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How economists got it so wrong? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour ago
What is at stake: Back in November 2008, HM Queen Elizabeth II wondered why no one saw the crisis coming. Around the same time, Alan Greenspan was admitting that he was in a state of shocked disbelief because the whole intellectual edifice had collap...
EAC Member States on the EPA : Which way will they jump? NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
As we have been informing our readers in recent weeks, the EPA issue ensures that EAC members states do not go unnoticed.  According to recent reports, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has noted that there are three options on the table...
Global capital adequacy rules NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
What is at stake: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent a detailed letter to the G20 finance ministers calling for tough new capital rules for the world’s largest banks. Shortly after, the 27 central bank governors and bank supervisors of the wo...
Capping bankers’ bonuses NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
What is at stake: The question of remuneration in the financial services’ industry has become central and featured to a large extent on the agenda of finance ministers from the G20 group of leading industrialised and emerging economies as they met...
Eurozone's Greece deal: debt and delusions at dawn | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
Eurozone's leaders emerged bleary-eyed to hail 'a comprehensive blueprint' that would put Greece on the straight and narrow"Is this the way they say the future's meant to feel?" asked Pulp. "Or just 20,000 people standing in a field?" As dawn broke i...
EU to Support Conservation Agriculture in Zambia NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 19 Minutes ago
The EU will spend over 11.1 million euros in support of conservation agriculture in Zambia between 2013 and 2016, benefiting 19,572 farmers from 30 districts. According to the EU Head of Delegation in Zambia, Kirsi Pekuri, this support was needed...
Update ministerraad 17 februari 2012 en wekelijkse Eerste Kamer watch NEW
Publiekrecht en Politiek 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
De laatste ministerraad voor carnaval leidde niet tot veel openbare besluiten. We krijgen meer artsen. Gezinsmigratie schijnt nog meer te kunnen worden aangescherpt, dus dat gebeurt. En ‘aandacht voor seksualiteit en seksuele diversiteit’...
Will David Cameron’s Conservatives keep toeing the Coalition line? NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
As they look at Clegg, the Tories wonder why their own leader isn’t showing voters what he stands for By their fruits ye shall know them, and the Liberal Democrats revealed much when they picked Professor Les Ebdon to run the quango that oversees u...
Does and Don'ts, Rights and Wongs: US pornography goes to court NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
What is paw-nography, wonders a baffled Kat In a post that is likely to create general havoc with law firm IT policies everywhere, this Kat brings you a thought-provoking piece concerning the copyright status of pornographic films in the US.  Ha...
Italy’s healthcare crisis NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Forty five thousand less beds and overall hospital capacity reduced by 15%, twelve hour waits in A&E and serious staff shortages: these are the headline results of official figures covering the past decade that have been analysed by Il Fatto Quot...
Phantom griechischen Bankrotts NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Nach 12 Stunden stürmischer Beratungen… ist das Phantom griechischen Bankrotts gebannt. Die Frage ist, für wie lange und zu welchem Preis? Vom Stil rede ich schon nicht, schließlich zählen die Entscheidungen, und nicht, wie man sie erzielt.
Further further reading NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
For the commute home,- Dow 13,000: pity party!- All it takes is 30 good, decent, human-selected stocks…- Bonus neurosis du jour, with Brian Moynihan.- Charting...
EU to help speed up development of Nigerian migration management NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The EU will provide a total sum of €20 million to fund the 'Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria’ programme. The project, which has been designed in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria , will address key challenge...
Bean to British pensioners: ‘Just wear it’ NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Charlie Bean of the Bank of England (deputy governor, monetary policy) has been brave enough to visit Glasgow, telling the Scottish Council for Development and Industry about...
Does the EU Really Need a New Security Strategy ? NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
In recent months the EU security policy jargon has been filled up with catchy buzzwords, such as ‘permanent operational headquarters’ or ‘pooling and sharing.’ Some experts even coined the latter into an ironic phrase: “you pool, we share,
US pent-up demand, charted NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The second half of last year was puzzling to anyone trying to understand future trends in US consumption. Or at least it was to us.Spending climbed more quickly than incomes,...
Quelle pratique du multilinguisme pour les services de la Commission européenne sur Internet ? NEW
Se former à la communication européenne 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Categories: Communication de l'UETags: Commission européenne, multilinguismeÉnorme surprise, l’enquête sur le multilinguisme des services de la Commission européenne sur Internet révèle que les sites de la direction générale Traduction sont...
Straw says abolish the European Parliament NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw called for the abolition of the European Parliament at an event organised by IPPR today. According to the Guardian, Straw said: “I am now clear that there is a major democratic deficit within the EU. And it i...
