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Petr Mach Says There's No Libertarian Case for the EU

last weekNews : Reason

Dalibor Rohá? wrote an interesting Reason piece where he argues hat despite all its flaws, the European Union (E.U.) is the best real scenario that European libertarians can have and, therefore, should accept it. Rohá? enumerates many...Show More Summary

Couple returning from Syria were ‘plotting assault’ on European Union’s Belgium office

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Belgium has been put on edge over potential Islamist terrorist attacks for the second time in four months amid reports that a man and woman who had returned from the war in Syria via Turkey were plotting an assault on the European Union’s main offices in Brussels. According to the Dutch...

ECB's Landmark Decision May Not Be Drastic Enough To Stabilize EU Economy

By Kurt Avard: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi seems caught between a rock and a hard place. Since ascending to the leadership position of the European Union's central bank, the embattled Draghi has done little but fight the impending recession in the Europe. Show More Summary

Why Europe is terrified of deflation

Leaders fear declining prices could lead to economic hard times unseen since the formation of the European Union

European Central Bank Tries To Put Money In Banking System, But The Banks Don't Want It... Now

By John M. Mason: Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, is trying to get the economies of the European Union going again, but his effort to get banks to lend came up short. In June, Mr. Draghi announced that the ECB would make money available to member banks through the Longer-Term Refinancing Operations or TLTROs. Show More Summary

European Union Court of Justice Imposes Anti-Rasmussen Rule – Sanctions Cannot Be Imposed by Reason of Fabrication, Lies, Disimulation

Yves here. A new ruling by the European Union Court of Justice is tantamount to shutting the gate door after the horses are in the next county. Nevertheless, it's a striking if not well publicized indictment of US casualness about lobbing charges against countries on its enemies list.

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Bloomberg: Europe’s Restive Regions Undeterred by Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote. Scotland’s decision to stick with the U.K. has thrilled European leaders without deterring independence movements across the European Union. While mainstream politicians...Show More Summary

Ukraine’s future lies with the West, but there is much suffering ahead

Ukraine did something very un-Ukrainian this week. It moved westward, toward the European Union, when it ratified an association-cum-trade agreement with the EU, thus taking a decisive first move away from Big Brother to the east.

EU Council Presidency Presents Paper On Tackling Copyright Infringement That's Little More Than ACTA Reheated

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The political machine of the European Union is undergoing a major makeover. Elections recently took place for Members of the European Parliament, bringing in many new faces. Later this year, a new array of Commissioners will take up jobs in the European Commission. Show More Summary

What Can Progressive America Learn From today’s Independence Day Referendum of the Scottish Nation

(Cross posted by author from the Daily Kos) BBC Poll Written by an American expat living in the European Union on the eve of the election referendum on the independence of Scotland and the birth of a new nation. The American media has...Show More Summary

Ukraine Ratifies EU Peace Deal, Special Status offered to Eastern Region

WASHINGTON — Ukraine agreed to and ratified a recent deal, brokered by the European Union (EU), that would blunt the independence movement by pro-Russia and Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Reuters reported Ukrainian...Show More Summary

Russia: Fighting The European Union... Or Itself?

By Bailey Link: In February of this year, Russia entered Ukraine to prevent the country from proceeding with any further talks with the European Union. Russia passed a law in order to prevent the Ukraine from becoming a part of the EU. Show More Summary

Johnny Walker's Trudge Into the Unknown

How the Scottish Referendum alters the notion of culture in the European Union. Ever since his birth in 1908 by illustrator Tom Browne, the Striding Man in the logo of the famous scotch whiskey is the most famous Scotsman in the world. Show More Summary

Maps reveals violence against journalists

A group of media rights activists have set out to map free expression violations within the European Union to make a visual statement about how it's increasingly difficult for journalists to do their jobs there. "There are a lot of violations in the EU. People tend to deny it or deny the seriousness in some cases," said Melody Patry,...

The European Union was supposed to end nationalism. It gave it new life instead.

From this corner of the world, the European Union always looked a dreary German project, one that was badly anti-democratic. The way the EU made nations vote over and over again on rejected treaties until it got the answer it wanted seemed unseemly in execution and Soviet in spirit. Show More Summary

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September 2014 [VIDEO]

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues, including the Juncker Commission, new EU sanctions against Russia, and the Ukrainian gas debt. read more

EU's Highest Court Allows Libraries To Digitize Books Without Rightholder's Permission

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Recently, Techdirt has reported on a number of decisions about copyright being handed down by the European Union's highest court, the EU Court of Justice (EUCJ). Here's another, this time involving the digitization of books (pdf). The...Show More Summary

A Scottish flag was spotted at the Nou Camp during Barcelona-APOEL [Video & Picture]

Spain has been one of the most vociferous countries when ever discussion of Scottish independence has emerged at the European Union. Its not hard to understand why, after all, both the Basques and Catalans could well be leaving Spain if they can force the issue like Scotland. Today sees the Scottish independent referendum and in […]

Scotch Whisky Industry Frets Over Scottish Independence Vote

Members of Scotland’s best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation. Lack of certainty about Scotland’s currency, interest rate levels and membership in the European Union—which eliminates trade barriers in its largest market—all compete for the top of the list of worries. Mike Younger, one of the few Scotch executives who will…

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