It is said that austerity is our fate. But severe fiscal constraints are a fact of economic life only for countries without their own currency.
Kohl’s funeral showed just how far Europe has come since the division and war. His vision of peace, unity and shared identity is gradually becoming a reality.
Already 16% of Mélenchon’s voters have apparently decided that if they can’t have his version of socialism they’ll happily vote for the national variety instead.
Beppe Grillo’s party seems to be falling under its own weapons.
The hideous and deplorable attacks in Paris on November 13th have unleashed a wave of fear throughout Europe triggering the lockdown of the Belgian capital Brussels. The clocks were pointing at 1am on Friday 20th, when the Belgian government decided to raise the terror alert to its maximum, 4 out of 4, due to a “serious and imminent” threat similar to the tragic events in Paris claimed by the Islamic State, “with multiples attacks in different places,” said the Belgian prime minister Charles Michel.