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This controversial video is currently shown on African television channels. It has been produced in Switzerland, with some EU support. Maybe the next step is a video showing dead African immigrants arriving on Europes Southern borders? What a shame for Europe that it has no other message than that. Further reading: TV Campaign Tries to… » read more

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On Sunday, 25 November, Romania will hold its first European elections. While Romanian MEPs have been already present in the European Parliament as observers and since 1/1/2007 as regular members it is the first time that Romanias will have the possibility to directly elect their candidates to the European Parliament. Romania 7th largest country in… » read more

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Alex Iskold has written an article about Who is blogging and why? While the article is mainly about the major trends and whether bloggers blog for pleasure or for money (so called pro-bloggers) and whether there is a general decline in blogging, one commentor says what he thinks is the main reason for blogging: visbility… » read more

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One has got used to the fact that monthly magazines arrive quite early: In November you get the December issue with the October news. It seems the International Charlemagne Prize has a similar timing: On 13 November the prize committee announced the winner of the 2008 Charlemagne Prize: Angela Merkel. The official ceremony will take… » read more

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There is a drastic difference between two recent speeches by Nicolas Sarkozy: The one in Washington last week and his speech today in Strasbourg. Sarkozy’s address to the US congress was impressive. His declaration of love to the United States was so full of praise that one could indeed forget that France has ever had… » read more

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The European Parliament has recently gathered some hundred EU citizens to discuss major European topics at the European Parliament in Brussels. The so called Agora has been complemented by an online forum, which allows online discussion of the same topics on a special section on the Parliament’s website. The forum is available in French and… » read more

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Nobody in the EU press room?

Today some EU journalists might have asked themselves what happened to the online version of the EU press room. The Europeans Union’s main site for announcements and new publications still showed the date of Monday, 5/11/2007 and not a single new item on Tuesday evening. Maybe all available EU webmaster have been busy with the… » read more

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, two hot topics will be on the EU agenda: The yearly progress report about EU enlargement (Turkey and Western Balkans) and a proposal to strengthen EU anti-terror laws including US-style storage and sharing of passenger name records. Which topic will be taken up by the majority of European press? It will be about… » read more

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