Finally Addressing the Big Issues

Lost in the European discussion of unemployment, GDP growth, and
protectionism, was this story of EU officialdom finally tackling a
major source of economic malaise facing Europe:

European Union transport ministers agreed Thursday measures to compel airports
to provide free help to passengers with mobility problems, such as those in wheelchairs.

Europe has turned the corner. Oh, who foots the bill:

But in a compromise brokered by Britain, which holds the rotating
presidency of the EU, they decided airports could pass on their costs
to airlines.

Translation, you the consumer.

Next up for officialdom is undoubtedly the long festering economic issue
regarding the regulated length of shoelaces for left-handed people ages
32 to 41. Thank God economic sanity is returning to Europe.