Archive: August 2012

Documentary Reveals Sexism in the Streets of Brussels

Belgium, 23 Jul - 15 Aug 2012

Public debate on the sexist behavior of young males in Brussels ++ Former extreme-right MP on N-VA list for local elections sparks controversy ++ Rainy summer is hurting music festivals financially ++ Belgian 10y interest rates at a record low. by Christophe Christiaens

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Nepotism Gets Government into Trouble

Poland, 23 Jul - 05 Aug 2012

Nepotism Scandal in Poland Discovered ++ Gay Marriage Debate ++ Bankruptcy of Travel Agencies Continues by Markus Bingel

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German-Swiss Relationship Suffers from Bank Data Purchases

Germany, 01 Aug - 14 Aug 2012

Quarrel over tax dodgers’ data from Switzerland ++ End of Olympic Games 2012 leaves many questions ++ Dispute over tax equality for same-sex marriages. by Eik-Sören Scholz

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Patriarch Kirill in Poland – Overcoming the Differences?

Poland, 06 Aug - 19 Aug 2012

Head of Russian Orthodox Church visits Poland – a new beginning of reconciliation? ++ Amber Gold – debacle for the Polish legal system? ++ Nearly a disaster – the result of the Olympic Games for Poland by Lukas Plewnia

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The Netherlands Prepare for Early Parliamentary Elections

Netherlands, 14 Aug - 27 Aug 2012

Dutch elections: Liberals and Socialists ahead in polls ++ Dutch follow the Breivik trial closely ++ Prince Friso is still in a coma. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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New Energy after Summer Break – But at what Price?

Germany, 15 Aug - 28 Aug 2012

Rising electricity prices lead to a critical assessment of renewable energy subsidies ++ Continuing dispute over the future of Greece ++ Circumcision – German Ethics Council comes to a conclusion ++ Gamescom attracts more than a quarter of a million visitors. by Saskia Ries

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The Dutroux-case: Scars Still Remain after 16 Years

Belgium, 16 Aug - 30 Aug 2012

Dutroux’ wife, Michèle Martin, released from prison ++ Threat to nuclear safety questions government plans ++ 14-Year old girl tortured to death by minors. by Bart Castermans

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Amber Gold, Amber Gold, Amber Gold – No End in Sight

Poland, 20 Aug - 02 Sep 2012

Summer holidays end – Amber Gold comes ++ Kora goes astray – marihuana: law and order ++ Catholic media – digital TV, church and the President. by Lukas Plewnia

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Elections 2012: The Moment of Indecision

Netherlands, 28 Aug - 10 Sep 2012

Polls fluctuate days ahead of parliamentary elections ++ Obama vs. Romney ++ Dutch shocked by shooting in the French Alps. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Pension Debate and the Former First Lady Inflame Passions

Germany, 29 Aug - 11 Sep 2012

In search of measures against old-age poverty ++ Former first lady sues TV-show host and Google ++ German forces “under attack”. by Benno Gross

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