The whole article made me think of life here in Italy. Seems like there are a lot of things in common. Well, except for the massive copper resources.
They should have picked me, dammit:-) After years of living in Italy, these sorts of bureaucratic hurdles are easy to deal with. And I may not have an awesome, world changing startup, but at least my niche effort makes money, and... I've been around. I have war stories!