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Condolences for Poland

Condolences for Poland Originally uploaded by antaldaniel Citizens of Budapest mourn the tragedy of the Polish state leaders on the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. H.E. László Sólyom, the Hungarian president, and friend of the Polish president has asked citizens to light candles in front of the Foreign Ministry of Hungary. The statue of… » read more

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No More Hashcash

I was really frustratd by the WP Hashcrash application that has killed a lot of useful comments and also replies, and made discussion on this blog impossible. I had not known about it’s activation and hopefully it is gone, so welcome again.

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Libertas Fails

Just for the record: despite the earlier hype, Libertas could not set foot on the continent and even failed in Ireland, and Central Europe is not fertile ground for them.The eurosceptic, anti-Lisbon movement that hoped to win 100 seats in the European Parliament, came up with a single “franchise” seat of Mouvement pour la France,… » read more

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Today’s summit was a sign of the lacking leadership and vision in the EU. When the crisis will be over, Merkel and Sarkozy will be the leaders of the past, and the EU will look fundamentally different from today. The rift between the East and the West has become manifest. The Eastern member states have de facto formed a group within the Union and none of their demands were met by the majority.

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The Good Old Classic Hoax

From: mrgambo1@adinet.com.uy Subject: READ VERY CAREFULLY Dear friend, I am Mr. Gambo Mustafa.I work with the audit/remittance department of African development bank (adb) Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I have a business which will be beneficial to both of us. The amount of money involved is ($8.7 million us dollars) which I want to transfer out of… » read more

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Brussels Photos

More EU-themed photos are available for re-use under Creative Commons licenses. I have also created a Creative Commons EU group on Flickr to make life easier. Creative Commons is a license where the copyright holder or the author declare so reserve only few rights so you can copy and re-use the work at least for… » read more

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In the opening even of Think About It three blogging MEPs answered the questions of European bloggers. Richard Corbett (Socialist) said he does not allow for comments because another organized party would immediately fill it up. But all comments are welcome in e-mail. Christofer Fjellner (People’s Party) has a bilingual blog. Jules Maaten (Liberal Democrats)… » read more

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I have posted about a European blogging competition, Th!nk about it, which will include bloggers from all EU member states during the European Parliamentary elections. The European Journalism Cente has invited the competitiors and the four editors of the common blogging platform (one being myself) for a two days session in Brussels. I think some… » read more

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Guest Posting

When I started this blog I had a job that needed a lot of traveling Central Europe. I work in a very different field now and posts were become less frequent. However, this blog has attracted great bloggers and commenters and I would like to open up the floor. So expect a few guest posts… » read more

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Santa Claus has been expelled from Bosnian kindergartens. As the excellent Belgraded blog reports, the Serbian Orthodox church had got fed up with Santa even earlier, for his alleged connections with Western consumerism. Anyway, I wish a merry Christmas for all readers who celebrate tonight or two weeks later according to the old Orthodox calendar.… » read more

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