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How many people in Europe know what is the Council of Europe?

It's worth wondering why they don't, since the Council of Europe predates the EEC and the EU by quite a bit.

Mostly, I'd say the reason is that the individual member countries have kept quiet about it. When Cameron scores nationalist-reactionary points by firing bazooka rounds at the Human Rights Act, he doesn't tell the British people about the Council of Europe and the fact that Britain was a prime mover in its foundation, hosting the treaty signing in London. And it's little better anywhere else.

This is just one reason why I don't expect individual European countries to somehow do better separately than collectively. Even though the current collective effort is visibly a failure.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jun 2nd, 2015 at 10:47:55 AM EST
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