Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Feb 2012 21:44 UTC
Legal It would seem that freedom of speech and the open web are in better hands in Eastern Europe than they are in Western Europe. After Poland, the Czech Republic is the second country to suspend the process of ratifying ACTA. "A wave of protests against the international agreement, including hackers' attacks, has swollen in the world as well as in the Czech Republic. 'By no means would the government admit a situation where civic freedoms and free access to information would be threatened,' [Czech PM] Necas said." Anyone from either Poland or the Czech Republic care to comment on how serious we have to take their politicians? If a Dutch or an American politician said something like this, I'd be weary and mistrusting.
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RE[2]: suggestion
by zima on Wed 8th Feb 2012 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No f**ing way"
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PS. There was this ~art display, at the EU Parliament I believe, supposedly meant to highlight and at the same time demystify & take power away from the stereotypes... or smth.

So, this was Romania: (yes, constructs in the shape of given country, suspended above the entrance hall or similar place)


Poland... (yup, that's a potato field; also priests & homosexual flag, evoking Battle of Iwo Jima photo)

Suffice to say, it was... controversial, and I don't think it lasted long ;)

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