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Spurning Turkey not in the best interest of EU


Eurovision News Review:

* ABBA to Get Museum in Sweden Devoted to Music, Style (Update1)
* Honors focus on artists, not antics
* We are only two weeks from an existential explosion
* Spurning Turkey not in the best interest of EU
* Middle East or Africa? Asia? Geographical lines blurred in this…
* EU’s Turkey Exercise in Dishonesty and Perfidy
* The year of living famously – TV & Radio – Entertainment -…
* RTÉ Radio One, Mooney Goes Wild

ABBA to Get Museum in Sweden Devoted to Music, Style (Update1)Bloomberg
“It's great that someone feels like taking on our musicalhistory and making it accessible,'' they said in a joint statement. “We hope and believe that it will be a fun and groovy museum tovisit. '' After teaming up in 1969, ABBA had its breakthrough at theEurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song “Waterloo. '' At thecelebration of the contest's 50th anniversary two years ago,Waterloo was voted by Europeans as best Eurovision song ever. After ABBA split in 1982, the male members of the band devotedtheir time to writing musicals, including “Chess'' and “MamaMia,'' while the female members embarked on solo careers thatfizzled. To contact the reporter on this story:Janina Pfalzer in Stockholm at.

Honors focus on artists, not anticsVariety – Variety (subscription)
“Doring is proud that the ceremony — now being produced by the European Film Academy itself after a stint the London-based praisery-turned-TV-producer Dennis Davidson Associates — will be broadcast in 37 territories this year. (By comparison, only 18 carried the show in 2004. ) “In the end we hope to achieve something like the Eurovision Song Contest, but it’s still a long way to go until then. “That’s a lofty goal: Whereas the Eurovision Song Contest is unashamedly populist, the EFAs’ core audience is not with the broad terrestrial channels. “Basically it’s a more educated audience that has an interest outside the mainstream,” Doring opines. “The EFAs are a filmmaker-led rather than a star- or glamour-led show. That’s what makes them different from other awards… (By comparison, only 18 carried the show in 2004. ) “In the end we hope to achieve something like the Eurovision Song Contest, but it’s still a long way to go until then. “That’s a lofty goal: Whereas the Eurovision Song Contest is unashamedly populist, the EFAs’ core audience is not with the broad terrestrial channels. “Basically it’s a more educated audience that has an interest outside the mainstream,” Doring opines. “The EFAs are a filmmaker-led rather than a star- or glamour-led show. That’s what makes them different from other awards. “Recent nominations clearly reflect artistic achievement over commercial success.

We are only two weeks from an existential explosionGuardian Unlimited
We would be crazy to allow either thing to happen. It is futile to deny that Turkey is in its own distinct but deep sense a part of Europe. Like Britain it is a nation of the periphery, but there is no European network of importance – from the Champions League and the Eurovision Song Contest to Nato and the Council of Europe – of which Turkey is not a part. The sole exception is the EU. Turkey first applied for associate membership as long ago as 1959. It has been an associate since 1963. It asked for full membership in 1987.

Spurning Turkey not in the best interest of EUPakistan Dawn
We would be crazy to allow either thing to happen. It is futile to deny that Turkey is in its own distinct but deep sense a part of Europe. Like Britain it is a nation of the periphery, but there is no European network of importance — from the Champions League and the Eurovision Song Contest to Nato and the Council of Europe — of which Turkey is not a part. The sole exception is the EU. Turkey first applied for associate membership as long ago as 1959. It has been an associate since 1963. It asked for full membership in 1987.

Middle East or Africa? Asia? Geographical lines blurred in this…International Herald Tribune
The answer is simple in this case — most Russians consider themselves to be part of Europe. And Turkey, which hosted the Eurovision song competition two years ago and is a member of the European-North American defense alliance NATO, is another in that category. Kazakhstan confuses the border issues even more by being a member of the Olympic Council of Asia but playing in the Euro 2008 soccer competition. That’s a preference by the country to play against European teams, which it feels are stronger competition than many of their Asian brethren. Australia has joined the Asian Football Confederation because it wants a stronger qualifying pool than New Zealand and the Pacific Island countries, but remains in the Oceanic region for all other sports competitions. Iraq, which was banned for more than a decade from the Asian Games, has made a welcome, if not, difficult return to the competition in Doha.

EU’s Turkey Exercise in Dishonesty and PerfidyArab News
We would be crazy to allow either thing to happen. It is futile to deny that Turkey is in its own distinct but deep sense a part of Europe. Like Britain, it is a nation of the periphery, but there is no European network of importance ? from the Champions League and the Eurovision Song Contest to NATO and the Council of Europe ? of which Turkey is not a part. The sole exception is the EU. Turkey first applied for associate membership as long ago as 1959. It has been an associate since 1963. It asked for full membership in 1987.

The year of living famously – TV & Radio – Entertainment -…The Age
Even now, Zemiro isn’t taking her good fortune for granted. Shedoesn’t have a credit card and she still rents, though she says shecould probably afford to buy a flat. But between touringEurobeat: The Eurovision Musical around Australia for fivemonths (she played Bronya, the host from Bosnia), filming two daysa week in Melbourne for RockWiz and another two in Sydneyfor The Great Barbecue Challenge, “I just haven’t been intown long enough to look properly”. Zemiro has had tastes of success before. She’s been on GoodNews Week and Totally Full Frontal. She co-hosted theKate and Julia Show on Foxtel (with actress Kate Smith) acouple of years ago. But none of these was, in the end, the bigbreak every performer hopes for.

RTÉ Radio One, Mooney Goes Wildrte.ie
Paul G chats about his time in Malta last week where he helped pick the Maltese entry for Eurovision 2007. The society of Saint Vincent De Paul had a bit of very good news today. They are the main beneficiaries of the sale of O’Connell’s pub in Eyre Square in Galway, which has been bought for €14 million by a group of developers. For more, Derek is joined by Kieran Murphy (Director of Operations for the SVP), developer Michael Burke and our own financial whizz kid Neil Hughes of Hughes Blake. We have a special Christmas present for 5 lucky ladies in our.

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