No polemic this morning, just links to three stories that have caught my eye.
Head of Ukraine's central bank flees to Vienna reports Kronen Zeitung, something yet to be picked up by the UK press. Krone reports how members of the corrupt Ukranian mafia have acquired kitsch villas in Vienna's bling belt and are arriving by private jet to escape the chaos - presumably with suitcases stuffed with 500 Euro notes.
The Indie expands on the anti-semitism of the right wing groups forming the hard core of the Ukranian opposition; one gang leader had vowed to fight “Communists, Jews and Russians”, another claimed that a “Muscovite-Jewish Mafia” was destabilising the country, and another gang that had taken knives to opponents was named "Oplot" after the country's main battle tank. Not an attractive bunch.
Viviane Reding, an unelected EU official, continued her self-promotional tour of Europe in Barcelona, where she faced questions on Catalun separatism. Unlike Barosso's comments on the Marr programme, Reding retreated behind the same mantra she used in London on the Scots referendum - that this was a matter of national competence for Spain.