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Lisbon era starts in Europe while Merkel makes her historic US address…

In EU Foreign Policy, EU summits/meetings, European Economy, State of Europe on November 4, 2009 at 10:38

A roundup as usual… last updated: 14:30 (4 Nov)

Consensus growing for low-profile EU ‘chairman’

from EurActiv.com
Confirming that EU leaders appear to read the job description of the first-ever permanent Council president as more of a ‘chairman’ than a ‘leader’, agencies reported today (2 November) that the mild-mannered Belgian prime minister, Herman Van Rompuy, is the “most consensual” figure for the top job. Read the rest of this entry »

If Sarkozy and Merkel are against Blair, maybe we should support him:)

In EU summits/meetings, European Economy, State of Europe on November 1, 2009 at 18:02

Merkel and Sarkozy unite to end Blair’s European dream

from EU-DIGEST by Turkish Digest

Europe, World – The Independent

“Merkel and Sarkozy unite to end Blair’s European dream

Former prime minister’s bid for EU presidency founders as continent’s most powerful leaders announce they would prefer candidate from smaller country Read the rest of this entry »

Blair vs Juncker: Hot debates for the EU presidency.

In European Economy, State of Europe on October 29, 2009 at 19:10

 

A. Gorskiy. Missed in action

A. Gorskiy. Missed in action. in Soviet War Paintings.

 

MAIN FOCUS: Juncker wants to stop Blair’s march to power | 28/10/2009

from euro|topics

The Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker has declared his willingness to run for the post of EU president in an obvious bid to prevent British politician Tony Blair from obtaining the post and becoming too powerful. But in the end the EU may decide not to elect either of these two formidable politicians and opt for a lacklustre candidate instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Not easy to choose the Europe’s first president…

In EU Foreign Policy, State of Europe on October 27, 2009 at 02:59

On “the President of Europe”

from Nosemonkey’s EUtopia

The proposed President of the European Council is very far from being “President of Europe” – either in terms of profile or power.

Whoever lands the job (and it’s highly unlikely to be Tony Blair) will have practically zero influence on anything, acting instead as little more than a moderator between the governments of the member states as they continue to run the EU show. And will be in office for just two and a half years – which is no time at all in EU terms (hell, it’s just taken more than a decade to get agreement on a treaty which doesn’t solve half the problems it was meant to…)

Broadband: a legal right!

In Cyberculture, Journalism on October 15, 2009 at 23:34

Broadband Internet is Now a Legal Right in Finland

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

The EU Parliament has on several occasions stated that access to the Internet is one of basic human rights. Now, Finland has become the first country to actually declare fast (broadband) Internet access a legal right. Read the rest of this entry »