The Italian newspaper La Repubblica recently ran a story on the Europa Challenge blog! I was alerted to this by Europa Editions via their Facebook page.
Here's the link: http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/2011/07/30/il-romanzo-in-cinque-righe-spopola-su.html
(The article is in Italian.)
(I saw that Michael Reynolds also left a comment about this below under the post about The Hedgehog. Thanks Michael!)