Voters on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta made waves earlier this month by voting ‘yes’, somewhat underwhelmingly, in a referendum on EU enlargement. Union leaders rejoiced, or at least breathed a sigh of relief. But the Malta Times feels the issue may not be settled. The country’s Labour Party is considering proposing holding another referendum if it wins the upcoming general election on 12 April, the paper reveals. In this new vote, the electorate “would be asked to choose between membership and ‘partnership’”.While this development threatens to confuse the enlargement issue, it also raises the prospect of the island’s citizens being dubbed as ‘Malteasers’. Perhaps French authorities will call for a non-binding resolution giving Ferrara three months to decide whether to come back to jail. But it’s a safer bet that they will avoid anything that looks like an ultimatum. Meanwhile, in Liechtenstein, a country so small it doesn’t have a king, only a prince, voters overwhelmingly supported a move away from democracy. They have chosen to give Prince Hans Adam II more powers. In what must be considered an effective new strategy to be emulated by other ambitious leaders, the prince threatened to move to Austria if he didn’t get his way. The gambit worked, according to the paper Liechtensteiner Vaterland. More than 64 % of the country’s voters supported the “princely initiative petition”. In a press conference the prince noted that the decision in the vote made him feel more comfortable about stepping aside for his heir.The New York Times notes that “members of the Council of Europe have expressed concern over the amendments, saying they would give the hereditary Liechtenstein princes unprecedented powers when monarchs across Europe have been steadily shedding theirs”. And Austria’s Die Presse sees the referendum result – which enables the prince to dismiss governments, veto legislation and nominate judges – as a backward step.Germany’s Der Tagesspiegel scathingly pronounces that “Hans Adam’s draft constitution bears the autocratic mark of a man whose power has clearly gone to his princely head.”In other news, Athens daily Kathimerini reports that a Greek journalist has filed a legal suit against former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. It notes: “Ilias Dimitrakopoulos accuses Kissinger of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity – including alleged involvement in the military junta’s crimes and the Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus.” Netherlands paper Het Financieele Dagblat covers an effort by Dutch authorities to prevent Germans from flooding across their border to buy drugs in the country’s infamous ‘coffee shops’. They say they’re hoping to create “German-free zones”, according to the paper. “With border controls long gone, many Germans are driving into the Netherlands daily for hashish and marijuana, which are sold in Dutch coffee shops but are illegal in Germany,” it reports. The article focuses on Venlo, a border town on the river Maas that is within 50 kilometres of around five million Germans. “Venlo’s five tolerated coffee shops just can’t meet the demand,” says a city spokesman, “so we’ve seen a rise in illegal coffee shops and street sellers”. Can we expect Frits Bolkestein to take some kind of action? Seems like a clear violation of single market rules.French papers, preoccupied with other news, barely note the daring escape from prison of one of the country’s most notorious criminals.Gunmen used military weapons including a bazooka to storm a prison in the town of Fresnes and free Antonio Ferrara, a reputed gangster who had already escaped from jail once before.Le Monde reports that Paris is now worried about a rash of jailbreaks, citing one that occurred in Corsica the week before. Still, it admires the “spectacular escape, perfectly timed and carried out by a heavily armed commando squad”.