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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

December 21, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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The problem(s) with ID cards

Everyone I’ve spoken to recently has been doing the same old “if you’ve done nothing wrong…” arguments, usually followed by the “so what’s the big deal?” line. Normally, after a five minute rant, I manage to convince them that this … Continue reading

November 28, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Ukraine crisis continued – one week on

For a chronology of events and a by-the-minute look at the boom in global coverage over the last week: one, two, three , four, five, some analysis, and six – between them these provide a chronology of events and coverage … Continue reading

November 25, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Ukraine crisis continued – room for hope

For a chronology of events and a by-the-minute look at the boom in global coverage over the last week: one, two, three , four, five, and some analysis – between them these provide a chronology of events and coverage from … Continue reading

November 25, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Ukraine crisis continued – detente?

For a chronology of events and a by-the-minute look at the boom in global coverage over the last week: one, two, three , four, five – between them these provide a chronology of events and coverage from 7pm on Monday … Continue reading

November 24, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Ukraine crisis continued – any solution?

This follows on from this, this, this and this, which between them provide a chronology of events and coverage from 7pm on Monday 22nd November until 11pm on Wednesday 24th (London time). I’ll continue to keep a close eye on … Continue reading

November 24, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Ukraine crisis continued – violence approaching?

Following this and this… 3pm: Ukranian special police will defend the people if Russian troops attack, while Russia refuses to confirm or deny its troops’ presence. 3:20pm: Another new site in support of Ukranian democracy (sorry – link corrected – … Continue reading

November 24, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Ukraine crisis continued – Revolution or Invasion?

This follows on from this post, which I have been updating for the last two days, and has a rough chronology of the crisis, plus lots of links. Blogger is still playing up, but I will try and continue to … Continue reading

November 22, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Breaking News: Military-backed coup in the Ukraine?

Tuesday note – I’ll try and keep this post updated throughout the day Note 2: It has been brought to my attention by Europhobia’s Matt that “the use of the definitive article is wrong and quite insulting in Ukraine. ‘The’ … Continue reading

November 22, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Where next for democracy?

The New Republic analyses potential Democrat candidates for the 2008 elections (registration required, or try BugMeNot). Dismissing the ones who’ve had a lot of speculation already � the likes of John Edwards, Howard Dean, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama � … Continue reading

November 13, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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Olympics screws Greece, so why should London bother?

The initial estimated bill for Greece to host the Olympics was 4.2 billion euros (�3.2 billion; $6 billion). It turns out that the final tally is nearer 9 billion (�6.3 billion; $11.6 billion) – and that doesn’t even include the … Continue reading

November 1, 2004
by Nosemonkey
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US elections – EU implications

No matter which way you look at it, the result of tomorrow’s election will have knock-on effects around the world. It’s easy to paint Bush as a wannabe unilateralist, avoiding the traditional channels of the UN, NATO etc. in his … Continue reading