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
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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.
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 »
A roundup as usual… last updated: 14:30 (4 Nov)
More moves on the Eastern front…
EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Tehran October 27, 2009.
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COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION
TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL
Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010
And another roundup on Turkey’s foreign policy issues and its place in Europe: Read the rest of this entry »
French Shit, Business as usual with Israel and Smoothly progressing relations with Armenia. A roundup on Turkish foreign policyIn Turkey and Armenians, Turkey in Europe, Turkish foreign policy on October 13, 2009 at 15:45
It looks like France has given asylum to Cem Uzan, Cem Uzan granted political asylum in France, says lawyer) not exactly asylum but a temporary permit to live in France. Mr. Uzan is probably the most corrupt person of recent decades in Turkey and his later right wing-populist party produced enough damage to Turkish politics and not France gives him a helping hand. Congratulations.
In connection to Davos-Gaza instance, Turkey seems to extend her objection to Israeli moves by excluding the latter from the regular military exercises that take place in Turkey. These exercises have been long subject to criticism in Islamic press and radical press and I assume government could not continue to involve Israel/ could not resist the critical public opinion especially after Erdogan’s Davos’ reaction. A huge roundup on Armenia-Turkey relations follow up. I have to admit: I am ashamed that I do not know much about what was particularly signed between Turkey and Armeania. I suspect many do not know. Its symbolic value overrides what is actually there… Read the rest of this entry »
Posters are seen at a small demonstration organized by France’s far-right National Front party to protest the lighting of the Eiffel Tower in the red and white colours of Turkey’s flag as part of the “Season of Turkey” events in Paris October 8, 2009. Poster at left reads, “Shame on the Partnership of France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe”. Poster at right reads, “With the National Front Party, Defend our National Colours” with the Eiffel Tower in the Blue, White, Red colours of France’s flag. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen Read the rest of this entry »