Saturday, April 23, 2011

Schengen(d)?

The influx of Tunisian refugees has put strain on the Schengen accord. France wants to modify the agreement to allow for temporary suspensions. The PS is outraged; the FN wants the accord abolished straightaway. Anyone who has seen the images of the long outdoor bread and soup lines in a park near the Périph', where many of the refugees are living in cardboard shelters along the railroad tracks, has to concede that there must be a more humane way to deal with the situation.

French Competition for the Royal Wedding?

Read it here. Could this be Sarkozy's secret campaign weapon? Another future director of EPAD gestating in the Élysée? If so, I say to the happy couple, Mazel tov.