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We can stop rape as a weapon of war
Margot Wallstrom Interview with Margot Wallstrom on her role as UN Special Representative in 2012. Wallstrom is now the Swedish foreign minister While some members of the last Commission have courted controversy with their employment, former Commissioner Ma...
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The medium of tedium
Europe's everyman, living a life of quiet desperation We have nothing to lose but our interest It wasn’t that the European Commissioner hearings were boring. Some had interesting moments, usually when the arrogance of some candidates had to cope with the re...
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Give peacekeepers a chance
Alain Le Roy at work A 2011 interview with the head of the UN peacekeeping operations shows how little has been achieved in the intervening years. The UN’s peacekeeping chief, Alain Le Roy, is asking the EU to play a greater role on the world stage and thin...
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Politicans can't get the musical melody
More noise from empty vessels Written after the UKIP calypso fiasco, but they're not the first to get it badly wrong One of the odder moments in European politics happened last week when UKIP issued a song – a calypso no less – to raise funds. It is perform...
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EU Fact-Finding Mission Returns Empty Handed
And the gods did weep It was bound to happen one day The recent delegation from the European Parliament, on a fact finding mission to the Middle East, visited Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, are desperately trying to write a draft report on thei...
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Lovely cloud inversion this morning on Loughrigg
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I really enjoyed photographing these young artists at work in the Hotel Bloom
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Painting Hotel Bloom
Brussels' Hotel Bloom encourages young artists by working with art schools to give promising new talent their first commission, to design and paint a hotel bedroom. The artists have to go through a selection process, explain their concept and then implement...
Brussels' Hotel Bloom encourages young artists by working with art schools to give promising new talent their first commission, to design and paint a hotel bedroom. The artists have to go through a selection process, explain ...
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UN Counter Terrorism Strategy needs the support of EU
Jean-Paul Laborde / European Parliament Interview about the UN counter-terrorism strategy in 2012 Jean-Paul Laborde, Special Advisor for the UN spoke to New Europe about the counter terror strategy that brings in thirty agencies to co-ordinate efforts, not ...
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Adulterous MEPs welcome end of roaming charges
Oh look, it's an honourable member Why was the EU able to agree to cut mobile phone roaming charges? The announcement that mobile phone charges will be ended in 2017 was hailed as a victory for European consumers. The ban had widespread support and the noto...
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Silence of the lobbyists
Ground Zero for the EU lobby Why PR people are so annoying Phone rings, “Hello. I’m Shiny Person from mumble and we represent mumble.” How the heart sinks because some useless idiot has decided to add their pointless nonsense to our lives. No decent human b...
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Interview with punk legend, Vic Goddard
Vic Goddard Unique talent has kept his integrity and reputation Vic Godard is regarded by many as the best British songwriter never to have had a hit, but the lack of chart success has not deterred him from producing great songs outside the traditional musi...
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