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After the Irish no – where to now? NEW
European Democracy 6 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
My two cents: As I said yesterday, the current system of institutional reform in the EU is unreasonable and unfair because it makes decision-making impossible. So let’s ditch it. Before attempting to reform the Treaties again, we need to agree...
Oh no, not again… NEW
European Democracy 6 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
A few thoughts after the Irish ‘No’: National politicians and national media still have a major communication problem concerning the EU. European politicians too, of course, but they cannot solve the problem. Only those who already have...
Radio Netherlands grabbing chance Danes ignored? NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
When the Danish cartoon row began around the end of 2005, it took several months before the Danish government embarked on a counter propaganda offensive. It was not until February 2006 that Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen appeared on Al Arabiya...
Link of the day: EU should support Turkish democracy and membership NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
True words from the FT’s Tony Barber about the foolishness of EU Member States’ lukewarm (if any) support for Turkish EU membership.
The sputtering Franco-German engine NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Good analysis by FT correspondents Ben Hall and Bertrand Benoit of recent developments in the Franco-German relations. Sarkozy’s original proposal for a Mediterranean Union consisting of only the countries around the Mediterranean Sea was in th...
Link of the day: Parti Québécois abandons separatism NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Interesting developments in the wider Europeosphere: News just came in that the members of the Parti Québécois yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of dropping the obligation to hold a referendum on Québec independence from the party manifesto...
Municipal elections in France: Le Président a perdu, vive le Président ! NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The second round of the municipal elections in France took place today. As I am writing this, France 3 is the only TV channel still broadcasting live results and discussion. French blogger Versac has been live-blogging about it. It looks like voters...
Norway gets gay marriage – Ja, vi elsker dette landet! NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Great news from Norway that seems to have escaped the major news media, including those from Norway itself: yesterday its government introduced a proposal to abolish discrimination against gays in the country’s marriage law. According to the pr...
EU presidency: the quiet candidates (II) NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Philip Stephens of the Financial Times writes in so many words that the new president of the EU (Council) should be Tony Blair after all, instead of one of the lesser known candidates. This is not a time for “faceless competence”, he says...
Link of the day NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
I just invented a new posting category which will hopefully help me to post more frequently: the Link of the Day. These postings will be extremely short, basically 1-5 lines of commentary on a website, posting, or newspaper article I just found and t...
EU presidency: the quiet candidates NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Thomas Lefebvre of Le croche-pied has a good list of possible candidates for the future EU presidency (and other posts), with their pros and cons. Others (1, 2, 3) have, of course, also discussed this and there is even an internet petition going on a...
And yet another one… NEW
European Democracy 7 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The parliament of Kosovo declared independence today. A reason to celebrate? Not in my view. The argument is basically the same as in 2006 when Montenegro declared its independence: Like Montenegro, Kosovo is neither politically nor economically a vi...