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1/31/05

Spain hopes to stir passion for Europe - 80% of Spanish favor strong United Europe

Spain hopes to stir passion for Europe: 80% of Spanish favor strong United Europe

NFIA - News: Port of Rotterdam Launches New Electronic Notification System

NFIA - Port of Rotterdam Launches New Electronic Notification System

Forbes.com: Elcoteq to Invest in Hungary Expansion

Forbes.com: Elcoteq to Invest in Hungary Expansion

The Journal of Turkish Weekly; Turkish PM' Iraq Concerns: US Failed in Halt Separatism in Northern Iraq

The Journal of Turkish Weekly: Turkish PM' Iraq Concerns: US Failed in Halt Separatism in Northern Iraq

Warsaw Business Journal Online - Lull before the storm for Polish economy

Warsaw Business Journal Online - Lull before the storm for Polish economy

The state.com: Alcoa buys two Russian aluminium facilities for $257 million

The state.com: Alcoa buys two Russian Aluminium facilities for $257 million

WARNING FOR EU TOURIST DESTINATIONS: Major Caribbean Earthquakes and Tsunamis a Real Risk to Caribbean and Florida

EU TOURIST DESTINATIONS GET WARNING: Major Caribbean Earthquakes and Tsunamis a Real Risk to Caribbean and Florida



The Caribbean and Florida, one of the most popular vacation locations for US, Canadian, Europeans and other tourists is considered a real risk area for another major tsunami by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the American Geophysical Union.


With nearly twenty million people now living in this tourist region and a major earthquake occurring on average every 50 years, scientists say it is not a question of if it will happen but when.

In the past 500 years a dozen major earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have occurred in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and several have generated tsunamis. The most recent major earthquake, a magnitude 8.1 in 1946, resulted in a tsunami that killed a reported 1,600 people.


Scientists are calling for the establishment of tsunami early warning systems in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, and better public education about the real tsunami threats in these regions. Also see recent report in Sun Sentinel at: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/editorial/sfl-edittdtsunamijan31,0,5039898.story?coll=sfla-news-editorial

THE IRAQ ELECTION: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF

This past Sunday, when President Bush called the Iraq election a resounding success, was also the anniversary of the 1968 Tet offensive in Vietnam. Several months earlier, on September 1967, the US had also staged an election in South Vietnam. That election was called a "breakthrough" for democracy. Is history repeating itself?

The Slovak Spectator - EU Constitution: What's that?

The Slovak Spectator - EU Constitution: What's that?

Times of India: Europe to penalise errant airlines-

Europe to penalise errant airlines- The Times of India

Digital Chosunilbo:Turkey Calls for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops from Iraq

Digital Chosunilbo: Turkey Calls for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops from Iraq

1/30/05

Guardian: Italian Right must ditch racism to win, says Fini

Guardian Unlimited: Italian Right must ditch racism to win, says Fini

Daily Times - Bush calls Iraq election a resounding success - democracy was served today

Daily Times - Bush calls Iraq election a resounding success


Defying suicide bombers and mortar fire that killed at least 31 people, Iraqis voted Sunday in their first free election in more than 50 years. Turnout estimated at 52 percent of registered voters, with most Sunni's boycotting the elections. Results could take a week to tally. Voters selected candidates from 111 different party and coalition slates to fill a 275-member National Assembly that will form a new government and draft a constitution.

At least 11 U.S. and 15 British soldiers died in Baghdad between Friday and Sunday, including two pilots killed Friday when their Kiowa helicopter flew into power lines, crashed and burned. Two other GIs died Saturday night in a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in the heavily guarded Green Zone. The 15 British servicemen died when their transport plane crashed after takeoff from Bagdad airport.

Regardless of the problems, critique, and the PR objectives of the US Administration behind this Iraqi election, democracy was the real winner today. The true legacy for the US will come when it now sets a time-table for the withdrawal of its occupation forces from the region.

Telegraph |British Public is evenly split on EU constitution question

Telegraph : British Public is evenly split on EU constitution question

NewsNetwork: Israel, U.S. lobby EU on Iran

Israel, U.S. lobby EU on Iran

China Economic Net: Fragile honeymoon between China and Europe

CDhina Economic Net: Fragile honeymoon between China and Europe

Deutsche Welle: Rumsfeld to Bypass Munich Conference

Rumsfeld to Bypass Munich Conference | Germany | Deutsche Welle


In December, a New York-based human rights group, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint with the Federal German Prosecutor's Office against Rumsfeld, accusing him of war crimes and torture due to his involvement in the war in Iraq.

