Daily Archives: May 12, 2007

Blogroll and new linkroll

Some shameless self promotion: I also started a linkroll (thanks for the idea, Nosemonkey!) which seems to be a quite popular thing to do nowadays. ;-) For the time being I will not comment the links because of a lack of time…and also partly because the linkroll is supposed to remind me of articles I still need to read! But in case you are interested in an updated linkroll full of (hopefully) interesting articles and links you can either check this blog regularly or subscribe to the feed!!

Another “problem” is my growing blogroll. Probably it is time for a new design that makes it more accessible… . Anyway, in case you lost the overview, here are some (relatively) new EU blogs that you should definitely check out:

A Eurpopean View, a new blog written by Yasha who wants “to cast an interesting spotlight on politics, arts and society in Europe and beyond”. Recently, he wrote on the post-electoral situation in France and the dangerous political climate in Poland.

analyzingEU is a new collaborative blog with the aim “to show interesting news and information related to the EU, the Member States and the EU citizens in such a way, as to be understood by anyone without prior education or professional experience about the Union.” Indeed a good aim, so keep up the good work!

Universities and research institutes have also started using blogs as new communication tools. The GMF Blog and the CER Blog have been around for a while. The Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway started blogging on three new blogs: the CGTP Blog, the blog of the Centre for European Politics and a blog about New Political Communication. Recently, the World Security Institute in Brussels launched The WSI Brussels Blog that aims to “inform, stimulate, and shape the debate around the security and defence dilemmas facing Europe and the world, with a view to formulating effective and lasting solutions”.

Where are the architects of a new Eco-Europe, asks Willy de Backer in his new EU-CO-Logic blog.

It seems that the EU related blogosphere is getting commercial and professional: EU blogging blog is recruiting an “experienced blogger with an interest in the EU to develop a profitable blogging platform for an established media. Initial capital has been secured.” Could be interesting….BUT: Which ‘established media’ will be involved? And where does the initial capital come from?

Off-topic but very interesting and entertaining. A blog on nonprofit marketing campaigns. Check it out!

Jonathan Newton’s Tales from the European Underbelly has lots of entertaining stuff about the EU and his life in Brussels as a EU accredited journalist. Always a good read!

Not really new but really good: The blogs on Transitions online, especially the nEUrosis (covering EU affairs) and the Steady State (about unresolved conflicts in the post-Soviet space)!

White Bull is a blog about media-coverage of the EU written by Raymond Frenken, a experienced journalist. The first post is already a month old… so I am desperately waiting for the second one!

Transatlantic Politics, the “daily look at the thorns between the USA and the EU”, is written by a bunch of well known journalists, also with very good comments on Eastern Europe and Romania!

bookforum.com (formerly known as Political Theory Daily) is not quite a blog and not new at all, but with a brand new address that even has a feed! So change your bookmarks!

Last but not least: I recommend Public Policy Watch, a blog focusing on political developments in the Republic of Moldova!