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Hauskaa Vappua! – A Colourful Cocktail of Traditions For the Finnish First of May

Finland - 01 May 2016

Roots and development of vappu ++ Vappu traditions ++ Typical food and drinks. by Anne-Kristin Beinhauer

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Special Sunday: Blow for Conservatives in Trade Tax Issue

UK - 09 Mar 2016

The House of Commons has rejected longer opening hours for British shops on Sundays. by Alex Braley

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Flag The Name Of the New Born Prince? How to Stop Reindeer Accidents? Call and Ask

Sweden, 29 Mar - 26 Apr 2016

Fifth grandchild for Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf ++ How to call a Swede ++ Radio transmitters to prevent road accidents with reindeer. by Sarah Onkels

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Flag Bucharest’s City Hall, The Opera and Three Funerals: False Starts and Inevitable Endings

Romania, 27 Mar - 23 Apr 2016

Running for the capital’s City Hall: storm in the pool of candidates ++ Divided we stand: resignations, rehires, protests and xenophobia at the Bucharest National Opera ++ Created equal, buried differently: a dancer, an actor and an interloper. by Lavinia Manea

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Flag Adios Siesta? Traditional Nap Time Under Debate

Spain, 13 Mar - 14 Apr 2016

Government proposes to cancel the traditional afternoon nap ++ “Panama Papers” – Repercussions in Spain ++ National Elections – Back to square one. by José M. Martin-Flores, Manuel Valenciano Marx, Marco Just Quiles

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Flag Mourning of Writer Imre Kertész, Outrage over Government’s Actions

Hungary, 13 Mar - 09 Apr 2016

Writer and Nobel prize winner Imre Kertész dies aged 86 ++ Outrage over education reform sparks “Plaid Shirt Revolution” ++ Brussels attacks renew government push for exceptional powers ++ Referendum process turns into tragicomedy. by Balázs Márton, Janina Rottmann

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Flag Szydlo, Duda, Kaczynski and the Plunging Gap in Polish Society

Poland, 28 Feb - 26 Mar 2016

Government party PiS keeps on dividing media and society ++ Sadness after attacks in Brussels ++ Charity Orchestra WOSP 2016 reaches new record. by Lukas Plewnia

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Flag Paintings, Photos and a lot of Money

Netherlands, 09 Sep - 06 Oct 2015

Rembrandt portraits cast shadow on relationship with France ++ Volkert van der G. – a murderer tries to sell his story ++ Dutch rail network ProRail in severe financial distress. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

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