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Postby Sirmia » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:17 pm

I've recently read some news about the 112 number. The statistics are terrible. According to the Commission's survey published on EUvonal.hu, only 22% of the EU citizens know about the 112 number, however, 95% of them find it useful. Also, the Commission has urged the member states to promote the usage of the number. As for my experiences in my country, people would rather use 104 (ambulance), 105 (fire brigade) and 107 (police) than this universal number, because they are used to these numbers mentioned above. :roll:
I don't know if you have heard the news that there's only one EU member state where the service isn't available yet, and there have been sanctions as well for this country - and this country is Bulgaria.

About the Lisbon Treaty, yes, I am proud that my country was the first to approve the Reform Treaty (at its former name). 8)
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Postby Sirmia » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:04 pm

sorry for the double posting, but I can't delete my own posts... :cry:
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Postby WinstonSmith » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:07 am

In Italy I guess it's the opposite: people are more likely to call 112 (= Carabinieri) than the more specific numbers, such as 115 (fire brigade; also 1515) and 118 (ambulance / health emergencies), which were introduced later, I think.
I can remember a tv report two-three years ago about the number 112 incredibly being inactive in some remote towns in southern Italy. :?

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Postby starcapitan » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:52 pm

http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/countries/index_it.htm
just Sweden and Czech Republic have still to approve it ; the problem is that Ireland didn't approve it via referendum
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Postby starcapitan » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:00 pm

20/11/2008 Sweden approved it :D :!:
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Postby tabbs » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:10 pm

And this from CZ: "The Czech Republic's highest court today (26 November) ruled that the Lisbon Treaty is consistent with the country's constitution, clearing the way for the country to ratify the EU's reform treaty and cornering Ireland, which is now the only EU country to block it." http://www.euractiv.com/en/future-eu/li ... cle-177515

After this court decision, it is indeed expected that both houses of the Czech parliament will fairly soon ratify the Treaty. However, in both Poland and the Czech Republic, the presidents (not the governments/parliaments) still oppose it. And in Germany the president will not sign it before the Constitutional Court's decision.

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Postby starcapitan » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:34 pm

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Postby tabbs » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:54 am

Seems that the Irish are supposed to vote again. And from what I have read so far, the other EU members are even willing to do away with the limitation of the number of commissioners, only to get a Yes from Ireland. So if IE votes Yes this time, we may in the future end up with thirtysomething Commission members. This is just silly ...

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Postby Dakkus » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:17 pm

tabbs wrote:Seems that the Irish are supposed to vote again. And from what I have read so far, the other EU members are even willing to do away with the limitation of the number of commissioners, only to get a Yes from Ireland. So if IE votes Yes this time, we may in the future end up with thirtysomething Commission members. This is just silly ...

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The coolest thing about this is that each Commission member attracts a bureau of 200-500 expensive workers around himself.
That's some way of wasting money, indeed! :)
But whatever. Once the Lisboa treaty is working, it enables the parliament to change that rule relatively simply, once the Irish have figured out how pointless having 35 Commission members is :)
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Postby starcapitan » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:30 pm

La ringraziamo per il suo interesse verso il Trattato di Lisbona.
In risposta alle sue richieste, desideriamo informarla che ad ottobre, il Consiglio europeo, ricordando le sue conclusioni del giugno 2008, ha preso nota delle analisi dei risultati del referendum sul Trattato di Lisbona presentate dal parlamentare irlandese Brian Cowen. Il governo irlandese continuerà le sue consultazioni con l’ottica di contribuire a trovare un modo di risolvere la situazione. Su questa base, il Consiglio europeo ha concordato sul fatto di ritornare su questa questione in occasione della sua riunione dell’11 e 12 dicembre con la prospettiva di definire gli elementi di una soluzione a un comune percorso da seguire.

La invitiamo a consultare la sezione delle conclusioni del Consiglio sul sito internet del Consiglio dell’UE e della Presidenza francese:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/cms3_fo/ ... de=g&name=

Il sito della Presidenza francese è il seguente:
http://www.ue2008.fr/PFUE/lang/it/accueil

Insieme a quello già menzionato, la preghiamo di notare che l'attuale trattato di Nizza, entrato in vigore nel 2003, resterà il punto di riferimento dell'attività dell'UE fino a quando tutti i paesi europei non avranno completato il processo di ratifica del trattato di Lisbona.
Per maggiori informazioni su questo argomento, la invitiamo a contattare il Consiglio all’indirizzo seguente:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/cms3_app ... &cmsID=820

Infine, la invitiamo a consultare su base regolare la sezione “Novità” del sito del Trattato di Lisbona dove troverà gli ultimi sviluppi, soprattutto riguardo il processo di ratifica in corso:
http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/index_it.htm

Trattato di Lisbona – Condurre l’Europa nel XXI secolo
http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/index_it.htm

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http://europa.eu/debateeurope/index_it.htm
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Postby WinstonSmith » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:38 pm

Let's accept bets about what the next Commissioner will deal with (once Croatia joins).
I propose a Commissioner for EuroBillTracker.

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Postby tabbs » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:30 pm

Sirmia wrote:I don't know if you have heard the news that there's only one EU member state where the service isn't available yet, and there have been sanctions as well for this country - and this country is Bulgaria.


Update - the 112 emergency number now works everywhere in the European Union, including Bulgaria. (Here http://www.lexisnexis.de/aktuelles/soziales/152340/europaweit-einheitliche-notrufnummer-112 is an article in German.) Now the next issue will be to to make such emergency services available in several languages. Of course different countries still have different additional "special" numbers like the ones you mentioned ...

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Postby starcapitan » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:54 pm

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Postby starcapitan » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:29 pm

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Postby WinstonSmith » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:04 pm

starcapitan wrote:Image


Since when has "EL" become the two-letter combination for Greece? It has always been "GR"...


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