Press Review March 19th 2014

Welcome to the Press Review section of the GovFaces blog! Here you will find regular updates on important social, political, and economic issues of the day. Items in the Press Review and Analysis & Opinion sections do not necessarily reflect the views of GovFaces.

 

Spiegel.de discusses the possible fallout from the Ukrainian Crisis for the German economy if E.U. sanctions are imposed on Russia. At a time when youth across Europe remain concerned with their economic prospects, will the European Union prioritize the other foreign policy agendas over the pocketbook?

The Scottish government has approved the construction of a large offshore windfarm. BBC.com reports that when complete, the wind farm will be the largest in the world and produce electricity for more than a million homes.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde appeared in a Parisien court-room today to face questions in the “Tapie Affair”, according to france24.com, a controversy involving a 400 million euro payout to convicted French businessman Bernard Tapie which happened during Lagarde’s time as French finance minister.

Controversial former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been banned from holding public office for two years, reports lastampa.it.

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