1/29/05

CANOE : EU reluctant to agree to UN appeal for refugees

CANOE -- CNEWS: EU reluctant to agree to UN appeal for refugees

Eurasia Group: What will the elections mean for Iraq’s future?

Eurasia Group: What will the elections mean for Iraq’s future?

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic: Visit Putin and Bush in Bratislava February 23 - 25th

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic: Visit Putin and Bush in Bratislava February 23 - 25th

Faz weekly: Schroeder opposes strike on Iran

Schroeder opposes strike on Iran - FAZ.NET - FAZ Weekly

France-diplomatie: Speech by Mr. Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic at the world economic forum in Davos

France-Diplomatie: Speech by Mr. Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic at the world economic forum in Davos

Cuba: Reporters sans frontieres - open letter to EU Foreign Ministers

Reporters sans frontieres - Cuba: Open letter to EU Foreign Ministers

1/28/05

The Globalist | Global Labor -- A Danish Lesson for Germany

The Globalist: A Danish Lesson for Germany


With Germany implementing tough labor market reforms to reduce unemployment, many other EU countries are watching closely. Can Germany succeed and become a model for the rest of Europe? Jacob Kirkegaard argues that all European countries with high unemployment should heed the lessons of Denmark.

RTE Business - European economy worries Irish Central Bank chief

RTE Business - European economy worries Irish Central Bank chief Hurley


Mr. Hurley said the biggest external risk was 'a disorderly unwinding of global imbalances' such as the US current account and trade deficits. Mr Hurley said this could lead to a rapid fall in the dollar and a sharp rise in the euro, which would affect competitiveness. He also cited energy prices and political uncertainties as external risks to the economy. On the European economy, Mr Hurley said the long-term trend was worrying, and that Europe was losing ground on the US in terms of improving living standards. He added that progress on implementing the Lisbon Agenda on economic reform had been 'very poor'.

Luxembourg Presidency - Condoleezza Rice in Luxembourg on 9 and 10 February 2005

Luxembourg Presidency - Condoleezza Rice in Luxembourg on 9 and 10 February 2005

Scotsman.com News - EU Wants to provide More Money to Rebuild Iraq

Scotsman.com News - EU Wants to provide More Money to Rebuild Iraq

EUROPA - Eurobarometer on Constitution: a positive attitude, but a lack of information

EUROPA - Eurobarometer on Constitution: a positive attitude, but a lack of information

Haaretz - Israel works to get Hezbollah on EU s list of terror groups

Haaretz - Israel News - Israel works to get Hezbollah on EU s list of terror groups

A positive outlook for EU in 2005?

A positive outlook for EU in 2005? - A report by the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

EUROCHAMBRES
The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry represents 43 national associations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, a European network of 2000 regional and local Chambers with over 18 million member enterprises in Europe.
http://www.eurochambres.be/press/index.shtml

1/27/05

McDermott Will & Emery - Belgium, Finland and Sweden Fail to Implement Copyright Directive (27/01/2005) from Mondaq

McDermott Will & Emery - Belgium, Finland and Sweden Fail to Implement Copyright Directive (27/01/2005) from Mondaq

Digital Media Europe: Government to tackle poor levels of internet use in Greece

Digital Media Europe: News - Government to tackle poor levels of internet use in Greece

Telegraph: Simple yes or no for voters on EU constitution in the UK

Telegraph | News | Simple yes or no for voters on EU constitution in the UK

MercoPress - World Tourism industry expanded 10% in 2004

MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News: World Tourism industry expanded 10% in 2004

Mapping the Global Future: The European Dream?

The European Dream?

