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In search of a European identity

April 17, 2008
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Coolest thing ever Not least because one of the engineers has the gloriously Pynchonian name Wayco Scroggin… (Yes US army prototype-Gundam robosuits have nothing to do with the EU, but I want one.) (tags: Random) EU parliament under fire for … Continue reading

April 16, 2008
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Irish MEP assaulted after Lisbon Treaty meeting It seems tempers are starting to flare in Ireland ahead of their referendum on the treaty. It seems I should look westwards for a change – especially as I’ve got a book review … Continue reading

April 10, 2008
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“The most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world” – maybe not “the picture for the EU is quite terrible. Bulgaria ranks lowest of the EU 27 – 68th place, below… El Salvador, Uruguay, Barbados, Tunisia, Egypt and Costa … Continue reading

April 8, 2008
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Most Danes want Euro Interesting shift in public opinion going on in Denmark, by the look of things. Are the Danes becoming less eurosceptic? (tags: Denmark economics Euroscepticism) Montenegro’s Vujanovic wins re-election “We’ll work together for our European future,” Vujanovic … Continue reading

April 7, 2008
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Who’s Your Candidate? “The campaign for a transparent and democratically elected President of the European Commission” – Hurrah! I’m sure that (for once) we can all agree this is a good idea. (via Our Kingdom) (tags: EU) Putin’s Mixed Signals … Continue reading

April 4, 2008
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‘Historic day’ in Cyprus as another border crossing opens Good stuff. But reunification will pose some difficulties without Turkish EU membership… (tags: Cyprus EU Turkey) Fitna review Finally saw this the other day, and agree wholeheartedly with this line from … Continue reading

April 3, 2008
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Ahern resignation raises EU Treaty hopes The cynic in me wonders if there wasn’t a deal done. Ahern has, after all, been mentioned in connection with the EU presidency. It’s not like corruption would disqualify him… Santer Commission, anyone? (tags: … Continue reading

April 2, 2008
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Heads up: Miliband foreign policy speech today Going to have a fair amount about the EU apparently. Doubt it’s anything major, but after Sarko’s visit, who knows? (tags: Britain EU) Serbia to hold elections in Kosovo Well, they sort of … Continue reading

March 15, 2008
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Macedonia’s government collapses Oh joy – we could have another Balkan domino effect on our hands… Nice one, Kosovo! (Or is that altogether too simplistic? Methinks I need some expert opinion…) (tags: Macedonia Kosovo) Summit approves ‘Union for the Mediterranean’ … Continue reading

March 14, 2008
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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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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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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