Gongol.com Archives: May 2005
Brian Gongol

News (5.26.2005)
Chirac Begs and Pleads for a "Yes" Vote on the EU
France looks like the place where the EU will be first (and maybe permanently) derailed. Things are going badly for the EU in the Netherlands (63% of Dutch plan to vote "No"), too, but Ireland has scheduled its EU vote for next year anyway. Sign the affair is doomed: The EU Parliament is talking about mandatory seat belts on school buses. Seems like that's the kind of thing that individual countries and regions could decide for themselves.

Business and Finance (5.26.2005)
Wall Street Journal to Turn European, Asian Editions into Tabloids
Just a change in printing format; not a change to Bat Boy Shares His Stock Picks

Broadcasting (5.26.2005)
BBC Employees On Strike
First walked off jobs earlier in week; now back temporarily, but reserving the right to strike again. They're angry over a plan to cut 4,000 jobs.