Der Nachbar ist zurück. Im Januar saß ich wie elektrifiziert vor dem Fernseher, habe keine Nachrichtsendung verpasst und habe mit den Tunesiern gefeiert. Im Februar habe ich mit den Ägyptern gebangt und gejubelt. Im März hat mich das Beben, die Welle und das Nukleardesaster in Japan geschockt.
It looks very much as if Iceland’s obligation to recompense the UK and the Netherlands for reimbursing depositors following the collapse of Landsbanki in 2008 is headed for years of litigation in the EFTA Court – not good news for those hoping for Iceland’s early EU membership. The question is whether the two creditors will… » read more
By adopting a text in its new constitution which says that the only legal tender in Hungary is the forint, the Fidesz-led supermajority in Hungary is building a wall against the euro.
Panama did it in 1904. Ecuador and El Salvador both did it in the early 2000’s. In Europe, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Holy See, Kosovo and Montenegro have all done it: adopting a foreign currency as their own – dollars and euro, respectively.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ha sido fiel a su increíble capacidad para sorprender de la que ha hecho gala en los diez años que lleva al frente del Partido Socialista y sus siete años al frente del Gobierno español.
While national Fidesz, the strongest governing party in Europe, is taking an effort to finish a new constitution for Hungary, its municipal group in Budapest has different ambitions. The party has won over the city council for the first time in October 2010 and it is busy re-arranging the streetmap.
March 25, Mr. Geert Wilders, Dutch MP and leader of an authoritarian movement (no membership, one leader), called the ‘Freedom Party’ (PVV), spoke at a meeting in Rome, Italy.
With a European Council summit and the prospect of another eurozone bailout high on the agenda, it seemed fitting that there was a mass rally against UK public sector spending cuts in central London yesterday.
La reciente Cumbre europea que ha rubricado el “Pacto por el Euro”, ha servido también al gobierno español para darse un respiro en la batalla por la supervivencia frente a los mercados de la deuda.
I’ve finally gotten around to updating my avatars here and there to show my support to Benoit Poelevoorde’s call earlier this year to stop shaving. Why? And why won’t it help solve Belgium’s political crisis? And what’s this got to do with Europe?
Having spent the last few weeks in the UK, I have had the chance to see the media in full force. When it comes to the relationship between the UK and Europe, it is not a very pretty sight.
Das kassenmäßige Finanzierungsdefizit im Kernhaushalt des Bundes – in Abgrenzung der Finanzstatistik – belief sich im Jahr 2010 auf 44,3 Milliarden Euro.
FreEUlance interviews Dr. Florin Chirculescu of the “Spitalul Universitar” Hospital of Bucharest, asking him about the failings of the Romanian health system.
József Szájer, MEP and founding member for Fidesz, the Hungarian governing party that has secured a two-thirds supermajority with 53% of the votes in 2010 boasts that the Hungarian constitution is written on iPad. Actually, on his iPad. Mr Szájer is a member of the European Parliament, and also the leader of the committee that… » read more
EPP leaders are doing their bit to help elect Fine Gael! Last week, I moaned a bit about European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso treating Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to a photo opportunity in Brussels. I wondered if it was a bit paranoid to think that Barroso was heping his EPP buddy out by… » read more