Tag: Egypt

EU Politics

Egyptian mobile operator uses Berlusconi quote in ads – why?

As late as 4th February, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was still praising Hosni Mubarak, saying the latter should remain in place for Egypt’s transition to democracy. On 11th February Mubarak resigned. So isn’t it therefore rather odd that Egyptian mobile operator Mobinil is using a Berlusconi quote for its […]

EU Politics

Ashton: you are the weakest link. Goodbye.

Foreign Ministers of EU countries are meeting today in Brussels, while at the same time protests against Hosni Mubarak in Egypt enter their 7th day. On his way to the Brussels meeting Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted this: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/31952709766610944″] The right question to pose – but what prospect […]

Sharm-el-Sheikh Airport - CC / Flickr
EU Politics, UK Politics

If I wanted to bomb an airliner…

…I wouldn’t do it if the airliner were leaving from the UK. Let me explain. I’ve recently taken return flights from the UK to Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt (to go diving in Dahab), and my parents have flown to and from Morocco, returning to the UK from Fez. On the way […]


See you in October

At 0727 on 10th September an Intercity Express will depart from Gare du Midi, Brussels. Via Düsseldorf Airport I will end up later in the day in the 35ºC sunshine of Egypt, ready for a week of diving in Dahab. From there it’s to Berlin for the inline skate marathon, […]