It’s good to see that some papers are spelling the name of the new president of the European parliament, Josep Borrell, with only one “l”. Borrel is Dutch for “drink”, including in the sense of a Friday afternoon booze-up.
- Give peas a chance
The European constitution, Fabaceae, and a country churchyard elegy.
- End of an affair?
Catalan Europhilia seems to be decreasing as contact with European institutions increases.
- Poor spelling costs money
This is good: the NY Times says that smart dealers are trawling eBay for misspelled items, buying them cheap, spelling them
- Geologically-based racial theory of Spain
A cloud of fruit flies have crawled in through Miquel Coll i Alentorn’s ear and devoured his brain.
- Witches help Romanian entrepreneurs get EU grants
Sez Florica from Pitesti: You cannot pretend you are a real witch if you cannot help a businessman get the European Union