The new German government, a coalition of three parties, has agreed to build a greener and more digital future. According to France's news agency, "It includes massive investments in climate protection, infrastructure and education to help Europe's top economy prepare for a greener and more digital future."
Naysayers in the U.S. will point out faults, missteps, conflicts as Europe moves forward. But here's the thing: Europe is moving ahead. The U.S. is just trying to start to play catch up. Photo: Julie at a sea fortress in Portugal, from which ships set out to explore the new world.