italian surrealpolitik

In a day like this, with Europe risking balkanisation, I would like us to remind that this is our responsibility. And from Trieste, a unique vantage point on history and geography.


cimg01211A few posts ago I referred to the clash between Italy and Slovenia on the never ending story of “war reparations”. The Adriatic is definitely a solid frontier.

On Deutsche Welle I was impressed by the reportage on the – not so easy – delivery of the new high speed trains to Russia by Siemens…across the Baltic.

My bewilderment did not came by the fact per se, but by the contrast between the Balticpolitik and the absence of whatsoever Adriaticpolitik. The petty controversy stirred with Slovenia once again by the italian foreign minister. I thought that after all the terrible events between Russia and Germany between the two armies during WWII but more importantly, all the respective massacres suffered by both civilian populations, both government and countries were indeed able to turn a very dramatic page and work constructively. That should not be a surprise, after decades…

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