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A Day at the EU Commission

You could not find a better time to visit the European Commission.  The crisis in the Ukraine being front and center of their attention — the signing of the “association” agreement happening a little over a week from this post.


We are coming to the end of our two-week adventure, we 13 U.S. journalists – brought to Europe (Berlin, Dresden, Prague and now Brussels) to bridge understanding between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States. It is a fascinating and important group (you can read more about it here) – that sprang out of the American sector of the West Section during the time of the Wall. 

Having the opportunity to learn about Germany, it’s place in the EU – and the issues of great concern to them like trade agreements with the United States – and the crisis in the Ukraine has been so very enlightening. 

I have always regarded travel as a chance to learn about myself by seeing the reflection of who I am through the eyes of strangers. So, for me this has been a time of self-awareness. And, also a time to see what it means to be an American at this particular moment of history. 

I’m not going to bore you with a power point presentation of what the European Union is all about 

About Janet

The author of Ruling Woman is a television journalist, based in Manhattan who spends her workdays at 30 Rock, her nights on Broadway, and her weekends at the Farmers Market. Likes to knit, commune with the angels, and travel.

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