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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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Swiss minaret referendum today.

In EU summits/meetings, European Economy, Islam in Europe, State of Europe on November 29, 2009 at 09:00

Swiss Minaretxia

from tabsir.net


Cows will no longer give milk in Switzerland if minarets are allowed to stand.

The rightwing political parties in Switzerland are up in arms, preparing for a vote on Sunday to save their alpine paradise from the dreaded cultural eyesore of mosque minarets. This proposed ban on minarets comes from the same friendly yodelers in the nationalist Swiss People’s Party that has previously campaigned against Read the rest of this entry »

Barroso II Commission announced

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy, State of Europe on November 27, 2009 at 21:40

Copenhagen: the next Seattle?

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Some environmental groups are planning disruptive protests for the upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen, taking cues from the anti-globalization movement:

“We feel that right now in Copenhagen there is a real opportunity for things to come together a little bit like they did 10 years ago at the World Trade Organization protest in Seattle,” Müller told SPIEGEL ONLINE…. Read the rest of this entry »

“EU institutions on Twitter

In State of Europe on November 25, 2009 at 16:38

EU institutions on Twitter

from EU Pundit by Andis Kaulins

EU institutions on Twitter

The E.U. as a surveillance society,

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Anthony Barnett

For the first time the EU wide moves towards a surveillance society and a database state set out in all their appalling glory. A major report has recently been published NeoConOpticon. It has its own webpage . The authors, with Ban Hayes of Statewatch in the lead, have put together the military and the domestic aspects of the European Security Research Programme.

Berlusconi is ‘rock star of 2009′

Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi has been named ‘rock star of the year’ by his country’s Rolling Stone magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish suspicions continue on the new EU president…

In EU summits/meetings, European Economy, Islam in Europe, State of Europe, Turkey in Europe on November 22, 2009 at 14:13


[Note: The latest book by Anouar Majid, We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) provides a provocative thesis, suggesting that we examine the issue of Muslim minorities in contemporary Europe through the prism of history, specifically the treatment of the Moors (los Moros) in Spain. Here is a sample of his argument (from pp. 3-4).] FOUND IN We Are All Moors

EU president: Herman Van Rompuy no friend of Turkey

Mavi Boncuk
EU president: Herman Van Rompuy opposes Turkey joining
The poetry-loving favourite to become the first president of Europe, Herman Van Rompuy, is also a hard-line opponent of Turkey’s bid to join the European Union because it is an Islamic country. Speaking five years ago, as an opposition politician, Mr Rompuy, a Christian Democrat, argued that Muslim Turkey could not be considered a candidate for EU membership. Read the rest of this entry »

EU President to be named this week…

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy on November 16, 2009 at 10:18

EU leaders to name president at special summit

from EurActiv.com
The European Union’s heads of state and government will name a president and foreign policy chief over dinner on 19 November, but diplomats say agreement on the appointments has still not been reached. Read the rest of this entry »

Sakharov Prize goes to Memorial

In EU summits/meetings, State of Europe on October 22, 2009 at 18:29

Russia rights group wins EU prize

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Russian rights group Memorial wins the European Parliament’s annual Sakharov Prize in memory of activist Natalya Estemirova.
A Euronews roundup: Read the rest of this entry »

Berlusconi; I know, I trust he can make it, he can fix his latest problem:)

In Islam in Europe, State of Europe on October 9, 2009 at 15:00

And more from Europe

SVP's poster

Zurich allows anti-minaret poster

The Swiss city of Zurich allows a controversial campaign poster showing missile-shaped minarets and a burka-clad woman.

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Ireland says yes!

In State of Europe on October 5, 2009 at 01:05

What now after Irish ‘Yes’ vote?

How quickly could EU adopt Lisbon changes? Read the rest of this entry »
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