Latvia, reports LETA. The three Latvian citizens, who were kidnapped in Sudan’s troubled region of Darfur more t
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Moody's may cut Greek credit rating, now on reviewMoody's Investors Service put Greece's sovereign foreign currency credit rating on review for possible downgrade on Thursday, citing uncertainty over the country
 Angry faces in the streets of EuropeAngry 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
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Berlusconi seeks fresh start after bitter Italy voteItalian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sought to woo rebel deputies on Wednesday, a day after surviving a vote that saw tumultuous scenes in parliament and set off some of
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium grants DRC 14 million Euros for elections Belgium is to give 14 million Euros to DR Congo towards its 2011 general election, according to a statement from the Belgian government made available to the press in Brussels
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Does not need international bailout Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates says his country can solve its financial problems by itself and does not need an international bailout. In an interview published Saturday, Mr. Socrat
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Extension of coal subsidiesGermany has won its battle to ensure that state subsidies to loss-making coal mines can continue until 2018, rather than a 2014 cut-off date proposed last summer. Under a deal formally approved by in
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain sets new austerity measuresSpain summarized new set of austerity measures Friday to bring its massive budget deficit under control and to relieve investor’s concern on international bailout. The Spanish government
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greek budget revenues pick up in NovemberA Greek official said that lagging budget revenues picked up significantly in November, raising hopes that the debt-ridden country will meet its revenue boosting targets at the end of t
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Central bank raises key interest rateHungary's central bank raised its main interest rate from an annual 5.25 percent to 5.50 percent on Monday because of expectations of higher inflation. The bank now expects inflation to
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland's Komorowski hails Russian recognition of Katyn massacrePolish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Saturday hailed the decision by the lower house of Russia's parliament approving a declaration recognizing the 194
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgaria to focus on partnership with neighbouring countriesBulgaria will focus on the joint partnership with neighbouring countries because the European Union has always tolerated the joint projects for prevention and early n
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Toxic waste cargo ship 'failed safety inspection'The Maritime Union of Australia is concerned about workers loading toxic waste from the Orica plant onto a ship bound for Denmark. The ship, Beluga Fascination, currentl
 Public services Vs IMFPublic 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
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy calls journalists paedophiles“See you tomorrow, paedophile friends!” was French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s surprising farewell to reporters at a briefing during the Lisbon Nato conference Friday. Sar
 Let's talk about tax, Ireland and European solidarityLet'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
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Tourist sector fears cannabis banThe tourist sector fears that Amsterdam in particular will attract fewer foreign visitors if cabinet plans to exclude them from so-called 'coffee-shops' go ahead. The cabinet wants the
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Austria approves €20 million for Jewish cemeteries Austria's parliament passed a bill Wednesday to provide €20 million ($27 million) in federal funds to restore Jewish cemeteries over the next two decades. The
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
27 held after drug gang raids in UKMore than 200 police officers took part in co-ordinated raids across the UK in an operation targeting drug gangs. Twenty men and two women were arrested in Merseyside, three men in London, on
 Irish reportIrish 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
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuanian president calls Lukashenka guarantor of Belarus' stability, independenceLithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said that Alyaksandr Lukashenka's victory in December's presidential election would safegua
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania: GDP contraction deepens further in Q3On November 12th, the statistics service released the preliminary flash estimate of GDP in Q3. According to the flash estimate, GDP on an unadjusted basis declined by 2.5% yoy in Q
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italy growth slows in third quarterItaly’s economic growth rate slowed to 0.2 percent in the third quarter after expansion of 0.5 percent in the second quarter, the national statistics agency ISTAT said on Friday. The ra
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Standoff in Bulgaria with organized crimeWhen Bulgaria’s burly new prime minister, Boyko Borisov, took office, he pledged to stamp out organized crime. But the man nicknamed Batman is now being tested by a weak judiciary
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Denmark has ranked number one in The Global Entrepreneurship and Development IndexThe high ranking in GEDI is most likely a result of major growth enhancing policy reforms in the late 1980s and the 90s. In 2005, stimulating en
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Pope Longs for Franco on visit to SpainPope Benedict lamented the end of fascist rule in Spain that kept the Catholic Church’s religious beliefs codified, and the Catholic Church running much of the nation as a lapdog fo
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgian euthanasia comedy wins Rome film festivalBelgium's "Kill Me Please", a black comedy about euthanasia shot by French director Olias Barco, won the Golden Marc'Aurelio best film award at the Rome film f
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
 For their own goodFor 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 thornErdogan'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. MerkelEurope 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
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Humour tempers horror of Romania’s ‘Golden Age’At the conclusion of writer/director Cristian Mungiu’s five-part opus, Tales from the Golden Age, television images of the Romanian Communist Party in its
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Court finds 'rogue trader' Kerviel guilty in fraud trialFrench “rogue trader" Jérôme Kerviel, who shocked the finance world by single-handedly losing 4.9 billion Euros at French bank Sociét
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia has largest wages and pensions in the BalticsEstonia has not only the largest wages in the Baltic countries but also the highest pensions, according to a financial survey of Baltic households by SEB Group economists. I
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Netherlands edges towards banning burqaTwo centre-right parties have agreed to ban the burqa in the Netherlands as a price for parliamentary support from the anti-Islam Freedom party for their minority government. Liberals lea
 Cyprus historic ironiesCyprus 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
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
In the UN AssemblyTurkey can prove its commitment to a lasting solution of the Cyprus issue by withdrawing immediately its occupation forces from the island, thus boosting both the negotiation process and its own European pers
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Jobless rate inches down to 11.3 percentPoland's jobless rate declined for the eighth straight month in August, to 11.3 percent, the Central Statistical Office said Friday. The office said some 1.8 million people in this n
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Bishops address celibacy ruleThree Roman Catholic bishops, reacting to damaging sexual abuse scandals in their ranks, have urged the church to consider easing its celibacy requirement for priests. Bishop Jozef de Kesel of Brug
 When Europe lost her momentumWhen 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 reportDanish 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
 British ReportBritish Report by Euro Reporter
When Britain decided to stop spying on IndiaThe British were so unsure about intelligence sharing with post-independent India, its spy agencies decided to set up an unprecedented covert operation in the country but its agent
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Austerity Protests Sweep RomaniaAntigovernment demonstrations broke out across Romania on Wednesday as medical workers, taxi drivers and civil servants protested cuts in salaries, bonuses and jobs. Authorities fired tear gas a
 EU reportEU report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy fights back in Roma row at EU summitNicolas Sarkozy, France's president, caused consternation in European Union circles this evening when he claimed that Germany was planning to follow France's example and clea
 American poverty that reflects the European realityAmerican 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
