GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant
 


Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…


The News Review:

– Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
– How European is Europe?
– The European brain teaser
– The Wall Street Journal Online – Taste Commentary
– “The United States of Europe”: Powerhouse across the pond

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
esctoday.com – Dec 18, 2004
Moran Atias is an Israeli model who enjoys average popularity in her native country, as any other model would be. On the other hand, Atias is described as one of the most popular TV personalities in Italy, where she has been living in recent years. Atias is now hosting her on television show in one of Italy’s broadcasters. Moran Atias will present the 2005 Kdam-Eurovision, which will, most probably, be broadcasted at one of the first days of March, from Jerusalem.

How European is Europe?
Guardian Unlimited – Dec 17, 2004
If events had taken a different course, a European army could have preceded the single market. But they did not and it is the single market, the EU’s most successful unifying policy, that – at the very minimum – will provide the glue for the nations and the large body of European law on matters such as trade and employment that will run as the common thread between them. Debate on Turkey’s European credentials ranged from Islam and the legacy of the Ottoman empire to the Eurovision song contest but it was Ankara’s progress on human rights and democratic reforms, and its willingness to take on the body of EU law, that secured its invitation. Even if one Turkish minister, Kursat Tuzmen, did hail Sertab Erener’s 2003 Eurovision victory as “a cornerstone that will set the atmosphere for our entry into the EU”, it was not the songs that did it. Norman Stone, professor of international relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, is not a natural supporter of what he calls “this European thing” but believes Turkey is poised to benefit in the years ahead from foreign investment as its politics and currency stabilise. He compares its potential to South Korea’s before its economic boom and argues that the Turks’ history of collaboration with Christian Europe means it is natural for it to look west, as it often has. “It deserves a slap on the back,” he says.

The European brain teaser
Guardian Unlimited – Dec 17, 2004
It’s not at all based on the EU. b) No, French Guiana is definitely not part of our curriculum for teaching or research, but if you asked a French person, you might get a different answer. c) The example I always give my students is the Eurovision song contest! There are strong links, yes, but it’s not part of Europe. The crucial point is that countries should share some kind of common border. d) Russia is a trickier one. I don’t think I would have it as part of Europe proper, but it’s of huge importance to Europe, so I would consider it as part of the framework. e) Yes, I think we should be considered European.

The Wall Street Journal Online – Taste Commentary
Opinion Journal – Dec 17, 2004
26, this nonviolent people-power movement will likely make pro-Western reformer Viktor Yushchenko the country’s next president. On the surface, the Orange Revolution has had a secular look, with students, members of the middle class and workers rising up against corrupt rule. The movement has on its side the sexy Ukrainian girl group Via Gra, Eurovision song-contest winner Ruslana and the Klitschkos, Ukraine’s boxing brothers. Not to mention Sting and Gerard Depardieu. But there is another side to Ukraine’s peaceful revolution. Interspersed with earnest youths, families and grandmothers who braved subzero temperatures at daily rallies for Mr. Yushchenko were nuns bearing orange sashes, proto-deacons and priest-monks.

“The United States of Europe”: Powerhouse across the pond
Seattle Times – Dec 19, 2004
Other examples of groundbreaking European entrepreneurship include Nokia cellphones and Red Bull energy drinks. Equally compelling, though perhaps less germane to the book’s thesis, are Reid’s depictions of the European social model. Europeans enjoy better health care and more vacation time (five weeks on average for a first-year worker) than their American counterparts, and they share a rabid love for soccer and Eurovision, an annual pop-song contest akin to “American Idol. ” Reid, however, never really makes clear how Europe’s different social policies and pop-culture tastes threaten U. While Reid forcefully documents the continent’s growing influence over global affairs, he’s no European cheerleader.

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