Archive: October 2012

General Strike on Belgian Railways

Belgium, 16 Sep - 05 Oct 2012

General strike on Belgian railways ++ Employers disagree with government policies, while industrial decline continues ++ New commercial TV station starts broadcasting. by Christophe Christiaens

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Higher Fees for Long-Term Students Likely to Be Averted

Netherlands, 25 Sep - 07 Oct 2012

Plans for long-term studies fine likely to be reversed ++ Dutch VAT rises to 21% ++ Largest DNA test in the world to solve 13 year old murder case. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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One Chancellor in Greece, One Honored, One Wannabe

Germany, 26 Sep - 09 Oct 2012

SPD nominates Steinbrück as chancellor candidate ++ Angela Merkel visits Greece ++ Honoration for Helmut Kohl ++ Schumacher and Ballack: German sport legends retire. by Eik-Sören Scholz

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The Opposition Strikes Back

Poland, 01 Oct - 14 Oct 2012

Piotr Glinski – The new Prime Minister? ++ Motion of no-confidence finally fails ++ Abortion debate continues by Markus Bingel

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Armstrong Scandal Affects Cycling in the Netherlands

Netherlands, 08 Oct - 21 Oct 2012

Doping scandal has effect on Dutch Cycling Association ++ Large art theft in Rotterdam ++ Corruption in local politics revealed. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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History Repeating Itself? Next Minister in Academic Trouble

Germany, 10 Oct - 23 Oct 2012

Schavan's future in jeopardy ++ Baden-Württemberg: Once conservative, now green ++ The national football team: Defeat despite draw. by Benno Gross

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Football – Even After the Euro 2012 Still a Burning Issue

Poland, 15 Oct - 28 Oct 2012

Nearly resignation of the Minister of Sport and Tourism ++ PZPN – A new beginning ++ Tightening of the abortion law stopped by Lukas Plewnia

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All Set for Mark Rutte's New Government

Netherlands, 22 Oct - 05 Nov 2012

Liberals and Socialists ready to take over new government ++ Hurricane “Sandy” hits Dutch news. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Germany’s Favourite Obama Wins Second Term

Germany, 24 Oct - 06 Nov 2012

US election outcome closely watched – and highly appreciated ++ Government parties struggle for controversial bills ++ Broadcaster reveals attempted manipulation by Bavarian conservatives. by Christian Grünewald

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Now and Ever – Smolensk Guides Polish Politics

Poland, 29 Oct - 12 Nov 2012

Spectacular news turn out to be wrong ++ Independence day – Poland shows its religious and patriotic face ++ All Saints – traffic chaos like every year by Lukas Plewnia

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