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Bundesrat 'Blogger'

by Fran Mon Mar 19th, 2007 at 04:28:01 AM EST


This will be only a short diary, as I don't have the time for more right now. However, I think this is great and fun news. Moritz Leuenberger who is one of the seven members of the Swiss Federal Council has started on March 14. his own BLOG. Leuenberger is head of Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication.

Leuenberger is one of the two Socialdemocratic (SP) Counselors, besides Micheline Calmy Rey the Foreign Minister. In 2001 and 2006 he was President of the Swiss Confederation He has always been somewhat unconventional and so it is not very surprising that he should be the first to start a blog.

Leuenberger is already being teased and called Bundesrat "Blogger", which he said at first was confusing as it sounds similar to Bundesrat Blocher who is the right-wing counselor.

If you want to know more about him there is a short English bio wiki and to my amazement a longer one in Swiss German also on wiki. :-)


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Isn't there some swiss law that would force him to publish in French ?  I speak very little German... :/

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Mar 18th, 2007 at 08:59:20 PM EST
I was wondering about that too. But this is not an official blog, and he seems to do this as a privat person, so I guess the law does not apply. However, if you check, you will see that the information on official website of his department is in four languages.

If the law would apply he not only would have to write his blog in German and French, but also in Italian, not to talk of the Romantsch. Guess that is asking a bit much. :-)

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 19th, 2007 at 12:51:45 AM EST
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We should ask someone for an ET automatic translation tool...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Mar 19th, 2007 at 04:04:47 AM EST
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Fran, please give us some report about major entries once in a while, because I can barely understand the date.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Mon Mar 19th, 2007 at 01:50:45 PM EST


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