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Council President Herman Van Rompuy referred to it yesterday at the EU summit. Here is a photo and a link to the Council webpage. I’m not sure what to think about it. Basically it respects the rule that no building at Schuman square should be higher than the other, or rather, higher than the oldest… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

I’m back from the EPP summit meeting, which takes place just before the start of the EU summit. I didn’t find what I was searching for. TV journalists could take some footage of leaders coming and going, or sitting around the lunch table, but the other journalists basically had little to do. To make sure… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has asked all the Commissioners to provide him with material, preparing the Commission proposal for the next long-term EU budget, sources tell me. The proposal will be made public before the end of this month. More importantly, Barroso has asked the Commissioners to provide examples to substantiate the hypothesis that… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

I was in the Commission press room yesterday and together with other colleagues, I asked a couple of questions, trying to get a reaction from the EU executive regarding the new Hungarian media law. I knew of course that the spokesperson would not be able to provide a real answer and would adopt a “wait-and-see”… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

I don’t think that Felipe Gonzalez, chairman of the ‘Future of Europe’ reflection group, reads my blog, but I had challenged him and the other “wise men” not to neglect the place of Turkey in their report. Now it turns out that there is only one accession country mentioned by name, and the country is… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev