Tuesday July 7, 2020

Europe back in the wars

Like the First World War, the economic crisis sweeping the continent could have devastating effects on Europe for a long time to come

29th May, 2010

‘The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time’

These famous - and now seemingly prophetic - words were uttered by Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary, as dusk fell over London on August 3,1914.Grey had just sent an ultimatum to Germany, following the latter’s invasion of Belgium, but he knew it would have no impact and that the next day his country,...

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