Archive: May 2012

From Merkozy to Merkollande?

Germany, 23 Apr - 08 May 2012

French Elections Questioning European Debt Policy ++ Debate about a Political Boycott of Football Championship in Ukraine ++ Pirate Party Holds Conference and Succeeds in another State Election. by Saskia Ries

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Ukraine and the Dark Side of the EURO 2012

Poland, 30 Apr - 13 May 2012

Consternation about Treatment of Tymoshenko in Ukraine ++ Some Scepticism towards Poland’s Ability of Hosting the EURO 2012 ++ No Stronger Cooperation on the Political Left ++ Protests Against Extension of Retirement Age. by Markus Bingel

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Various Elections Put the Chancellor Under Pressure

Germany, 07 May - 20 May 2012

Election in North Rhine-Westphalia Strengthens Opposition ++ Merkel's trouble with France and Greece ++ Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin Hit Rock Bottom, Football Violence in Debate by Eik-Sören Scholz

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Upcoming EURO 2012 is on Everyone's Lips

Poland, 14 May - 27 May 2012

Poland´s New Unity before the UEFA EURO 2012 ++ Russian National Football Team vs. Jaroslaw Kaczynski ++ No TV License for Father Rydzyk ++ Protests against Deregulation of Selected Professions. by Lukas Plewnia

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Government and Left Party Close Their Arguments – For Now

Germany, 21 May - 03 Jun 2012

Government Determines Dispute over Child Care Subsidy ++ Left Party Has a New Leadership ++ Syrian Ambassador Expelled ++ National Team Falters – Visit to Auschwitz. by Daniel Rätz

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Headaches over the Euro and the Football EURO

Netherlands, 28 May - 11 Jun 2012

Worries about the Future of the Euro as Spanish Banks Need New Bail-out ++ Dutch Disillusioned after their EURO 2012 Opening Game ++ Green Party Recovers from Fight over their Leadership. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Let the Games Begin

Poland, 28 May - 10 Jun 2012

Obama Irritates with Historical Lapse ++ The EURO 2012 finally Started ++ New Tensions between Russians and Poles. by Markus Bingel

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