Given the desperate state of politics in Italy, Italian lawmakers made an unprecedented move to solve it by re-electing their governing president Giorgio Napolitano, two months after parliamentary election turned inconclusive. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday April 24th, 2013 17:24 Italy re-elects a president and gets a new prime minister
Tuesday March 12th, 2013 19:57 Voting around the globe
The Falkands Islanders have voted overwhelming to stay British. It was really not surprise that, in a community that still remembers clearly the memory of Argentina’s invasion in 1982 and the liberation by the British forces after a three-week land war, any other vote could have happen. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday February 8th, 2013 19:32 And now Italy’s general election!
While France is involved in a war in Africa, as well as social and economic problems at home, it is still far for having the severe problems the two other Mediterranean European countries that border with it, Spain and Italy, have. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday January 25th, 2013 18:11 Will the British remain in the EU?
Here in France, among the British expatriates living in the Riviera, the speech Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain gave this past Wednesday was, even if somewhat expected, a little of a shock. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday September 24th, 2012 15:14 Swiss referendum on smoking
Switzerland is probably the only truly democratic country, a place where laws and important decisions are always decided by voting in a national referendum. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday September 12th, 2012 15:49 In crisis?, No jobs?… Let us play
With the country in dire financial straits, Spain is now on the verge of deciding the construction of a big casino project “Euro Vegas” in Madrid. The city officials, belonging to the party of the right Partido Popular (PP) which also governs the country, is ecstatic with the idea. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday August 11th, 2012 17:44 Romney chooses Ryan as running mate
Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has finally attracted the attention of the US voters across the Atlantic. After months of our interest being riveted in the financial and social problems of the EU few of us had much concern about what seemed a lackluster presidential campaign in the US. Neither Obama nor Romney were offering any idea or program attractive enough for us to even think about it. Read the rest of this entry »