Europe’s anti-trust regulator has accused Russia’s massive gas monopoly, Gazprom, of unfair pricing practices in Moscow’s former satellite states of eastern Europe, launching a legal dispute that could result in multibillion-euro fines for the Kremlin’s giant energy company.
As no-contests go, this was about as enjoyable as they come.
There can surely no clichés about this being merely half-time.
Giovanni Trapattoni's metaphors are frequently worth the admission price alone and a wacky highlight here, on the eve of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 play-off first leg against Estonia, was the comparison he drew between his team and a salad.
Giovanni Trapattoni has insisted his Republic of Ireland team will not treat Estonia lightly after being handed what appears the most favourable draw possible in the Euro 2012 play-offs.
On arriving in Estonia for the European film awards, the guests were proudly informed that the city of Tallinn is now a boomtown for information technology and that Skype was in fact developed, back in 2003, by a trio of Estonian designers.