I think, well, I want to be free to explore the city at my own pace so what vehicle in my mind matches up to a freewheeling trip that matches Gaudi's. Okay, well what comes to mind is the ultra sexy 2015 Audi S5 Cabriolet a little car just looking for some action.
Battered by hatred, French Jews are getting scared. Promises to emigrate abroad (including, but not only, to Israel) have increased significantly. Is leaving the only solution for the Jews of France?
Some analysts predict that the current political instability in Greece is going to drag the country back into a new tragedy of uncertainty, economic meltdown and a Grexit potentially.
There is a fundamental contradiction between the constant call for flexibility in the labor market and the fiscal structure to support it, as if this policy trend continues we, in Italy, will be shortly witnessing a further evolution that will generate a new category: the "Vanishing iPros."
The Greeks are desperate, suffering for years without any hope. They are no longer frightened by the tumbling stock market and the increasing bond spreads nor by a looming national bankruptcy and a return to the Drachma.
It is obvious to everybody, including the widely respected Washington Institute, that Hamas will be placed back on the list. Not least because the EU's political echelon has emphasized that it will, and that there will be "no practical effect" as a result of the General Court's finding.
Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.
The west owes it to the Russian people not to give up and keep pressing Vladimir Putin, until he changes course.
I thought that I had done my part--simply write something about what my Polish family and their comrades had experienced. I was horribly wrong in that assessment.
By the time I went on my northern lights "safari," I had already fallen in love with the land of ice and gnomes, realizing there's so much more the country has to offer.
I met Thierry Henry very early on, 20 years ago, when I was the manager for the under-17 French team. Back then, three things struck me about him: first, his extraordinary talent, his drive coupled with an incredible passion for football, and finally his personality. It was these three factors and all the hard work he put in that led him to the career we know.
We know how it works in our own backyards, like New England and Utah, but what about in far-flung locales?
As this year ends, a century after the beginning of The Great War (World War I), memorial ceremonies have sprouted like poppies across Europe's northern landscapes.
Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.
There is no alternative to cooperation. Intensified economic cooperation can play a key role in this respect. Germany and Russia complement each other quite ideally. Each country has what the other needs. Germany has one of the world's most advanced manufacturing sectors, producing a wide range of machinery, plants and goods. And Russia has vast deposits of the natural and mineral resources on which German industry is crucially dependent.
When night falls on my little part of the world, I realize I'm standing in the shadow of heroes who fought to give me yet another year in a great nation with much to celebrate.