Nuclear energy - Don't panic...

Published on 16 March 2011 at 16:41

Nuclear energy

Don’t panic...


The Fukushima disaster is driving European countries to test the safety of their nuclear plants and to shut them down. Prudence, or the panic button? The European press is leaning towards the latter.



150 years old, and feeling it

The Guardian

On the 150th anniversary of Italian unity, British historian and columnist Timothy Garton Ash looks at the "bel paese" - its fractiousness a mirror of the European Union - and is less than impressed.


150th Anniversary

Just what is Italy?

La Stampa

One and a half centuries after unification, Italy is still a divided country. Its neighbours may well view it as a single entity, however, historian Gian Enrico Rusconi argues that this perception is based on a poor understanding of the centrifugal forces at work in the country.



Protest against internet crackdown law



Debt crisis

Portugal on verge of snap election

Diário de Notícias



Press freedom is the secret of liberty



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