Comments on: Gone fishing http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: David Neubert http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8312 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 22:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8312 You know you’ve made the big time when you get a hate bon voyage comment.

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By: Dogma http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8297 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:56:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8297 Please stay gone for good, you are the worst kind of blogger there is. You should be ashamed of the garbage you drivel out on a daily basis. I wish you the worst possible holiday. STAY GONE!

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By: Brocktoon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8291 Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:21:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8291 youdaman felix, go get your Spain on

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By: lesynch http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8284 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:14:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8284 Taxpayers fund Sarkozy’s shower

President Sarkozy reportedly preferred showering at the Elysee Palace EU taxpayers funded a custom-built 276,000 euros (£250,000) shower for French President Nicolas Sarzoky, auditors say – but he never used it.

The shower, in the Grand Palace in Paris, was for his sole use at a Union of the Mediterranean summit held during France’s six-month EU presidency.

But the leader preferred to wash in the Elysee Palace 10 minutes away. The new shower has since been dismantled.

The French European Union presidency was one of the most costly in history.

Details of expenditure have been revealed in figures published by the French national audit office.

Surround sound

The shower at the Grand Palace was custom built for the 5ft 5in (1.6m) president in a listed building and had massage and surround sound radio functions, the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

The three-day summit during which it was intended to be used cost 16.6m euros to stage in total. Other expenses included £90,000 for a carpet and nearly £300,000 for a conference podium.

The French Court of Accounts put the total cost of the presidency, which ran from July to December 2008, at 171m euros (£154m).

Usually the rotating presidency of the EU costs 70-80m euros. Only Germany has previously spent as much on it as France, the AFP news agency reported.

Its report said France had organised 489 EU events during its presidency, including nine summits, 25 ministerial meetings and 328 seminars and symposiums.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/832942 5.stm

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By: Vincent Fernando http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8247 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 17:25:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8247 Well you are what you tweet.

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By: Cezmi Dispinar http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8244 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:27:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8244 Have fun, Felix!

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By: dollared http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8239 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 05:28:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8239 Buen viaje, Felix. We expect an eccentric Spanish restaurant or wine story when you return…..

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By: Andrew S http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8235 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:40:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8235 Enjoy Spain Felix, I hope you make it to Barcelona (sorry Madrilistas!) it is a wonderful city.

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By: jriverallyc http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8232 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:52:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8232 You are welcome to Spain. Take your time to share with us the splendid health of our system (20% unemployment)and enjoy the public works in Madrid… but also the Marques de Griñon Dominio de Valdepusa 2004 Shiraz, plus the Enate merlot-merlot 2001. In whites, just pick Godello´s.

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By: right http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/comment-page-1/#comment-8231 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:51:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/22/gone-fishing/#comment-8231 I like how Carney characterized your three tweets as a “review.” Some review, that.

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