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    Borders of European (dis)Union in a divided world (see the Economist maps)
    Sep19

    Borders of European (dis)Union in a divided world (see the Economist maps)

    The Economist writes that “Europe will soon have more physical barriers on its national borders than it did during the Cold War. This year’s refugee crisis, combined with Ukraine’s ongoing conflict with Russia has seen governments plan and construct border walls and security fences across the mediterranean and eastern Europe… Since...

    ’Tis but a modest migration proposal
    Sep19

    ’Tis but a modest migration proposal

    If I were Greek, I’d be feeling pretty pissed just about now. The very Germans who couldn’t bring themselves to spit at a Greek dying of thirst by the side of the road this summer are now flinging the doors open to an influx of migrants from outside Europe (even as Angela Merkel has had second thoughts about it). Frankly, I’d be...

    Sixteenth-century lessons for 21st-century Italy
    Sep19

    Sixteenth-century lessons for 21st-century Italy

    Italy needs a reboot — appropriate enough in a country shaped like an item of footwear. Few countries can boast anything like the heritage the land that produced the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. But few, in Europe at least, are as uncertain about what the future holds. Italy is the soft underbelly of the European project, and perhaps the...

    Putin and Berlusconi sued over ‘Ukrainian’ wine: Russian president and disgraced former Italian leader accused of uncorking a 240-year-old bottle in Crimea
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi sued over ‘Ukrainian’ wine: Russian president and disgraced former Italian leader accused of uncorking a 240-year-old bottle in Crimea

    Putin and his old friend Berlusconi spent last weekend in Crimea, touring ancient ruins and visiting the peninsula’s prized Massandra winery. …read more Source: Daily...

    Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row

    Ukrainian prosecutors draw up charges against the head of a Crimean winery for allegedly opening a vintage bottle for Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi. …read more Source:...

    Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko’s U.S. racketeering lawsuit dismissed
    Sep18

    Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko’s U.S. racketeering lawsuit dismissed

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Manhattan federal judge on Friday dismissed former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko’s civil lawsuit accusing her political opponents of running a U.S.-based racketeering enterprise that led to her imprisonment. …read more Source:...

    Silvio Berlusconi jaunt with Vladimir Putin ends in Ukraine wine row
    Sep18

    Silvio Berlusconi jaunt with Vladimir Putin ends in Ukraine wine row

    Silvio Berlusconi’s visit to long-time friend Vladimir Putin in Crimea ends in acrimony amid a row over a very expensive bottle of wine …read more Source: The...

    Putin and Berlusoni’s £60k sherry tipple
    Sep18

    Putin and Berlusoni’s £60k sherry tipple

    Prosecutors in Ukraine have launched a criminal investigation into claims that a 240-year-old bottle of sherry worth at least £60,000… …read more Source: The...

    Grapes of wrath: Crimea fury as Putin and Berlusconi drink 240-year-old wine
    Sep18

    Grapes of wrath: Crimea fury as Putin and Berlusconi drink 240-year-old wine

    Ukraine’s head prosecutor opens criminal case against Russian leader and former Italian PM for consuming a 1775 Jeres de la Frontera during cellar tourVladimir Putin appeared to be having a great time when he and the disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi popped a 240-year-old bottle of Spanish wine in Crimea this week....

    Greece’s century-long subjugation
    Sep18

    Greece’s century-long subjugation

    With the next round of national elections coming up Sunday, Greek voters are casting around for a new champion to defend them against European bankers following the left-wing Syriza coalition’s abrupt concessions last spring. But the Greeks have been without an effective champion for far longer than most people realize. Many critics trace...

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