The Week in Bloggingportal: ACTA, the crisis, and a half-naked EU Commissioner
To make a long story short: The best post I read during the week was L’Europe Libre’s observations on a speech Merkel held China on the topic of Europe. Besides this short geopolitical-philosophical dissection of the queen’s speech, the two major topics in our Editors’ Choice this week were: ACTA and the crisis. Yawn.
The ACTA “news”: Europeans are fighting ACTA and snow. The European Parliament is fighting ACTA. An EU deputy is defending ACTA. An Estonian thinks that ACTA is not evil but still bad enough to be rejected. Europeans protest against ACTA.
The crisis “news”: The European Central Bank is not taking its responsibilities in the Greek debt restructuring. Greece is (yet again) a test for European solidarity. That makes it three years of pain for the Eurozone. More than that: Youth unemployment is sky-rocketing. And Germans have their own perspective on all this.
In other news, people want a more democratic Europe or a more federal Europe or a reinvented Europe. An internet freedom activist talks to Neelie Kroes’ digital freedom in world advisor zu Guttenberg. And the EU Council innovates the way its meetings are organised – at least once.
In not so serious other news: All Europeans should speak Maltese so that they would understand why EU Commissioner Kroes is tweeting half-naked - which in fact she only does to rank higher in the Eurobarometer statistics on EU Commissioners’ recognition.
That’s it already. From a blogging perspective, your humble editor is not convinced that this was the qualitatively best Week in Bloggingportal. That is meant to be a self-criticism: The fact that our Editors’ Choice feed of the last seven days wasn’t as diverse and compelling as in some other weeks is entirely our fault – we didn’t dig up the additional hidden gems we should have found.
I don’t want this to be understood as a critique to those blog posts we have selected, but sometimes something is missing. It’s just a feeling you may get once you’ve written the Week in Bloggingportal for a while. Maybe you know what I mean.
So if you agree that we’ve missed something amazing – tell us in the comments!