Jon Worth Euroblog

EU analysis, cross-posted to Blogactiv

Ska Keller retweeted this from Spiegel Online journalist Markus Becker earlier: Polish government requested names of all accredited journalists from @EUparliament https://t.co/2ofkNXxq2k #PiS #Poland — Markus Becker (@MarkusBecker) January 21, 2016 The insinuation is that – having purged the Warsaw press, the government of Poland is about to try to do the same in Brussels. …

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Back in July I made a first compilation of Youtube films about the European Union, in German, that were actually very funny. You can see those here. Now, thanks to Publixphere, here are a few more. Enjoy! Showdown in Brüssel: Sonneborn vs. Oettinger Everyone’s favourite Digital Commissioner was subjected to some, well, interesting questions from …

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The UK has floods once more – this time in Cumbria. 60000 homes are without power, and the region had record rainfall. That follows floods in winter 2013-2014 in the South West of England. On 14th February 2014, The Independent and a few more newspapers had stories that the UK government (then a coalition between …

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With the date for the UK’s EU referendum not yet set, it still feels like the Remain and Leave campaigns are in their early, pre-preparation phases. The logos for the campaigns are above – Britain Stronger In Europe (the official Remain campaign), and Labour In For Britain and European Movement on the Remain side, and …

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It is now 7 months since the US publication launched its European operation. Enough time to reflect on what does, and does not, work with it. In this blog entry I am going to try to give a fair and balanced view of the publication so far. I have canvassed views on my personal Facebook …

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So apparently this morning Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has announced that security gates will be built to access Thalys trains: Trains: @RoyalSegolene annonce sur @FranceInter que des portiques pour le #Thalys seront installés à Lille et Paris avant le 20 décembre. — Julien Migaud-Muller (@jul_mm) November 24, 2015 De Telegraaf …

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This week the company, in European Court of Justice Case T-544/13 Dyson Ltd v Commission, Dyson lost its action for annulment of the Regulation on energy labelling of vacuum cleaners. The ECJ’s summary of the outcome is here (PDF), and the decision was reported by The Guardian and, with some more detail, by the WSJ’s …

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