Switching back west for a bit, here’s a news story that bears watching for tomorrow: “Cyprus banks to reopen on Thursday.”
If you’ve heard about the Cyprus Bank issue and still have no clue what’s going on, the BBC has a good Q&A explaining the details of the EU bailout for this country.
…do it big?
At least, that seems to be the European way of doing things. Dairy farmers have sprayed the EU parliament (and the police guarding it) with milk in protest of the EU budget discussions which have cuts to the EU’s farm subsidies. While the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is supposed to drop to 36% of the EU budget in 2013 (it used to be over half the EU budget), it still represents one of the largest pots of EU money, and the debate over this is going to be intense. Continue Reading
More austerity protests are breaking out across Europe, affecting public transportation and general travel.
In other news…
Ireland is about to step into what looks like a big debate over their abortion law, and the EU debates a quota on women directors in businesses.
I always said that Russian politics was a bit bi-polar, and this article reaffirms that view. Also, France is backing Syrian rebels. A busy day in European foreign affairs.