Monday, 6 October 2008

Blogs : 6th October

Doha can wait. P O Neill, A Fistful of Euros (en)
"... In any event, trade has slipped down the list of headlines with the global financial crisis ... "

La Commission veut rallonger le congé maternité. Jean Quatremer, Les Coulisses de Bruxelles (fr)
Report on subsidiarity and proportionality - 15th report on Better Lawmaking, 2007. en.europa-eu-audience (en)
Foreign Affairs: Review of Books on Eastern Europe. Vitaliy, The 8th Circle(en)
Blogosphere talking. Vitaliy, The 8th Circle(en)

Meet Britain’s new European Commissioner. Nosemonkey, EUtopia (en)
" ... Meant to mention that. You can’t possibly have an unknown in as important a portfolio as Trade, no matter how big the member state. Brown’s just downsized Britain’s influence in Europe even further. Nice one, Gordon ..."

A new EU Commissioner: Baroness Ashton of Upholland. Julien Frisch, Watching Europe (en)
" ... New Europe informs that EU Commission president Barroso has confirmed her on Friday.That she is absolutely not qualified for that task is easy to recognise: Nosemonkey rightly mocks her profile, while Jon Worth (who knows all EU commissioners by name and picture!!), admits that he does know almost nothing about her ..."

New Europe: A European weekly. Julien Frisch, Watching Europe (en)
" ... There is quite an interesting project out there: "New Europe" is an English-language European weekly newspaper with lots of articles and lots of photos ..."

It’s official: Merkel draws NATO line. Vitaliy, The 8th Circle(en)
" By now hardly a surprise, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew the line on where NATO will or will not expand ... After blocking the application for an Action Plan by Ukraine and Georgia at the Bucharest summit in April, Merkel has remained committed in her steadfast opposition to further integration between NATO and the two countries ..."

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