Tag Archives: EU

When Do Our Bankers Get Their Scolding?

The right wing in the US likes to joke about the weakness and effeminate nature of Europeans but at least those Europeans are taking principled stances on banker bonuses and the selfish financial industry in general. On Friday, the President of the European Central Bank addressed them: Mr Trichet said financial institutions should be using […]

Terrorism is distracting America

John Kerry was right. In 2004, Kerry said “We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they’re a nuisance.” He said he we had to contain it, so “it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.” Bush’s response was predictably insulting, simpleminded and […]

Kosovo and Serbia: An unnecessary split

A largely forgotten war that took place nearly eight years ago brings to light modern struggles of nationalism in Europe. I’m speaking of Kosovo and its declaration of independence from Serbia. Since 1999, Kosovo has been under the protection of UN forces and, as far as I can see, would still need the aid from […]