Friday, 10 October 2008

Identity : 10th October

Euro parliament adopts flag and anthem. The Telegraph (en)
" ... Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the final movement of his choral ninth symphony, will be used to open the parliament after each election and for formal sittings where heads of state are present. The blue flag with 12 gold stars will be flown on all parliament buildings and displayed in parliament meeting rooms and official events ...
Taking the Union out of Europe. The Telegraph (en)
" ... The reassertion of national interest will hearten Euro-sceptics. But, by the same token, it will prompt federalists to urge acceleration towards "ever closer union", initially by adopting the Lisbon Treaty which the Irish rejected in June ..."

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