As has been custom every five years since 1979, last Sunday, the member nations of the European Union have voted which of their mentally ill will be shipped off to rehabilitation institutes in Brussels and Strasbourg. This humanitarian initiative draws both praise and ire.
German Minister of Foreign Affairs Guido Westerwelle has expressed his frustration with the prevailing image of Germany abroad. ‘World War II happened 70 years ago. People really need to give it a rest.’
The results of the upcoming Italian elections are far from certain. While the Camorra appear to enjoy a lead in the polls, recent history has proven that the original Mafia can always force a spectacular comeback.