Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Sweden's ruling party in battle over EU poll

Individual members of Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats have launched a new initiative to force the party to call for a referendum on the EU constitution.


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Chirac in gamble on EU treaty vote

President Jacques Chirac faces one of the biggest challenges of his 40-year political career when France votes in a referendum on the European Union constitution this month.
Chirac is at an important crossroads 10 years after he was first elected president on May 7, 1995.


Monday, May 02, 2005

Papers reveal commitment to war

Secret documents revealed yesterday show that, almost a year before the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair was privately preparing to commit Britain to war and topple Saddam, despite warnings from his closest advisers that it was unjustified.
The documents show how Mr Blair was told how Britain and the US could "create the conditions" for an invasion, ...


Where's the EUphoria Gone?

In the EU's capital, Brussels, the bloc's expansion by 10 countries in May 2004 made everything a bit bigger, more colorful and more complex. Despite the hard to control language diversity at the growing conference tables and the ever longer lists of speakers, the EU of 25 seems to work -- at least the everyday bureaucracy does. But it's noticeable that many of the new member states mistake their EU commissioners for ambassadors representing their national interests. The multinational leadership body's has suffered from a loss of collegiality and ability to makes decisions.


Friday, April 29, 2005

Danish employers among Europe's best

A number of Danish companies made the list of 100 Best Workplaces in Europe at an award ceremony held at Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen on Wednesday.


Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Britain set for clash with Europe over ban on Prozac for under-18s

Europe's drugs watchdog has banned Prozac and other modern antidepressants for under-18s because of safety fears, putting it on a collision course with Britain's drugs regulator.


Armenian tragedy remains on Europe’s political map

As Armenians worldwide commemorated the 90th anniversary of the mass deportations and killings of hundreds of thousands of their ethnic kin during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, European leaders have suggested that Turkey could enter the EU in 2015 - the year that will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Germany pursues illegal dual nationals

Germany's large Turkish population has come under the microscope of the government, which wants to crack down on those who hold dual citizenship.In order to keep German-Turks from voting illegally in next month's crucial state elections in North Rhine Westphalia, the German government has begun going after those who hold dual citizenship.