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
100 BMWs for free! Slovenian government under fire for accepting donation of carsThings got complicated for the Slovenian government after it announced BMW Slovenia was offering it 100 new vehicles for free for five years, aft
 When a Roma...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
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Reinfeldt coalition widens lead to 9.7% Sweden’s ruling coalition has widened its lead over the opposition, according to an opinion poll before next week’s parliamentary elections, conducted by the pollster Sifo
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Miners stage an underground sit-in In stark contrast to the plight of the trapped miners in Chile, a group in Spain have deliberately chosen to stay underground. The men are two weeks into a strike to demand wages they say the
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia Aims to Cut ‘Too High’ Energy Subsidies, Minister SaysEstonia’s government wants to reduce subsidies for renewable energy producers to cut costs for consumers, Economy Minister Juhan Parts said. The E
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland opens clinic to help poker players on …tiltIn most of the world, you'd have to describe the relationship between poker players and governments as icy, at best. But that doesn't seem to be the case in Finl
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Feiz Muhammad, Muslim Cleric: ‘Behead Geert Wilders’ A radical Muslim Cleric, Feiz Muhammad has called for Geert Wilders to be beheaded for comments he made in an interview about Islam. Wilders only learned of the
 No end in sight for Belgian political chaosNo 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 rascalityGaddafi'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
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italian minister apologises after delivery room fightItaly's health minister has apologised to a woman for a fight between two doctors in the delivery room as she was about to give birth. The authorities are investigating
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
German official espousing Nazi racial ideologyThe German official who authored a new doomsday book on the future of Germany appears to endorse Nazi racial ideology, Jewish leaders said. Thilo Sarrazin, a board member of the Ge
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy under fire from within his own ranks on Roma policyThe French government’s first ministers meeting after the summer recess will be held on Wednesday, marking the beginning of what could be President Nicolas Sarko
 The German alchemical growth miracleThe 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
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Fighting criminal gangs at the European levelBelgium's Interior Minister Annemie Turtelboom (Flemish liberal) has asked the European Union to step up its coordinated efforts to tackle travelling criminal gangs. Another wor
 The Slovaks, Olli Rehn and the EU continuing failuresThe 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
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Wedding gift triggers bribery claims against Swedish princessA Swedish billionaire’s controversial wedding present to Crown Princess Victoria – the use of his private jet, yacht and luxury US ranch for her recent h
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgarian Navy marks 131st anniversaryThe Bulgarian Naval Forces mark over the weekend the 131-year anniversary of their establishment in the presence of local and State officials and numerous events in the Black Sea cities of
 Belgium reportBelgium report by Euro Reporter
Belgium have lowered the age for the Gardasil vaccine to 9 yearsIt has been revealed by the European Medicines Agency that Belgium have decided to change their vaccine policy, regarding the Gardasil vaccine, lowering the origi
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Tax break for artist legacyFrench Labour Minister Eric Woerth was subject to yet more allegations of financial wrongdoing on Wednesday, in connection with the will of French artist Cesar Baldaccini. Left-leaning daily Liberati
 But seriously EuropeBut 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
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy looks to strip citizenship from those who threaten policePresident Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Friday that France would strip foreign-born criminals of their French nationality if they use violence against police or publ
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungarian PM reiterates intention to break with IMF when contract expiresGetting free of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be a step towards national self-determination, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Ret
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Row over Danish plan to cut immigrants' pay A bitter political row has erupted in Denmark over proposals by a member of the ruling party to slash the minimum wage for immigrant workers by half to help them gain a foothold
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finnish MP to head probe of deadly ethnic clashes in KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan has accepted European proposals for an international investigation into interethnic violence that killed hundreds in the south of the country last month
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Berlusconi wins confidence voteThe Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has won a vote of confidence on an unpopular 25 billion Euro (32 billion dollars) austerity package. The two year plan was approved by 170 votes to 13
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia looks to boost euro supportThe Estonian Finance Ministry has announced that it will launch a campaign to increase support among the general population for the country joining the euro zone at the start of next year. Ac
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Angry residents call for end to exercises Tempers flared at the National Guard’s (NG) Kalo Chorio firing range in Larnaca yesterday, after dozens of nearby residents demanded an end to military exercises until after the
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgarian ruling Party reshuffles Parliamentary headsRuling centre-right party GERB has decided to appoint MP Anastas Anastasov as the new Deputy Chair of Bulgarian Parliament. Anastasov, who is the head of Parliamentary Commi
 Spanish ReportSpanish 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
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Vlad the Impaler 'no worse than other princes'An exhibition in Romania aims to debunk the myths surrounding Walachian prince Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker's bloodsucking
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Bishop nomination is Vatican's demonstration of powerThe appointment of Ägidius Zsifkovics as new bishop of the Eisenstadt diocese has been branded a "reckless demonstration of power by the Vatican." Theolog
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Anti-veil law risks being shot down by constitutional councilA proposed law against the wearing of the full Islamic veil in French public spaces is to be sent to France’s Constitutional Council after being voted on by th
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Pirate party to host torrent site in Parliament The Pirate Party, who has a seat in the European Parliament, is aiming to get into the Swedish Parliament in the upcoming General Election in September. To up the ante, they
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Reforms face legal testThe government faced fresh opposition to its planned pension and labour reforms yesterday, from within its own ranks and beyond, as the Court of Audit said at least five provisions in the proposed change
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
President defends Jose Saramago funeral no-showPortugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva has defended his decision not to attend the funeral of Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago. The author, who died aged 87, moved t
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Anti-smoking legislationRestaurateurs bar owners and anti-tobacco groups have slammed new anti-smoking legislation, saying it merely legitimizes and enforces existing practices. The new law, which will come into effect July 1,
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
MSZP could drop candidateIn February the Budapest the Socialists appeared to have already chosen their Budapest mayoral candidate for the local government elections in autumn: Csaba Horváth was then the party’s choi
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Divisions Expected to Widen After Belgian VoteBelgians will vote Sunday in elections that are expected to showcase the tensions between French and Flemish speakers that have prompted speculation that this country of 10.6 milli
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Spain could test the euro to its limitNews that the head of the International Monetary Fund was in the country fuelled swirling rumours that Madrid is about ask for help. Spain has been hammered by collapse of its construction
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Sweden backs whale hunt planMinister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren has joined forces with Denmark in seeking a compromise that would allow the world's foremost whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland to conduct le
 Talking about EU visionsTalking 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
