Venedig-Kommission müsste sich mit Causa #Böhmermann beschäftigen

Böhmermanns Schmähgedicht über Erdogan sorgt weiter für Schlagzeilen – und damit rückt auch der Paragraph 103 des Strafgesetzbuches in den Fokus. Dieser verbietet, einen ausländischen Regierungschef zu beleidigen; bei Missachtung drohen zwischen drei Monaten und fünf Jahren Haft. Ich bin wirklich überrascht, dass das echt ein Gesetz ist. #witzefrei https://t.co/wYP0SF75B1 pic.twitter.com/Vfuo1pGBnI — Steffen Daniel Meyer (@SteffenDMeyer) April 8,„Venedig-Kommission müsste sich mit Causa #Böhmermann beschäftigen“ weiterlesen

Eurogroup gets more transparent – a reaction to DiEM25?

Just a day after Yanis Varoufakis launched its DiEM25 movement in Berlin, it seemed to some that it already sparked a reaction in the EU. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the President of the Eurogroup (the informal meeting place of the head of states of the Eurozone), announced a step towards more transparency in this institution. We agreed to„Eurogroup gets more transparent – a reaction to DiEM25?“ weiterlesen

I asked Yanis Varoufakis, why he didn’t join the Union of European Federalists

I asked Yanis Varoufakis, why he didn’t join the Union of European Federalists, a pro-european organisation that is in favor of “promoting a United, Democratic and Federal Europe”. I recorded the answer a bit too late, but he started answering this question by comparing the situation Europe is in now with the situation in 1929,„I asked Yanis Varoufakis, why he didn’t join the Union of European Federalists“ weiterlesen

Europas Twitter-Öffentlichkeit: Zersplittert und doch verknüpft

Europas Twitter-Sphäre im Überblick

Wissenschaftler haben mit den Daten von fast 12.000 Twitter-Accounts faszinierende Datenströme zu Europas politschen Twitter-Sphären erstellt: Frankreich ist gespalten, Italien liebt Satire, Großbritannien steht im Informations-Zentrum – und Deutsche sind zwitscherscheu.

Facts and Stats: Quality of Life in European Cities – and their View on Foreigners

Since it annoyed me that I nowhere found a simple table of the survey of the European Union about the quality of life in european cities, I just post it here. For now, it is only one big JPG I extracted from the original study because the sole data is not yet published in an„Facts and Stats: Quality of Life in European Cities – and their View on Foreigners“ weiterlesen

Facts and Stats: Refugees of the world

After the horrible accident next to Lampedusa, the EU will discuss its refugee policy, calming down the public, showing that it „does“ something and then return back to normal, when everyone has forgotten the drowned humans and speaks about the new warning signs on the cigarette packages. Especially Germany doesn’t want to change anything, since„Facts and Stats: Refugees of the world“ weiterlesen

I called the EU about its „Day of the Ex-Smoker“ app and tried it out myself

Did you know that today, the 26th of September, is the „Day of the Ex-Smoker“? Yes, it is, and actually it is in the whole of the European Union. The Health section of the European Commission set up the homepage http://www.exsmokers.eu, so you can congratulate people who quit smoking and listen to DJ Bob Sinclair„I called the EU about its „Day of the Ex-Smoker“ app and tried it out myself“ weiterlesen