Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Time for PES Congress in Porto

I am just about to travel to Porto and the congress of the Party of European Socialists. I visited the last congress in Brussels in 2004 and had loads of fun, and I am confident this congress will be even better. Some 150 PES-activists (ordinary members of various socialists and social democratic parties) will participate this time, and that is a great development. The PES cannot only be a party for big shots in the different member parties. The activist-idea has been promoted by, for example, the president of the PES Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.

Thanks to a financial contribution from the Social Democratic Party, three members of PES Stockholm will travel to Porto (Shoresh Rahem, Karin Boman Röding and I). I am looking forward to two hectic days, but then Shoresh and I will hang around in Porto for the weekend. You can follow the congress here.

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Sweden is sending a guy to space, and everyone is excited. But what will he do there, will he help the US war machine? Mats Engström asks the right question today.

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The calendar says December but there is no snow and I am not really a Christmas guy so the real feeling is definitely missing. The best Christmas song ever, a true fairytale of a great city, cheered me up though (thanks again, YouTube).

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I know I am often excited about the movies I watch (my mum pointed this out to me recently). But “The Beat That My Heart Skipped“ was not as good as I expected. At least Romain Duris is acting like a young Robert de Niro.


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