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He was chosen by Romania's government and President with the explicit aim to get the agricultural portfolio.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 27th, 2009 at 06:05:44 PM EST
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To defend transfers via the CAP towards Romania, or to destroy the CAP as the British Eurosceptic Tory-party-inspired Bruges Group would wish?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 02:49:21 AM EST
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The first, at least by the intention of the government and the President. This Bruges Group connection is really strange, I'll try to find something on it.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:04:03 AM EST
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I see nanne was faster...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:09:53 AM EST
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I searched for the name on the Bruges Group site and got no response.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:20:28 AM EST
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Can someone Wikipedia-savvy correct the mistake on Dacian Ciolos' page? It links to the Wikipedia page on the wrong Bruges Group.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:33:58 AM EST
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Do you have the link to the wikipedia page for the right Bruges group?

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:39:01 AM EST
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I guess there is no Wikipedia page for the Groupe de Bruges...

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:49:17 AM EST
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Apparently not, not even on the FR Wikipédia.

At least the Ciolos page shouldn't link to the Eurosceptic Bruges Group.

The agricultural Bruges Group About page is here.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 05:15:40 AM EST
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I'll create the pages. That will allow me to create a disambiguation page for Bruges Group lowering the visibility of the Eurosceptic one. Har, har, har (and a bottle of rum)

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 05:57:33 AM EST
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupe_de_Bruges now created...

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 07:20:01 AM EST
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Good work! I made a minor edit (the Charles-Leopold Mayer Foundation is Swiss).
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 07:44:31 AM EST
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What sources need referring to -- apart from pages in the groupedebruges site?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 07:49:31 AM EST
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If you look at the edit history and the discussion page I created a one-line stub and within 3 minutes the page received a "request for speedy deletion" and an "unreferenced" notice. Wikipedia has become a regimented pain in the arse.

I had to waste a few minutes explaining why the article needed to exist and the deletion notice was promptly removed by another Wikipedia editor.

I will not bother removing the "unsourced" notice.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 08:46:40 AM EST
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Yes, I did see that. It seemed to me you did cite refs, and wondered what others could be needed.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 09:13:21 AM EST
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It appears the Bruges Group is much better than the Groupe de Bruges at getting mentioned in the media...

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 09:08:24 AM EST
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It will be interesting to see what the Economist will say if they ever notice the connections. My guess is heads will explode.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 10:57:47 AM EST
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I predict we will hear anti-Ciolos noise as soon as they find out. (At the very least, the French connection... But then the ideas of Pisani and the Groupe de Bruges, oh dear...)

[File under heading: you read it first on ET].

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Nov 29th, 2009 at 12:05:38 PM EST
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It's already happened:

Dacian Cioloş - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur and British newspaper The Independent both criticised the nomination due to the funds mismanagement issue, with French daily Ouest-France alleging that the cause of British indignation was the perception that Cioloş would be akin to a second French EU Commissioner, given his close ties to that country.[18]


En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Nov 30th, 2009 at 04:43:26 AM EST
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Done.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 06:44:56 AM EST
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