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The time for talk is over: Europe’s politicians need to act fast in order to solve the ongoing ﬁnancial crisis in the eurozone
By John Thornhill
Look at Ukraine’s polling data and it is hard to avoid the conclusion that even if Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘wins’ Crimea he runs a far bigger risk of ‘losing’ Ukraine.Read more
I was passing through eastern Croatia the other day and found myself in Vinkovci, a pleasant town not far from the Danube river border with Serbia. As any Agatha Christie enthusiast will tell you, Vinkovci is the place in Murder on the Orient Express whereSamuel Ratchett, a shady American traveller, is bumped off while the famous train is stuck in a snowdrift.
Over lunch Mladen Karlic, the mayor of Vinkovci, reminded me of the Agatha Christie connection, and also of the fact that the regional railway system is, in many ways, the most visible symbol of Croatia’s accelerating integration with the EU.Read more