Could Europe become a superpower by 2020? According to the CIA's "Mapping the Future Program model", an enlarged EU will enjoy increased clout in the world, but it will be hampered by the costs associated with supporting new members, by its aging population, and by the inefficient nature of its governing structures and decision-making processes. The Report sees Europe's major strength as being a model to the rest of the world for regional harmonization and governance. Defense spending is not expected to keep up with that of China, although the potential emergence of an EU army could create a replacement for NATO. The 2020 forecast touches upon Turkey's membership as the key to a united Europe's prospects: if Turkey successfully joins, Europe will be a strategic crossroads capable of forging stronger bonds with the Muslim world, Africa, and to the East, with Russia and Central Eurasia. New immigration will be the key to offsetting Europe's low birth rate, if more legal immigration and better integration of workers from other countries occurs over the next 15 years.

Work on the report began in late 2003, and brought together more than two dozen leading outside experts from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds to engage in a broad-gauged discussion with U.S. intelligence community analysts. Initial meetings were convened with experts in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and in an unprecedented expansion of the consultative process, regional conferences were held in countries on four continents-- in the UK, South Africa, Singapore, Chile, and Hungary -- in order to receive input from academics, policymakers, and representatives of NGOs. As well, the MGF's four custom-tooled scenarios were honed by contributions from three leading "futurists"-- Ted Gordon of the UN's Millennium Project, Jim Dewar, director of the RAND Corporation's Center for Longer Range Global Policy & Future of the Human Condition; and Ged Davis, former head of Shell International's scenarios project.

A copy is available for downloading on: http://www.foia.cia.gov/2020/2020.pdf

Scotsman.com News - How Euro Constitution Poll Can Be Won

Scotsman.com News - How Euro Constitution Poll Can Be Won

1/25/05

Expatica - Dutch Senate backs EU non-binding constitution referendum

Expatica - Dutch Senate backs EU constitution non-binding referendum

RADIO FREE EUROPE: EU Expresses Concerns About Iraq Elections

RADIO FREE EUROPE: EU Expresses Concerns About Iraq Elections

ULI - Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Europe 2005: Investors Anticipate Profitable Year; Paris, Milan, London Are Top Markets

ULI - the Urban Land Institute | Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Europe 2005: Investors Anticipate Profitable Year; Paris, Milan, London Are Top Market Choices

Poll on Global Economy: Most Countries Are Pessimistic

Poll on Global Economy - Most Countries Are Pessimistic

MSNBC - Dream on America : Europe is modifying the American dream to suit her own specific needs

MSNBC (Newsweek) - Dream On America - Europe is modifying the American dream to suit her own specific needs - and why not?

SETimes: Co-operation Decisive for Serbia-Montenegro's EU Integration

Co-operation Decisive for Serbia-Montenegro's EU Integration (SETimes.com)

Expatica - Paris launches debate on EU Constitution

Expatica - Paris launches debate on EU Constitution. Poll shows 65% of French in favor of Constitution

Turkish education to be adapted to EU standards with EU grant of 200 million euro

Turkish education to be adapted to EU standards with EU grant of 200 million euro

Intl. Herald Tribune: As Conservatives fail, stars align for Schroder

Politicus: As Conservatives fail, stars align for Schroder

1/24/05

Microsoft Won't Appeal EU CFI Unbundling Ruling

Microsoft Won't Appeal EU CFI Unbundling Ruling

ASPEN - Active Social Policies European Network

ASPEN - Active Social Policies European Network

Slovak news: Knowledge of EU Constitution very low

Slovak news: Knowledge of EU Constitution very low

FT.com - UK likely to delay ratification of EU constitution

FT.com / Home - UK likely to delay ratification of EU constitution

Xinhua - Belgium not to hold referendum on EU constitution

Xinhua - Belgium not to hold referendum on EU constitution

Times Online - Key day for patrician master of Italian Auto Industry and European Visionary

Times on-line: THE Marquis Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, who took over Ferrari in 1991 puts him at the heart of down-to-the-wire negotiations with General Motors — which owns 20 per cent of Fiat Auto — over GM’s commitment to buy the remaining 80 per cent. Fiat and Ferrari are not just carmakers, but icons. In a sense, they are Italy. The dashing and patrician Montezemolo has inherited the reins of a Fiat empire that embraces not just a troubled car division, but also a famous newspaper, La Stampa, and a famous football club, Juventus. As if this were not enough, he is head of Confindustria, Italy’s CBI, and recently took a trade delegation to China with President Ciampi. Montezemolo says Europe needs greater co-ordination of its economic policy. We are facing giant blocs — the United States, and China, a country of over one billion people that moves as one man because of its dirigiste economy.” Montezemlo has told José Manuel Durão Barroso, European Commission President, that each EU nation should propose five national objectives for growth. “If we pool them, they become a strategy for Europe,” he says.

