Occasionally I check the news headlines back in the “old country”. Loosely translated, the top headline on Google news Belgium reads:
“Minister Vande Lanotte requests investigation into higher beer prices.”
Johan Vande Lanotte is Belgium’s new minister of economics and I actually had him pegged as one of the more reasonable politicians in Belgium.
Here in Peru, most Peruvians have a fairly low opinion and approval rating of their politicians. What’s interesting to me though is that during any conversation I have about politics with a Peruvian (for the most part I stay away from the subject) most Peruvians somehow think politicians in those far away Northern countries are really the proverbial cat’s meow.
I love Europe but the leaders there live in such a fantasy world.