As regular readers (or those who attempt to find something to read?) will have noticed, the €S posting-frequency has lately slowed a bit. I don’t know whether it’s disappointing to you, but it certainly is to me, as even the cursory run through the various European presses that I’m able to do these days reveals all sorts of articles dealing with the various aspects of the imminent EU enlargement by 10 countries. Especially in those new member-states themselves: worries about prices rising, criminals now being able to move more freely internationally, etc. And of course Czech president Václav Klaus doing all he can to throw cold water on the celebrations, even as he is to be found half-a-world away, visiting China.
The true super-readers, i.e. who follow both my websites in parallel (the other one being SegwayEuroTour, which has very little to do with EuroSavant other than a focus on Europe), will realize that one site is currently losing to the demands of the other. That is, it is currently a busy time for me on the SegwayEuroTour: I am going to be able to experience the EU enlargement ceremonies personally, in Prague (even as I can’t find the time to write about it for you, at least before-the-fact), and then the next weekend I’ll be taking the SegwayEuroTour to Berlin.
After that, though (i.e. after about 9 May), the SegwayEuroTour takes a break, so I’ll be able to roll up my sleeves and get back seriously to reviewing the European press to find interesting things to present to you and comment upon. By that point we can even expect to experience the first wave of articles along the lines of “This is what it’s like in the EU?! I want to go back!”
I wanted to put this notice here to stop people from visiting my site in vain, when there is not actually any new content there to see (although you can always browse my archive of articles over there on the left!). The best solution for that, though, is of course RSS, i.e. making use of that white-on-orange “XML” mini-box I have over there at the top-left. If you aren’t familiar yet with RSS, maybe you’d like to learn about it – try here, to name but one place on the Net that can instruct you. (Although, by the way, the RSS reader that I use is Abilon, from Active Refresh. It’s free, of course, and it’s good – the only minus is that it comes with all sorts of feeds pre-installed, which then you have to go through and delete, those that you don’t want to get, anyway.) Wherever you go to find your own RSS Enlightenment, you’ll soon realize that RSS means that you let new content come to you, so you don’t have to go out and needlessly chase it all the time.