Looking Backwards and Forwards in Brussels
Posted by jonathanfryer on Monday, 30th June, 2008
On the Eurostar from London this morning I was called by the BBC World Service to see if I could do a live comment on Anwar Ibrahim’s fresh troubles in Malaysia, so my first port of call on arriving in Brussels was the International Press Centre where I used to work for Reuters. I still have a cheesy photo of myself (with a suitably 1970s hair-style) and the late King Baudouin of Belgium when he came to open our office there.
The broadcast done, I walked to the European Parliament to sit in on a Round Table on Freedom and Security in Integrated Management of the European Union’s Borders (the EU has always had a knack of devising catchy titles), at which London’s current LibDem MEP (Baroness) Sarah Ludford was speaking. I’ll be spending three days here, learning the ropes, in the hope that this time (i.e. June next year), I really will be elected.