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A short guide to who hates whom in the new commission; here come the Portuguese; and what is wrong with the BBC's coverage of the EU?

By Manneken Pis   March 2005

The BBC and the EUIt was inevitable that the panel investigating the BBC’s coverage of the EU would fail to give the corporation a clean bill of health. But since the investigating team was evenly divided between Europhiles and sceptics, they were also never going to agree about exactly what the BBC is doing wrong. So instead they accused the BBC of unspecified “unintentional bias” and complained that its coverage is too thin and failed to reflect the importance of the EU to British life. Fair enough—perhaps. Your correspondent shares a corridor with the BBC Brussels bureau, and I am…

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