Straw says abolish the European Parliament NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw called for the abolition of the European Parliament at an event organised by IPPR today. According to the Guardian, Straw said: “I am now clear that there is a major democratic deficit within the EU. And it i...
Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by MATTIAS KUMM NEW
Verfassungsblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Hungarian Premier Victor Orban and his ruling party Fidesz, after having received 53% of the votes in the previous election but 68% of parliamentary seats, have transformed Hungarian institutions, effectively asserting and entrenching control over co...
Protection des données personnelles : la Cour de justice confirme son opposition au filtrage sur Internet. Mais le droit d’auteur est un droit fondamental . NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Les fournisseurs d’accès et les exploitants des réseaux sociaux en ligne ne peuvent se voir contraints d’installer un système de filtrage général visant tous les utilisateurs, pour prévenir l’usage illicite sur leurs plateformes d’ouvre...
Judith Merkies MEP calls for action NEW
Europeans for Fair Roaming 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Dutch member of the European parliament Judith Merkies (who now also supports our mission) has started a write-in campaign for lower roaming charges. Ms Merkies who sits on the key committee ITRE stated: “Kroes’ proposal is way too cautious. We &...
Oman: Internetalltag im Polizeistaat NEW
Euro-Police 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Kein Skype, keine Islamkritik, kein Porno – wer keine speziellen Interessen verfolgt, surft im omanischen Internet relativ ungestört. Denn statt auf rigorose Zensur wie im Iran zu setzen, betreibt der arabische Staat die flächendeckende Über...
Spy Tech Companies & Their Authoritarian Customers, Part II: Trovicor and Area SpA NEW
Euro-Police 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
This is the second part in an EFF series. Part I, on UK-based FinFisher and France-based Amesys, can be read here On Sunday, CNN reported that dozens of activists in Syria have had their computers infected with malware that allows supporters of dicta...
La UE estableix plans per garantir unes pensions adequades, segures i sostenibles. NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Actualment, les pensions són la principal font d’ingressos de gairebé la quarta part de la població de la UE i, en el futur, els joves d’avui també en dependran. Si Europa no proveeix unes pensions dignes ara i al futur, milions de ciutad...
Stratégie : qui pour quoi ? NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Je poursuis un petit travail questionnant la stratégie française, et commencé ici. source 1/ Il existe plusieurs définitions de la stratégie. Par exemple, celles-ci : Pour Basil Liddell Hart, la Grande stratégie consiste à coordonn...
New report: Act NOW! to get through ‘perfect storm of ecological and social problems’ NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
“Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.” (Source: The Guardian...
Baza Cutezatorii, o afacere tenebroasa NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
De-alungul anilor au curs valuri de cerneala descriind aventura bazei sportive „Cutezatorii” din Bucuresti. De ce revenim asupra acestui caz? Pentru ca dintr-un comunicat al Ministerului Educatiei (aici), aflam un lucru stupefiant: „Actul adiţ...
We are all Syrians now NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
From Avaaz: Dear friends, Assad’s ruthless massacre of civilians in his attempt to crush the Syrian Spring is escalating. But a new international coalition led by Arab League members is meeting in 3 days and is our best hope to stop the bloodshed.
We are all Syrians now NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
From Avaaz: Dear friends, Assad’s ruthless massacre of civilians in his attempt to crush the Syrian Spring is escalating. But a new international coalition led by Arab League members is meeting in 3 days and is our best hope to stop the bloodshed.
Breast Cancer Care and The Haven – two charities working to 'Support the woman behind the cancer' NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
There are many thousands of people in Britain living with and beyond breast cancer – over 48,000 people, of whom the vast majority are women, are diagnosed each year – and, for them, the disease can have long-lasting effects on their phys...
Nästan vårväder NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
LONDON: Det var närmast vårväder som mötte mig när jag steg av planet på Heathrow tidigare i dag, och beslutet att lämna ytterkläderna hemma visade sig vara alldeles rätt. Eftermiddagen ägnades främst åt diskussionen på IISS om de olika...
UDMR şi ambiţia de a legifera corupţia NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Rapoartele de ţară au criticat constant parlamentul pentru că se opune luptei împotriva corupţiei prin adoptarea de legi proaste şi prin protejarea parlamentarilor de anchete. Abia ce-au apărut primele decizii de condamnare în marile dosare,...
Has Andrew Lansley finally learnt to speak English? NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
I only ask because, defending his health bill in the Commons today, the Health Secretary used very little of the opaque jargon on which he is so keen. Normally his every sentence is a sand-cloud of gibberish: "integrated care pathways", "outcome fram...
