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How petty can you be, MTK

oviAccording to the Finnish news “The Finnish farmers’ union (MTK) welcomed the European Union’s new budget deal, but expressed a hope that Finnish politicians will now lobby for the retention of special subsidies paid to farmers in southern Finland.”

So the MTK thinks that if the EU reduces  special subsidies paid to the south it won’t soon reduce subsidies to the north? Does MTK think that the farmers in the south take those special subsidies because there is some kind of conspiracy and not need? And if we start reducing special subsidies why not to start from the Finnish fishermen? Or they belong in a different category, they have good reason for taken them or who gives a damn about the fishermen, they are not farmers? Not to mention who gives a damn for fellow farmers who go through the same pains!

Announcements like this show how petty some can be, how full of prejudice and stereotypes and how they can shame any kind of union!

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Ovi magazine, today!

A Europe in question by Thanos Kalamidas
Only weeks before the European Elections, when European citizens elect their representatives into the common parliament, Europe celebrates Europe Day. This is a day that reminds all Europeans of the fundamental principles of the European Union…

European elections: the no-debate by Newropeans-Magazine
Citizens are called to join discussion forums, debates, rallies, to blog, to chat, to twitter, to shout “can you hear me Europe”, even to send your message in the space, to address MEPs, which is I confess the same as to shout or to send your message…

Euro-report
by Euro Reporter
For the Europe day, euro-reporter turns just European with news from all around Europe.

Life Undercover
#7/09 by Thanos K & Asa B
A glimpse into the life of one man who lays in bed talking to God; maybe one day he will get an answer, but we doubt it.

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Rape a …war tactic

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war.

The document describes the deliberate use of rape as a tactic in war and a threat to international security. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said violence against women had reached “unspeakable proportions” in some societies recovering from conflict.

The UN is also setting up an inquiry to report next June on how widespread the practice is and how to tackle it. Human-rights group hailed the resolution as historic.

Ki-moon doing something right?

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Sarkozy ‘non’ to Blair

Nicolas Sarkozy has withdrawn his backing of Tony Blair to become the first president of the European Union.

The French president is understood to have changed his mind after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is thought he feels EU opposition to the former UK prime minister is too strong because he backed the Iraq war.

The role, to be created under the new EU reform treaty, would replace the six-month rotating presidencies. Sources also indicated that Mr. Sarkozy felt Mr. Blair was not right for the role because Britain has failed to adopt the European single currency and the Schengen zone of passport-free travel.

A …non worth …thousands of pictures!!! I would love to see Tony’s face when he heard it!!!

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