I’ve been posting a lot of student Op-Eds and film reviews recently – and not many focus on Europe. Just to bring this blog back (even briefly) into its Europeanish coverage, here are a few recent news stories from Europe you might want to pay attention to:
- The EU and Ukraine have hit a bit of a snag in their trade talks (and that snag might be going by the name “Russia”). In response, protests have broken out in Kiev.
- The roof of a store has collapsed in Latvia’s capital, Riga, killing at least 45 people.
- Russia has granted bail to most of the Greenpeace activists.
- Turkey has seen a scaling back on their regional leadership dreams.
- In an ironic turn of events, the anti-EU European far right has decided to form an electoral alliance to compete for the upcoming European Parliament elections.
- Europe’s economic recovery appears to be faltering, in part from problems of high youth unemployment. The New York Times has an excellent graph on how serious this problem is (the graph at right).
And just because it can’t all be serious news…
- Doctor Who prepares to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. Just to keep it political, you might check out this article from the BBC on how this series have reflected global events.