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by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 04:45:38 AM EST
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sofagate has entered the room.
by Cat on Thu Jun 13th, 2024 at 11:27:06 PM EST
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ChatGPT | 14 MEPs vie to join European People's Party [EPP] in European Parliament, 18 June head count
The EPP group is meeting between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday to vote on new members.

According to a document seen by POLITICO, 7 of the 14 applicants hail from the Tisza party led by Hungarian [HU] opposition leader Péter Magyar. Two from the Dutch Farmer-Citizen Movement known as BBB, two from the Czech [CZ] Mayors and Independents party known as STAN, one from the Danish [DK] Liberal Alliance, one from the Dutch [NL] New Social Contract party and one from the German [DE] Family Party.

BBB and NSC are forming a coalition government with far-right Geert Wilders in the Netherlands. EPP leader Manfred Weber has said any politicians wishing to join the group must be pro-EU, pro-Ukraine, and in favor of the rule of law.

ibid Green EPP archive 'The new Ursula', EUSA TikTok ELECTION 2024, T -103

Prepare for a July SURGE! Axel's count of "nonaligned" seats has dropped from 100 to 89 since 10 June. I imagine, Axel prefers all the orphans are adopted by the families before summer holiday in August, when president pick fever, EC and EUCO, has subsided. Bundles of far-right "nationalist populists" groups are easier to track.

by Cat on Tue Jun 18th, 2024 at 03:29:05 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Jun 25th, 2024 at 11:53:16 PM EST
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reuters | Super Mario could give weak EU a shot in the arm, 10 June
The official once known as "Super Mario" believes the EU must adapt to the new reality. In a speech in April he called for "radical change", saying the EU's "organisation, decision-making, and financing are designed for "the world of yesterday['—pre-Covid, pre-Ukraine, pre-conflagration in the Middle East, pre-return of great power rivalry']".
China, for example, is aiming to capture and internalise all parts of the supply chain in green and advanced technologies and is securing the access to the required resources....

The US, for its part, is using large-scale industrial policy to attract high-value domestic manufacturing capacity within its borders—including that of European firms—while using protectionism to shut out competitors and deploying its geopolitical power to re-orient and secure supply chains....

We have never had an equivalent "Industrial Deal" at the EU level, even though the Commission has been doing everything in its power to fill this gap....

Draghi is putting the finishing touches to a soon-to-be-published report on how to boost the bloc's competitiveness. This could almost serve as a personal manifesto for a top EU role, though the Italian said in 2022 that he does not want another big position.
The EU's 27 prime ministers and presidents may ultimately reject Draghi because they do not want to centralise more power. If they pick Super Mario, however, it would be a good indication they are prepared to do < wipes tears> whatever it takes to create a stronger EU.
ChatGPT LLM iterations

ChatGPT v.0 A new economics playbook is about to drop on Europe. (21.06.24)
ChatGPT v.1.5 The man who saved the euro aims to take on China and the US, 21 June
The person familiar with his report's drafting said it would assess weaknesses in Europe's competitiveness with an eye toward more coordination across EU member states, a trade policy that reduces geopolitical risks for the bloc and the development of a defense industrial capacity, among other recommendations.If Draghi's push is successful, such policies could further shake up the transatlantic relationship at a time when the U.S. is trying to build more secure supply chains, attract investment and fight climate change.
archive over-politicizing "pragmatic federalism"
by Cat on Wed Jun 26th, 2024 at 09:05:30 PM EST
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From my diary ...

Europe's Last Stand

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 26th, 2024 at 09:21:38 PM EST
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ChatGPT 2024 legitimacy "training" update a/o 29 June

elections.europa.eu | Turnout by country (%), provisional results a/o 28.06.24
high: Belgium, 89
low: Croatia, 21 (Baltic and Balkan states' omen)
median: 55
mode: N/A
avg: 48 (27 reporting)
elections.europa.eu | EP pie chart, provisional "family" portions a/o 27.06.24

by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 04:00:23 PM EST
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"world's second-largest democratic ballot after India" might want more weeks to vote?

india.gov.in |  the importance of civic responsibility

Phase 1 of the elections commenced on April 19, 2024, with a voter turnout of 66.14%. The turnout slightly increased to 66.71% in Phase 2, held on April 26, 2024. Phase 3, which took place on May 7, 2024, saw a turnout of 65.68%. Notably, Phase 4, conducted on May 13, 2024, recorded the highest voter turnout at 69.16%, demonstrating peak participation. The turnout dipped in Phase 5, held on May 20, 2024, to 62.2%. Phase 6 on May 25, 2024, had a turnout of 63.37%, while Phase 7, the final phase held on June 1, 2024, recorded a turnout of 61.63%.
by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 06:46:39 PM EST
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