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Friday, 22 May 2015

EU: Relocating Refugees

From Kathimerini/Reuters Francesco Guarascio

"The European Commission is set to propose next week that 40,000 asylum seekers who have arrived by boat in Italy and Greece should be relocated across the continent in response to what it considers an emergency situation in both countries... The EU measure to be proposed next week is based on an article of the Lisbon Treaty regarding the functioning of the EU. It says that the EU members may adopt provisional measures if one or more states are confronted by an emergency situation caused by the sudden inflow of nationals from outside the bloc. Britain, Ireland and Denmark, which have exemptions on matters concerning asylum, immigration, visas and border controls, would not be expected to vote".

Juncker and Tsipras Eye Deal

From Kathimerini.

I can't imagine Mr Cameron in this position.

A satirical mock-up and comment from Protagon (Σημείωση: Το κείμενο αυτό και η φωτογραφία που το συνοδεύει, αποτελούν προϊόν επινόησης με στόχο τη σάτιρα και σε καμία περίπτωση δεν ανταποκρίνονται στην πραγματικότητα. Καταναλώστε τα υπεύθυνα)

Lagarde somewhat cooler.

Reuters overview

Telegraph report - "Christine Lagarde says she will not sign off on a piecemeal deal for cash-strapped Greece"

Bridport, Dorset: The Sound of Blue Note; Jazz Concert, Bridport Arts Centre Theatre

The Sound of Blue Note - JAZZ CAFÉ

"The iconic sound and image of the Blue Note record label in the 50s and 60s pioneered “hard bop”, mixing jazz with soul, blues and gospel. The Sound of Blue Note band faithfully recreates this vibrant music as it would have been heard ‘back in the day’, including tunes by Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Lee Morgan, delivered in a swinging and soulful way guaranteed to have you bobbing your head and tapping your feet ".

Great evening of music.The authentic sound with a new dimension. Outstanding ensemble playing and exciting solos.

Werner Aspenström - Den gamle spelmannen - The old fiddler and the folk-song collector

Photo: Károly Escher

On Nature and Music:

Dorset: Open Gardens (May-July 2015)

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week, 2015 (9-17 September)

"Dorset Architectural Heritage Week is an annual event which aims to stimulate public awareness of Dorset's rich architectural and cultural heritage by allowing free access to many properties that are normally closed to the public or charge for entry.The first half of the week is part of the national Heritage Open Days but Dorset contains such a wealth of fascinating architecture that the events continue in the County for a further four days!"

Wednesday 9th - Thursday 17th September 2015