Thursday, 14 December 2006

EU Enlargement

In today's news, EU leaders are gathering in Brussels to discuss European enlargement.

The summit has been called in response to research showing that the average European is overweight. Amid calls for pan-European co-operation to tackle the obesity epidemic, European leaders lamented the fact that it would no longer be possible to differentiate between a European and an American tourist by sight alone.

Individual nations have started to take steps of their own. Malta, home to the tubbiest Europeans, has introduced restrictions on the sale and distribution of their national dish: Maltesers; Hungary has changed it's name to Replete; and in the UK, a controversial Government campaign to encourage schoolchildren to eat a healthier diet has been condemned as 'the Nanny state gone mad' by parents passing chips and burgers through school fences to their ravenous children.

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