European press have completely ignored this story, but the NYT reported on 23 December that Putin was prepared to talk about a ceasefire in Ukraine, and had previously made an offer in Autumn 2022 as well as a few weeks into the fighting in March 2022.
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system. It worked so well that now they have to raise fares and cap rides. Read here
A European debt agency, replacing ECB monetary financing with pan-European debt, could play a fundamental stabilising role, especially on medium-to-long-term expectations. Read Here