A quick check of Google News this morning maybe explains why SÃƒÂ©golÃƒÂ¨ne Royal’s speech yesterday was 100% in French. Searching Google News – French Version – for ‘SÃƒÂ©golÃƒÂ¨ne Royal’ gives more than 20 articles about her speech in Porto, with titles such as ‘SÃƒÂ©golÃƒÂ¨ne Royal ovationnÃƒÂ©e au Portugal’ – do the search here. Compare that to the English version of Google news – not a single article appears. Try the search here. Trying a search for PES Porto or PES Congress in Google News does not give any better results.
Beyond that, the blogosphere is not really buzzing with debate about the Congress – my posts here are the only ones listed in Technorati and Google Blogsearch.