Following the election of Jean-Claude Juncker, Le Taurillon offered to campaigners of different political forces to write up a critique of the program that will be set up by the next commission. Today we present the reaction of a young EPP campaigner. On the July 15th, Jean- Claude Junker was elected President of the (...)
26 August 2014 – Dear Reader, we know you’ve got loads of questions racing through your mind these summer days: what swimming pool should I pick? Which pub should I go to? A glass of wine or a nice, refreshing beer? And, of course, who’s the new President of the (...) by | , 2 comments
19 August 2014 – Celebrities across the world, Scottish or not, seem to love getting their teeth stuck into the Scottish referendum debate. In the yes camp, Morrissey, Frankie Boyle and Sean Connery are banging the drum for independence, whilst on the other (...) by
12 August 2014 – In the first ever public elections of the president in Turkey, prime minister Erdogan was elected in the first round with almost 52%. The question now is who will become prime minister and what does this mean for the upcoming parliamentary (...) by
3 August 2014 – As expected, the minority Bulgarian government resigned on the 23th of July, following months of political agony. Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has announced in parliament the resignation of his left-leaning government. Bulgarian (...) by
29 July 2014 – The German Vice-Chancellor, from the social democratic SPD party, Sigmar Gabriel, has started over-shadowing Chancellor Merkel, not only in Germany but in Europe as well, where he is increasingly popular with his European socialist counterparts. (...) by ,
24 July 2014 – It has been a few months since the issue of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) last made the headlines of British newspapers. Regularly enough, this government has been announcing it was considering taking the UK out of the ECHR, (...) by | 1 comment
17 July 2014 – Prospects for a trans-national European democracy by Jo Leinen President of the European Movement International (Wold Commerce Review june 2014) During the campaign for the 2014 European elections many parties campaigned in favour of further (...) by
13 July 2014 – Two months before the European elections the House of Europe organised on the 1st of April a debate between the representatives of political parties on environmental and energy policies. Pascal Durand, co-founder and candidate for the French (...) by ,
9 July 2014 – Italy took over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July, following on from Greece. In keeping with the clichés about the inefficiency of Italian public administration, the presidency started with its (...) by
5 July 2014 – The 100th anniversary of WWI offers the opportunity to compare the current crisis with those occurred during the past century. The two World Wars, the great depression, fascism and nazism are aspects of the crisis of the nation-state. The 100th (...) by | 1 comment
3 July 2014 – After two decades of weak leadership, the European Commission is finally led again by a person with authority and vision. Furthermore, Juncker’s selection decreased the democratic deficit of the EU and strengthened the European Parliament. For (...) by
Game, Set and Match: the European Council chooses the path of democracy and appoints Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission
29 June 2014 – At the 26 June 2014 European Summit, the European Council discussed strategic priorities for Europe in the next five years and, more importantly, took a decision on the nomination of the next President of the European Commission. This decision (...) by | 4 comments
26 June 2014 – At a time when European institutions are heavily criticized - particularly in the UK - for being an expensive and inefficient Leviathan, it is worth reminding a few facts on how much the EU actually costs and what it does. Eurosceptic (...) by | 2 comments
22 June 2014 – The question of immigration to Europe returns to the front scene at regular intervals. During the last elections in particular, Europe was described either as a strainer, or on the contrary as an open Europe. Beyond global policies, the New (...) by ,
18 June 2014 – The municipal elections in Turkey on 30 March manifested the political power relations of the past years. The governing Justice and Development Party AKP remains by far the strongest party in the municipal councils with 43 percent, followed by (...) by
15 June 2014 – These European Parliament elections were the first proper EP elections in Croatia, after Croatia’s accession to the European Union. In 2013 we elected 12 MEPs and following the referendum on Croatia’s accession to the EU, had our first real chance (...) by
12 June 2014 – Seen by an outsider, the European Elections actually looked more like a success for Europe and transnational democracy - not a failure. Let me tell you why. I do not doubt the dangers hinted at by the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Europe (...) by
9 June 2014 – Ireland is used to political earthquakes lately. Since the 2011 General Election Ireland’s party system has changed beyond all recognition. From being the ‘Natural Party of Government’, Fianna Fáil (FF), a centrist party with populist leanings that (...) by
3 June 2014 – Euromaidan set in motion a train of events whose great impact on the world nobody could predict. Ukraine is in turmoil, the Crimean peninsula joined the Russian Federation, the EU and the USA have started economic retaliatory attack and some (...) by | 1 comment
1 June 2014 – For many African refugees and asylum seekers who are trafficked, David Harvey’s argument in Between Space and Time: Reflections on the Geographical Imagination, about the memories of past disasters and the passing of seasons plays a crucial role (...) by
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