Thursday, 18 September 2008

Webzines : 18th September (en)

Do we say gypsies, Roma or Rroma? Saimir Mile, Cafe Babel (en)
Central Banks Intervene in Financial Markets . Deutsche Welle (en)

Brussels aims to slash EU fishing fleet. Renata Goldirova, EUobserver (en)
" ... Mr Borg listed a number of obstacles that stood in the way to achieve "truly sustainable fishing in EU waters." The list is topped by the overcapacity in the EU fleet as at present, the fleet is capable of catching between two and three times the maximum sustainable yield ... "

Balkans model to underpin EU's 'Eastern Partnership'. Valentina Pop, EUobserver (en)
"EU policies applied to the Western Balkans - such as a regional free trade area - are inspiring the "Eastern Partnership" with Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and "hopefully" Belarus, participants at a conference organized Wednesday (17 September) by the German Konrad Adenauer think-tank learned ..."

" ... The fact is that there won't be any Georgians or Ukrainians in the not-too-distant future. By coincidence, Washington's two favorite beacons of liberty happen to be the two countries with the world's fastest rate of population decline. By mid-century they will have barely half as many inhabitants as they do today, and half of those who remain will be elderly. Hardly men of military age and women of child-bearing age will remain. Their economies will implode long before the mid-century mark, as soaring retirement costs crush state budgets, and young people emigrate to escape the burden of supporting the elderly ..."

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