Welcome to OMEN, a page dedicated to our Love-Hate relationship with all things European.
To remind the local population of the pleasures of eating pasta, restauranteurs gave out free spaghetti to passersby in Rome.
What's more romantic than spending your New Year with your loved one?
Which leads to the EU version of the "three men walk into a pub" joke: "Three Spaniards apply for EU funding".
The rules and scoring are similar to tennis and standard tennis balls are used, but the court is much smaller, and instead of racquets, players use wooden bats known as thugs, which are shaped like a box around the player's hand.