Euroblog round-up #2

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Heres another round up of issues making the rounds in the eurobloggerosphere at the moment, with thanks to BloggingPortal.eu

Swedish Presidency

The Swedish Presidency of the European Council is coming an end, and Spain gets ready to share the reins. A number of blogs look back at the 6 months of the Swedish Presidency.

Mats Engström calls the Presidency “Effective” but it wasn’t exciting. (then again name one that was!)

The Swedish Europe Minister (and Commissioner Designate), Cecilia Malmström, updates us on the last few weeks of work that are still ahead.

Grahnlaw thinks it was an effective and professional presidency.

EU Institutions

Grahnlaw highlights the issue of the 18 “ghost MEPs”

Brussels Sunshine highlights the issue of the preception of corruption in the EU.

Climate Change

Lots and lots of climate change blog posts appearing as the Copenhagen conference continues.

Graham Watson MEP (ALDE) is updating us on the goings on in Copenhagen.

Dr. Sean tells us of the (confusing) stance taken by the Czech ODS.

The German Marshall Fund Blog highlights why some countires like Kyoto and are clinging to it.

The Open Europe tells us a bit more about who is gaining from the EU’s ETS scheme.

The German Marshall Fund Blog tells us about the confusion at the talks.

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Illinois Governor arrested for trying to sell Obama’s open Senate seat

This is something else!

I found this story on ConHome’s CentreRight Blog and Gaypatriot.net which pointed me in the direction of instapundit.com.

But the Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is under arrest for corruption charges, including the charge of trying to sell Obama’s open Senate Seat! The part I love no where in the CNN story does it name the party affliation of the Govenor. Democrat if you must know. I have the feeling that if this was a Republican Gonenor, it would feature quite heavily in the report.

Instapundit points to A Blog for All which is listing the news stories not giving the party affliation. Interesting stuff