CBS News | Low Turnout For Iraq Exile Vote in Europe and elsewhere

CBS News | Low Turnout For Iraq Exile Vote in Europe and elsewhere

Telegraph: 'It's the economy, glupi"- New EU nations provide economic stimulus

Telegraph: "It's the economy, glupi" - the effect of Eastern European migrant workers on Britain has been anything but harmful. The latest beneficiaries are dental patients in Norfolk: the Great Yarmouth Teaching Primary Care Trust is recruiting 15 Polish dentists to relieve a shortage that has left patients waiting three months for an appointment.

1/23/05

TheStar.com - Europe doesn't have a Plan B for Iraq, either

TheStar.com - Europe doesn't have a Plan B for Iraq, either

Islam Online- Germany to Deport Hundreds of Illegal and Criminal Muslims

Islam Online- News Section: Germany to Deport Hundreds of Illegal and Criminal Muslims

Why Turkey has become the young man of Europe

Why Turkey has become the young man of Europe

MSNBC - GWB speech: High Hopes, Hard Facts - but will Europe follow?

MSNBC - George w. Bush: Good speech - High Hopes and Hard Facts - but will Europe follow?

FinanceGates.com: EU finances will be brought back in line

EU finances will be brought back in line - FinanceGates.com

FRANCE: Wine production leaps in Alscace

FRANCE: Wine production leaps in Alscace : Beverage News

noticias - EU Trade Chief Calls for Deals To Favor Ex-European Colonies

noticias - EU Trade Chief Calls for Deals To Favor Ex-European Colonies

1/22/05

The Future of Cohesion Policy in the Larger EU

The Future of Cohesion Policy in the Larger EU

Sunday Times: Blair’s loyalty tested as Bush menaces Iran

Sunday Times: Loyalty Blair will be tested as Bush menaces Iran

HoweStreet.com: Standing solo in the crowd

HoweStreet.com: "The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands," said George W. Bush. "Ek aur ek guyazah", a Hindi saying, meaning "1 + 1 = 11"

EUROPA - Education and Training - The Fulbright-EU Programme

EUROPA - Education and Training - The Fulbright-EU Programme

Eu funding € 2.6 million to respond to strong demand for the EU-US and EU-Canada cooperation programmes in higher education and vocational training

Eu funding € 2.6 million to respond to strong demand for the EU-US and EU-Canada cooperation programmes in higher education and vocational training

TIESWEB: Transatlantic Citizen Marathon

TIESWEB Transatlantic Citizen Marathon

1/18/05

Major European research initiative in the genetics of drug addiction

Major European research initiative in the genetics of drug addiction

The register: Ingram Micro unites Europe

The Register: Ingram Micro unites Europe

Jamaica Observer: Rice puts Venezuela on notice -

Jamaican Observer: Rice puts Venezuela on notice

canada.com network: European Union signals new effort to change business and worker attitudes

canada.com network: European Union signals new effort to change business and worker attitudes

International Crisis Group (ICG) - EU Crisis Response Capability Revisited

International Crisis Group (ICG) - EU Crisis Response Capability Revisited

EUbusiness - Linguistic big bang creates translation headaches at European Union

EUbusiness - Linguistic big bang creates translation headaches at European Union

1/16/05

Miami Herald: Stumped by Bush brand of foreign policy

Miami Herald Stumped by Bush brand of foreign policy

The Copenhagen Post: Danish alarm clock has European space probe emitting signals to Earth from Saturn moon Titan

The Copenhagen Post: Danish alarm clock has European space probe emitting signals to Earth from Saturn moon Titan

The Local - Sweden wakes up to the "white slave trade"

The Local - Sweden wakes up to the "white slave trade"

Ceebiz.Com - Hungarian hotel companies lobby for bigger conference center

Ceebiz.Com - Hungarian hotel companies lobby for bigger conference center

FT.com - EU fears Iraq diversion from Palestinian prospects

FT.com - EU fears Iraq diversion from Palestinian prospects

The New York Times > Week in Review > What the World Wants From America

The New York Times > Week in Review > What the World Wants From America

1/12/05

Wired News: US WRAPS UP SEARCH FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: NOTHING FOUND

US WRAPS UP SEARCH FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: NOTHING FOUND


The 1,700-strong Iraq Survey Group, responsible for the hunt, last month wrapped up physical searches for weapons of mass destruction, and it will now gather information to help U.S. forces in Iraq win a bloody guerrilla war, officials said.

