Heads of state
Now that George Papandreou is returning to the central political scene, the winner of the 2009 elections with a percentage that would be envied by his political opponents (PASOK 43.92% and 160 seats, second party ND with 33.47% and 91 seats), inevitably our mind goes back to that time and the bleak years of the memoranda that followed.
Queen Elizabeth II turned down a prize celebrating the elderly, assessing that at 95 she did not meet the criteria, The Oldie magazine said on Oct. 19.
The publication wrote to palace officials in July to ask if she would accept its Oldie of the Year award, which was previously given to her late husband and her own mother.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty Thursday of illegal campaign financing of his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid.
Sarkozy wasn't present at the Paris court for the verdict's announcement.
The court stated that Sarkozy "knew" the legal limit was at stake and "voluntarily" failed to supervise additional expenses.
Closer to home, 40 kilometres west of Budapest, Orban fulfilled a personal dream to build a stadium in Felcsut, the small village of 1,700 people where he grew up. Together with his close ally and mayor of Felcsut, Lorinc Meszaros, the two managed to have a stadium with a capacity of 3,800 built in 2014 for the Puskas Academy team at a cost of 10 million euros.