INn 2000 it was reported: Europe set to replace .com in 2001 - vnunet.com
Plans mooted by European government and business leaders to drop .com for .eu as the flagship European domain extension are on course, and registrations may start next year.
Ian Lynch, vnunet.com 04 Oct 2000
In 2003 I reported the follow up:
An Englishman's Castle: .eu bollocks
In 2004 I reported another follow up:
An Englishman's Castle: Couldn't run a whelk stall
And today in 2005 the BBC reports:
BBC NEWS | World | Europe | EU to launch its own web domain
The European Commission has said that the new internet domain name ".eu" will be up and running by the end of 2005.
.eu the only domain it has taken 10 years to set up! I think that tells you all you need to know about the thrusting, modern, dynamic Europe commission.