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'Critical European infrastructure' - Nominations needed

The European 'parliament' has cooked up a strategy for protecting critical infrastructures in case of terrorist attack. For some reason it has only been published in French, and it keeps re-iterating that it is the primary responsibility of member states to protect said infrastructure, so it really is lots of hot air. Probably just as well - I would not count on Euroman and woman swinging into action faster than a comic superhero if my local train station was filled up with semtex, frankly.

'Critical European infrastructure' is taken to include health, transport, power and communications installations, and I for one am looking forward to rural bus stops in Portugal, Romanian dentists' surgeries and Belgacom phone boxes being classified thus, while doubtless we will be sheepish about claiming the status for Gatwick Airport.

Sticking with all things EU, "A one-stop shop for EU-related terminology was today officially opened to the general public in a ceremony organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission. The InterActive Terminology for Europe database, more familiarly referred to as IATE, combines the terminology databases of the individual EU institutions and bodies in a single database containing 8.7 million terms and covering all 23 official EU languages. IATE ,which has been in use by the translation services of the EU institutions since 2005, already plays a major role in ensuring the quality of the written communication of the EU institutions and bodies".

'Gravy train'
is not in the database. Neither is 'bureaucrat'.


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Blogger CityUnslicker said... 9:01 pm

I should imagine our Frankish cousins will have the parliament at Strasbourg as first on the list in need of EU protection.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 9:21 pm

Nice one, CU

& next, 'security' being the last refuge of the monopolist scoundrel, we will find said Franks declare that the energy & telcomms industries are too important to be privatised / subjected to the unsettling evils of competition / blah blah blah  

Blogger Ed said... 11:18 am

The list, when published, will be copied and pasted into every EU terrorist's shopping list.

My shopping list:

1. DG everything apart from comp
2. "Parliament"
3. Parliament  

Anonymous Nomad said... 12:26 pm

1 euro to a quid says that the words dictatorial, unwanted, interfering, unaccountable, crooked and fraudulent don't appear either.  

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