Keeping track
 Friday, June 27, 2003
EU rejects full Hamas ban. Europe rejects US calls to outlaw the political as well as the military wing of the Palestinian militants. [BBC News | Europe | World Edition
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Germany set to defy EU on tax. The credibility of the EU stability pact is once more under threat as Germany considers tax cuts, the BBC's Ray Furlong reports. [BBC News | Europe | World Edition
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Nasdaq Europe to close. Nasdaq says it is to close down its European operations as the exchange looks to win more business in the US. [BBC News | Technology | World Edition
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 Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Berlin marks Kennedy rally. The German capital celebrates the 40th anniversary of John F Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. [BBC News | Europe | World Edition]

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The general sentiment in Germany towards the US has changed a great deal since the days of JFK. In fact, I'm not too sure whether the present climate on the European continent it is sufficiantly understood in America today.

To gain a sense of the widespread bitter emnity felt here toward the erstwhile liberators, one only has to glance through the countless comments posted in German forums around the web....

Who knows where all this will lead? 
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Q&A: Europe's constitution. BBC News Online explains what the EU draft constitution is all about. [BBC News | In Depth | 2003 | Inside Europe | World Edition
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Excerpts: Europe's draft constitution. Excerpts of the draft constitution of the EU published on 11 and 12 June 2003, for submission to the EU Thessaloniki summit. [BBC News | In Depth | 2003 | Inside Europe | World Edition
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Euro hits all-time high. Europe's single currency reaches record levels, and is expected to continue to rise further. [BBC News | In Depth | 2003 | Inside Europe | World Edition
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Turkey sets sights on EU. Turkey's prime minister says it will be realistic to aim for EU membership in 2012 if reforms are adequately carried out. [BBC News | In Depth | 2003 | Inside Europe | World Edition
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Czechs say Yes to EU entry. A large majority of voters in the Czech Republic back plans to join the European Union next May. [BBC News | In Depth | 2003 | Inside Europe | World Edition
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 Tuesday, June 24, 2003
High-Performance Artist. Of all the cars ever manufactured, the East German Trabant may get the least respect. Liz Cohen has big plans for her 1987 Trabant. She is building a real-life Transformer: a Trabant that, at the touch of a button, morphs into the soul mate of a '73 Chevy El Camino. From Wired magazine. [Wired News
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Euro censorship (Washingtontimes.com) [STOP1984
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 Monday, June 23, 2003
 Thursday, June 19, 2003
Greek Temple Architecture and Linkeriffica of Antiquity. Greek Temple Architecture: They were houses--houses for cult statues, storehouses of treasures given to the gods--they were not churches. Worship consisted, by and large, of animal sacrifice: killing animals and eating them, for the most part--and, hence, it was done out of doors. The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook's Accounts of Hellenic Religious Beliefs and Accounts of Personal Religion give additional flavor and context. Greek religious architecture evolved from wooden structures and was tradition bound--they built in stone as they had in wood according to variations on a traditional canon called the orders, first and foremost, the Doric Order , the Ionic Order and the Corinthian Order. Here are some restorations. I love restorations, on paper or models rather than at the actual sites. The first in a series. [MetaFilter
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 Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Europe proposes right-of-reply. A European policy group is proposing that those who are criticised on the Internet should have a right to reply in the same space where the criticism appeared -- IOW, bloggers would have to give time on their blogs to the people they flame. I've always presumed that there was no legal interest in ensuring that people don't feel sad -- but rather, preventing real harm (which can be addressed through courts, should such harm be proposed).

The all-but-final proposal draft says that Internet news organizations, individual Web sites, moderated mailing lists and even Web logs (or "blogs"), must offer a "right of reply" to those who have been criticized by a person or organization...

* "The reply should be made publicly available in a prominent place for a period of time (that) is at least equal to the period of time during which the contested information was publicly available, but, in any case, no less than for 24 hours."

* Hyperlinking to a reply is acceptable. "It may be considered sufficient to publish (the reply) or make available a link to it" from the spot of the original mention.

* "So long as the contested information is available online, the reply should be attached to it, for example through a clearly visible link."

* Long replies are fine. "There should be flexibility regarding the length of the reply, since there are (fewer) capacity limits for content than (there are) in off-line media."

Link

Discuss

(via Lawmeme) [Boing Boing Blog
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 Tuesday, June 17, 2003
News.Com: Why Europe still doesn't get the Internet. The all-but-final proposal draft says that Internet news organizations, individual Web sites, moderated mailing lists and even Web logs (or "blogs"), must offer a "right of reply" to those who have been criticized by a person or organization. [Tomalak's Realm
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 Monday, June 16, 2003