Monthly Archives: February 2002

Rescued from a long-dead blog

Spent an hour this afternoon delivering anti-spam missives to MEPs with the help of Herman Beun, Lousewies van der Laan’s assistant, who I met for the first time. Last week’s open letter to Solana on Montenegro has certainly increassed our … Continue reading

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Met this morning with President Djukanovic, in the Plaza Hotel downtown. He seemed in good form, though understandably harassed. He gave me an hour of one-on-one conversation over coffee, with the only others present being his translator, and Slavica and … Continue reading

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Spent yesterday in Paris as guest of the WEU Institute of Strategic Studies, who were holding a conference about Albania. Considerable drama in the morning as James Pettifer, well-known Albania expert, walked out rather than share a platform with Misha … Continue reading

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Great fun this morning as we met with Petar, Veselin and Slavica from Montenegro. It seems the EU, or to be precise Solana, has really overreached themselves on this one, to the extent that a journalist tells me the Dutch … Continue reading

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Rescued from a long-dead blog

Long time no post. But I should record my visit to Croatia at the weekend for a conference of the European Movement. In a lot of ways I felt like I was returning to the beginning of the cycle of … Continue reading

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