EU Open Days 2009

In what has become an annual event, the EU's Committee of the Regions organises a week-long series of seminars under the banner "Open Days".This year, I made the effort to attend, particularly because one of the scheduled seminars hosted by the European People's Party Group, "City diplomacy: A tool for building measures of confidence", included... Continue Reading →

Catalonia and liberalism

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2781960&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1When I was invited to attend some election events in Barcelona, for the benefit of Catalonian candidate, Artur Mas, I confess that I was originally perplexed. How does a political party that outwardly wears its Catalonian nationalism on its sleeve be a model member of the Liberal family? After all, its election logo is a... Continue Reading →

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