Wednesday 23 July 2014

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MH17 should be a wake up call for Europe

By AEGEE-Europe The shooting down of a Boeing 777 is a shocking reminder of the fact that, while the international community divides its attention between the bombing in Gaza and the holiday destination of the German world champions, the situation in Eastern Ukraine has degenerated into a civil war whose consequences are unpredictable.


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Could İhsanoğlu challenge Erdoğan?

Posted by Dimitris Rapidis on 21st July 2014

In August 10, Turkey holds its presidential election. This is the first time in the political history of the country that the President is going to be elected directly by [...]

Versagen der Europäischen Union

Posted by Günter K.V. Vetter on 21st July 2014

Spätestens mit dem Flugzeugabschuss über der Ukraine sind die Handlungsunfähigkeit und das Versagen der Europäischen Union deutlich geworden. Während sich Europas Staatschefs über Posten und die künftige Ausrichtung streiten, herrscht [...]

MH17 should be a wake up call for Europe

Posted by AEGEE-Europe on 20th July 2014

By AEGEE-Europe The shooting down of a Boeing 777 is a shocking reminder of the fact that, while the international community divides its attention between the bombing in Gaza and [...]

City of Zagreb still playing with fire

Posted by Bankwatch on 20th July 2014

Seasoned Bankwatch-watchers may recall our successful four-year campaign to stop the EBRD from financing a waste incinerator just outside Zagreb. Between 2005 and 2008, we supported Zelena akcija/Friends of the [...]

The Ukraine Strategy Fiasco

Posted by Florian Pantazi on 20th July 2014

The tragic accident of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has shocked the European public – and with good reason. Less justified, however, is the attitude of some EU national leaders who [...]

Getting rid of ECHR: Good for Cameron, bad for the rest of Europe

Posted by Bernhard Schinwald on 20th July 2014

As it is well known, David Cameron is ready to do everything in order to stay in Downing Street after next year’s general election. With his latest proposition, however, he [...]

The EU v Palo Alto: An EU perspective on privacy

Posted by EU Perspectives on 20th July 2014

One year on from the Snowden revelations and the global privacy debate is by no means settled. FB announced it will be exercising its rights to sell users’ data to third [...]

Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why now?

Posted by Fadi Elhusseini on 20th July 2014

Another Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip; it’s not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in the region does not change. With the [...]

Life with Disability: “I am not Feeble-minded, I just Can’t Hear You Well”

Posted by mladiinfo on 20th July 2014

Dear Mr Juncker, Europe is ageing fast and action is needed

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 18th July 2014

Guest blogpost by Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Platform Europe Secretary General. In 2012, we were already 190 million people aged 50 years and over in the EU, i.e. 37% of the population. [...]

27% ≠ 27% ≠ a good idea

Posted by epopress on 17th July 2014

By Adam White, Research Coordinator at WWF European Policy Office’s Climate and Energy Unit The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle When it comes to [...]

EU as a Global Actor

Posted by Mose Apelblat on 17th July 2014

By Mose Apelblat Jean-Claude Juncker's enlargement strategy reads as an anti-climax after his other ambitious guidelines. The Luxembourger's approach on enlargement sends a negative message to all candidate countries telling [...]

EU enlargement freeze: Romania unites with Republic of Moldova

Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin on 17th July 2014

Long before the actual elections that lead to a new European Parliament, the leaders of the most powerful states had asserted that the European Union would stop its enlargement. This direct [...]

Halte aux idées reçues en matière d’immigration

Posted by EU-Logos on 17th July 2014

Dans un rapport intitulé « Is what we hear about migration really true ? » édité par le sociologue et démographe Philippe Fargues, le Centre d’études des politiques migratoires de l’Institut universitaire européen [...]

BBC is worth saving

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 17th July 2014

Despite its failings, the UK state broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation, is worth saving, argues Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, as he warns that the future of its funding arrangements [...]