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
DeadlockBelgium has a fresh crisis on its hands, with Sunday's legislative polls yet again throwing up two distinct and mutually hostile political blocs. The country, which has been mired in political instability caused
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Putin meets with Sarkozy in Paris amid warship rowRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris Friday. Putin also met with former French President Jacques
 The snake that crawls around EuropeThe 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
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Anti-Islam party's success worries Dutch MuslimsOpinion polls had predicted the anti-Muslim Party for Freedom would do well in Dutch elections this week - but not this well. Led by the controversial politician Geert Wilder
 American-Turkish relations and EU in the middleAmerican-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
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Labour MP 'acknowledges' corruption under pre-1987 Labour governmentsThe Nationalist Party has called on Labour leader Joseph Muscat to investigate former ministers after shadow minister Chris Cardona last month acknow
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Letta promises “Hard but I hope temporary sacrifices”“The time has come for sacrifices”, accords to Paolo Bonaiuti, who called for a signal of fairness from top earners. Gianni Letta stressed: “Th
 The IMF's shadowThe 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
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extensionThe centre-right coalition government is looking to bypass the Bundesrat upper house to push through one of its more controversial policy plans – extending
 Italian repportItalian repport by Euro Reporter
Silvio and Veronica Discuss AlimonyFor Veronica Lario, yesterday was like the day after an exam, a moment in which to absorb the fact that a long, long chapter of her life was coming to a close. Nineteen years of marriage and
 The European Veil Debate - the prelude to eliminationist politicsThe 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 EuropeThe 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
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Backlash from parties, unions on the wayMembers of the PAME union, which is affiliated to the Communist Party, are seen yesterday in central Athens through a banner with the word ‘crisis’ in Greek. A 24-hour genera
 Conquered EuropeConquered 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
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
More International Meetings? Not Now.The next major international event Estonia will host after the NATO foreign ministers summit last week will most likely be the EU, Latin-American and Caribbean states summit in 2018. Since
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romanian prosecutor arrested for corruptionA prosecutor, two lawyers and two police officers were detained on Friday (April 23rd) for corruption. Nelu Carpen, head of the prosecution office in the town of Buftea, is accused of
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Francis Bacon heirs battle Van Gogh foundation In life, Francis Bacon regarded Van Gogh as a kindred spirit and would constantly pay tribute to the genius of the Dutch master. He quoted his letters as inspiration saying it was
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Mills covered for BerlusconiBritish lawyer David Mills covered for Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi during two tax-fraud trials in the late 1990s, Italy's highest appeals court said Wednesday. The Cassation Court's co
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Turkey still refuses to probe missing issuePresident of the Committee of Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons, Nicos Theodosiou, said that Turkey still refuses to comply with a ruling of the European Court of
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Consumer Price Inflation Edges Up In MarchThe Statistics Portugal announced that the consumer price index or CPI rose 0.5% on an annual basis in March, faster than the 0.2% growth in the previous month. A year ago, the CPI was
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Michael Jackson fans greet La ToyaMichael Jackson fans greeted his sister La Toya with enthusiasm when she called at The Point this evening. A small crowd of people of all ages waited for the singer, carrying Michael Jackson p
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Copenhagen becomes COPENhagen City tries to rebrand itself as an international destination open for business following perceived failure of the climate talks. The epithet Hopenhagen, adopted by the city during last year’
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Investigators say no problems with Polish planeRussian investigators said there were no technical problems with the Soviet-made plane that crashed and killed the Polish president and 95 others over the weekend, suggesting pilo
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Klaus expresses shock over tragedy that claimed life of Polish president, dozens of othersPresident Václav Klaus has expressed his deepest condolences over the tragic death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski who was kille
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Election race beginsPolitical leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May. He said he would seek a "clear" mandate to conti
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania not yet ready to fight graftThe change of mentality needed to eradicate graft in Romania “has not happened yet”, the country’s top anti-corruption prosecutor said yesterday, two days after a critical
 A handicap union and a trebling futureA handicap union and a trebling future by Thanos Kalamidas
In an extended survey lately in Norway about possible candidacy of the countr
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Government takes a pay cutCabinet members and government officials have voluntarily accepted a cut in their salaries their earnings by 10%, as a gesture to boost the economy of the island, by trimming state spending. The decis
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Kresal, Under Fire, Rejects CulpabilityInterior Minister Katarina Kresal has come under fire in the recent months over her alleged role in several high-profile stories. She also faces her second interpellation motion in a year
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgaria's ruling party ready with the grounds for motion to impeach the PresidentRuling party GERB has started collecting signatures in Parliament to initiate an impeachment procedure against President Georgi Purvanov,
 British reportBritish report by Euro Reporter
Brown admits defence budget did NOT rise every yearGordon Brown was forced to admit misleading the official inquiry into the Iraq war by insisting the defence budget had risen in real terms every year under Labour. In a huge b
 Thinking about Europe without the euro?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
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
"I am the Prime Minister of the whole country"Belgium's premier Yves Leterme (Flemish Christian democrat) has launched a charm offensive during a meeting in Wavre, south-east of Brussels in Wallonia. "I am t
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Sweden to recognize Armenian genocideThough the motion to recognize the genocide of Armenians and other ethnic groups - Chaldeans, Syrians, Assyrians and Pontian Greeks - had the backing of members of five of the seven Swedish
 Ashton's EU diplomacyAshton'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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann: “Mongolia is important partner”Austria’s Chancellor Werner Faymann declared that Mongolia is an important partner in Asia. The reason for such a statement was the visit of M
 Sceptic in Euro-sceptismSceptic 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.
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Political parties consolidate ahead of electionsLatvia's numerous political parties have begun to band together ahead of elections later this year. Support for major Latvian parties has fallen off drastically over the past
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Obama Invites PapandreouThe financial crisis and the way Greece is tackling its debt, the US-Greece bilateral relations, the Greco-Turkish relations, Cyprus, the issue of the FYROM name along with energy issues and the situati
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Svejnar dismisses info about his running in Czech polls for CSSDRenowned Czech-U.S. liberal economist Jan Svejnar has indirectly dismissed the media information that he might run in the May polls as a regional election leader
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Gazprom did not invite Transgaz officially to join South Stream There hasn't been any official invitation from Russian company Gazprom to Romanuan Company Transgaz for the latter to take part in South Stream, Gazprom Expor
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Bishop resigns over driving drunkThe head of the Lutheran Church in Germany, Margot Kaessmann, announced her resignation at a press conference after being pulled over for drunken driving days before. "One of my advisers s
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Politicians pounce on halal burger rowA move by a French fast-food chain to offer halal menus at a handful of restaurants has some politicians fuming, in the latest row over France's increasingly visible Muslim minority.
