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Europe Can Cope With the Influx of Migrants

Europe Can Cope With the Influx of Migrants | European Affairs | Scoop.it
They need help for now, but over the longer term they offer the Continent valuable human capital, writes Eugenio Ambrosi in The Wall Street Journal.
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Alexis Tsipras, bon politique grec, mauvais négociateur européen

Alexis Tsipras, bon politique grec, mauvais négociateur européen | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Alexis Tsipras, le premier ministre grec, a décidé, jeudi dernier, de démissionner pour provoquer des élections législatives anticipées qui auront lieu le 20 septembre prochain. Voici son bilan européen.
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Brussels Making a Strong Bid for Art

Brussels Making a Strong Bid for Art | European Affairs | Scoop.it
“There’s a huge drive to make Brussels the new Berlin
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Now more and more people are hating Germany, “There’s a huge drive to make Brussels the new Berlin". 

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Britain and Europe: The Endgame. An Irish Perspective review: What would happen to Ireland after a Brexit?

Britain and Europe: The Endgame. An Irish Perspective review: What would happen to Ireland after a Brexit? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
This look at the impact of a British exit from the EU is an unlikely page-turner, says Brian Hayes
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Map: Where Europe is growing and where it is shrinking

Map: Where Europe is growing and where it is shrinking | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Despite a disconcerting population decline, some of the continent's growth patterns are surprising.
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Europe: Growing in the west, shrinking in the east...

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Waterloo Shows Why the Brits Need Europe - Bloomberg View

Waterloo Shows Why the Brits Need Europe - Bloomberg View | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The Duke of Wellington would have understood.
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The most exclusive dining club in Brussels - Politico

The most exclusive dining club in Brussels - Politico | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Inside the G5 where ‘the best jokes are told’ and major EU policies are pre-cooked.
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Ukip is Europe's laziest party, researchers reveal

Ukip is Europe's laziest party, researchers reveal | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage’s party is by far the most absent from votes in the European parliament, according to data by VoteWatch Europe
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Europe cannot wait any longer: France and Germany must drive ahead | Emmanuel Macron and Sigmar Gabriel

Europe cannot wait any longer: France and Germany must drive ahead | Emmanuel Macron and Sigmar Gabriel | European Affairs | Scoop.it
For the EU to survive, eurozone countries need to integrate further and create a joint treasury
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There's ambition, but how to achieve the goals stays very vague...

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And then there were four

And then there were four | European Affairs | Scoop.it
SIXTEENTH-CENTURY castles and contemporary Socialists make an odd mix. But Elvira García, mayor of Alaquàs, is bursting with pride as she walks around the...
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Europe is being torn apart – but the torture will be slow | Timothy Garton Ash

Europe is being torn apart – but the torture will be slow | Timothy Garton Ash | European Affairs | Scoop.it
This monetary union without a political one will continue to cause suffering and divide the north from the south
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Photographing Europe's Abandoned Border Crossings

Photographing Europe's Abandoned Border Crossings | European Affairs | Scoop.it
After nearly 20 years of passport-free travel in parts of Western and Central Europe, many former checkpoints resemble ghost towns.
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EU takes step toward ending TV 'geo-blocking'

EU takes step toward ending TV 'geo-blocking' | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The EU has opened a public review of its two decades old Satellite and Cable Directive, a process which could ultimately lead to media companies being prevented from blocking access to pay-TV services and movies in specific countries.
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It's about time. To create a single digital and creative market within the EU, geo-blocking should disappear as soon as possible.

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ReindeR Rustema's comment, August 26, 3:57 AM
Next step: subtitling in several languages common in the EU.
Stefan de Vries's comment, August 26, 4:36 AM
You mean just like #Arte is going to do, starting this November?
http://www.la-croix.com/Culture/Medias/Les-programmes-d-Arte-bientot-en-anglais-et-espagnol-2015-08-25-1347810
ReindeR Rustema's comment, August 26, 10:13 AM
cool!
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With 28 versions of Europe, it’s no wonder we barely recognise each other | Timothy Garton Ash

With 28 versions of Europe, it’s no wonder we barely recognise each other | Timothy Garton Ash | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The eurozone is close to Grexit because of deep structural flaws and incompatible national views. On Sunday its leaders will need all their courage to overcome these obstacles
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Global_Counsel_Impact_of_Brexit_June_2015.pdf

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The Netherlands would suffer from a #Brexit http://www.global-counsel.co.uk/system/files/publications/Global_Counsel_Impact_of_Brexit_June_2015.pdf (PDF)

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Ireland is preparing contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union - The Independent

Ireland is preparing contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union - The Independent | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The Irish government is preparing contingency plans in the event that Britain leaves the European Union, Ireland’s foreign minister has said.
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Slovakia: Successful European Union states have 'moral duty' towards migrants - International Business Times UK

Slovakia: Successful European Union states have 'moral duty' towards migrants - International Business Times UK | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska appeals to Slovak parliament to help migrants fleeing from war and poverty.
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The Switzerland Fantasy

The Switzerland Fantasy | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Politicians in the EU who claim their countries should leave the union and become like Switzerland are misguided. Quitting the EU will not restore lost sovereignty.
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How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

How did Estonia become a leader in technology? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
WHEN Estonia regained its independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, less than half its population had a telephone line and its...
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▶ ZDF Heute Show - The UK leaving the EU (English Subtitles) - YouTube

I subtitled a great segment of the german political Comedy Show "Heute Show" about Britain's role in the European Union. Broadcast Date on ZDF: 15 May 2015
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I didn't know there was a German version of The Daily Show, but their pick on the Brits is quite funny.

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Tsipras blames creditors for stalled talks

Tsipras blames creditors for stalled talks | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Greek PM Tsipras has heaped blame on the country’s creditors for the fact there’s still no bailout deal, as Friday's deadline looms.
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Treating UK tourists in Europe costs five times more than equivalent cost to NHS

Treating UK tourists in Europe costs five times more than equivalent cost to NHS | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Critics say figures obtained under Freedom of Information Act ‘puncture a big hole’ in claims that health tourism is costing Britain
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Deflation Isn't What's Holding Europe Back

Deflation Isn't What's Holding Europe Back | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The European countries that have experienced deflation this year have seen positive economic growth and increases in consumer spending.
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