News in Europe: Euronews and LuxLeaks

Greetings, citizens. This week, we’ve got some bits and bobs from the non-mainstream media, and for those interested in EU matters, it’s fascinating stuff. Read More News in Europe: Euronews and LuxLeaks

News in Europe: Milkmaids Everywhere

Citizens! What a week! There are a lot of (rather grim) news items, so let’s hear them. Read More News in Europe: Milkmaids Everywhere

News in Europe: The Many Faces of Poland

You thought that would read “Putin,” didn’t you? But no, citizens, this week seems to be all about Poland, God knows why. Let’s get to it. Read More News in Europe: The Many Faces of Poland

News in Europe: Ukraine Just Got Smaller

Greetings, citizens! Things have been happening in Crimea, which is now part of Russia, or Ukraine is a bit smaller, whichever way you want to look at it. If you stay with me for all the serious news, I have a funny non-news-story from *whispers* The Daily Mail for you in the end. Oh yes. Read More News in Europe: Ukraine Just Got Smaller

News in Europe: The Russians Are Coming

Greetings, citizens! This last week has been all about Russia freaking everyone out. Let’s see if we can make some sense of it, shall we? Read More News in Europe: The Russians Are Coming

Crimea River: What the Hell is Happening in Ukraine?

Over the weekend, Russia essentially declared war on Ukraine, authorizing military force in Crimea and sending troops to occupy the area.  As I write this, there are rumors that they will strike overnight, or provoke violence so as to retaliate, or fabricate violence so as to retaliate.  Ukraine and Russia have a shared cultural and linguistic history – what the hell is happening? Read More Crimea River: What the Hell is Happening in Ukraine?

News in Europe: Quo Vadis, Ukraine?

Greetings, citizens! It’s a new week, where old problems turn into new ones. If you stay with me for the bad, the sobering and the slightly hopeful news, I will give you the world’s best political photograph as a treat. Read More News in Europe: Quo Vadis, Ukraine?