President Sarkozy will not be the one to tell French schoolchildren that the borders of Europe extend to Syria and Iraq, 1Earlier report on Sarkozy's election here [in German]. should Turkish overtures to the EU be fully accepted. One must assume then, that he would have no problem explaining that the current borders of the…

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1. Earlier report on Sarkozy's election here [in German].

Biofuels: Oil for Votes?

Just where is the EU going with its agricultural policy? With the European Commission endorsing a plan to up the previous goal of a 5.75% market share for biofuels in the overall transport fuel supply by 2012, to 10% by 2020, one has to wonder which part of the EU's goals is being pushed hardest.…

Failte go dti an tAontas Eorpach

On January 1st of this year, under the continuing enlargement plans, Romania and Bulgaria acceded to the European Union. At the same time, the number of official EU languages was enlarged to 23, now including Romanian, Bulgarian - and Irish. The inclusion of the latter might seem to come at an odd time, given that…