I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent ...
It is worth reporting that Bulgaria, which is part of the European Union (EU), but not a member of the eurozone, continue to outperform the average EU member country.
As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe.
The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.
Before making a major life change, of course there will be a few hesitations but I encourage you to push the fear aside. You don't have to be "young" to make the move, "well-off" or any other stigma that society pushes us to believe. If this is something you're passionate about, it's worth it.
As noted yesterday, the DAX is in trouble. It's no surprise to us then that, this morning, ...
New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.
When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living. Step out your door anytime, day or night, and you don't have to travel far to encounter something engaging.
The question that kept Europe on the existential edge of its seat earlier this year asked whether Greece's economic dysfunction was so severe it should be ejected from the Euro Zone, the select group of European Union countries that share a common currency.
It's called Dyrhólaey lighthouse, Iceland, and it's a solitary, century-old lighthouse on a cliff overlooking a black beach that stretches farther than you can fathom. It's a primal, elemental landscape that will make you feel as if you're teetering on the end of the earth.
The current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe is a complex one with no easy answers. While governments are scrambling to develop solutions, while Schengen borders are temporarily closed, the people of Hungary and its neighbors are left to come up with their own answers.
My trip to Italy in July was an homage of sorts to my mother. She and I loved to travel to Italy and we had three great trips together. After she died in 2011, I said I would go back and do a "Mom trip," visiting our favorite places.
The current exigency has its roots in the past. The European Union has been looking on for way too long while the situation on the fringes of the community was escalating. In Berlin, the war in Syria was cast as a "forgotten conflict" for way too long. This is catching up now.
You can ignore it if it makes you feel better but at least take these signs seriously and take what the media says with a grain of salt - guys who have billions of dollars are simply not going to tell you their assets are 20% over-valued, are they?
On April 23rd, 2010, Prime Minister George Papandreou issued an announcement: "It is absolutely necessary that we make a formal request to our partners to activate the support mechanism we and the other members of the EU have created together."
Many European organizations, the Open Society Foundation among them, have put a great deal of money and energy into addressing the issue of Roma. Some progress has been made. And yet, for the vast majority of Roma, inclusion remains a distant goal.