 We Europeans are all 'PIIGS' ...and Anglo-Saxons are 'Usuk'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”
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Head of Military University in Budapest ArrestedPolice detained the head of the National Defence University on Tuesday, on suspicion of abuse of office, following a months-long investigation. There was a scuffle as Szabó
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Government wins motion of confidence in Minister O'DeaThe Government has this evening won a motion of confidence in Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea by 80 votes in favour and 69 against. The decision to hold the mot
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Christofias – Anastasiades – letters – talksPresident of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias has said that Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat had asked for the direct talks to be interrupted a
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Public employees to don nametagsState employees who work with the public will begin wearing name tags next Monday in the latest stage of a government campaign against civil servant slacking and rudeness. The policy is intended
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
PM talks tough but EU may offer helpPM George Papandreou committed his government to taking any measures necessary to fix Greece’s public finances, after being buoyed by the support he received from French President Nico
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Government addresses medium-term development plansThe government on Feb. 9 agreed on the measures that would be carried out in order to ensure the fiscal consolidation of the state budget over the next two years, reports news
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
PM hands 'national identity' debate over to committeePrime Minister François Fillon (left) said an "experts committee" would take over the debate on French national identity, bringing an end to months of
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Cimoszewicz – dead cert for president?If Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz decides to run for presidency, he will have high chances to win, even if Civic Platform chooses Bronislaw Komorowski as its candidate, shows a survey by th
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Giacometti sculpture ‘L'Homme Qui Marche’As of this week the value of the art at Louisiana Museum soared hundreds of millions of kroner. Specifically, the museum’s Alberto Giacometti sculpture ‘L
 Cyprus ReportCyprus Report by Euro Reporter
A lot of empty chairs as deputies play hookeyMPs are routinely failing to turn up to committee meetings and plenary discussion sessions in adequate numbers, it emerged yesterday. In some cases less than half the required numbe
 Hungarian ReportHungarian Report by Euro Reporter
Hungarians Disgruntled, New Survey Finds    "According to the latest survey of Eurobarometer, Hungarians are, after Bulgarians, the second least satisfied nationality in the EU-27 as regards their own lives
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
A woman with a knifeA young woman brandishing a knife entered DVD rentals shop demanding cash this afternoon but then apparently got frightened and ran out. The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Naxxar.The
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Freight transporters protest against problems in new road tolling systemThe Slovak lorry drivers continue their protesting action against problems accompanying the introduction of the new electronic road-tolling system. In eff
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary C.Bank Can Cut Rates Further, Elections May Cause A Pause“Hungary's central bank (NBH) remains firmly in easing mode but the pace of rate cuts is likely to be slower and the bank may even take a pause in its
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
City lunch plan under fire Kindergarten food program draws criticism less than one week after its commencement in Copenhagen. Meals provided to Copenhagen’s kindergarten and nursery school kids in accordance with the cit
 Czech newsCzech news by Euro Reporter
Hussite Church celebrating 90 years of existenceThe Czechoslovak Hussite Church served a mass at Saint Nicholas Church at Prague's Old Town Square to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its foundation.  The mass was ser
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Jobless toll slowed Unemployment in December 2009, dropped 2.8 per cent, compared to November but for 2009 overall, the jobless rate jumped 51.7 per cent over 2008, the Statistical Service announced yesterday. The average numb
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
10 biggest failures1. Freedom War Monument: The fiasco that surrounded the building of such a worthy monument was hugely embarrassing for Estonia. Everything started when bureaucrats decided to ignore the opin
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Camus stirs debate 50 years after his death50 years ago yesterday (January 4, 1960), Albert Camus died aged 47 in a car accident, cutting short the life of the iconic French writer, philosopher and journalist whose legacy live
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Berlusconi Forgives TartagliaSilvio Berlusconi has forgiven Massimo Tartaglia, the man who attacked him a week ago in Milan. However, Mr Berlusconi also said that when trying his assailant, magistrates should not send out t
 A rightful candidacyA 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 BanksA 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 messageWhen 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
 Copenhagen report IIICopenhagen report III by Euro Reporter
Sarah Palin, Dem greens' grinchIf every great cause requires an even greater villain, Democratic greens have found one in Sarah Palin. House Democrats spent Thursday targeting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for using decad
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Alcohol controls in 3 Flemish provinces The police in the provinces of East & West Flanders held large-scale alcohol controls last night. The 'Night of Traffic Safety' was an initiative of the governor of East Flan
 Goodbye JavierGoodbye 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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
 The European minaretsThe 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!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
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Antique car dealer finds Hitler's Mercedes A Düsseldorf antique car dealer working on behalf of a Russian billionaire told The Local on Monday he has located a Mercedes limousine belonging to Nazi dictator Ado
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Prosecutors to appeal chemical plant explosion acquittalFrench prosecutors said that they would appeal a court ruling that cleared a Total subsidiary and its former boss of responsibility for a chemical plant blast that kil
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonian businessman charged with market shares manipulationA prominent businessman in Estonia, Toomas Tool, has been charged with manipulating stock prices, been reported.  The businessman, who owns large tracts of re
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Left-wing party blocked day-care agreement More day-care centre blockades may be on the way if a budget agreement for the area is not reached soon. A day-care agreement should have been in place for the budget on Friday, accor
 Which recession ended?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 desertEurope'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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Confusion in the Austrian parliamentA politician of the Peoples Party criticized a decision in a very emotional way. The bizarre thing about it? It was his own decision which he made only one day before.The fede
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Jail hostage-taker killed One prisoner has been shot dead and five people have been injured after a hostage-taking incident at a Belgian jail, officials say. A number of prisoners were taken hostage by two fellow inmates ar
 Some Musings on Religion and Freedom of Speech in the EUSome Musings on Religion and Freedom of Speech in the EU by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
A shock in Larnaca SchoolDeputies on the House Education Committee have been left in shock after finding syringes and rubbish scattered around a Larnaca School. Dianellio Gymnasium in Larnaca was one of many visited by the par
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania PM Nominee Loses VoteA bid by Lucian Croitoru to become Romania's next prime minister failed, after opposition parties voted against his proposed cabinet, extending the country's political deadlock, and putt
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Mail service liberalizationBulgaria's new government will create five new subsidiaries of the state postal monopoly as part of plans to liberalize the mail market, Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov. The state will hold
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Government members get new flu shot Ministers who had not been inoculated against the deadly A/H1N1 virus received the vaccine in the presence of the media on Wednesday. Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai was inoculated on Tuesday.
 Swiss cheese and the Lisbon TreatySwiss 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
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss diesFrench intellectual Claude Levi-Strauss, the founder of structural anthropology, died at the age of 100, his publishing house Plon announced. Levi-Strauss, best known for his 1955 me
 Caption of the monthCaption 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.  
