Thursday, 11 September 2008

Blogs : 11th September (en)

Lisbonne : les Irlandais ne savaient pas. Jean Quatremer, Les Coulisses de L'Europe (fr)
Why Ireland voted no. Certain Ideas of Europe (en)
The Irish are stupid, apparently. Nosemonkey, EUtpia (en)
French say Ireland will vote again on Lisbon. Irony Too (en) 11th September
Transatlantic Trends 2008 report. Vitaliy, The 8th Circle (en)
"... Americans and Europeans do not appear to have fundamentally different world views of international threats and priorities, but policy differences remain. While Europeans may favor Senator Obama, our findings suggest that this does not necessarily translate into agreement with policies favored by his American supporters, such as committing troops to combat the Taliban in Afghanistan..."
EU and corruption. Vitaliy, The 8th Circle (en)
" ... Does not Mr. Laitenberger think that five years of investigation is more than enough time to prevent any investigation from jumping to conclusions? I mean if this is EU’s standard processing time, what kind of an example does it serve for its “more corrupt” member states (e.g. Italy, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria) or non-EU countries in Europe (e.g. Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine)?
If you talk the talk, you should walk the walk."
Surprise surprise. Open Europe Blog (en)
"The Irish Government's big poll is finally out, and they say that the only reason people voted no is because they are a (bunch of ungrateful, pig ignorant, boxty-munching) ... poorly informed about EU affairs ..."

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