Although my boring intellectual head tells me otherwise, my immediate feeling on hearing the news from Greece this morning was hopefulness. The news that Syriza, the radical left party that campaigned on an anti-austerity ticket, had won a decisive majority cheered my Monday morning. Might this mean that austerity is dealt with differently? Might there… Continue reading radical change in Greece?
30 May 2014 Very appropriately I was in Brussels on the Sunday that most of the rest of Europe voted in the EU elections (only Britain, the Netherlands, Latvia and I think Croatia having voted during the preceding three days). The one positive to take from watching the full horror of the rampage of the… Continue reading europe