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A collective failure / by José Ignacio Torreblanca

A collective failure / by José Ignacio Torreblanca | Concerned European | Scoop.it

Although Mariano Rajoy is distancing himself from the latest package of austerity measures being imposed upon Spain, they are the ultimate aim of a collective failure that must be explained to the Spanish people.

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The Transformation of the Arab World | by Olivier Roy ; Journal of Democracy

The Transformation of the Arab World | by Olivier Roy ; Journal of Democracy | Concerned European | Scoop.it

In order to grasp what is happening in the Middle East, we must set aside a number of deep-rooted prejudices. First among them is the assumption that democracy presupposes secularization: The democratization movement in the Arab world came precisely after thirty years of what has been called the “return of the sacred,” an obvious process of re-Islamization of everyday life, coupled with the rise of Islamist parties. The second is the idea that a democrat must also, by definition, be a liberal. What is at stake is the reformulation of religion’s place in the public sphere.

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The 1 Chart Our Politicians Need to Look At

The 1 Chart Our Politicians Need to Look At | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Remember when the U.S. was supposed to face a fiscal crisis within two year's time?
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Le dernier "atout" de Bachar el-Assad, les armes chimiques | Slate

Le dernier "atout" de Bachar el-Assad, les armes chimiques | Slate | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Le régime syrien a un arsenal considérable d'armes de destruction massives notamment chimiques. Aux abois, il pourrait les utiliser dans une tentative désespérée pour élargir le conflit.
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Terminating the European status quo

Terminating the European status quo | Concerned European | Scoop.it
There is speculation that Arnold Schwarzenegger's political career will be resurrected - Lazarus-like - in Austria, his abandoned homeland.
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Monti must choose tunnel or crossroads - FT.com

Monti must choose tunnel or crossroads - FT.com | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Interviewed by a sports commentator after Italy’s thumping by Spain in the Euro 2012 final, Mario Monti, a well known agnostic on the question of football, was asked for his views.
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The real victor in Brussels was Merkel - FT.com

The real victor in Brussels was Merkel - FT.com | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Mario Monti faced down the German chancellor and won the battle. He will survive a few more weeks or months in politics. It was clever of him to threaten a veto on something Angela Merkel badly needed.
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Hubert Védrine : "Un compromis entre la France et l'Allemagne est plus probable qu'on ne le dit..."'

Hubert Védrine : "Un compromis entre la France et l'Allemagne est plus probable qu'on ne le dit..."' | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Confiant sur la capacité de François Hollande et Angela Merkel à trouver un compromis lors du sommet européen qui débute ce jeudi, l'ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères de Lionel Jospin considère toutefois que parler de "couple" franco-allemand...
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L’Allemagne va-t-elle encore une fois conduire l’Europe à sa ruine ? - Coulisses de Bruxelles

L’Allemagne va-t-elle encore une fois conduire l’Europe à sa ruine ? - Coulisses de Bruxelles | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Joschka Fischer, l'ancien (Ecologiste) ministre des affaires étrangères allemand (entre 1998 et 2005, dans les gouvernements du socialiste Gerhard Schröder), n'y va pas de main morte en accusant Angela Merkel...
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Une Europe sans idées

Une Europe sans idées | Concerned European | Scoop.it

Par José Ignacio Torreblanca : "la discusión sobre el poder de Estados Unidos es muy interesante y tiene muchísimos ángulos desde el que abordarlo (Columna de @jitorreblanca - Una Europa sin ideas | Internacional | EL PAÍS http://t.co/gBY4gEfy... "

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ECFR Council meeting: Europe’s crisis

ECFR Council meeting: Europe’s crisis | Concerned European | Scoop.it

There was a sense of urgency as ECFR’s Council gathered in Berlin last Thursday for its annual meeting. In the weeks leading up to the meeting there seemed to be increasing pessimism about the euro crisis and predictions of a break-up of the euro. In the week of the meeting, the ECB rejected the Spanish government’s plan to recapitalise Bankia, which led to a further increase in Spanish borrowing costs and speculation about an imminent bailout. Meanwhile there was increasing criticism of Germany, on which, Martin Wolf wrotein the Financial Times the day before the Council meeting began, “the fate of Europe” now hung. On the day of the meeting, Ireland voted in a referendum on the fiscal compact.

