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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

January 13, 2007
by Nosemonkey
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A weekend European roundup

The Economist’s Edward Lucas’s [tag]central Europe[/tag]an diary is well worth a read: “it is odd that Poland gets so much mockery. There is a kind of snobbish disdain for Europe’s east rooted very deeply in the British psyche. Before writing … Continue reading

May 11, 2006
by Nosemonkey

Merkel on Europe

This deserves more than just a short post, but sadly I’m rather busy. “Angela Merkel has said that Europe needs a new reason for its existence” Merkel’s election always had the potential to be significant. Is this the first sign … Continue reading

November 22, 2005
by Nosemonkey
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Merkel it is

German elections: Well, that’s it then – Germany has its first female Chancellor, elected by MPs this morning, and a vastly changed political landscape. What can Merkel achieve and what is she inheriting?

September 16, 2005
by Nosemonkey
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Kroes, Merkel and Commission impartiality

German elections: Controversial Dutch EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes (who caused a bit of fuss a year ago during the confirmation hearings for Barroso’s Commission thanks to her links to umpteen business interests and unproven allegations of shady dealings) has … Continue reading