Week in Bloggingportal: Take us to your Commission President
BY CC Forsetius
It may have been the week when aliens from the moon Titan first contacted Commission President Barroso (he has connections galore), but here at Bloggingportal we don’t let such obvious political stunts distract from the real burning issues. Let’s take a look at what was the talk of the ‘sphere this week.
Well, Euroblogging itself continues to be a topic that keeps on giving – it’s almost as eternal as the EP’s single seat debate (perhaps a Facebook campaign would finally solve the issue?). Spain has launched a huge austerity budget, Iceland fears joining an EU in turmoil, and Brits and Germans don’t seem to be too be too keen on joining the EU civil service either. Consumer groups have lashed out at Google, but it hasn’t all been attack, attack, attack – there’s even been a defence of the ECJ.
We’ve asked the question: where are the Poles going, asked why British people go “off to Europe“, debated fundamental rights and studied European spatial planning – we’re a regular European University, really.
On a more international note, NATO governments have faced calls to release information on migrant deaths in the Mediterranean sea, and a proposal to reject a PNR treaty with the US has failed in the European Parliament. Speaking of the EP, nwhyte has taken up the issue of election tactics in Northern Ireland for the 2014 race, proving that it’s never to early to get started on the campaign.
That’s all for this week. Next week, Barroso teams up with our new Titanian friends to save Ireland from its politicial timewarp – so stay tuned!