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Copenhagen Summit and EU agenda roundup

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy, European Parliament, Islam in Europe, State of Europe on December 13, 2009 at 01:02
Arrested demonstrators sit on the ground as they are surrounded ...

Arrested demonstrators sit on the ground as they are surrounded by police during a rally outside the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Hot topic

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
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Copenhagen Climate Summit begins…

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy, European Parliament, State of Europe on December 7, 2009 at 08:37

I’m sorry, we could have stopped catastrophic climate change #COP15

from Osocio Weblog by Marc

I'm sorry, we could have stopped catastrophic climate change… We didn't

Next monday, dec 7, the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference finally start in Copenhagen. All visitors who came by aeroplane (…) will see these billboards at the Copenhagen Airport. They campaign from Greenpeace shows our world leaders in 2020.
The leaders: Sarkozy (FR), Merkel (Ger), Obama (USA), Tusk (PO), Lula (Br), Zapatero (Es), Brown (UK) and Harper (Can). See them all after the break.

Copenhagen sees pros and cons of host role

from FT.com – World, Europe
As the eyes of the world focus on Copenhagen, there is reputational danger in attaching the Danish capital’s name to a conference that could end in failure Read the rest of this entry »

“EU’s Lisbon Treaty comes into force

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy, European Parliament, State of Europe on December 1, 2009 at 18:41

EU’s Lisbon Treaty comes into force

and more from the European agenda…

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Europe has a religious symbol crisis, too

In European Economy, European Parliament, Islam in Europe, State of Europe on November 7, 2009 at 15:00
A crucifix hangs on a wall map of Europe in a school classroom ...

A crucifix hangs on a wall map of Europe in a school classroom in Rome November 3, 2009. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Italian schools should remove crucifixes from classroom walls, saying their presence could disturb children who were not Christians.The decision is likely to provoke a controversy in Italy, which is deeply attached to its Roman Catholic roots.REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Dissecting Europe’s crucifix conflict

from cafebabel.com by euro topics

On 3 November the European court of human rights ruled that crucifixes in classrooms violate the religious freedom of schoolchildren. Representatives from politics and the church roundly condemn the judgement, while many media welcome the decision. The Iberian, Maltese and Italian press react Read the rest of this entry »

Irish and Lisbon treaty. Part II

In European Parliament, State of Europe on October 2, 2009 at 13:47
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has spent half a million euros ...

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has spent half a million euros fighting for a Yes vote on the Lisbon Treaty. Ireland was voting Friday on the EU’s Lisbon Treaty in a crunch second referendum. (AFPTV)

Fear and anger

Economic slump clouds Irish vote on Lisbon Treaty

A huge round up on the referendum and other news from the EU Read the rest of this entry »

Ms. vs. Mrs and Miss.

In EU Foreign Policy, European Economy, European Parliament, State of Europe on March 21, 2009 at 15:01

I will have to agree with the UK press. Looks like an unnecessary move for political correctness. 

Is that Ms, Miss? EU pamphlet causes ‘outrage’ in UK press

The European Parliament has outlawed the titles Miss and Mrs. But being a Ms isn’t that simple.

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“Why enlargement is in trouble

In EU Foreign Policy, European Economy, European Parliament, State of Europe on March 1, 2009 at 02:37

Katinka Barysch of Centre for European Reform explains why EU enlargement is in trouble and there is more from the EU in the roundup…

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Czech president shakes up the EU Parliament…

In EU Foreign Policy, European Economy, European Parliament, State of Europe on February 22, 2009 at 14:30

It is now certain that the Czechs encolor the otherwise boring EU politics. His recent speech in the EU Parliament was sensational as the roundup shows.. In the roundup there is more about the EU- as usual…

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“a pretty trainee with long legs and blonde hair”

In European Parliament, State of Europe on February 13, 2009 at 11:45

can be a spy, warns the European Commission. I googled for an image of "long  legs and blonde hair" just to make this post more attractive but there are many people in the office right now and I could not dare to look at the findings. Have the post without the image, sorry.

European Commission warns staff of ‘pretty blonde spies’

The European Commission says it is being targeted increasingly by spies, who may include a "pretty trainee with long legs and blonde hair".

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“Marek Belka and Erik Berglof: New Europe Catches Old Europe’s Cold

In EU Foreign Policy, European Economy, European Parliament, Islam in Europe, State of Europe on November 13, 2008 at 10:38

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