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Somewhat accidentally, we are at the very heart of European history

Eurovision News Review:

* Lejn il-Eurovision – 4th Programme
* Anne Gadegaard releases new album
* Analysis: Where Does Europe’s Enlargement End?
* Somewhat accidentally, we are at the very heart of European history
* Ode to Joy as Warsaw lays its past to rest
* Two bridges: Cyprus and Kaliningrad
* Famous faces scratch heads to name 10

Lejn il-Eurovision – 4th
Footage will include the participation of artists such as Johnny Logan, Alice & Battiato, and Celine Dion. From the local scene, Debbie Scerri (1997 – Let Me Fly) and Chiara (1998 – The One That I Love) talk about their experiences in the Eurovision. Philip Vella, composer of this year’s song On Again Off Again talks about this year’s experience, as well as past experiences with Desire (2000, sung by Claudette Pace) and Seventh Wonder (2002, sung by Ira Losco).

Anne Gadegaard releases new
dk News. She is now releasing a second album and will be touring Denmark this summer. Anne Gadegaard’s new album, Ini Mini Miny, will be hitting the Danish stores on 3rd May. From that day short audio clips of the songs will also be available at Anne’s official site. Anne has co-written some of the songs with her uncle Stiig, who also lent a helping hand with her Junior Eurovision entry Arabiens dr?m (Arabia’s dream).

Analysis: Where Does Europe’s Enlargement End?RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The recurring nightmare for many European politicians is that the inclusion of dubious democracies — like Moldova or Ukraine — would seriously discredit the union. The EU would become an ailing franchise, the political equivalent of a fast-food giant letting any old greasy spoon hang its global logo above the door. Even the Eurovision song contest would garner more respect on the international stage. Early signs of the EU’s willingness to embrace differentiation can be seen in the Wider Europe program, which is a framework for countries in the western NIS and southern Mediterranean who will soon find themselves sharing a border with the union. Countries in the Wider Europe program have been offered the prospect of full participation in the EU’s market and its four fundamental freedoms — goods, capital, services, and, eventually, people — provided they adhere to certain core values and show concrete progress in political, economic, and institutional reforms. The ethos of the program is “Integration, Not Membership. ”
In the future, if the EU abandoned its open-door policy, states on the fringes of the union would not become full members of the union, but there would be some elements of shared sovereignty.

Somewhat accidentally, we are at the very heart of European historyIrish Independent
If he fails, it will make his recent spate of setbacks look very trivial indeed, should he take the fall for a blunder. If he succeeds, it will be a true Irish triumph, though referendum campaigns are another matter. Inevitably, begrudgers will soon start complaining about the security costs and the motorcades used for yesterday’s events, but they forget that the free publicity and goodwill the country earned yesterday will be remembered a lot longer than when the country got stuck with hosting Eurovision song contests.

Ode to Joy as Warsaw lays its past to restThe Observer
There IS a future!’ The show that led up to the moment was a piece of Eurovision-style kitsch. Our host was Polish TV presenter, Piotr Krasko, who put the leaders of Europe on notice when cueing the Beatles’ inevitable anthem: ‘Here is a message to the politicians: All You Need Is Love!’ The crowd lapped it up – then came the countdown to the moment itself and a cascade of cheering, followed by Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’. The charisma of this Old Centre is that it is fake: rebuilt in the late 1940s, having been levelled by the Nazis. There is a tragic but heroic history oozing from every pore of rebuilt stone in Warsaw, which added to the epic moment. And it is thus hard for Europhobic Britons to understand what accession yesterday means to the people of the former communist countries.

Two bridges: Cyprus and KaliningradKathimerini
?After the last EU enlargement brought the ?official? languages up to 20-something, many Europeans are taking up arms against an ever-increasing number of English words insinuating their way into their mother tongues. The ? desperate ? aim is to stop the exaggerated use of Anglicisms and Americanisms in cases where there are perfectly good national equivalents. It is crazy but hard as I tried, I could hardly find the suitably corresponding Greek lyrics to ?Shake It!????our national contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest, starring Sakis Rouvas. Related Articles

Cyprus joins EU, hopes for a ?new start?_(.

Famous faces scratch heads to name 10Irish Independent
Labour leader Pat Rabbitte and Fine Gael health spokesman Olivia Mitchell also scored a quick-fire 10 out of 10, but other politicians such as Fianna Fail Minister for State for Education Willie O’Dea refused to partake in our, admittedly unscientific, survey. After a moment’s pause for thought, DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson gave a curt: “I don’t do newspaper quizzes. Why don’t you go and get George Bush to play your silly games?” Eurovision contestant Chris Doran had a good-humoured attempt, but couldn’t name a single accession country. He said: “You’re catching me out now. Greece is joining as far as I know, but I haven’t a clue about the rest. ” Louis Walsh wasn’t much better and listed Ireland and France before it was pointed out they are already in the EU. He said: “Oh God, help me.

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