Is Italy on the eve of a major political crisis? Is a change
of regime, or perhaps even the birth of a new republic,
The sorcerer's apprentices could not even stage a
Jacques Attali, until June 25 the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development but for years the French President's personal assistant, cannot be too happy with the reason he
Capitalist euphoria proved short-lived in Europe. Five years ago we witnessed the collapse of the post-Stalinist empire, which folded with unexpected ease.
For the Western press the Chernobyl disaster was splendid copy, both sensational and anti-Soviet.
History knows no neat radical breaks.
This year will be an electoral year in many parts of Europe. In France, François Mitterrand is scheduled to leave the presidency in May.
The miracle did not happen. Dynamics, as Lionel Jospin had hoped, did not defeat arithmetic. On his third try, Jacques Chirac made it. The Socialist interlude is over.
Early on the morning of June 8, a messenger arrived at an apartment in one of the poshest districts of Paris bearing documents to be signed by a former high-level government official and prominen
At stake in the drama now unfolding in Vilnius is
not just the fate of Lithuania or the Baltic States
but the destinies of Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika and the immediate future of p