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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 »
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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 »

Mr. Klaus; the last naughty boy of the EU

In European Economy, State of Europe on October 16, 2009 at 18:12
Czech President Vaclav Klaus (left) and Russian President Dmitry ...

Czech President Vaclav Klaus (left) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hold a press conference in Barvikha, outside Moscow. Klaus said he would not drop objections to the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty, despite mounting pressure from EU leaders to sign. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova) Read the rest of this entry »