The Eternal City found itself struggling to escape from its first snowfall in nearly 30 years. Gazprom who provides critical natural gas supplies for many European countries was struggling to meet increased demand for Europe and its own country Russia. Desperate Serbian unemployed found a critical source of need funds by being paid $10 Euro’s per day to help with shoveling snow in parts of Belgrade. Many hundreds are dead across Europe as the freeze continues to snarl flights and road traffic.
- London Heathrow cancels flights ahead of snow (msnbc.msn.com)
- Romania rescues children as Europe’s freeze deepens (reuters.com)
- Europe freeze kills 89, fears rise over Russian gas (reuters.com)
- National News: Britain shivers as snow moves in (coventrytelegraph.net)
- As Europe Shivers, Gas Supply From Russia Is a Point of Dispute – New York Times (nytimes.com)