Memories of a past Treasurer. Peter Costello may be gone but he’s not forgotten. In fact he’s one of only two Australian politicians I spotted in an amusing collection from Russia of international scenes featuring democracies in action. Tony Abbott’s tongue was the other featured Aussie.
Politics in sport. The teams are still going but the politicians are starting to boycott the European Football Championship games scheduled for the Ukraine. A European Commission spokesperson in Brussels indicated this week that all 27 members of the Commission would refrain from travelling to Ukraine during the tournament due to the treatment of imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Although the German national team is playing all three of its group stage games in the country, German President Joachim Gauck has cancelled a planned trip to Ukraine for a scheduled meeting of European heads of state and several other heads of state, the latest being Belgium, Austria and Romania, have followed suit.