Throwing Grenades at a Banker

Well this is spooky. Just a day after the IMF published a report crediting the Moldovan Central Bank for doing a remarkable job of containing problems: Prosecutors say a grenade was lobbed and exploded at the house of the outgoing governor of Moldova’s central bank. There were no casualties. Prosecutors said windows were broken and the house’s exterior was damaged in the attack which they … Continue reading Throwing Grenades at a Banker

Moldova at the Breaking Point

Despite a lack of media coverage anywhere except in the Russian press, the protests in Moldova have been continuing in the snow and cold. Unfortunately, I missed the excitement last night as protesters stormed the Parliament: Protesters broke into Moldova’s parliament after it approved a new pro-European government. The vote was aimed at ending months of political deadlock but was boycotted by opposition parties. Pavel … Continue reading Moldova at the Breaking Point

Cultural Suicide, Part 2

Word Count: 1358 Back in September, I wrote a post called Cultural Suicide, in which I generally welcomed the influx of migrants into Europe. A number of people disagreed with me, which is, of course, just fine. But when a much-publicized attack in Cologne/Koln happened on New Year’s Eve, a couple of commenters howled with glee, thinking that this proved their point that immigrants (particularly … Continue reading Cultural Suicide, Part 2