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NGOs not so happy with the Copenhagen summit

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, State of Europe on December 18, 2009 at 12:14

NGO fury after Copenhagen ban

from cafebabel.com by Dave Keating

Yesterday’s decision by the UN to ban a large number of NGO delegates from the main summit venue for the Copenhagen climate change talks was, to say the least, unpopular on the ground.

Copenhagen climate talks: Main issues and state of play

from EurActiv.com
About 120 world leaders and 193 countries are meeting in Copenhagen to agree a new global climate deal, the basis for a full climate treaty next year.

Photos from Copenhagen protests

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow:Treehugger photographer Matt McDermott happened to be in the right place when the massive climate demonstrations in Copenhagen broke out, and the site has a great gallery of shots of the action.

Swiss minaret ban goes to court

An appeal against a decision by Swiss voters to ban minarets is submitted to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Read the rest of this entry »

live blogging from the Copenhagen protests and…

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy, Islam in Europe, State of Europe on December 16, 2009 at 16:07

more from the EU agenda…Our neighbor, Greece is having real economic problems, aftermath of Berlusconi attack and more…

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Danish police abuse climate-change demonstrators

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Zoran sez, “Earlier this week (12th Dec), a massive, peaceful protest of 100,000 people — the largest demonstration for climate justice in world history — was met with a heavy-handed response by the Danish police. Thousands of riot police swarmed the march route, blocked off streets surrounding large groups of protestors, and arrested almost 1,000 people. Arrestees were cuffed and forced to sit in rows for hours, as the temperatures dipped below freezing; numerous people urinated on themselves after being denied use of toilets.”

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Dispatch from Copenhagen: Demands for Climate Justice

from Global Voices Online by Saffah Faroog Read the rest of this entry »

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
Climate pressures cloud two-day EU summit Read the rest of this entry »

Copenhagen Summit and Euro updates

In EU summits/meetings, State of Europe on December 9, 2009 at 03:41

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#147 | Photos / videos from tonight in Athens:

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Athens police clash with youths

Copenhagen Climate Change

All eyes in the world should be on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference as we wait with a stuttering heartbeat to learn about the policies that will guide humanity through the next great evolutionary bottleneck. The topic I will be keeping an eye on is overpopulation. Read the rest of this entry »

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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“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 »

“Who will be EU president?… Gender balanced Commission and more from the EU…

In EU summits/meetings, State of Europe on November 19, 2009 at 17:33

Who will be EU president?

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Europe correspondent Jonny Dymond profiles the runners and riders for the EU president

Leaders set to pick EU president

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
European Union leaders will gather in Brussels later to select their first full-time president and foreign affairs chief.

Ideas on Europe: Britain & the EU Presidency: Idealism versus Effectiveness

David Miliband is out, but Tony Blair is still in with a shout. Those whom shriek with horror at the thought of a Blair presidency, but also want a stronger more coherent EU might want to consider the potential contradictions in their respective posi.

 

What’s in an EU anthem?

from FP Passport by Mardy Shualy

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 »

Party time for Berlin!

In State of Europe on November 9, 2009 at 11:19
People walk next to a miniature representing the Berlin Wall ...

People walk next to a miniature representing the Berlin Wall placed on the bricks at the site of the former wall near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 8, 2009. As the highlight of a 5-million euro ($7.4 million) celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, a 1.5-km (one mile) long segment of the Wall will stand for two days along its original route in front of the Brandenburg Gate to the Potsdamer Platz. The row of 1,000 20 kg dominos standing 1.5 metres apart — painted in bright colours by school children and rising 2.5 metres high — will be toppled at the end of a gala ceremony as a symbolic tribute to the collapse of the Wall 20 years earlier.

REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Times Online: Berlin all fired up for wall-to-wall partying – by Peter Millar

Tomorrow night, at the climax of the biggest official party seen in Europe, with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, hosting Gordon Brown, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, and Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president — to name but a few — the slabs will crash into one another like dominos, representing the chain of events that 20 years ago brought the cold war to an end. The first “domino” will be pushed over, fittingly enough, by Lech Walesa and Miklos Nemeth, the veteran Polish and Hungarian anti-communist campaigners. They will be joined by two other main actors in the drama of 1989: the former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the then West German foreign minister. Read the rest of this entry »

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