Where are Europe’s Best Lovers?

If you are a woman looking for love, especially in Europe, where do you go?

Which way forward?

The debate over health care reform in the United States is running red hot right and interestingly one of the biggest points involves our Swiss friends.

“Like every other country in Europe, Switzerland guarantees health care for all its citizens. But the system here does not remotely resemble the model of bureaucratic, socialized medicine often cited [...]

Take our money, please!

Many Europeans see the government as a provider of essential services and that taxes are just part of our social obligation towards one another.

Almost, but not quite

This episode shows us just how far the European Union has to go before it really becomes a Union, rather than the commonwealth that it really is. Those who favor increased integration must do more to convince those who fear a more united Europe.

The Nanny State Strikes Back!

If the public feels that the government is not accountable then people lose faith in those that are suppose to both protect them and represent their interest. That is something no one wants to see…

Silvio Forever!

Apparently this song was created to boost Italian Prime Minister Silvo Berlusconi’s chances at winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Sadly, his friend with the tan edged him out, but the song is sure to be a chart topper!

Time to Move to the Countryside?

While young people are leaving rural Europe in droves someone must tend to the wheat and the cows. In Germany they are doing their best to address the situation.

Explaining the E.U.

Today Europeans are demanding a voice in how the Union evolves and what powers it has, the question is how much power will the architects of the Union give back to the people it is supposed to represent.

The Struggle to Remember

We will be talking a great deal more about the way Germans are dealing with their past this year and next as the twentieth anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification are celebrated. Both of these events were turning points in the creation of the Europe we see today and are worth exploring in depth.

Refuse and Resist

Even with declining birthrates many western European nations remain indifferent, if not openly hostile to immigrants, especially those from the developing world.