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EU Referendum: Statistics regulator loses patience with Leave campaign over '£350m a week' EU cost figure
What's that? The bad guys in the referendum are pushing a lie based on hundreds of millions? That sounds rather familiar…
yes-I-called-them-the-bad-guys  money  politics  Europe  EU  Brexit  lies  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
june 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Fascism crushed by 0.6 percent
"This comprehensive defeat proves that fascism can never win, at least once postal votes are taken into account."
amusing  parody  worrying  politics  the-far-right  fascism  Europe  Austria  voting  democracy  elections 
may 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Border crossings no more
Photos of the closed border checkpoints of Schengen-ised Europe
Interesting  Europe  EU  border-checks  geography  photos  photography  architecture  history 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland's tough call: stay in the UK, or stay in the EU? | Angus Roxburgh | Comment is free | The Guardian
'It's the bad luck of the Scots. You wait a lifetime for a referendum, and then two of the damned things come along at once, each profoundly influencing the other.'
Scotland  politics  posttofacebook  europe  Scottish-independence  news  EU  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Parliament without transparency has no accountability | Unlock Democracy
There's a push for the MEPs to have a secret ballot on whether they accept the EU budget. Doesn't that make them unaccountable to their constituents?
politics  europe  fail  admission-of-interest;-I-work-for-Unlock-Democracy  money  EU  government  Unlock-Democracy 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 'to abdicate for son'
'to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne'
politics  europe  news  monarchy  interesting 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Liechtenstein referendum rejects curbs on royal powers
'even if voters had bucked tradition and opted to remove the royal veto, nothing much would have changed. "Oh I think the Prince wouldn't sanction that," she said. "He would use his veto, of course."'

Interesting comparisons to Lords Reform, I'd say.
posttofacebook  politics  political-reform  monarchy  Liechtenstein  Europe  democracy  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
EU: Copyright Doesn't Cover Functionality, Programming Language
'Yves Bot, an advocate-general at the Court, has stated that functions provided by computer programs, as well as the programming languages they're written in, do not receive copyright protection.'
copyright  interesting  law  economics  europe  programming  intellectual-property  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
LINX Public Affairs » Scarlet wins in European Court
'Scarlet Extended SA has won its protected legal battle in the European Court, against a Belgian Court ruling forcing it to impose network level content filtering to prevent copyright infringement on peer-to-peer networks.'
interesting  news  intellectual-property  copyright  technology  internet  europe  awesome 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daft hysteria over the EU's ruling on water and dehydration | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
'The EU has not said that water isn't healthy, and it's ruling on the vexatious claim that bottled water can prevent dehydration is perfectly sensible'
comment  interesting  science  europe  lies  journalism  media  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Understanding the Euro Crisis: Imagine Italy Was Your Business | Inc.com
'In order to visualize what’s happening in Italy, and what it means to you, let’s play a little game of pretend. Let’s pretend Italy is your business. No, you could never be that stupid. So let’s pretend Italy is your high-living cousin Silvio’s business.'
interesting  amusing  money  tweeted  metaphor  business  europe  Italy  economics  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Independent Scotland ' would have to join the euro' - Telegraph
An independent Scotland would then have to join the EU as a new accession state, a process that could take up to three years, meaning the UK’s derogation from the single currency would not apply.
interesting  politics  Scotand  UK  Europe  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - EU bans pre-ticked website boxes to aid consumers
'They mean online traders will have to disclose the total cost of a product - including fees - and customers will have to actively opt-in to extras.'
interesting  news  law  fairness  Europe 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - European financial tax not a good idea, says Sweden
'Anders Borg said Sweden abandoned its own transaction tax after most trading companies left the country. The tax "had a very detrimental impact on our financial markets", he said.'
europe  tax  sweden  money  economics 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tim Harford — Article — Look out for No. 1
It seems that the numbers that got Greece into the Euro were at least partly manufactured. And this could've been worked out by the fact that not enough of them have their first digit being 1.
economy  money  banking  europe  lies 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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