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    Default Sweden closes Embassy in Dublin. How should we react?

    Sweden's embassy decision 'worrying' - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 03, 2010

    We are joined by Slovakia, Slovenia, Senegal, Bulgaria and Luxembourg on thlist of countries where the Swedes will close their embassies. I think we should close ours in Stockholm in retaliation as doubtless the ambassador to the UK will be accredited to us.

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    I find the diplomacy issue within the EU to be quiet odd. The EU has altered the relationship between member states and its citizens, yet we have old style diplomacy, embassies and ambassadors with immunity as if each member state was a third country.

    Perhaps we should end all diplomatic priveliges within the EU for one anothers' embassies and work on a cultural institute and citizen information centre model.

    And maybe an EU office for non host EU citizens in another member state, if they get into a spot of bother.

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    How about a compromise? Close our embassy in Stockholm, then declare war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    I think we should close ours in Stockholm in retaliation as doubtless the ambassador to the UK will be accredited to us.
    What would we do with the 500 Irish embassy staff in Stockholm?

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    Or cancel NAMA and buy Nokia instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    What would we do with the 500 Irish embassy staff in Stockholm?
    We have 500 embassy staff in Stockholm? Why in the name of God do we need that many?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panopticon View Post
    How about a compromise? Close our embassy in Stockholm, then declare war.
    I disagree. Keep the embassy open but appoint Joe Burke as ambassador. I hear he's not busy these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    We have 500 embassy staff in Stockholm? Why in the name of God do we need that many?
    Blondes !!!!
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    Sweden closes Embassy in Dublin. How should we react?
    With studied indifference.
    "No." - Rosa Parks

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