 European Union reportEuropean Union report by Euro Reporter
Tide turns against Blair for EU presidencyTony Blair’s chances of becoming the EU’s first full-time president were in serious trouble on Thursday, as a Brussels summit opened with a chorus of criticism for the form
 Bargaining across borders - doing garment industry's dirty laundryBargaining 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
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
The end classification of transsexualism as ‘illness’A campaign that aims to end the classification of transsexuals as individuals who suffer an ‘illness’ as well as educating the general population
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Rift at Air France over safety standardsAir France managers have sent a letter to the airline's pilots calling for stricter observance of safety procedures, following a fatal crash in June, French newspaper La Tribune repo
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Blackmailing MarrazzoFilm of the Lazio region’s president Piero Marrazzo in a moment of intimacy, an 80,000-euro payment not to circulate the tape and the arrest of four Carabinieri officers in Rome. These are the key
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Minister apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ arrests at Exarchia book launchCitizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis yesterday sacked police chief Vassilis Tsiatouras, just a few hours after the “
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Far-right member motions death penalty During the annual congress of the far-right political party the Sweden Democrats, Joakim Larsson, chair of the Uppsala branch, has called for the introduction of the death penalty in S
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
EU Asylum Office in Cyprus a priorityThe establishment of a European Asylum Support Office constitutes a priority for the government, Minister for the Interior Neoclis Sylikiotis said, adding that the government would like
 But ...seriously EuropeBut ...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
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
The government’s budgetThe government's budget for 2010 will be presented in Parliament on November 9, official sources said the budget will be mainly focused on reducing government expenditure and will not includ
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgarian Gets Two Life Terms in USA Bulgarian immigrant has been sentenced to two life terms for armed robbery and attempting to kill a detective from St. Petersburg police. A judge sentenced 20-year-old Velislav Matzov on
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
The struggle for sportsRomania used to be one of Europe's sports powers during the communist years. Now, the performance achieved in this malfunctioning system is considered a miracle. The communist government created a
 Attention tout s'accélère: Non à Blair!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
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Include loyalist killers’ families Gerry Adams has said the families of dead loyalist killers behind some of the most heinous murders of Catholics “deserve acknowledgement” and should receive a £12,00
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Central Bank warns on deficitSpain’s central bank warned the government on Tuesday, the country’s rising budget deficit could put pressure on any recovery and that the measures taken involving government spendin
 Thank you Ireland!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
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Balkenende not nominated for EU jobThe Netherlands will not nominate Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende or any other Dutch national for the new job of president of the European council of ministers, European minister Frans
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Report blames Rio-Paris crash on faulty speed probesAn Air France pilots' union will present a report to investigators this week blaming defective air speed probes for the crash of Air France Flight 447 over the Atlanti
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greek voters seek clear directionAcross Europe, pundits are declaring the death of socialism, but, on the eve of a general election, opinions polls suggest Greeks may buck this trend, and vote the left-wing opposition PASOK
 But ...seriouslyBut ...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
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary 20th in Euro Health Rankings"Hungary has slipped from 14th to 20th place in the European health care system rankings, according to the European health care consumer index. The current Hungarian treatment result
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
A new complaint against Lisbon treatyCzech senators, mainly from the Civic Democrats (ODS), submitted their proposal for further examination whether the EU reform Lisbon treaty complies with the constitution to the Constitutio
 Polish ReportPolish Report by Euro Reporter
Libido-killing drugsPoland's lower house approved legislation Friday that would make it obligatory to chemically castrate offenders who rape children under 15 or close relatives.  The centre-right government propos
 Romanian ReportRomanian Report by Euro Reporter
Romanian minister’s alleged fund misuseA Romanian parliamentary committee yesterday recommended criminal investigation of a government minister for alleged abuse of power, conflict of interest and negligence in spendi
 Et si les Irlandais votaient a nouveau "NON"?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
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Bicycle thievesBicycle thieves have been more active than usual this year, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.During the first six months of 2009, police received 35,849 reports of bicycle theft, meaning eight
 Barroso, Europe's mistake!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 EULegalizing 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
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
25,000 march for more privacy from authoritiesAround 25,000 people demonstrated against increasing monitoring and data gathering by authorities and companies on Saturday 12th in Berlin. Organisers of the demonstration, under t
 But ...seriouslyBut ...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
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Gilmore refuses to rule out another Labour-FF coalitionThe leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore is refusing to categorically rule out going into Government with Fianna Fail after the next election.Speaking i
 Sundry Reflections on the Immigrant Experience in the EU and the USSundry Reflections on the Immigrant Experience in the EU and the US by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Racism accusations are political ployA French official charged with overseeing efforts to appease racially-charged tension in a French Indian Ocean territory has accused France's Interior Minister of orchestrating the a
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Bulgarians Celebrate 132 Years since Shipka Battle of Liberation WarMore than 1 000 Bulgarians climbed the Shipka Peak in the Balkan Mountain in order to celebrate the 132 Year since the heroic Shipka Pass Battle of the 1877-1
 Impressions of Italy and the EU: Now and ThenImpressions of Italy and the EU: Now and Then by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Conservative European policy: calculating the probability of disasterConservative 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 septembreRoumanie : 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 EUIceland'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
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
The appropriate time to return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Cars drive German industrial output higherGerman industrial output bounced back strongly in May, boosting hopes that the recession is bottoming out. The news follows an announcement on Tuesday that industrial orders had also s
 New Paradigms for the Idea of Europe vis-a-vis The Treaty of LisbonNew Paradigms for the Idea of Europe vis-a-vis The Treaty of Lisbon by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Dutch ReportDutch Report by Euro Reporter
Dead Queen's Day attacker gets testedThe government's psychological assessment clinic Pieter Baan Centrum has started a behavioural analysis of Karst Tates, the man who drove his car into the crowd watching the royal m
  Barroso: Qui ne tente rien... reste president 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
 Greek ReportGreek Report by Euro Reporter
Rally Acropolis with Finn at the finish lineMikk
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland gets nearly 6 billion euroThe European Union has given the Ministry of Regional Development in Poland 26 billion zloty (5.8 billion euro).  “It is going well for us, better even that we thought,” stated
 Danish ReportDanish Report by Euro Reporter
Elephants Denmark’s tourist attraction New figures from the national tourist organization Visit Denmark show that amusement parks are a firm favourite with tourists. Visitors to Denmark are most enamoured with the elepha
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
A new finance ministerEstonia's prime minister named a new finance minister to help push through tough budget cuts during a harsh economic downturn and to keep the country on track for euro adoption in two years time. A
 Euro-scepticism or euro-something elseEuro-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
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
A citizen called refugee A 61 year-old man, who is a Swedish citizen, is suspected of having committed gross unlawful espionage, the most severe charge available under the law. The court followed the prosecution's recommen
 But ...seriously EuropeBut ...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 winnersThe 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 NumeriquesHadopi: 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[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 EurodeputesComment 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-debateEuropean 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 questionA 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-debateEuropean 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?
 Euro-reportEuro-report by Euro Reporter
European Commission sees alternatives to EU Energy Charter with RussiaAn agreement between Brussels and Moscow on the EU Energy Charter is difficult and cannot be reached at once, a European Commission energy official said on
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Berlusconi soap operaLario Berlusconi has reacting to reports that her husband, Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi was considering selecting as MEPs four young, good-looking women who are, respectively, a trained ballerina, an act
 Elections Europeenes: Le Desinteret Avant La Colere?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 !
 Cyprus ReportCyprus Report by Euro Reporter
Christofias, Turkey’s obligations Cyprus does not object to Turkey’s course to the EU, but as a matter of principle it ``will not back down`` from demanding Ankara’s compliance with the responsibilities it ha
 European information officers should go back to schoolEuropean 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
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greek PM Karamanlis in NicosiaThe European Union is the most effective guarantee for Cyprus's security and for this reason, the existing system of guarantees is superfluous and antiquated, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said in N
 Luxembourg ReportLuxembourg Report by Euro Reporter
Juncker Says ‘Considerable Profit’ Possible From Bank RescuesLuxembourg Prime Minister Jean- Claude Juncker said his government could record a “considerable profit” from its bank-rescue investments in the local
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Less pessimistic!According to the monthly opinion poll BVA the economic confidence index among French people has increased for the second month running. Last month it was up 12 points. This month it has increased by a further 4 points.
