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The European Commission will scrutinise the German system of renewable energy subsidies

OSW: The European Commission will scrutinise the German system of renewable energy subsidies http://ow.ly/2uB9iX

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Europe at the Extremes?

by Dr Matthew Goodwin, Associate Fellow, EuropeChatham House, September 17, 2012

Across Europe, the financial crisis has revived fears over the lingering appeal of extremists, with many tracing the rise of radical right and also radical left parties to economic turmoil.

The argument has long roots, with numerous studies associating prejudice, and by extension support for extremists, with financial crises, or ten

English: Neonazi demonstration in Leipzig, Ger...

Neonazi demonstration in Leipzig, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

sions over scarce resources such as jobs or housing… (more) http://ow.ly/1mue7n

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European Banking Union Long Road Ahead

Brookings: European Banking Union Faces Long Road Ahead – The European Commission’s detailed proposal for a “banking union” marks an importa http://ow.ly/1mqO6P

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EU Commission President calls for “federation of nations”

Friends Of Europe: EU Commission President calls for “federation of nations” http://ow.ly/1mpCGo

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Europe’s Necessary Union

Project Syndicate, August 29, 2012

The consequences of Europe’s debt crisis are all too present throughout much of the European Union, as distressed economies attempt to stabilize and grow at the same time. Notwithstanding the important decisions taken over the last couple of years, the reality is that we need to do more to tackle the challenges facing the eurozone… (more) http://ow.ly/1mbPMA

José Manuel Durão Barroso

José Manuel Durão Barroso (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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FriendsOfEurope: Water security – Policies for better access

English: A poster for drinking water security ...

A poster for drinking water security from the EPA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friends Of Europe, August 10, 2012
Water security is a defining global challenge of the 21st century. The global demand for fresh water is soaring as supply becomes more uncertain. Today, one out of six people—more than a billion—do not have adequate access to safe water, participants heard at Friends of Europe’s European Policy Summit Water security: Policies for better access, organised as part of the official programme of the European Commission’s Green Week 2012… (more) http://ow.ly/1lUINY

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IIEA: European Security in the 21st Century – The EU’s Comprehensive Approach

 

 

Staats- und Regierungschefs in Lisabon, 13.12.2007

Heads of State and Government in Lisbon, 13.12.2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Linda Barry, IIEA, July 18, 2012

Under its comprehensive approach to crisis management the EU takes a holistic view of a (potential) crisis situation and recognises that an effective, sustainable solution can only be achieved by using the full range of civilian and military instruments at its disposal.
 
Today, the IIEA published a paper on European Security in the 21st Century: The EU’s Comprehensive Approach. This paper considers how the EU institutions have been adapted by the Lisbon Treaty to facilitate the implementation of the comprehensive approach. It demonstrates that this is a work in progress and that the operational aspects currently lag behind conceptual developments. It examines the implications for Ireland and concludes that the comprehensive approach creates an opportunity for Ireland to be at the centre of the Union’s response to the complex security threats of the 21st century in a manner that respects the country’s particular strengths and values. (more) http://ow.ly/1ls4F9

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