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Metatone,

The debate Europe site is actually the next best thing to Eurotrib in terms of community potential, only the commentary there is often not well-informed. It runs from Far-Left to Far-Right with everything in between. Cafe Babel also has a forum which is actually used, but I haven't delved into it.

A center-right to far-right site doesn't exist among the Euroblogs. Places like EU Referendum and the BJ are obviously far off the map. A Fistful of Euros is quite centrist, it has some moderate right- and left-wing bloggers. But posting there is a bit irregular. The TransAtlantic assembly is another interesting group-blog, somewhat more to the left and always on the cross-section of law and politics, and with a lot of intellect.

The Federal Union Blog and John Worth's Euroblog (which I only just discovered) seem to be part of a larger trilingual online federalist mag called Le Taurillon. Also well worth reading.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 05:18:02 PM EST
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Maybe it's just me, but the killer for Debate Europe is the interface. It seems quite painful to deal with. Is there a sizeable centre-right Euroblog that you know of? That is something I am not aware of. Language is a big issue of course, because you mostly get Brits, USians and "European Atlanticists" posting in English which can result in particular biases against full exploration of European issues. I've dipped into Cafe Babel forums occasionally, but of course here the language issue is writ large. Their Alexa ranking indicates they are pretty big, but that audience fragments by 7 in the forums. Also, the forums are sort of an add on which doesn't always lend itself to discussion.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 06:20:44 PM EST
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The interface on Debate Europe is poor, true (you have to scroll down every time to see the actual comment). There is no sizeable center-right Euroblog that I know of. Carl Bildt's blog is apparently 'to the right' of A Fistful of Euros. But his blog isn't really sizeable, and doesn't have comments. More a personal voice, but generally sensible.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 07:24:51 PM EST
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