There is a journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill who is interning this semester with the AP bureau in Brussels. Of all things, she is being allowed to cover the European Union.
Earlier this week, I e-mailed her about taking “Economics Reporting” in the fall, saying that it would be a good class for her given her experience in Belgium.
She replied back, “As dismal as Economics Reporting sounds, I think it would be a useful class to have under my belt. Can you just promise me that I won’t have to make any trips to Town Hall? I would probably hate that more than I hate reading stock indices, and that’s saying a whole lot.”
I promised her no trips to the Town Hall, but I did warn her of visits to the local unemployment office.
Here is a story that the student, Kayla Tausche, wrote, appropriately enough on Valentine’s Day, about the Belgian chocolate industry. Here is another story on how some EU countries have fallen behind on providing Internet access to residents. And finally, here is one on the recent European Union spring summit.