Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

March 14, 2008
by Nosemonkey

links for 2008-03-14

European leaders need a president, not a nonentity “The names being whispered in Brussels are those of politicians that even most Europeans have never heard of” – good stuff (tags: EU) “Mediterranean Union” plans agreed And they’re, well, a bit … Continue reading

March 11, 2008
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Europe, Russia Headed for Confrontation Over Abkhazia Here we go – the wider fallout of supporting Kosovo’s independence starts to appear (tags: EU Russia Caucasus) Sweden seeks to boost camp of liberal EU states “Sweden wants to boost the liberal … Continue reading

March 10, 2008
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links for 2008-03-10

Get Europa Still not as good as the likes of TheyWorkForYou and ThePublicWhip, but this Google-powered search engine is a welcome new tool to hunt down EU info nonetheless (tags: EU) A second term as Commissioner for Mandelson? Christ alive. … Continue reading

March 9, 2008
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links for 2008-03-09

Frozen conflicts: South Ossetia Nice intro to one of the (many) forgotten wannabe states of the Caucasus: “It’s basically 75,000 people living on rocks” (tags: Caucasus) Spot on example of why a referendum was a bad idea Using arch eurosceptic … Continue reading

March 8, 2008
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Tip-top post on the UK, EU and referenda “The whole argument about a referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon treaty has been a sham, documented by ignorance and deception on all sides” (tags: UK EU) A New Europe Strategy for … Continue reading

March 5, 2008
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On the paranoid state of mind of British Eurosceptics “This not my debate” – I often wish I could say the same thing… *sigh* (tags: EU Britain idiocy) Franco-German detente? What’s the likelihood that Merkel and Sarkozy managed to reconcile … Continue reading

March 4, 2008
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links for 2008-03-04

Russia’s post-election balance Interesting, plausible bit of speculation about a situation no one really understands or has a clue how to analyse just yet (tags: Russia Elections) EU to Help Resolve Post-Election Crisis in Armenia Hmmm… Meddling in the Caucasus … Continue reading

February 28, 2008
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links for 2008-02-28: Russian election special

Sizing up Medvedev, the next Russian president Yet another Russian riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. This is why Russia’s always so fascinating. And terrifying… (tags: Russia) Russia’s Dangerous Double Act “Shared leadership has never worked in Russia” … Continue reading

February 27, 2008
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An Islamic Reformation? Yup – that bridge between Europe and the Middle East seems to be doing what advocates of Turkish EU entry haven’t dared hoped in even their most optimistic moments. Possibly… (tags: Turkey) EU-wide political funding Set at … Continue reading

February 25, 2008
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links for 2008-02-25

Elections in Germany confirm leftward shift “The German political system is now effectively in gridlock… and no one knows how to get it out” (tags: Germany) Europe vs. Tony Blair Now the Financial Times comes out against President Tony. Hurrah! … Continue reading

February 22, 2008
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links for 2008-02-22

Putting EU money to good use A coffee-making robot. That’ll also pick up your clothes. 6.3 million euros? Bargain! (tags: EU) EU ministers consider Kosovo security forces amid unrest The question everyone’s asking, of course, is whether these attacks are … Continue reading

February 20, 2008
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Nationalists Obsess Over Medvedev’s Roots Could anti-semitism scupper Medvedev’s chances (hint: no – but an interesting article nonetheless) (tags: Russia) EU to relax internal restrictions on trade And about bloody time too… Well, depending on the details, of course – … Continue reading