Today, when I read a book about the history of Europe ,when it comes to the European Union, it described as the following words "Main governing bodies of EU include:The Council of the European Union,...,Blue Storm Republic".

What's the "Blue Storm Republic"?

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    Do you have specific citation? Book author/name/ISBN/page? – DVK Dec 30 '11 at 15:59
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    Sujarkama. Please include your references. – MCW Jul 22 '13 at 12:40

This is most likely a bad translation from Chinese (or more specifically, bad translation from English to Chinese, then literally translated back into English).

Original text was 蓝色风暴共和国: - literally translated as "Blue storm Republic".

If you google "Blue Storm Republic" or "The Council of the European Union" "blue storm" most of the links are Chinese (the main one to some encyclopedia translated from Chinese). Here's one example. Here's another.

Based on the list of institutions in the article and their order, the bulk of data seems to be likely lifted from the Institutions of the European Union Wiki page.

The agencies in the Wiki article NOT listed in the Chinese page are:

  • European Environment Agency

  • Europol

  • Publications Office

  • The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)

  • European Administrative School

  • European Ombudsman

  • European Data Protection Supervisor

It's hard to tell which of these became mis-translated as 蓝色风暴共和国, but I'm going to venture a guess that it's Europol (European Police Office).

The only Blue Storm associated with EU is an IBM super-computer bought in 2001 for The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

  • Thank you,I read this from a Chinese bilingual book,called"A Very short history of europe",I don't know Europe very well,so I choose this book to gain some knowledge about the Europe. – coqer Dec 31 '11 at 6:38
  • Frankly speaking ,I googled and checked the Wikipedia ,but I don't analyse this question as you did.I really appreciate your answer,It's good.Thanks! – coqer Dec 31 '11 at 6:40
  • LOL, this is hilarious. A Lady Mondegreen moment. – Felix Goldberg Dec 23 '12 at 2:01
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    Also, if Europol is what's meant, be aware that it isn't among the "main governing bodies of the EU". It doesn't actually tell anybody what to do, and although it provides a forum for the various national police forces to co-operate it doesn't do any EU-wide policing either! – Steve Jessop Dec 5 '14 at 14:16

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