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Council voting: Who are the EU hardliners and ‘yes men’?

Council voting: Who are the EU hardliners and ‘yes men’? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
VoteWatch Europe has released its first-ever report examining national voting
trends in the Council of the European Union.
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Matteo Renzi: Should You Believe The Hype?

Matteo Renzi: Should You Believe The Hype? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Thomas Fazi looks at the politics of Matteo Renzi and questions his anti-austerity credentials.
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David Cameron's European problem isn't going anywhere

David Cameron's European problem isn't going anywhere | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Rafael Behr: The Tories' appetite for anti-Brussels defiance is temporarily sated, but European diplomacy continues – with or without Cameron
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Austria rolls out red carpet for Putin

Austria rolls out red carpet for Putin | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Austria has criticised Western sanctions on Russia and signed a contract to build a Russian pipeline despite EU legal concerns.
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When it comes to Anschluss you can always count on Vienna...

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David Cameron de plus en plus isolé dans sa campagne contre Jean-Claude Juncker

David Cameron de plus en plus isolé dans sa campagne contre Jean-Claude Juncker | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Malgré l’opposition britannique, le chef de file de la droite européenne devrait être désigné président de la Commission européenne d’ici à début juillet.
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Ukip's 'People's Army' descend on Brussels

Ukip's 'People's Army' descend on Brussels | European Affairs | Scoop.it
UK Independence Party's new phalanx of MEPs descended on Brussels today for the first time since their election triumph last month.
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Andrew Duff – On Governing Europe » Blog Archive » Cameron’s battle against Juncker is futile and misguided

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Fascism Is Fashionable Again in Europe - Daily Beast

Fascism Is Fashionable Again in Europe - Daily Beast | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Fascism Is Fashionable Again in Europe
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Elections for the European Parliament, with ballots cast in 28 countries, produced a startling victory for the sort of political parties that are normally not invited to fashionable parties.
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Clouds ahead

Clouds ahead | European Affairs | Scoop.it
AFTER months of procrastination, the European Central Bank acted on several fronts on June 5th to counter low inflation, currently just 0.5% in the euro zone. The...
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A French message to Britain: get out of Europe before you wreck it

A French message to Britain: get out of Europe before you wreck it | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Michel Rocard: The European Union is on its knees but you, the British, want to block even small steps to democratic legitimacy
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EU faces prospect of ‘coup d’état’ by European Council | Europe Today

EU faces prospect of ‘coup d’état’ by European Council | Europe Today | European Affairs | Scoop.it
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The Renzi-Frenzy | Silvia Merler and Alessio Terzi at Bruegel.org

The Renzi-Frenzy | Silvia Merler and Alessio Terzi at Bruegel.org | European Affairs | Scoop.it
If there’s a rule that Italian voters learn quickly, it’s never to trust provisional election results. They have a tendency to d...
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Europe Likely to Get Negative Interest Rates. What Does That Even Mean?

Europe Likely to Get Negative Interest Rates. What Does That Even Mean? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Normally the bank pays you to keep your money there. When rates turn negative, you pay the bank.
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Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European Affairs | Scoop.it
For years Britain has blackmailed and made a fool out of the EU. The United Kingdom must finally make a choice: It can play by the rules or it can leave the European Union.
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For the Brits, it's time to stop whining and make a clear choice.

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Loosening the union

Loosening the union | European Affairs | Scoop.it
BRITAIN and Europe are like a couple in a difficult marriage. One day they have a blazing row; the next they want to kiss and make up. Britain’s David Cameron...
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Renzi - reminding Europe of what it doesn't have

Renzi - reminding Europe of what it doesn't have | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Well that was quite refreshing. In he bounded, the right side of 40, all grins and references to selfies and ancient philosophers, brash and self-confident.
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Crisis of the Eurocrats

Crisis of the Eurocrats | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The European project is in deep trouble. The Continent still has peace, but it’s falling short on prosperity and, in a subtler way, democracy.
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Farage faces jail threat over £200,000 donations | The Times

Farage faces jail threat over £200,000 donations | The Times | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage broke electoral law in failing to declare donations worth £200,000 during a period of 14 years, the independent politics watchdog says
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UK and Germany vote against each other most often in European council

UK and Germany vote against each other most often in European council | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Cameron may consider Merkel an ally, but their two countries disagreed on 16% of formal votes cast in EU councilDavid Cameron may consider Angela Merkel his key ally in the battle to claw back powers from the EU, but a new study shows that the two...
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Jaume Duch: EUobserver / Wilders says he wants to take up EP seat

Jaume Duch: EUobserver / Wilders says he wants to take up EP seat | European Affairs | Scoop.it
"Following the European law, it is not possible at all because the European act on the European elections, it's quite clear forbidding the double mandate," said Jaume Duch. "So, No, following the European law you have to choose, but you cannot be at the same time at the national ...
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Debate: "Can a more political European Parliament disrupt the TTIP talks?"

Debate: "Can a more political European Parliament disrupt the TTIP talks?" | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Post European Elections Debate focussing on: "Can a more political European Parliament disrupt the TTIP talks?"
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What does “EU reform” actually mean?

What does “EU reform” actually mean? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
A tweet by Philip Oltermann caught my eye:

https://twitter.com/philipoltermann/status/475592040278138880

David Cameron is doing his best to spin himself, and his opposition to Jean Claude Juncker as Commission President, as being the 'reformer' versus a defender of the status quo, or the old EU, Juncker.

The problem is that no-one ever really challenges this narrative of what and how ...
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Court rules Jobbik cannot be called 'far-right'

Court rules Jobbik cannot be called 'far-right' | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Jobbik, Hungary's far-right party cannot be deemed "far-right" by newscasters, according to a decision by the country's highest court.
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Amis Anglais, sortez de l’Union européenne mais ne la faites pas mourir !

Amis Anglais, sortez de l’Union européenne mais ne la faites pas mourir  ! | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Point de vue. Pour l'ancien premier ministre, le Royaume-Uni, qui « n'aime pas l'Europe et y est entré sur un malentendu », doit quitter l'UE.
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Europe Likely to Get Negative Interest Rates. What Does That Even Mean?

Europe Likely to Get Negative Interest Rates. What Does That Even Mean? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Normally the bank pays you to keep your money there. When rates turn negative, you pay the bank.
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Block Juncker to save real democracy in Europe - FT.com

Block Juncker to save real democracy in Europe - FT.com | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The idea that Jean-Claude Juncker should become the next head of the European Commission evokes a strange, irrational rage in the British. I know because I share that rage. There is something about Mr Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg –
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