Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media reported yesterday (31 January).
Madi Sharma is a UK member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
If Matteo Renzi hoped to gain support among Italian eurosceptics in his quarrel with Jean-Claude Juncker, the reaction on Twitter says he was not so successful.
In the year since they came to power, Syriza have all but capitulated on their radical economic program. But what happened to other ‘leftist’ issues such as church-state relations, minority rights and the military?
Portugal’s new government faces EU hurdle over 2016 budget
The European Commission could ask the new Portuguese government to tweak its draft budget for 2016 and implement bigger structural deficit cuts. Such a request could put Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa on a collision course with either the Commission in Brussels, or his leftist allies in Lisbon.
The looming banking crisis in Italy spells trouble not just for Europe’s fourth largest economy, but also for the EU and an already sputtering global economy, writes Jacob Shapiro for Geopolitical Futures .
Greece has become wearily accustomed to micromanagers in Brussels and Berlin telling it what to do. Last summer’s Greek bailout sought reforms in some remarkably specific areas, including the weight of loaves and the shelf-life of milk. (Bakeries and dairies were cast as symptomatic of the economy’s protectionism and uncompetitiveness).
For the first time since the crisis began, women and children make up the majority of refugees undertaking the perilous journey to Greece
With a million new refugees expected in Europe this year, Greece faces a diplomatic onslaught and an existential crisis
Vía Erkan’s Field Diary http://ift.tt/20ZMxXz