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Will EU and German support convince French euroskeptics to vote for Macron?

Ex banker, ex socialist and political outsider Emmanuel Macron won the first round of presidential elections in France on Sunday. French elections results have been perceived with a sign of relief in the European Union. A fine day for Europe and Greece, where creditors are expected to return to Athens …

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Rebranding Europe: How the EU can improve communication with its citizens

Europe needs to change. In many ways. This was said several times on the occasion of the 60th birthday and the celebrations of the Rome Declaration on Saturday. The EU leaders said it. And thousands of Europeans who took to the streets. Europe – the European Union, that is – …

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Rome Declaration: Which ‘Europe’ exactly do we celebrate?

A Rome Declaration aiming to restart Europe? The good old European Union that turned 60 today? The Europe of multiple speeds where each member state looks after its own interests? Signing the Rome Declaration, the leaders of 27 EU member-states – minus Britain – proclaimed “Europe in our common future.” …

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Four in Ten Young Greeks would accept Greece’s exit from the EU

92% of young people in Greece do not trust politics. the same attitude is common to 66% of young people in Germany. Almost four in 10 young Greeks do not negatively approach Grexit, that is the possibility of the Greece to leave the European Union. While in Germany only 9% …

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Greek NO should be the beginning of the end for Eurozone

One can support the European Union and the Common Currency but on Greece’s example, the EU repeatedly proven in the last 5 years that it has little to do with “common ideals” and the much praised “European solidarity.” the Greek example and the way EU politically dealt with it increased …

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Germany invites jobless EU youth to go there for work

5.501 million unemployed youth across Europe? 3.531 million jobless youth in the Eurozone alone? No problem for all those with or without university education who if lucky could find a temporary job as pizza boys and service girls for 400 euro per month. Germany opens its arms and welcome all the …

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IS this the EU we wanted? I don’t think so…

The European road has its reached dead-end. Call it “Greek crisis”, call it “Euro crisis” the European leaders prove day in day out that they are not able to deal with this challenge. EU leaders live in their own happy-go-merry world with some aging EU-gentlemen ridiculte themselves by  claiming they are sexy. If …

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Four EU parliamentarians detained by North Cyprus police

Turkish Cypriot police have detained two European parliamentarians for allegedly trespassing on a restricted military area in the breakaway north of ethnically split Cyprus, a Greek Cypriot member of the European Parliament said on Saturday. Polish parliamentarians Jaroslaw Leszek Walesa and Artur Zasada were told that they will remain in …

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EU’s Rehn rules out Greek debt restructuring

EU’s top Monetary Commissioner Olli Rehn ruled out debt restructuring for Greece saying it would have serious negative consequences and revealed that the EU plans to increase the EFSF bonds bailout fund. European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said: “Restructuring of Greek debt, or of debt of any other …

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Greece Most Corrupt Country within EU, says Transparency International

Greece is perceived as EU’s most corrupt state, falling behind usual suspects Bulgaria and Romania and scoring the same as China, an annual corruption index published by Transparency International shows. Out of 178 countries surveyed, Greece ranked 78, together with a handful of other states: China, Colombia, Lesotho, Peru, Serbia …

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