European Elections Reveal Nations Want to Dine Lavishly, Skip Out on the Check

A growing number of Europeans appear increasingly less willing to undergo pain for someone else's gain. Last weekend, voters in France, Greece, and even Germany sent their leaders a clear message: "Global and regional problems are less important than those we face here at home." In France, the otherwise uninspiring Francois Hollande toppled incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy with a "France first" anti-austerity campaign that struck a chord with both left and right. Sarkozy responded by...Full Story
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