Eurozone’s finance ministers will meet in Brussels on Wednesday to find a solution – whether permanent or temporary is yet to be seen – on Greece’s future. The new Syriza government said it would stick to its electoral pledge and … Continue reading
The European Central Bank decided today to lift the waiver of minimum credit rating requirements for Greek government bonds, preventing banks to use the country’s debt as a collateral. According to a document released by the ECB’s Governing Council, it … Continue reading
After three days of drama, Italian lawmakers have elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and a former defense minister, as Italy’s new head of state. The fourth round of voting has seen 665 votes casted in his favour – … Continue reading
Italian lawmakers will gather from tomorrow in Rome to choose the new head of state, following Giorgio Napolitano’s resignation early this month. Here’s a handy guide to tomorrow’s election: Who gets to vote? The President is elected by Parliament in … Continue reading
Today wasn’t about political speeches.
Today wasn’t about Marine Le Pen and the Front National.
Today wasn’t about François Hollande.
Today wasn’t about politics at all.
Today wasn’t about world leaders’ hypocrisy — which needs to be addressed and hopefully it will be.
Not today though.
Because today was about something else.
Today was about being united in our differences.
Today was about Jews and Muslims together.
Today was about Amitié and Freundschaft.
Today was about Luz and Patrick.
Today was about Charb.
Today was about 4 million people filling the streets of Paris and other French cities.
Today was about saying louder and clearer than ever: Je suis Charlie.
The brutal murder of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris seems to have been carried out by two Islamist extremists. If the attackers will be confirmed to be related to an Islamist group, we will face once again … Continue reading
Federica Mogherini has been appointed EU’s foreign policy chief in Brussels today and many people have already argued she is not right for the job. Lacking experience and leniency towards Russia are the two biggest issues raised by her detractors. … Continue reading
Last night I watched the video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley. I am not suggesting you should watch it too, let me be absolutely clear on this. I will not publish it, neither here nor anywhere else, … Continue reading
It’s a quiet and lovely night in London. Roughly half past eleven, the end of July. I’m at home, just had dinner, now having a glass of wine whilst reading a book sitting comfortably on the couch. The radio is … Continue reading
On Aug 1st Berlusconi was handed his first definitive criminal conviction after more than 20 years of legal battles, resulting in a four-year jail term and a ban from public office. The sentence has already been cut to one year according … Continue reading