This is a guest post from the editorial team of the Swedish EU Presidency:
The editorial team for se2009.eu – the Swedish EU Presidency website – has been working since 1 June this year to bring the latest EU news to our readers.
Now we are taking one step further by linking the Presidency website to the blogosphere with the help of Twingly Blogstream. We believe that by doing this we can attract more visitors and new, enthusiastic readers. And we hope that you who are bloggers will discover se2009.eu and enjoy the opportunity to comment on what we write about.
Time is flying by, and only weeks remain of the Swedish EU Presidency before Spain takes over in the EU driving seat at the beginning of next year. A lot will happen before then though. In a couple of weeks, the Treaty of Lisbon will enter into force. In December we will be reporting from the major Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, where Sweden, as holder of the EU Presidency, will represent the EU.
This week we are attending the jumbo meeting in Brussels, which includes meetings between the EU’s foreign affairs ministers, defence ministers and international development cooperation ministers, a conference on eGovernment in Malmö and, not least, the extra summit taking place tomorrow, Thursday, in Brussels. At the summit, the EU leaders are to reach agreement on who will be given the new top EU posts.
We are the first holders of the EU Presidency to connect our website to blogs in this way. This is a trial. After the end of the year, there will be no more news reports on se2009.eu and the trial is concluded. After this, we will evaluate our work and how Twingly has worked for us. We can already say that we would be pleased to see more authorities follow suit and try connecting their websites to blogs.
We who work with se2009.eu will continuously pre-moderate the comments posted. Read more about moderation in our Netiquette. Therefore there may sometimes be a slight delay before a post is published.
We hope that this trial will have a good result and that it will provide nourishment for what has become our baby – se2009.eu.
se2009.eu Editorial Team, by
Tobias Nilsson, Project Manager, and Teo Zetterman, Web Editor.