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British citizens love the EU NEW
Re:Europa 5 Years, 10 Months, 4 Days, 22 Hours ago
An interesting poll about British attitudes has been conducted. You can find the original poll data here (as a pdf). Summaries of the poll results can be found at E!sharp and here is a summary form the blog Gulf Stream Blues.Some interesting results:...
Libertas...again NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Despite my misgiving about Decaln Gangley and his Astroturf organization Libertas, I can not deny that the election would be extremely boring without him. Well, in fact the election is still boring, but Libertas creates at least some interest. Via Ju...
Everybody Loves Iceland NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Iceland a country with about 300.000 citizen is about to join the European Union. Or to be more precise, there is a strong likelihood that the new social democratic government will apply for EU membership. Iceland has been part of the EEA since its i...
The European Citizen of Europe NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
I just updated my blog role and added some new blogs. It seams that we are all European Citizens now:Citizen Europe by Josef Litobarski,The European Citizen by Eurocentric,andFederal Consitution Europe by Citizen of Europe.
Properties of a President NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Independent reports that Tony Blair is seen by many European leaders as a possible candidate for the job of the European President, which might or might not come into existence (depending on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty). There is a disc...
Paul Krugman: A Continent Adrift NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 39 Minutes ago
Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman writes today about the economic situation in Europe. Key passage:But there’s a deeper problem: Europe’s economic and monetary integration has run too far ahead of its political institutions. The economi...
Does the EU matter in the Financial Crisis? NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Unfortunately I did not have the time to say more about the speech of Vaclav Klaus in the European Parliament, despite my repeated promises. About 4 week have passed since the speech, but there is one more thing I liked highlight.Mr. Klaus claimed t...
Saving Democracy by abolishing the Parliament NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, gave a speech yesterday, in front of the European Parliament. Vaclav Klaus has always been rather outspoken in his opposition to the European Project. So the speech contained not much new. But it is a ni...
Vaclav Klaus: sad, old Dude! NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
I do not have them time right now to write about it, but I intend to excerpt the speech of Vaclav Klaus tomorrow.
Libertas moving to the hard right NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
There has been some discussion in the interwebs about what to expect of the new party Libertas. But I think this issue has been resolved. Libertas is going to be far right party full of crazy Eurosceptics (see also here and here, including comments).
Whats up with Declan? NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
When we last left our hero, he was busy assuring everybody at a meeting at the Heritage Foundation that he is solidly pro-Europe. We now know that he is totally, pro "democracy" and "accountability", yet a little short short on specifics. As Mark Ma...
Introducing an EU bond NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The unofficial European Economic Advisory council, VoxEU, recommends thatcommon EU bonds should be issued. This type of bond would have to be backed up by all Eurozone members.Only a few month ago I would I have rejected such a suggestion out of han...
Berlusconi: A Great Leader in Troubled Times NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 15 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Italy is leading the way towards a new European Economic structure. In the face of large budget deficits and mounting public debt the Berlusconi Government has identified a crucial area of wasted taxpayer money: Education .Steep cuts in the money spe...
Message to Margot NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
There is an easy way for Margot Wallstroem to improve the Communication of the commission with European Citizen.Blogging commissioner Margot Wallstroem is responsible for "Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy" and as such "plays a crit...
Free Movement NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
In context with the possible entry of Iceland into the EU I have taken a look at the Common Fisheries Policy and how it developed historically. Since fishing is a significant part of the Icelandic Economy there is a certain fear that the Common Fishe...
My first time NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Today is the first time I deleted a comment.I think everybody who runs an EU themed blog has had drive by comments by some "Free Europe" supporter, who wants us to vote on this ridiculous proposal as "constitution".Guys, if you want me to keep your c...
Causa Mandelson NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Update: Reading through the comments here, it was mentioned that the whole conflict of interest issue only surfaced after he left his position as a commissioner.I more or less completely missed the whole Mandelson affair. Mandelson has been recalled...
A constructive Vision for Eurosceptics NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
In an article in the Telegraph Norman Tebbit (via European Avenue) lays out a proposal for Eurosceptics. One should note here that Norman Tebbit himself is a Eurosceptic, who believes that Britain has no place inside a federal European Union. But in...
Towards a more perfect Union NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
vie Ralf Grahn, I found this very interesting proposal by the organization Statewatch. The summarize in a very short and precise way concrete steps which can be taken to make the EU Institutions more accountable and transparent. All this steps can be...
Gone Fishin' NEW
Re:Europa 6 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
In this comment thread, about Iceland and the possibility of Iceland joining the Union, the possible negative effects of the EU Fishing policy on Icelands economy have been mentioned. To get a better understanding of this question I looked at the det...