Dictator’s cynical game

If the EU is not careful and cannot stop Lukashenko soon, the damage to the EU’s integrity and its credibility could be severe. Lithuania badly needs more than just warm words of support. [...]

Lithuania’s eurozone entry is a big problem for Germany

Given Germany’s position as the largest shareholder in the ECB, it is astonishing how weak their control of its governance is. But for the result of their past carelessness in designing the ECB’s rules, the Germans only have themselves to blame. [...]