Yes, yes, and wine too, of course. But let’s have a look at the news first.
Outrage of the week: This German party trying to make speaking German at home compulsory for all residents. After the Twitter storm has died down a bit, here’s a more balanced view of the proposals, which have now been toned down.
The tone of European politics is getting more and more aggressive, with politicians telling each other to “shut it.” Not nice, you guys, especially when you say it in bad German.
Some thoughts on European federalism, and I’ll get back to the actual news.
After militants attacked Chechnya’s capital Grozny, gun fights left at least 16 dead. And the more you read about it, the more worrying it becomes.
Protests turned violent in Athens on the anniversary of the death of a teenage boy killed by police in 2008.
British citizen Shrien Dewani has been cleared of the murder of his wife by a court in Cape Town. Anni Dewani was killed while the couple were on their honeymoon in South Africa.
After a surprise call by the Greek government to bring forward the presidential election, Greece’s stock market suffered its worst collapse ever.
And finally, here are your stereotypes of the day. Now excuse me while I move my vodka bottle further east.
Until next week!