The Telegraph reports about Chirac's willing to make an European search engine. Not a bad idea, to my mind, but only if they build it better than the always awaited French News Channel.
Well, it's good for many reasons; I'm particulary curious to see if they will go to the open-source way. There are quite late, so I think this would be the only solution that could make such a project a success. Will they be able to do something that would not look like a bad copy of Google? Will they be able to hire such genious as Google now has?
Beyond that, one must not forget, and I don't know if even our government knows that, Google is not only a search engine, but a new way of working.
I just hope it will not be a financial black-hole for the european citizens.