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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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EurActiv writes today that French want their say on EU treaty “61% of French citizens would like to see a referendum on the ‘Lisbon Treaty’ set to be signed by EU leaders in December, according to a recent poll. However, President Nicolas Sarkozy remains determined to pass the document by parliamentary vote.” But the article… » read more

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