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"No autographs please, and bring your own mug" says Diva Ashton NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
[*satire typing mittens off - this one's for real, folks*]Who'd have thought it: the Lancashire lass from mining stock has got 'erself all airs and graces now she's livin' it up in that-there Brussels as 'igh-rep. La-de-dah.Flabbergasted staff in her...
Lame ducks' fury over comparison with EU exec. NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Injured wildfowl are up in wings over a "frankly libelous" claim that their handicaps somehow liken them to the current outgoing European Commission."Let me go, I have a quasi-governmental superstructure to run." A spokesduck for the CBE (Canard...
Mandy candy comes in handy NEW
Berlaymonster 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Former Danish deputy PM Margarethe Vestager has clearly been taking tips from Darth Labour himself, Peter Mandelson.Vestager appeared before MEPs this week in a confirmation hearing to become European commissioner for naughty companies. Or something.
Selmayr's form with leaving fingerprints on docs NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Juncker's chief of staff has form in leaving his mark on official European Commission documents.This week it transpired Martin Selmayr had redacted submissions by candidate trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström to the European Parliament. A bad m...
Oh, bummer... NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Couldn't decide between the two. So I did both....Feel free to *right-click* & *save image as* if you feel so moved.BM...
Accept cookies? No. NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
EU court ruling takes the biscuit/That's how the cookie crumbles in trademark law/Few crumbs of comfort in biscuit trademark ruling etc etc.Imagine the scene: The roof of the European Court of Justice canteen, 8.30am. Three judges gather to dose up o...
A kick in the Arias Cañete NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
This Charming ManThere once was a man called Miguel,Who knew he was bound to get hell,For being demeaningTo women, and gleaningA profit from oil as well.(off-of the news)BM...
"The Juncker Quandary" - a thriller based on wild and uninteresting speculation NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Brussels, Brussels, Brussels.Let me tell you a cautionary tale, in a slightly patronising tone.Many, many years ago, when the EU was much smaller, and when Directorates-General had numbers, and people wore hats and carried newspapers, there was a Eur...
List, Oh, List NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 22 Minutes ago
No snark here. Just a list of the candidate EU commissioners and links to their wikipedia entries.Jean-Claude Juncker LuFrans Timmermans NLMaros Sefcovic SKDidier Reynders BEVytenis Andriukaitis LTKristalina Georgieva BGNeven Mimica HRCorina Cretu RO...
Cameron reveals EU Reform package NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
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Unicorns and the Allternet of Everyone NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Time to award the European Commission's tech-and-telco department another one of these.Repeat offender DG Connect has published a report on Net Innovation following a meeting of sector experts earlier this year.It's littered with such jewels as:"Soft...
New Commission Make-up Update NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Following further additions to - and omissions from - the Wurstfest that is the new European Commission line-up, here's an update. More to follow as fresh saucisses arrive.BM(and no. Dombrovskis is actually that colour.)...
The make-up of the new European Commission so far NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
They're going to need plenty of it if they're going to disguise the lack of women candidates.(If you think this is disturbing to look at, imagine what it was like photoshopping it...)BM...
EU Council window cleaner turns up for work at the new premises NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
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"Budget overshoot" warning as €300m 'Herman's Egg' EU building delayed again NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Look! I done a news!*satire mittens off*Claims for more money from contractors working on the EU's new 300 million-euro 'Council' headquarters could push the project over budget, according to a memo announcing further delays to the edifice.The "Europ...
Get a chamber, you two. NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Juncker and Farage flirt today in the European Parliament.Farage later called him a "sociable cove" with a "better sense of humour than most I've come across in Brussels."Which hurt.BM...
Commissioner Who NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
UK PM David Cameron has ended months of uninteresting speculation over who he'd nominate to be Britain's next EU Commissioner. And he's ended it uninterestingly.In a clear bid to secure one of the least important portfolios in the next EU administrat...
Juncker's new Chef de Drinks Cabinet NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
I appear inadvertently to have created a new monster.Last week I pundered idly on the Twitters as to whether incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had nominated a "Chef de Drinks Cabinet."In no time a new Twitter account held by...
Juncker limericks, continued NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Poor Juncker is having some stresses,In finding commissioneresses,If he doesn't installAny women at all,Half the men will just have to wear dresses.(previous effits here and here)BMUPDATE this just in from @CraigWinneker off-of the twitters:The presi...
Aaaaah, breakfast of EU champions... NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
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