and maintainer of:
Why? why? why? do people call it YAPC::EU. EU is a political construct not a geographical region. Europe is a geographical region and the YAPC::Europe is set in this region - YAPC::Europe has nothing to do with politics to my knowledge.
If you look at all the other YAPCs all of these are referring to geographical regions and not political constallations, examples (North-America, Israel, Canada, Taiwan).