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Fears of Social and Political Unrest if Greece Leaves Euro

Fears of Social and Political Unrest if Greece Leaves Euro | European Affairs | Scoop.it
With speculation swirling about an eventual Greek exit from the euro, policy makers worry that letting go of Greece could risk something more precious than the cost: the social and political stability of Europe.
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Farage faces investigation into ‘missing’ EU expenses | The Times

Nigel Farage faces an expenses investigation into almost £60,000 of ‘missing’ European Union funds paid into his personal bank account
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Le vent de l'euroscepticisme souffle sur le PS

Le vent de l'euroscepticisme souffle sur le PS | European Affairs | Scoop.it
POLITIQUE - Le PS et l'Europe, c'est Docteur Jekyll et Mr Hyde. Un visage très pro-européenne et un autre eurosceptique.
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Nigel Farage expenses: Ukip leader accused over 'missing' £50,000 EU funding paid into personal bank account

Nigel Farage expenses: Ukip leader accused over 'missing' £50,000 EU funding paid into personal bank account | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Ukip faces the prospect of financial investigation amid allegations that its leader Nigel Farage is responsible for more than £50,000 of “missing” European Union funding that was paid directly into his personal bank account.
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Malta legalises same-sex unions and adoption

Malta legalises same-sex unions and adoption | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Malta on Monday legalised both same-sex unions and joint adoptions by gay couples.
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Atlas of Prejudice

Atlas of Prejudice | European Affairs | Scoop.it
20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.
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Autocratic Wilders preaches against an 'undemocratic' EU

Autocratic Wilders preaches against an 'undemocratic' EU | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Geert Wilders, arguably the most famous Dutch politician in Europe, regularly takes the EU to task for being undemocratic. But his own party is not famed for its democratic structures either.
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UK unemployment rises unexpectedly to 7.2% - FT.com

UK unemployment rises unexpectedly to 7.2% - FT.com | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The UK’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.2 per cent of the workforce in the three months to December, checking the country’s recent rapid reductions in joblessness. The rate increased from 7.1 per cent in the September to November period, the
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France and Germany must both change economic strategy | André Sapir at Bruegel.org

France and Germany must both change economic strategy | André Sapir at Bruegel.org | European Affairs | Scoop.it
This op-ed was published in French by Le Monde and in German by Handelsblatt.
The euro was first and foremost a Franco-German project, not...
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A Land of Money and Fear: The Swiss Vote Against 'Mass Migration' - SPIEGEL ONLINE

A Land of Money and Fear: The Swiss Vote Against 'Mass Migration' - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Switzerland's economic success is enviable, yet its people fear decline. On Sunday, voters approved a plan to reintroduce immigration quotas. The move is likely to create significant problems for the country's relations with the EU -- and could be expensive.
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US official apologises to EU counterparts for undiplomatic language

US official apologises to EU counterparts for undiplomatic language | European Affairs | Scoop.it
State department’s diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, apparently said ‘Fuck the EU’ speaking of Ukraine crisis, though department did not directly confirm it was Nuland’s voice on tape (Brussels has, with an air of desperation, been quietly...
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Spain could veto independent Scotland, says minister | European Voice

Spain could veto independent Scotland, says minister | European Voice | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Spain's foreign minister says Madrid will not interfere with independence referendum. But he declined to rule out Spain vetoing Scottish entry into the EU.
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William Hague: independence would see Scotland lose billions in EU funding

William Hague: independence would see Scotland lose billions in EU funding | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Foreign Office analysis suggests Scotland would face extra bill of between £1.65bn and £3.5bn if it becomes independent An independent Scotland would lose billions of pounds in EU funds and could be forced to help pay for the UK's EU rebate, the...
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Romanians despair that wealthy Britain is taking all their doctors - FT.com

Romanians despair that wealthy Britain is taking all their doctors - FT.com | European Affairs | Scoop.it
In a rare break from Florin Chirculescu’s nearly 60-hour working week at Bucharest’s university hospital, he sits down, sighs deeply, and lights an extra-long cigarette drawn from a pack on a cluttered desk.
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Europese bluf van een Hollandse muis - Vrij Nederland

Europese bluf van een Hollandse muis - Vrij Nederland | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Met 54 ‘actiepunten’ wilde het kabinet bevoegdheden uit Brussel terughalen. Wat is daar het afgelopen jaar van terecht gekomen?
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Il pourrait changer la face de l'Europe : le traité transatlantique décodé

Il pourrait changer la face de l'Europe : le traité transatlantique décodé | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Le traité TAFTA, négocié dans le secret par Bruxelles et Washington, a pour but de constituer un marché commun de 820 millions de consommateurs, qui représenterait la moitié du PIB mondial.
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'A Partner for Russia': Europe's Far Right Flirts with Moscow

'A Partner for Russia': Europe's Far Right Flirts with Moscow | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Right-wing populists stand to gain seats in the approaching European Parliament elections -- which is good news for Moscow. Russia and the European right have been courting each other recently as mainstream Brussels has kept Moscow at arm's length.
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Juncker campaign hits the road

Juncker campaign hits the road | European Affairs | Scoop.it
A blue American-style campaign bus – with large photos, the slogan "Juncker for president" and social media handles – was parked in front of the church.
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Don't let Great Britain become Little Britain - stay in the EU - Virgin.com

Don't let Great Britain become Little Britain - stay in the EU - Virgin.com | European Affairs | Scoop.it
A year ago I wrote about the need for the UK to stay in the EU, and why it is so valuable to British businesses. Nothing has changed, but the argument rumbles on. No person, no country, no organisation is without its faults - the EU certainly has a few of its own. But the last thing the UK should do...
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Icelanders protest government decision to deny EU referendum

Icelanders protest government decision to deny EU referendum | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Plans for Iceland's parliament to start work on a bill formally abandoning EU membership talks were held up on Monday following public protests.
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Eurozone countries should form United States of Europe, says EC vice-president

Eurozone countries should form United States of Europe, says EC vice-president | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Viviane Reding calls for full fiscal and political union for 18 eurozone countries but says UK should remain apart
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Switzerland can't have it both ways on migration: EU's Barroso | Reuters

Switzerland can't have it both ways on migration: EU's Barroso | Reuters | European Affairs | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Switzerland stands to lose more than the EU from a vote to restrict immigration because it cannot enjoy all the benefits of the world's biggest market without reciprocal access, European
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EU seeking to upgrade bloc's ties with Cuba - Boston.com

EU seeking to upgrade bloc's ties with Cuba - Boston.com | European Affairs | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe is set to upgrade its ties with Cuba in a bid to broaden economic cooperation and demand more progress on respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, a senior European Union official said Thursday.
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2.712 EU-burgers uitgewezen

2.712 EU-burgers uitgewezen | European Affairs | Scoop.it

De Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken heeft vorig jaar 2.712 burgers uit de Europese Unie ons land uitgewezen. Dat aantal is in drie jaar tijd verdrievoudigd. ...


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So what has Europe ever done for you?

So what has Europe ever done for you? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
A cap on mobile roaming chargesThanks to the EU Roaming Regulation, in force since 2007, when you travel across Europe your mobile phone bill is much lower. The maximum an operator can charge is €0.24
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Twitter / ftcomment : "Osborne warns the EU". Our ...

Twitter / ftcomment : "Osborne warns the EU". Our ... | European Affairs | Scoop.it
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