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EU Considers Trade Action Against Bangladesh

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

* EU considers action on Bangladesh, including trade preferences * Rescuers give up hope of finding any more alive; death toll 411 * Protest mar...

What Happened To France's Voice In Europe?

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

By Luke Baker and Mark John BRUSSELS/PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) - A few hours after midnight one Sunday last month, as negotiations ove...

Kosovo, Gypsy Curse or PTSD: What Really Triggered Serbia's Massacre?

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 06.21.2013 | World
Sasa Milosevic

Many Serbs are not truly interested in the political fate of Kosovo, instead seeing themselves as hostages of Kosovo's drama for decades. It is arguable that these new pressures provoke old wounds and revive dormant traumas.

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

Riga and the Waffen-SS: Face to Face with the Unspeakable

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Richard Brodsky

On March 15 we had visited several sites of massacres, mass murders and concentration camps where hundreds of thousands of people had been shot or otherwise killed. The next day I'm standing face-to-face with someone who might have been there.

Which One Is It: Division or Solution on Cyprus?

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Yavuz Baydar

These interesting times, it seems obvious, exert enormous pressure for most of the countries in the east Mediterranean and the Middle East to make historic, almost existential, choices.

5 Key Changes That Will Secure the Future of Our Forests

James Thornton | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
James Thornton

The benefits from resilient forest ecosystems will accrue to current and future generations. But the direct beneficiaries should be the 1.4 billion people in forest-dependent communities whose rights need to be better reflected in law.

Eurogroup Chief: Cyprus Deposit Tax 'Inevitable'

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

* Cyprus poses a systemic risk the euro zone -Eurogroup president * Euro zone bailout still on the table, Jeroen Dijsselbloem says ...

Implications of Europe's Stumble in Cyprus

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Cyprus has, for the first time, demonstrated there is in fact a limit to what northern European countries will do to preserve the illusion that Euro land can remain a cohesive and equal entity.

At Least We're Not Europe

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Nazis? Again? Really?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Most, but not all, European governments and political parties have opposed the Riga march. But as memory dims, too often the positions taken are based on the politics of the moment.

Beyond the Pale: 'Too Big to Jail'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Banks, after all, are nothing but corporations. Corporations are legal constructs that citizens have the right to rebuild to properly serve society. European countries began doing that last week.

America, Let's Get Back to Work

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we invest in rebuilding our nation, we will also create new jobs that teach valuable skills and support the middle class. But this is not happening because too many in Washington are playing political games and turning a cold shoulder to the millions of Americans stuck in traffic.

Merkel's Visit to Turkey Marks a Positive Change of Mind

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Does this mean that the German chancellor comes closer to CDU heavyweights who have been vocally pro-Turkish membership, such as Ruprecht Polenz, Chariman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, and gets ready to be challenged by others within?

European Parliament Deputy President Seriously Injured In Car Crash

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

BERLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The deputy president of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, was seriously injured in a car crash in western German...

Foreign Policy, the Headlines, Reality, Europe and China

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Besides any job creation impact and economic efficiencies created by an U.S./ EU trade pact, essentially a win win, the pact will enable the U.S. and Europe's economy to be more integrated in order to balance China's growing power in world trade.

Group Digging Into Google's Privacy Policies

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - European data watchdogs said on Monday they plan to take action against Google by this summer for its privacy policy, which allows the sea...

Another Eviction-Motivated Suicide Rocks Spain

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

Another struggling tenant in Spain committed suicide this week, rather than be evicted from his home. This is the fourth eviction-motivated suicide in...

World's Fifth Largest Fishing Power Makes Historic Move to Protect Fisheries

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If the EU can harness the power and skill of its fishing fleet while enforcing legislation that maximizes their potential to be productive and sustainable, then their fisheries will soon be healthy and capable of supporting a robust economy. It is possible to have both.

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall

Justin Guay | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

All told, since 2010 there has been a net closure of coal capacity in the EU of about 10GW. So what has the EU been building? Lots and lots of gas, wind and solar.

Cameron Promises In-Out Vote For UK To Leave EU

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

br>By Andrew Osborn and Peter Griffiths LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons ...

The EU's Opportunity to Enhance Privacy in a More Competitive Market

Nick Pickles | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Nick Pickles

The digital economy is an immature economy, barely two decades old and full of promise but hindered by self-interest and imperfect protections for consumers and start-ups. If it is to fulfill its promise, these imperfections must be tackled with vigor. The EU must now show this vigor.

Could the Road to Haiti's Recovery Run Through French Guiana?

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Oluseyi Fayanju

One avenue for relieving pressure on Haiti's over-taxed relief efforts could involve controlled emigration to an area where displaced Haitians would develop agricultural management practices and other skills applicable to the climate and geography of the Caribbean.

A Crumbling Union

The European Magazine | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
The European Magazine

A referendum on Britain's EU membership is likely. And if the country secedes, others could soon follow its example.

Europe Isn't Going To Be Peer Pressured By U.S. Decision On Google

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - A decision by U.S. regulators to end a probe into whether Google Inc hurt rivals by manipulating internet searches will not affect the Eur...