European Commission – Barroso, the Union’s in a state

Published on 8 September 2010 at 17:09

European Commission

Barroso, the Union’s in a state

Presseurop

With all that has recently transpired throughout Europe, observers have been awaiting the first speech on the state of the European Union from its Belgian chief executive. Though the EU is indeed slowly pulling itself out of the financial crisis, the tone of the speech reveals a marked lack of ambition, according to the European press.

 

Cities

The spirit of urban renewal

La Stampa

A number of declining ex-industrial European cities like Bilbao, Berlin and Lille have succeeded in using culture to buck the downward trend. But a fancy new opera house or mega-museum is not enough to kindle the urban renewal dynamic: an open mind for the unexpected and even inefficient is also an indispensable ingredient.

 

Greece

Greek life support a mistake

Hospodářské Noviny

 

Immigration

Spain has most foreigners in Europe

El Mundo

 

Light pollution

Darkness falls but only in Slovenia

Frankfurter Rundschau

 

Economic crisis

Has the run on Ireland begun?

The Irish Times

 
 

Cartoon

Sitting on the dyke

Joep Bertrams

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