"I felt like we would find weapons of mass destruction ... like many -- many here in the United States, many around the world," Bush told ABC's Barbara Walters, according to excerpts from an interview airing on Friday.

Bush said "we need to find out what went wrong in the intelligence gathering," and that the invasion was "absolutely" worth it even if there were no weapons of mass destruction.

House of Representatives Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California retorted, "Citing the continuing search by the Iraq Survey Group, President Bush has refused to concede what has been obvious for months: the primary justification for the invasion of Iraq was not supported by fact."

"Now that the search is finished, President Bush needs to explain to the American people why he was so wrong, for so long, about the reasons for war."

European Union Parliament Approves Constitution

Elites TV News: European Union Parliament Approves Constitution

TCS: Tech Central Station - Europe's Manifest Destiny

TCS: Tech Central Station - Europe's Manifest Destiny

EU- New figures highlight ongoing decline in European Union's fishing industry

EU-New figures highlight ongoing decline in European Union's fishing industry

The Globe and Mail: EU considers U.S.-style green cards

The Globe and Mail: EU considers U.S.-style green cards

Bloomberg.com: Western Lenders Split Over Debt Relief for Tsunami-Hit Nations

Bloomberg.com: Western Lenders Split Over Debt Relief for Tsunami-Hit Nations

PolitInfo.com - Cuba Renews Formal Ties with European Union Nations -

PolitInfo.com - Cuba Renews Formal Ties with European Union Nations -

1/10/05

Guardian Unlimited : Trichet puts his faith in US deficit pledge

Guardian Unlimited: Trichet puts his faith in US deficit pledge

USATODAY.com - Bush says he'd like to meet with Abbas

USATODAY.com - Bush says he'd like to meet with Abbas

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič :No referendum needed on EU Constitution

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič :No referendum needed on EU Constitution

Boston.com: Ukrainian president orders foreign minister to prepare pullout of troops from Iraq within months

Boston.com: Ukrainian president orders foreign minister to prepare pullout of troops from Iraq within months

Indian Ocean Tsunami - The EU Response

Indian Ocean Tsunami - The EU Response

Economist.com: DOHA - 2005 will be a vital year for free-trade talks

Economist.com: DOHA -2005 will be a vital year for free-trade talks

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1/8/05

The Gamer Generation is taking over the reins from the Baby Boomers

Are you finding it difficult to deal with kids who sit many hours a day behind their computers playing computer games?
Well think again.

Dawn has broken over this new Gamer Generation as the Baby Boomers fade away.

Right now there are people in their twenties and early thirties who have never known a time without digital games.


They grew up in a world where Playstation was the biggest success in Sony's profits, and where Nintendo sold 1.4 billion video games. Even if the Game generation is different - will that matter to the rest of us? Absolutely. The Gamer Generation is already far greater in numbers than the Baby Boom Generation ever was. Right now, there are far more people who "speak" the language of games than there are Baby Boomers who don't.

Important to all of us is that the Gamer Generation is changing the way we do business today. Gamers believe winning matters - that much isn't surprising. But Gamers are actually savvier in many ways than their non-gamer counterparts, and may surprise the business world with their performance and skills.

Do any of these Gamer traits sound familiar to you?

• If you get there first, you win.
• Trial and error is the best strategy, and the fastest way to learn.
• Elders and their received wisdom can’t help, they don’t understand even the basics of this new world.
• There’s a limited set of tools, but some combinations will work.

Maybe some of these traits frustrated or surprised you, or maybe you’re seeing your own Gamer traits or those of your kids. Unlike Baby Boomers, Gamers want to be heroes. In their world, heroism is what it is all about. The question now is how to best harness this incredible new generation to help them achieve professional excellence and understand that after winning you should also show compassion for those who did not win.

