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EU Supports the Arts

While the US has spent the past six years destroying Art in School and Music programs throughout the US [although I notice that Sports programs don't seem to get cut] The European Commission not only supports the Arts, but is actually proud of the fact.

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- Talk of monetary union and wine quotas has given way to controversy over orgasms and innuendo at the European Commission as it defends a risque Internet video clip highlighting its backing for European cinema.

The EU executive's usually dry daily news briefing sprung to life with questions over whether a 44-second clip of 18 couples achieving ecstasy in a variety of positions and venues was the best way to show how Brussels uses taxpayers' money.

The raunchy clip is made up of snippets from various general release films that have been funded by the EU, including "Amelie" and "Good Bye Lenin!".

Some reporters also took a swipe at the title of the sequence, asking whether "Let's Come Together" was acceptable innuendo -- and if it was, whether the pun worked in the 27-member Union's other official languages.

A Commission spokesman insisted it had not received a single complaint in the 14 weeks since the clip first appeared on Internet site YouTube, suggesting the Brussels press corps should relax and get with the times.

"Let us for once also have a good sense of humor and let us not start the old wars of the fifties about what is sex, what is pornography and what is simply normal to watch on television," spokesman Martin Selmayr appealed Wednesday.

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