Article originally published in Red Pepper in February, 2011. “We’re starting a betting pool on how long Ashton has left,” a fellow hack said as I sat down Wednesday evening in Brussels for an off-record briefing on Egypt and Tunisia from EU foreign policy chief Catherinne Ashton’s Middle East and north Africa managing director. “What […]Read more "The EU’s ‘orderly transition’ in Egypt and Tunisia"
Governments have a decidedly crafty habit of announcing, reannouncing and announcing once again the same tranche of funding but in different contexts (and even re-announcing the announcements), making it look as though they are being more generous than they really are. There’s even a principle that says that if you haven’t announced the same chunk […]Read more "That €400 million Europe’s sending to Haiti? A bit decorative with the truth"