Despite pressures of the international community, including EU countries, China sticks to its guns and persists in its violent crack-down on self-rule in Tibet, Bjarke Smith-Meyer writes.
Last week’s EU summit has led to a six billion euro agreement to help stimulate employment for Europe’s youth over the next two years, but MEPs remain largely unconvinced, writes Bjarke Smith-Meyer.
Greenland holds its parliamentary elections today. The race is tight between the two leading parties – the ruling Inuit Ataqatigiit and the opposing Siumut, who nonetheless agree to open up the underground to foreign natural mineral exploitation. Meanwhile, the EU risks cutting links to Greenland over a stranded agreement from last year.
With four months to go to the presidential elections in Italy, the Sicilian comedian Beppe Grillo looks like an ominous warning to most traditional candidates running for the prime minister’s chair.
In this week’s press review, Youropa looks at the coverage of last week’s EU budget summit that dominated the headlines. The Guardian’s Data Blog shines, The Economist digs deep, Libération keeps an open mind. The best articles selected by Youropa’s editors.
20 years after the Danes rejected the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, it is more clear than ever that they were an catalyst for today’s British euroscepticism, writes Mathias Baumann.
In this week’s press review, Youropa looks at Europe’s role in the US presidential election, at Russian bloggers and on the (lack of) EU spending on culture. The best articles on Europe selected by Youropa’s editors.
Today, it is exactly a year since Tunisia held its first democratic election after the revolution in 2011 and elected a constitutional assembly to lead the country towards democracy. The EU has for a long time had a good relationship to Tunisia – ironically also when it was a brutal dictatorship.
In half a year’s time, Italians go to the polls ones again to evaluate the country’s turbulent politics. What is really at stake, argues Youropa’s Italy correspondent Carlo Cerutti, is the credibility of politics itself.
The EU organises its Single Market Week celebrating the economic bloc’s 20 years anniversary. At the launch event in Brussels, policy makers look back at two decades of a success story – and look forward to face challenges ahead. Follow the highlights live on this page.