Monthly Archives: January 2012

Norwegian butter protectionism: An update

Since my post on the butter shortage in Norway has easily become the most frequently visited one on this blog (it’s amazing how many people google for “norway butter protectionism”), I feel a certain obligation to help my readers keep … Continue reading

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Countdown to Another Summit

Tomorrow (Monday 3oth), the European Council will meet again at an “informal meeting” in Brussels. This will be sort of a half-way milestone in the process that was initiated at the last formal Council summit on 8-9 December last year … Continue reading

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The ultimate reply

Dear readers: You know that annoying question that Euro-sceptics always like to ask? I’m talking about “What has the EU ever done for us?” And you know how it can sometimes be a bit hard to answer satisfactorily, because you’re … Continue reading

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Hooray for News Math: 10=13

(With apologies to Tom Lehrer for the title.) It seems that there are certain headlines, certain ideas or themes that are so compelling for some journalists that they will throw all of their critical thinking and basic research skills overboard … Continue reading

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