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Business BriefHouse prices have fallen by 6.8% according to the latest numbers and are now back at levels last seen in 2006. The inter-annual rate has shown price falls in all of the regions of Spain, and increases only in the North Af
 "Who do I call when I want to talk to Europe?""Who do I call when I want to talk to Europe?" by Alexandra Pereira
 EU's BreadEU's Bread by Alexandra Pereira
 Everyday conversations about Europe are more important than public meetingsEveryday 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
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
The land without a ConscienceLuxembourg decided to carve a name for itself in history this March 2009. It officially became the fourth country in the world to legalize euthanasia. Yet there was a roadblock that Luxembourg’s Parli
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Car scrapping bonusThe German cabinet agreed to extend the popular car-scrapping bonus Wednesday morning, earmarking a further €3.5 billion for the scheme. The bonus, which can be claimed until the end of the year, will also rema
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
The marketPoliticians have failed to realise that making a profit has become more important than service when introducing market forces into public sector activities, according to the government's highest advisory body, the Coun
 The Strasbourg Speech: Change in EuropeThe 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 TurkeyEuropeans' 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
 Greek ReportGreek Report by Euro Reporter
The NATO summitThe 60th Summit Meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government took place in Strasbourg on April 3, where Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis met with US President Barack Obama discussed bilateral and international issues on
 Hadopi: Bling Bling Contre Link LinkHadopi: 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
 Dutch ReportDutch Report by Euro Reporter
TV and poker showsThree television broadcasters and one production company have been warned by justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin to stop making programmes about the gambling game poker. ‘The broadcasters have overstepped the m
 Do MEPs really want to make citizens more interested in the EU?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
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Bullet sent to Sweden's finance ministerA letter with a .22-calibre bullet arrived at the offices of Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg on Thursday courtesy of a leftist extremist group angered by bonuses paid to executives at st
 Danish ReportDanish Report by Euro Reporter
Drug abuse reportThe country is lagging behind other EU countries when it comes to drug related deaths, prompting further discussion of possible solutions to the problem A new report has indicated that Denmark has Europe’s third-
 Stand for EuropeStand 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
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
MySpace Polished out!MySpace, which is one of the most famous Internet portals in the world, will leave Poland. Rupert Murdoch’s company decided to close its main bureau in Warsaw and move to Berlin. Everyone is surprised, becaus
 European finance lessonsEuropean 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 StephanieMort 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
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Protect Slovenian SkiesItalian military aircraft will defend Slovenia's airspace in NATO, the Defence Ministry has announced, putting an end to speculation over which country's planes would protect Slovenian skies. Having no mi
 Irish ReportIrish Report by Euro Reporter
Eagle 'may have been poisoned'A white-tailed sea eagle has been found dead in Kerry amid suspicions he was killed with poisoned bait. Ireland's Department of Environment, Heritage and Natural Resources confirmed the death o
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Policeman doesn’t want to pay for brothel visitsDivorce and problems with the son because of his new girlfriend, a policeman from Vienna was searching for diversion from his everyday life agonies, and found his luck with young
 Une semaine allemande - Soucis sur l'économie allemande - L'heure de véritUne 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
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Obama's visit to PragueU.S. President Barack Obama's probable visit to the Czech Republic in April to attend an EU-U.S. summit will turn Prague, the venue of the event, into a closely guarded city. Czech police will check, in c
 Mind the Gap - reasons behind EuroscepticismMind 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 crisisAn 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
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Holland officially in recessionThe Dutch economy shrank 0.9% between October and December compared with the previous three months, according to preliminary figures published by the national statistics office CBS on Friday. Because of t
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
A mayor with troublesOpposition members of the Vilnius city municipality have accused the Vilnius city mayor of not acting in the best interests of the city and called for his resignation. The right wing opposition factions of the city
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
European Football Championships in Poland “It is not possible that the next European Football Championship Tournament will take place in Germany” – said Polish Minister of Sport and tourism of the Republic of Poland
 Latvia ReportLatvia Report by Euro Reporter
Struggling with debtRising corporate debt levels in Latvia have hit businesses and individuals hard as the economy continues its downward spiral and it becomes more and more difficult for many to pay back their loans. The situation has
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Racism in police trainingNegro Niggersson and Oskar Negro. Two names used by Skåne police in their internal training. A participating officer reported the incident to senior officers but no inquiry was launched. According to local
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Wearing headscarvesThe National Police is the latest organization to face the question of whether there is room for personal convictions in public institutions. The National Police will not follow the example of Norway, which announ
 Sundry Musings on the New Millennium's Transatlantic DialogueSundry Musings on the New Millennium's Transatlantic Dialogue by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
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Mosque preaching in ItalianPreaching in mosques in Italy should be carried out in Italian to avoid any risk of instigation to hatred or violence, warned Gianfranco Fini. The leader of the Chamber of Deputies, speaking in the c
 Belgium reportBelgium report by Euro Reporter
Royal hospitalizedBelgium's Queen Fabiola, the widow of king Baudouin and consort between 1960 and 1993, has been hospitalized for the second time in 10 days for bronchial pneumonia, the royal palace said Saturday. "Q
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
A new political partyAnalysts say a lack of prominent faces in parliament's newest political party make its chances of success slim. Former Social Liberal Simon Emil Ammitzbøll presented his new political party, the C
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
Grand Duke Jean turns 88Luxembourg's former monarch - he abdicated in 2000 in favor of his son Henri, the current Grand Duke - ascended to the throne in 1964 at the age of 43. He was born Jean Benoit Guillaume Robert Antoi
 Czech presidency: A blueprint to failureCzech 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 FondamentauxA 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?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“?
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
Swedish economic growth hits 30 year lowSwedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said on Tuesday that the country’s economic growth was its weakest in three decades as he announced that the government now forecasts the economy wil
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Forming expert group on economic crisisRomania's new Premier-designate Emil Boc said he will set up an expert group to handle the current economic crisis. The consulting group will include experts on economy and social issues, Boc
 La surveillance - Un paradoxe...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 EUHindus 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
 Irish ReportIrish Report by Euro Reporter
The Aer Lingus bidRyanair chief Michael O'Leary will press ahead with plans to take over Aer Lingus but will need to increase his offer significantly if it is to be considered by the Government. Last night Mr. O'Leary said he w
 Spanish ReportSpanish Report by Euro Reporter
Unemployed in SpainThe number of registered unemployed in Spain rose to nearly three million people last month as unemployment continued to grow at a faster pace in the country than in the rest of Europe, official data showed Tuesday.
