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

April 6th, 2010

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

  1. julienfrisch says:

    Why just repealing this “news” so generally and not tell where the story is coming from, probably from <a href=””>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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