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EU democratization policy: less is more

The EU’s democratization policies in the southern Mediterranean and particularly in Egypt during the dictatorship have been severely criticized. However, this article aims to show that the political change achieved by the people of Egypt has many more possibilities to evolve into a democracy than it would have if the EU had been actively pursuing full democratic reforms.

Nigel Farage: the no longer Mr Nice Guy

Nigel Farage is widely known for his “straight” speeches at the EU Parliament. On 24 February 2010 in a response to a speech of Herman Van Rompuy (the President of the European Council) he taunted the EU leader by saying that he had “the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of low grade bank clerk”.