So Jerzy Buzek was elected without any problems as the new president of the European Parliament. Of course, there are a few immediate things that can be said about this. He is the first president from the new EU states, his election is a clear evidence of the dominance that the EPP (and the right-wing forces) hold over the new EP.
But I think there is another thing that should be emphasized here. Our colleague and top 3 guy Hristo was, to my knowledge, the first to announce anywhere on the internet that Buzek is set to be the new president of the EP. He posted the news on the 9th of April, which is over 3 months ago. I think this goes to show that Th!nk About It is not only a room for debate and analysis, but also a source of first hand news, and that blogging in general is a source of meaningful and credible information.
Apart from this, I hope the vacation that everone took after the elections will be over after today’s innauguration of the new Parliament. Maybe some of you will also be part of Th!nk 2, but wouldn’t be nice to build some kind of competition with the second lot of th!nkers and show that we can be at least as active even outside the competition?