Topic says it all.
It seems like once more, all people are equal, but some are just a bit more equal than others.
Interestingly enough, the new Kindle Fire models are aggressively advertised on amazon.de - and the new "basic" Kindle as well. (The prices are too high compared with the US prices, but at least they're not as massively overpriced as in the past - something like 10% more or so.)
But the one model that I wanted to see? Nothing. Nada. Niente. No Paperwhite in sight in Europe. Not amused. At all
(Yes, I'm aware that the situation is even worse in many other parts of the world).