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Of Whales and Budgets

“Very like a whale” – Hamlet (Shakespeare) The whale species and the European Union’s budget have quite a lot in common. No really, they do. First, the survival and existence of both whales and the budget are dependent upon a complex arrangement of international treaties. Let’s begin with the whales. Each year around 3,000 whales… » read more

Posted by Kimberley Botwright

A Lesson From Greek Mythology

I had intended to start this blog in the new year, but two recent Council decisions and their subsequent media coverage offered useful food for thought. On the 13th December, the Council agreed to establish the first step of the much anticipated and much discussed, European banking union. A Council Press Communiqué outlined an agreement… » read more

Posted by Kimberley Botwright