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Sir, In your recent interview, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said that regarding Turkey’s accession to the European Union, the bloc “may consider transitional periods and even permanent derogations” with respect to the free movement of Turkish workers. This statement has been heavily referred to by several agents of the domestic press in Turkey. As… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Lawyer: Bulgaria wrongly portrayed as EU’s bogeyman‘: We have a saying in Romania that “the neighbor’s goat should die too!” That is exactly what Andreas Geiger is saying. Instead of looking into problems and finding solutions, it is much easier to find a comparison and say: “Look, he is performing worse than me,… » read more

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No bogeyman here, Mr. Geiger

Dear Sir, I read EurActiv’s interview with Mr. Geiger with great interest (‘Bulgaria wrongly portrayed as EU’s bogeyman‘, 18/11/2008). It seems that, as a result of his contact with the Bulgarian government, Mr. Geiger has caught a virus common to many Bulgarian politicians. The said virus leads Bulgarian politicians and, apparently, Mr. Geiger, to believe… » read more

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Sir, I have written a rejoinder to Rühl’s interview on peak oil. Please click here to read it. I have put in BP’s figures from the 2008 Statistical Review in a plot, which shows that there might well have been a global peak in 2006. John Busby Energy analyst Sanders Research Associates

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Sir, J’ai lu avec intérêt l’interview avec Mr. Andreas Geiger, lobbyste pour le gouvernement bulgare. Il affirme avoir accès à la correspondance entre la Commission Européenne et le gouvernement bulgare sur les sujets de la lutte contre la corruption et la fraude avec les fonds européens. Il estime qu’il y a un problème de communication… » read more

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Reflecting on EPSO exams

Sir, My name is Eva Kertesz. I have already sat the EPSO translation exam three times without success. I am a teacher of English and French from Romania. My mother tongue is Hungarian. Due to the numerical and verbal reasoning test, I cannot go any further as I always miss some points. I have already… » read more

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Sir, Why is it that for so many, including members of South African Development Community (SADC), the penny still has not dropped in respect of President Robert Mugabe? In ‘Adolf Hitler: the Final Analysis’ (Spellmount, 2005), I produced compelling evidence that the Führer was suffering from chronic schizophrenia, and that this accounted for his bizarre… » read more

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Sir, Combating the economic crisis by building more infrastructure (like motorways) and exploiting our already over-exploited Earth even more in the process is not the right approach. Whoever thinks along such lines fails to understand both the debates of recent years and the Stern and Sukhdev reports! To put discussions on the right track again:… » read more

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