GalCiv2 bugs me no end when it tells me about events somewhere. First it centers the map on the event, then it puts the message in the middle of the screen so I can't see where the event occurred anyway. So far EWoM seems similar.
How about putting the message on the left side of the screen, and centering the event on the map in the right side, so we can see what its talking about?
Or, alternatively, allow us to move the window around, while also putting the information in some kind of "turn summary tab" so we can see the events we missed by clicking on them too quickly.
This was always a source of frustration for me in GalCiv2, since so many of the events never made it into the 'event summary'