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Drilling is plannedTwo offshore oil exploration wells are to be drilled by 2011, according to plans disclosed on Thursday by the Oil Exploration Department. In reaction to comments made by Labour MP Joe Mizzi in parliament just a few h
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
Tax Havens Face PressureUnder pressure from Germany, the European Union on Wednesday agreed to consider a new clampdown on tax havens, despite the opposition of one country, Luxembourg, which said it saw no reason to change the existin
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Mother admits freezing babies but denies killingsA German mother accused in the deaths of two of her babies admitted to stashing their bodies in the family freezer but denied killing them, at the start of her high-profile trial. In a m
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
New coin marks Latvia’s 90th anniversaryA new commemorative coin featuring a stylized drawing of two children holding a national flag has been released by the Bank of Latvia to mark the 90th anniversary of the country’s dec
 Elections Americaines: Vigilance TouteElections 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
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Delays to China tripTaoiseach Brian Cowen has delayed his visit to China by two days in an attempt to deal with the row over medical cards for people over 70. He was due to leave on a five day official visit. He said the proposal put f
 Polish ReportPolish Report by Euro Reporter
John Paul II, the first saint from PolandJohn Paul II will be announced as saint during a separate ceremony, devoted entirely to his person, and not - as media have suggested recently- together with the other Popes - writes a daily
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
U.S. to lift visa requirementU.S. President George W. Bush has announced that the country will lift the visa requirement for the three Baltic States. Bush said that travelers from the Baltic’s, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republ
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
A documentary has won a European Parliament PrizeA Danish documentary was awarded joint first prize in the inaugural European Parliament Prize for Journalism by parliamentary president Hans-Gert Pöttering. Lars Feldballe Petersen
 The dark sleep of EstoniaThe 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 AgricoleNouveau 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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Jörg Haider was drunkThe confirmation of Haiders alcohol levels at the time of his fatal car accident was released yesterday by the medical jurisprudence. The minister president of Carinthia had a BAC of 0.18 per cent. Now the gov
 A Quoi Sert Le Regard Subversif Russe au Regard de la Reconnaissance de l'Independance De L'ossetie-Du-Sud et De l'Abkhasie?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
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
A plastic pallet businessIntelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company LLC), operator of the world’s first RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool, announced on September 15 that due to high demand for the iGPS pallet, it
 Swedish reportSwedish report by Euro Reporter
A structural SAS dealScandinavian Airlines (SAS) has confirmed that it is discussing so-called “structural deals” concerning its future, even while there were reports that the German national carrier Lufthansa is examining
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Fruity Fruit importer Fyffes has reported pre-tax profits of 35.1 million Euro for the six months to the end of June, up 124 percent from the figure of 15.7 million Euros the same time last year. The first six months of the year were t
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
While some flyAero Vodochody, a Czech-based maker of military training aircraft, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Romanian competitor Avioane SA in a deal worth 16.3 million Euros, a news agency said on July 15. Aero beat bids
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
Bank of PortugalPortugal is likely to experience an economic slowdown in 2009 because of the lingering effects of the international credit crisis, the governor of the Portuguese central bank cautioned recently. Vitor Constancio also no
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Budapest airport’s losesBudapest Airport, the operator of Hungary’s Ferihegy International Airport, posted a loss of some HUF five billion in 2007, nearly the double of the 2006 negative result, Portfolio Hungary reported o
 Luxemburg reportLuxemburg report by Euro Reporter
The highest GDPAccording to the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, the highest levels of GDP per inhabitant in the EU were registered in Luxembourg, Ireland and the Netherlands. Eurostat data released on June 24 revea
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Palestine MaltaPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas convened on July 15 with his Maltese counterpart Edward Fenech Adami. During the meeting, Adami announced that the Maltese government has taken the decision to set up a diplomatic miss
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Tallinn MoscowA war of words between Estonia and Russia escalated further on July 2 amid Moscow’s accusing Tallinn of undermining Russian sovereignty in a controversial speech by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. In the
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania a site for US missile shieldAfter long discussions with Poland and the Czech Republic and imminent acceptance to place a missile defense system in those countries, the United States now is reportedly talking to Lithuania a
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
Joining Iran?Officials of Iran and Slovenia chambers of commerce have announced the establishment of a joint trade and economic commission in both sides’ capital cities, the Tehran Times reported. The chairman of the Chamber of C
 Le Reve Brise d'Hillary ClintonLe 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
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Nazi Youth Camp A youth camp run by a neo-Nazi organization is broken up by police near Rostock in northern Germany. Authorities said the children were being instilled with Nazi propaganda under the guise of a sleep-away camp. Police h
 Dutch ReportDutch Report by Euro Reporter
Energy bills soar an average 8%Energy costs for an average household have risen 8% in the last year according to figures from the national statistics office CBS published last week. Annual gas and electricity bills are now €1,869
 Finnish ReportFinnish Report by Euro Reporter
More wiretapping?The Finnish police should be given wider wiretapping powers, in an article in the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat an Interior Ministry working group says that has proposed that criminal investigators be given the right
 The black EuropeanThe 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...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:
 Estonia ReportEstonia Report by Euro Reporter
Formal diplomatic relations established between Fiji and EstoniaHistory has been created after the signing of the Diplomatic Relations Agreement on Monday 14th July, 2008 at the Estonian Embassy between the two countries with the High
 Obama and his European domino effectObama 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...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:
 Lithuania ReportLithuania Report by Euro Reporter
Brazil boosting business ties with LithuaniaLithuanian President Valdas Adamkus participated in the Lithuanian-Brazilian business forum organised by the Federation of Industries of the State of San Paulo (FIESP) in Brazil. FIESP Presid
 Irish ReportIrish Report by Euro Reporter
 Euro-iBiteEuro-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? *****************
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French nuclear facility to shut down after uranium leakFrench authorities have ordered the temporary closure of the Tricastin nuclear treatment plant in Provence after a uranium leak polluted the local water supply. France's ASN nu
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Conspiracy theoriesThe Spanish newspaper El Mundo leads with the Boric Acid case verdict where four police technicians have been found not guilty of a crime when they allegedly changed reports on the Madrid train bombings whic
 Et les Devoirs de l'Homme et du Citoyen ?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
 Czech ReportCzech Report by Euro Reporter
Protests for Klánovice golf courseSome 100 people gathered to protest against a plan to rebuild a pre-war golf course in Klánovice near Prague last Thursday. I presume what bothered them was that the Nazi
 Turkey's EU future and Greece (In Greek)Turkey's EU future and Greece (In Greek) by Dimitra Karantzeni
 L’avenir de l’Union européenne ne s’inscrit plus dans les traitésL’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.
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Traffic jamsThe number of traffic jams in the Netherlands could be halved by 2016 through a combination of extra motorway lanes, railways, and the introduction of a kilometer tax and getting people to work closer to home, the head of t
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
The European Court and TurkeyThe European Court of Human Rights has found Turkey guilty of human rights violations in two cases Greek Cypriots had brought before the Court. The Court unanimously ruled that Ankara is guilty of violating
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Working in the palace without …papers! According to the Flemish daily De Standaard, three moonlighters have been caught at a building site at the Brussels Royal Palace. Two Polish and one French worker were caught red-ha
 Bush Fait Ses Adieux a l'EuropeBush 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 HistoryTony 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 ultimatumA 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
 Danish reporterDanish reporter by Euro Reporter
Parents arrestedPolice say that parents who brought their daughters to Sudan to be circumcised are arrested as they plan to bring their third daughter for operation. Two Danish citizens of Sudanese origin have been arrested and charged
 Dead Parrot?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 EIreland 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
 French reportFrench report by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy and his budget reformsThe French government unveiled a third and final wave of reforms aimed at rationalizing the state administration and reducing public spending, including a shakeup of the diplomatic service. President Nicol
 Proposition concrète pour une politique européenne d’apprentissage des languesProposition 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 2A 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
 Bulgarian ReportBulgarian Report by Euro Reporter
US Investors in Bulgaria to Pay Lower TaxesUS companies and US individuals investing in Bulgaria will soon pay lower taxes for doing business in the country, the Bulgarian Standard Daily announced Friday. The tax reduction is included
 Greek ReportGreek Report by Euro Reporter
Government’s green agendaTop government figures, including what appeared to be half the Cabinet, yesterday expressed their commitment to curbing pollution and dealing with climate change on World Environment Day. Environment and
 A Hard Look at the European Union's Cultural Identity: Part 1A 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
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Austria to sell railway lines If you ever thought or wanted to buy a railway line in Austria, this might be the right time for you. The Austrian Federal
 A letter to a failed EUA 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
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Lesbian wins right to adopt her partner's child Vanesa de la Heras started legal ac
 UE - Le quadrige des féesUE - 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?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
 Latvian ReportLatvian Report by Euro Reporter
The need for Father's DayLatvian Children and Family Affairs Minister Ainars Bastiks has highlighted the need to introduce Father’s Day in Latvia, after congratulating families on the first Latvian Family Day (May 15).
