Serbia “apologizes”

Serbia apologises for Srebrenica massacre

from – World, Europe
Parliament adopts a resolution that expressed sympathy to victims and apologised for not doing enough to prevent the massacre but stopped short of calling the killings ‘genocide’

MAIN FOCUS: Serbs apologise for Srebrenica | 01/04/2010

from euro|topics

The Serbian parliament on Wednesday officially apologised to the Bosniaks for the Srebrenica Massacre. In July 1995 the general of the Bosnian Serbs, Ratko Mladi?, had around 8,000 Muslim Bosnians murdered and the Serbian leadership failed to intervene. The apology deserves praise, commentators write, even if it is motivated by pragmatic interests.

Why no one understands the EU

from Nosemonkey’s EUtopia

Hell, I?m supposedly a leading EU politics blogger, and I?ve barely discussed what?s been going on in the midst of one of the biggest crises I can remember the EU facing as the various member states try and work out what the hell to do about the Greek economic collapse.

I thought it was just me being lazy, but according to The Week in Bloggingportal roundup of Euroblogs, not a single one of the 555+ EU-related blogs that Bloggingportal aggregates could be bothered to discuss last week?s EU summit.

The European Union: Leadership Changes Resulting from the Lisbon Treaty (PDF; 142 KB)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Open CRS)

Changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union?s (EU?s) new reform treaty that took effect on December 1, 2009, have a significant impact on EU governance. The EU is an important partner or interlocutor of the United States in a large number of issues, but the complicated institutional dynamics of the EU can be difficult to navigate.

‘North-South divide’ in EU sport participation, shows survey

from by Outi

One in four Europeans are almost totally inactive, according to a new Eurobarometer survey on EU citizens’ sport and physical activity habits. Meanwhile, the percentage of people taking regular exercise varies from 72% in Finland to 3% in Greece.

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