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The name “English Channel” is not under threat from the EU

April 6th, 2010
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Suggestions from some papers over the Easter holiday that “EU officials” want to change the name of the English Channel to the “Anglo-French Pond” are as untrue as they are ridiculous. That people writing and quoted in these stories believe that the EU could even consider such a thing demonstrates the poor level of knowledge about both the organisation’s decision-making process and the limits as to what subjects are discussed at EU level.

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  1. julienfrisch says:

    Why just repealing this “news” so generally and not tell where the story is coming from, probably from <a href=”http://atlas-transmanche.certic.unicaen.fr/presentation.gb.html”>this project</a> (the print atlas that the “news” seems to be based on is actually mentioned in that project) and why this in fact doesn’t mean a “renaming” of the Channel?

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