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Thursday, February 15, 2007

A day in the surreal life of the EU

OK, so other people pointed it out first. But things in Brussels are getting more and more surreal.

EU observer reports that ministers today agreed to binding renewable energy targets and the breakup of large French and German energy monopolies. The only snag is that the binding renewable energy targets aren't actually binding and the French and German energy monopolies aren't going to be broken up. Now that's real progress.

This is why diplomats love Brussels. The endless opportunies to smooth bald disagreement into smiley happy togetherness. Adding to the weirdness the Commission have invited loads of weather presenters from around Europe to come to Brussels to become EU climate change ambassadors.

"These are credible celebrities. Many of them have meteorological training and speak with a great deal of awareness on the issues, as well as being faces that people see in their living rooms every day," an EU official said.

Careful who you invite...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a reeeeeeealy nice sweater.

I'd believe anything he said.