The Obama administration has vowed to clean up excesses and abuses in the U.S. financial system that precipitated the global credit crisis. But critics say it is just as much in thrall to the Wall Street establishment as its predecessors.
Opinion polls predict a record low turnout in next month’s EU-wide European Parliament elections. The Strasbourg-based assembly was once regarded as a toothless talking shop, but that has long ceased to be true. Indeed there are many reasons for Europeans to cast a vote.