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· July, 2005

Stories about Western Europe from July, 2005

Spain: Leaking leakers

Barcepundit reports that Spain has its own leak scandal about embarrassing information that government doesn't want released.

United Kingdom: IRA Announcement

Everything Ulster has a quick post about the political reaction to the IRA's disarmament announcement.

Ireland: IRA Disarms

The Irish group blog Back Seat Drivers has a healthly list of links to reaction to the IRA's disarmament statement.

Denmark: Canada occupies Denmark

Fjordman points out that Denmark and Canada are headed for a potential showdown over ownership of Hans Island, a tiny, uninhabited speck of land between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Here's...

Sweden & Denmark: Swedes take time to learn Danish

Fjordman on some of the differences between the various Scandinavian languages.

Italy: Italians targeted in Egypt?

Italian blogger Luca De Biase reports that the Italian media is saying that the targets of the bombings in Egypt were Italians.

England: More on the death of Jean Charles de Menezes

Lenin's Tomb tries to make sense of the shooting death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the young Brazillian man who was killed by British Police in the subway.

United Kingdom: Muslims, Terrorism and Conspiracy Theories

Iraqi Expat, who's based in London, on the fear of terrorists that affects overseas Muslims.

France: The well known clothing brand Celio starts its blog

Loic Le Meur reports on the launch of yet another French corporate blog.

England: Liveblogging London

The English blog has spent the last two days live-blogging on-going developments in the London terror case. (via a fistful of euros)

Bombings, what bombings?

London gasped in horrified anticipation, then shrugged collectively as four more bombing attempts fizzled out harmlessly today.

Skypecast: Andrea Monti of ICTlex

Lawyer Andrea Monti, who blogs in Italian at ICTlex, is winner in the Europe category of this year's RSF Freedom Blog Awards. Monti is concerned that people in Western democracies...

Germany: Life Expectancy in East and West Germany

A Fistful of Euros looks at demographic information that examines the closing gap in life expectancy for west and east Germans.

France: Fête nationale/Bastille day

In beleated celebration of Bastille Day, Blogging in Paris points to some photographs of Bastille Day fireworks.

Germany: Ebay's German success story by Heiko Hebig |

Heiko Hebig points out that 51% of German internet users used in the month of May. That's really amazing.


In the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings, the blog Lenin's Tomb looks at rising Islamophobia in Great Britain.

For our readers aus Deutschland, Heiko Hebig points out that AOL is sponsoring free WiFi every weekend from now until the end of August at more than 300 cafes, bars,...

Is it a Muslim Problem?

After the London blasts, Jeff Jarvis said he is not sure if the Western world is dealing with the problem of terrorism directly. However, he thinks that Tom Friedman has...

Western Europe Friday Blog Roundup

A bit of meta-coverage: A Fist Full of Euros notes that “A recurring theme in all the commentary of the attacks is the stoicism, composure and defiance of Londoners.” Heiko...

Zaid Hassan's response to the London bombings

Our friend Zaid Hassan – one of the folks behind the Pioneers of Change social entrepreneurship project – posts his reflections as a Londoner and a Muslim on the July...

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