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Berlaymonster 1 Day, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Thus Spake Berlaymunstra.OK, not quite.Uber the top: Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for Taxi Servi... oh, hold on...But could we pause a moment, Eurovillageois, and take a time-out from the breathless vilification of a Brussels court decision to...
UKIP's stance on European Parliament allowances - a pictoral guide NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Days, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The Times run a story this morning that UKIP leader Nigel Farage "faces an investigation into 'missing' EU expenses."Farridge blurted his response this morning at the Beeb's Today programme, saying they weren't 'expenses' but legitimate 'allowances':...
Fun Friday Quiz!! Which Member of the EESC Bureau Are You?? NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Week, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Find out which member of the European Economic and Social Committee's Bureau you are by answering our fun 41-question survey!Are you:1) Henri Malosse?2) Jane Morrice?3) Hans-Joachim Wilms?4) Ariadna Abeltina?5) Pedro Augusto Almeida Freire?6) Grace A...
EU states agree to end to mobile roaming if Brussels 'shuts up about it' NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
EU governments have said they'll agree to plans to do away with mobile roaming fees, as long as the European Commission "stops banging on about it."In a memo drafted by the EU government presidency, national capitals have signalled their support for...
Finnish joke #3 NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
There's me thinking there were only two Finnish jokes.Seems Finnish president Sauli Niinistö has come up with a third.Here he is entertaining Angela Merkel during nuclear security talks at the Hague.I think, Sauli, you can take that as a "Mutti...
Putin's Crimea incursion falls short of EU best-practice governance benchmark NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes ago
Brussels is to issue non-binding recommendations that Moscow's standards of external-relations governance are in breach of EU best-practice guidance.Russia's barely stealthy incursion into Crimea and ultimate land-grab "fall somewhat short of establi...
Gravy-train season-ticket extension NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
EUHQ hunkers down for a drawn-out handover(BM Satire-Typing Mittens [patent still pending] to one side for a mo...)The European Commission is preparing for a messy drawn-out process to replace the team of commissioners that runs the institution later...
Claims new law will destroy economy or end life on earth probably overcooked NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
A company or group of companies has spotted that a planned new law for their sector might be a bit of a nuisance or cost a bit of money up front in order to change their business practices a bit.The businesses are considering pointing this out to the...
Brussels seeks new powers NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
A Vision for EuropeThinks extendable arms and seeing through clothes would be "kinda cool"Brussels eurocrats have set out a "wishlist" of new powers they'd like to see the EUHQ assume if European governments decide to re-open the bloc's treaties.Top...
Zeman: the Remix NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Czech President Miloš Zeman's bizarre speech in the European Parliament last week has now been immortalised in urban beatz.His rambling, barely coherent critique of bad European Commission canteen food not being part of his European...
Trying to save the relationship. NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Baby steps. Baaaaby steps.BM...
BM-Tees latest - listen to Mutti NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
To mark Angela Merkel's trip to meet David Cameron to let him down in person over his EU reform plans, I made a t-shirt speshly for the British PM.Now available from BM-Tees:BM...
Down with budboxes and bubble bums! NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Czech President Miloš Zeman's speech to the European Parliament gets bizarre.Zeman proudly stated at the end of his address to MEPs today that he had spoken in English so as to save on interpretation costs. In retrospect, perhaps a few euros m...
Mario bothers NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Shouty, loony Italian MEP Mario Borghezio got chucked out of the European Parliament for the day, for shouting and looning.As he flounced out of the room yelling "FREE SWITZERLAND!" @Leptictidium87 off-of that-there twitter proposed a meme based on t...
Spokémon card update - Baï Yee NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Time to reshuffle your Spokémon cards, as the Baï Yee character is to be withdrawn. Here's an update to his particular profile and powers, for occasional use in the future as a trump card.BM...
Vital information NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 53 Minutes ago
Chair of the European Parliament's trade committee Vital Moreira brags about how transparent his committee is. Then tells observers to leave, because the meeting's confidential. (Full vid here)"We are second to none when it comes to transparency [...
Well that went well... NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours ago
Successful media tour of the UK ends for EU commission pomme de terre Jose Manuel Barroso and his vice-spud Viv.BM...
EuroValentine NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
-----Shall I compare thee to a summit day?Thou art more lively and articulate.Rough timings keep the starving hacks at bay,And summit-leave hath all too short a date.Sometimes so hot the Justus Lipsius steams,And often is the Cafe Autriche closed.And...
Sharon Bowles for President of Everything NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
As those in the Brussels Beltway engage in the drawn-out parlour game of who's going to get what top EU job, here's another name, not entirely from left-field.UK liberal MEP Sharon Bowles.Why?Yeah, there's her mastery of technical dossiers and all th...
New, BM-Tees NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Wearable EU-themed whimsy. Just what the market didn't know it needed.It's taken a while, but herewith the official launch of BM-Tees, the Berlaymonster range of t-shirts, designed with amateurism and a sense of humour jaded by many years in the euro...