Romania: A German president

Klaus Iohannis, candidate for the Liberal Christian Alliance, won Romania’s presidential election in a second-round vote on 16 November.

According to partial official results, the former mayor of Sibiu obtained 54.66 per cent of votes, against 45.53 per cent for his rival, Prime Minister Victor Ponta (Social Democratic Party). Continue reading

Uncle Europe wants you!

“Learn a trade in the European Army. Send your applications to the following email or postal address…” Such slogans do not yet appear on posters displayed in the metros of Berlin, Rome, Warsaw or Madrid. Yet, if the EU did have its own army, it would be the biggest recruiter on the continent and an important provider of jobs, both direct and indirect. Continue reading