La formation professionnelle ne profite pas aux PME NEW
Telos 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Chaque année, 150 000 jeunes quittent le système éducatif sans qualification ni diplôme. C’est dire qu’il est stratégique pour le pays de disposer d’un système de formation professionnelle important et efficace (outre les questions que ce...
L’empresa catalana NEMO guanya el Premi a l’Emprenedoria de l’EIT!!! NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Brussel·les, 21 de febrer de 2012 – Aquesta tarda, han estat anunciats els primers Premis a l’Emprenedoria de l’Institut Europeu d’Innovació i Tecnologia (EIT) en una cerimònia que ha tingut lloc a la Reial Acadèmia de les Ci
British and Irish perspective on 'being European' NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Do tensions in Europe actually exist amongst its citizens or is it only amongst politicians eager to lay the blame at someone else’s door?
Cicle Pensem Europa: “Política del Mediterrani: nou escenari democràtic” (FCE). NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Debat del Cicle Pensem Europa: “Política del Mediterrani: nou escenari democràtic” amb Tomás Alcoverro, corresponsal a l’Orient Mitjà de la Vanguardia i Eduard Soler, coordinador del programa del Mediterrani del CIDOB.  L’...
Quels sont les héritages et les principes de la Ve République ? (Vie Publique) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Quels sont les héritages et les principes de la Ve République ? Le site vie-publique.fr répond à cette vaste question au travers des dossiers suivants : Quels sont les principes fondamentaux de la République...
La panacée pour sortir de la crise : brader les biens des Etats ! NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Dans toute l’Europe, les Etats cherchent des moyens rapides de trouver des fonds. Apparemment, tous ont eu la même idée : vendre le patrimoine national. Qu’ont en commun le mardi gras portugais, le soleil grec, les pur-sang irlandais et la R...
Naked Ramblers in the News NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
While this is an issue the editorial Quango here at ¡No Pasarán! visits from time to time, I did not realize that it’s not so much about scaring dog walkers, but rather gathering statistics. The committed naturist kept score of the number of posi...
Tehnica manipularii. MRU, Putin sau Bush? NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Sa luam faptele, pe scurt: 1. Presedintele Basescu il desemneaza premier pe seful Serviciului de Informatii Externe (SIE), Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (MRU). 2. Politicieni din opozitie si jurnalisti isi declara nemultumirea sau ingrijorarea cu privire la...
The Bureau meets again NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The EESC’s Bureau held a very productive meeting this afternoon and evening. As always, the meeting was in part about the routine of preparing Wednesday’s and Thursday’s plenary session although, even then, not all is ‘routine...
Conclusions du Conseil: Aspects économiques de la feuille de route pour une Europe efficace dans l'utilisation des ressources (Bruxelles, 21 février 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes : "Le Conseil de l'Union européenne, RAPPELANT: - les conclusions du Conseil sur la feuille de route pour une Europe efficace dans l'utilisation des ressources du 19 décem...
Nachrichten aus der Vergangenheit ... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
6 Mrd. Verlust bei der HRE Bad Bank FMS. OK, das ist mehr als normal. Aber normalerweise würde das wohl trotzdem niemand mehr interessieren. Irgendwie glaubt sowieso keiner mehr, dass in der Bilanz so wahnsinnig viele Sachen stecken, die noch einen...
Nachrichten aus der Vergangenheit ... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
6 Mrd. Verlust bei der HRE Bad Bank FMS. OK, das ist mehr als normal. Aber normalerweise würde das wohl trotzdem niemand mehr interessieren. Irgendwie glaubt sowieso keiner mehr, dass in der Bilanz so wahnsinnig viele Sachen stecken, die noch einen...
Yandex debuts “social search program”; Reddit users writing a law… a cyberculture roundup.. NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Yandex processes 2 million+ people searches daily, debuts ‘social search program’ from The Next Web by Robin Wauters Yandex, Russia’s biggest Internet search and related services company, this morning announced the launch of a‘social search p...
Grèce : Adoption du plan d'aide après plus de 13 heures de négociations (Touteleurope) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
  C'est finalement ce matin, à 4 heures, que les ministres des Finances sont parvenus à un accord sur le montant du second plan d'aide octroyé à la Grèce. Celui-ci s'élèvera à 237 milliards d'euros, et devrait perm...
The problem with Greek austerity NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Austerity policies deal with the symptoms rather than the causes of the crisis. For as long as the underlying malignancies of the Greek economy stay in place, austerity will remain a largely self-defeating approach towards to the crisis. Image Source...
Le Conseil marque son accord sur le deuxième paquet "gouvernance économique" (Bruxelles, 21 février 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a présenté ce jour1 sa position en vue des négociations avec le Parlement européen sur deux projets de règlements visant à renforcer davantage la gouvernance économique dans la zone euro : • un règlement en vue d'un...