 British ReportBritish Report by Euro Reporter
Brown targets 'family finances'Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that helping family finances was his "immediate priority" as he outlined his legislative programme for next year. He pledged help for first-
 Being candidate in more than one country? Maybe.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
 Romanian ReportRomanian Report by Euro Reporter
Bucharest City HallBucharest City Court rejected Sorin Oprescu’s contestation of BEM decision. Oprescu still has one more chance, to take his case to the Court of Appeals. Of the 27 candidates for Bucharest City Hall, the Elec
 The next European Parliament's president is already chosen ... one year before the elections!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
 Finn reportFinn report by Euro Reporter
Intentionally Infecting with HIV A district court has ruled that a Rovaniemi man intentionally infected
 Dans un an, il y aura des elections europeennes et tous les partis politiques nationaux s'en foutentDans 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 leftThe 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
 Belgian ReportBelgian Report by Euro Reporter
Police search Scientology headquartersBelgium’s federal police have conducted a search at the Belgian head office of the Scientology Church in the Brussels municipality of Ukkel. The search took place last Thursday but news of it
 La Mediterranee En PartageLa 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 QuestionEU'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
 Hungary ReportHungary Report by Euro Reporter
Coalition is 'at risk'"If reforms are not proceeding, there is no point left for the SzDSz to remain within the government coalition," Alliance of Free Democrats (SzDSz) president János Kóka said. The ultima
 Union Pour La Mediterranee: Bienvenue Au SoukUnion 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,
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Breaking the ties over the film International protests following the launch of MP Geert Wilders’ anti-Koran film last week continued over the weekend, with Jordan
 Portugal e um dos paises mais centralizados da UEPortugal 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 onestiI 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
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Defense Minister stepping inThe OceanEye radar system, the Fennec and EH 101 helicopters. The Danish Army Command, Control and Information System. The spy plane Tårnfalken and the Challenger jet. They sound like impressive pieces
 Czech ReportCzech Report by Euro Reporter
ČR should agree on base with Bush administrationIt would be advantageous for the Czech Republic to reach an agreement on the stationing of a U.S. radar base on Czech soil with the current U.S. administration, Deputy Pr
 Kosovo : Peut-on empecher la partition?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
 Portugal ReportPortugal Report by Euro Reporter
Cuba and Portugal to Hold Conference on Respiration ProblemsFor the first time, Cuba and Portugal will hold an international conference on the achievements, diagnosis, and treatment of respiration problems to exchange their respective
 Germany: Regional Elections in Hamburg - The Left is Scared to Hell by the LeftGermany: 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
 Dutch reporterDutch reporter by Euro Reporter
Islamophobia rises in Holland Muslim minorities in the Netherlands are facing increasing violence and intolerance, the European Commission's anti-racism watchdog is set to say on Tuesday. The report, by the European Commis
 Letters from Istanbul: Media, Turban and BanLetters 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
 French reporterFrench reporter by Euro Reporter
President Sarkozy marries singer BruniNine months after winning the presidency on a promise to reform France, Nicolas Sarkozy ushered in major change in his personal life by marrying supermodel-cum-singer Carla Bruni. Dubbed t
 The Which Blair ProjectThe 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 CivilizationsTurkey: 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...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 MichiganPrimaires 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
 Bulgarian reporterBulgarian reporter by Euro Reporter
12.5% Inflation in DecemberBulgaria's year-on-year inflation stood at 12.5% at the end of December, a record-high figure for the last seven years, the country's statistics board NSI announced last week. The consumer pr
 La Slovenie; Presidente de l'Union europeenne? Ah bon ce n'est pas Sarkozy?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!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
 Cyprus reportCyprus report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus' President Statements Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has stated that all the prospects for Cyprus for the year 2008 are very positive and “we enter the New Year with high expectations for the continued
 Les Tenants Du Referendum Passent La MesureLes 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 UnionThe 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
 What's Euro Reporter?What's Euro Reporter? by Euro Reporter
Let's begin with numbers. 27 member states, 23 official languages, covers an area of 4,324,782 km², has a population of over 495 million people, has 15 currencies, it generates an estimated 31% share of the world's nominal GDP and
 Finnish ReporterFinnish Reporter by Euro Reporter
The Finnish state railways, VR sold tickets for …non-existent passengersFinnish State Railways-VR was forced to transport some passengers by bus on Boxing Day after accidentally selling tickets
 British ReporterBritish Reporter by Euro Reporter
Police data details found at dump A senior police officer has apologized after confidential details of staff were found on a dump in Devon. T
 Spanish ReporterSpanish Reporter by Euro Reporter
Surgeons in Dénia operate on the wrong knee, and then lose the patients notes The error happened at the Marina Al
 French ReporterFrench Reporter by Euro Reporter
Sarkozy criticized on use of jet President Nicolas Sarkozy's use of a jet owned by billionaire entrepreneur Vincent Bollore to fly to Egypt on holiday raises questions of proprie
 Polish ReporterPolish Reporter by Euro Reporter
Serving in Afghanistan Polish troops serving as part of the NATO peacekeeping force in Afghanistan won't get new armored personnel carriers as scheduled. The Polish Dziennik daily
 Europeans from Venus, Americans from beyond the Stars?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 anymoreIran 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
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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
 Luxembourg reporterLuxembourg reporter by Euro Reporter
Armed Robbers sentenced The Luxembourg courts handed out prison sentences to two defendants who were found guilty of being involved in the May 2000 and July 2001 arme
  Libia: accordo con l'Ue, silenzio sui crimini 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... EurosI 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-PolitiqueGrosse 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
 Portugal ReportPortugal Report by Euro Reporter
Portugal to slash Afghanistan troops to just 15 Portugal will cut its military presence in Afghanistan by more than 90 percent from August 2008, Defence Minis
 Pour votre sante, attention a l'abus de Bruxelles!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 2/2Two 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 BritanniquesConstitution 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 1/2Two 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 & PolitiqueFacebook, 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
 Slovenia-ReportSlovenia-Report by Euro Reporter
A Defence Program The Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and his German counterpart Franz Josef Jung told the press in Ljubljana that cooperation between the two
 120 Jours Sans Gouvernement: La Belgique Proche De Son Record Historique120 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
 Slovakian ReportSlovakian Report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia could lose seat in European Parliament Slovakia could lose one of its 14 Members of the European Parliament following voting on a draft amendment to the tr
 Romanian ReportRomanian Report by Euro Reporter
Low birth rate harming Romania Romanian President Traian Basescu said this week that he is worried his country was “going through a demographic desert”
 Greek-reportGreek-report by Euro Reporter
Attica’s worst fire in decades The worst forest fire in more than a decade ravaged some 3,000 hectares of Mount Parnitha, one of the few oases of g
 Home sweet home townHome 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 noteTwenty 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 NousLennon, 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 voicesRomania 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 filletesDu 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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