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Potusphere: Panetta at Shangri-La Dialogue : Explaining the Shift to Asia Pacific

Potusphere: Panetta at Shangri-La Dialogue : Explaining the Shift to Asia Pacific | Concerned European | Scoop.it

On June 2, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivered a keynote address at the IISS's Shangri-La Dialogue in which he outlined in greater depth more specific elements concerning the US's shift toward Asia-Pacific, fleshing out the context, driving principles, and physical and material investments to which the US is committing over the next several years, beginning now... via @potusphere

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Paralysis in Athens

Paralysis in Athens | Concerned European | Scoop.it

With an excruciating choice between austerity measures and a departure from the euro, the Greece is paralyzed with indecision.

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A tragic common fate looms for Greece, Portugal and Spain

A tragic common fate looms for Greece, Portugal and Spain | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Even from a Greek perspective, the austerity measures the Spanish government adopted last week were alarming. The cuts to pensions and unemployment benefits, the rises in VAT and the rest triggered...
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More Progress Needed In Balkans

More Progress Needed In Balkans | Concerned European | Scoop.it

Philip Gordon in Croatia: "The United States calls on local political leaders in the Balkans to move past ethnic divisions and personal interests and focus on delivering the genuine reforms demanded by their citizens."

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EUobserver.com / Economic Affairs / Greek orthodox head defends Church over tax scandals

EUobserver.com / Economic Affairs / Greek orthodox head defends Church over tax scandals | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Taxes in Greece continue to slip through state scrutiny as some corporations, wealthy Greek-ship owning families, and the Greek Orthodox Church are either exempt or use loopholes to hide millions of euros.

Via Stefan de Vries
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Libor: le drapeau rouge flotte sur Bruxelles... - Coulisses de Bruxelles

Libor: le drapeau rouge flotte sur Bruxelles... - Coulisses de Bruxelles | Concerned European | Scoop.it
« De vrais salauds ! », s’exclame ce haut fonctionnaire européen qui n’en revient toujours pas. Cinq ans après l’éclatement de la bulle des « subprimes » américaines, quatre ans...
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Excellent Janis Emmanouilidis - read his latest report

The prospects of ambitious muddling through – the results of an EU Summit in deep crisis mode
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Doc 2 - Vidéo conference de presse - Mario Monti - Sommet BXL

Doc 2 - Vidéo conference de presse - Mario Monti - Sommet BXL | Concerned European | Scoop.it

Videos of Mario Monti's national briefing after EU summit (Day 2 - June 29)

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Doc1 - Conférence de presse de François Hollande à l'issue du Conseil européen de Bruxelles

Doc1 - Conférence de presse de François Hollande à l'issue du Conseil européen de Bruxelles | Concerned European | Scoop.it

Doc 1 - Conférence de presse de François Hollande

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GNOSIS - Italian Intelligence Review - Table of contents

GNOSIS - Italian Intelligence Review - Table of contents | Concerned European | Scoop.it
Numero 1/2012...

I just discovered this thanks to @FGoria - excellent Magazine, with articles covering global financial risks, security, demography ...

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Pensar en vertical

Pensar en vertical | Concerned European | Scoop.it

La sécurité en Afrique pensée autrement: "En mi entrada anterior sobre centros de pensamiento (“Pensar en tanques: notas desde la feria de las ideas”) prometía traer un ejemplo de una investigación relevante que cambia nuestra manera de enfocar un problema." par @jitorreblanca

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Ecco i “poteri forti”: i mercati che non credono più a Monti

Ecco i “poteri forti”: i mercati che non credono più a Monti | Concerned European | Scoop.it
“Can this man save Europe?”. Il 20 febbraio scorso il settimanale statunitense Time dedicava la copertina a Mario Monti, chiedendosi se era l’uomo in grado di salvare l’Europa.
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EU diplomacy on Israel/Palestine shifts up a gear

EU diplomacy on Israel/Palestine shifts up a gear | Concerned European | Scoop.it

EUobserver.com / Opinion /: recent EU statements on the Israel and Palestine conflict reveal stronger than usual language, writes Daniel Levy.

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Comment contacter les membres d’Europresse ?

Comment contacter les membres d’Europresse ? | Concerned European | Scoop.it

La liste des membres d’Europresse - Association des journalistes basés à Paris et traitant de l'UE - leurs contacts, à découvrir ici. 

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