John C. Beck, President of North Star Leadership Group, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, and a Senior Advisor at the Monitor Group, will keynote the international G.A.M.E.S. Synergy Summit to be held Wednesday-Friday, January 26th-28th, 2005 in Orlando. Dr. Beck researched and co-authored "Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever" (Harvard Business School Press, Fall 2004). He will share insights about the strengths, abilities, attitudes and learning styles of the under-34 gamer generation, distinctly different from the Baby Boomers, and how enterprises across all disciplines can adapt to encourage their best performance. An acronym for Government, Academic, Military, Entertainment and Simulation, the G.A.M.E.S. Synergy Summit brings together leaders from each of these convergent sectors to discover new ways that interactive game-based technologies can address a broad range of beneficial, non-entertainment applications.

EU - TRADE: Commissioner Mandelson reinforced commitments to EU-ACP trade relation

EU-TRADE - Commissioner Mandelson reinforced commitments to EU-ACP trade relation

1/7/05

CS Monitor: Turks adjust to new currency

csmonitor:Turks adjust to new currency

24 HOUR MARATHON FUNDRAISER COLLECTS € 112.144.000 FROM DUTCH PUBLIC FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

24 HOUR MARATHON FUNDRAISER COLLECTS € 112.144.000 FROM DUTCH PUBLIC FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

In a 24 hour marathon fundraising effort the Dutch public donated around 112.144.000 euros (about 152 million US dollars) to the relief effort following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. The figure is still on the rise, especially after numerous appeals were broadcast on Dutch radio stations, television, and in newspapers on Thursday.
The day-long event to secure funds for the victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami went through midnight and was watched by just about every Dutch household.
In addition, six million Dutch families will receive a direct debit card in the mail, with which they can transfer money to account number 555, a special national bank account for all disaster relief donations. In an open letter published Thursday in Dutch newspapers, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and opposition leader Wouter Bos called on the Dutch population to make generous donations to the relief fund. The Netherlands, a member of the European Union, has a population of aproximately 16 million people. Total amount of funds collected so far in the European Union have now reached approximately € 1 billion ( about 1.35 billion US dollars) .

1/5/05

Daniel Gross - Even drug dealers are giving up on the dollar.

Daniel Gross - Even drug dealers are giving up on the dollar.

AxisofLogic: The Mighty US GI's: Lied To, Used, and Losing

AxisofLogic: The Mighty US GI's: Lied To, Used, and Losing

EUROPE- European Commission - Getting your facts straight on Europe

EUROPE - European Commission - Getting your facts straight on Europe


Most of us rely on our national newspapers, television and radio news to find out about what is going on in the EU. Unfortunately, amongst the clear and informative reports lie a large number of stories based on twisted facts or even lies. The stories can make entertaining reading, but many people believe them and often come away with a picture of the EU as a bunch of mad 'eurocrats'. These pages take some of those stories and set the record straight – sadly, we cannot keep track of them all.

cafe babel: Spanish Foreign Minister Moratinos: "2005 could be the year of reconciliation in Middle East"

cafe babel: Spanish Foreign Minister Moratinos: "2005 could be the year of reconciliation in Middle East"

angus reid - Armenians Look Forward To European Union

angus reid - Armenians Look Forward To European Union

DoD News: US Defense Department Background Briefing on Upcoming Elections in Iraq

DoD News: US Defense Department Background Briefing on Upcoming Elections in Iraq

1/1/05

World News: France's Chirac Announces EU Constitution Referendum

World News: France's Chirac Announces EU Constitution Referendum

Bloomberg.com: European Governments Cut Taxes to Spur Growth, Investment

Bloomberg.com: European Governments Cut Taxes to Spur Growth, Investment

Faz Weekly: Germany - Unhappy new year economic forecast -

Faz Weekly: Germany - Unhappy new year economic forecast -

Times Online - Winners and losers in 2005

Times Online - Winners and losers in 2005

Deutsche Welle: "Today we know that we can't celebrate a joyful New Year."

Deutsche Welle: "Today we know that we can't celebrate a joyful New Year" Germans Ring in New Year With Donations

PolitInfo.com - Outgoing Ukrainian President Urges Nation to Support New President - Jan 1, 2005 Kiev

PolitInfo.com - Outgoing Ukrainian President Urges Nation to Support New President - Jan 1, 2005 Kiev