Well well well. In the spirit of the new GC design celebrating short comments, here is my 50 cents. It’s prompted by a blog post in my native tongue, Danish, which most of you will be unable to read (don’t trust google translate with minor languages): http://mchangama.blogs.berlingske.dk/2011/06/12/evigt-solskin-i-et-pletfrit-sind/. Anyway the post is by thorough nice guy…… Continue reading History Repeating Itself.
Turkish PM Erdogan challenged to show true colors and intentions. Turkish-speaking woman in Iran sentenced to death by stoning for admitting to adultery after receiving 99 lashes – and Erdogan stays mum. Is that the kind of broker between the West and Middle East that EU needs?
As part of his campaign leading up to the EU Parliament elections June 7th the former vice prime minister and frontrunner for the conservatives Bendt Bendtsen (cons.) told media that he did not think that Turkey should ever achieve full membership of EU. Instead he would offer Turkey a privileged partnership. He is cited in…… Continue reading Turkey Has No Place in EU
So Denmark participates in the Durban Review Conference set to last April 20-24th 2009. Yesterday the Foreign Ministry announced that Denmark would go along with the majority of nations in EU and apparently that means we are going. Not a very principled stance if you ask me. Whereas EU unity on any kind of foreign…… Continue reading Durban Review Conference still a sham
In relation to my previous post I want to point out an important issue playing out in the shadow of that conflict. Turkey is trying to gain membership to the EU using among other arguments the claim that, as a member, Turkey would be in a better position to act as a mediator between the…… Continue reading Showtime for Turkey