Thursday, 25 November 2010


This Thursday, 25 November 2010, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, a national holiday.

Often enough I have criticised the Commission's lack of leadership and dedicated communication with regard to its grand Europe 2020 (EU2020) growth strategy.

Let this Thanksgiving be the day I trumpet that, perhaps two weeks ago, the Commission finally launched a collection of web pages worthy of the role of Europe 2020 in its planned activities.

Let us hope that the Commission will keep updating and integrating the new materials from ”Brussels” and the member states.

EU2020 is what we have, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish 'till 2020.

Ralf Grahn

P.S. Norway remains as resolutely outside the European Union as it stays inside the European Economic Area (EEA). Written by a number of journalists, follows EU events through Norwegian eyes. Recommended reading.