Archive: December 2012

Can an Old Christmas Tradition Be Racist?

Netherlands, 20 Nov - 03 Dec 2012

Dutch debate whether 'Zwarte Piet' is a glorification of the Dutch colonial past ++ Man in custody after his DNA matched to a 20 year old murder case ++ Asylum seekers occupy church in Amsterdam. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Strengthened Merkel Facing Trouble with Tank Sales

Germany, 21 Nov - 05 Dec 2012

Angela Merkel confirmed as party leader ++ Possible sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia met with criticism ++ Fire disaster in sheltered workshop ++ New concept for better security in football stadiums – FC Bayern autumn champion. by Daniel Rätz

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Peasant Party Finally Presents New Vice Prime Minister

Poland, 26 Nov - 09 Dec 2012

PSL sends its new leader – office taken by Piechocinski ++ Spy affair in Poland – daily soap in the parliament ++ Worldview questions at the center – Polish society deeply divided by Lukas Plewnia

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Football Violence – a Problem of the Youth or Integration?

Netherlands, 04 Dec - 17 Dec 2012

Linesman killed by players at amateur football game ++ Difficulties with the "Aldi-train" ++ Dutch in shock over shooting at American primary school. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Former Capital Bonn Luckily Avoids Terrorist Assault

Germany, 06 Dec - 20 Dec 2012

After attempted bombing: In need of intensified surveillance? ++ Federal Council proposes NPD ban ++ Espionage affair in the Ministry of Health calls security of Ministries in question. by Benno Gross

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Future New Year’s Celebrations without Fireworks?

Netherlands, 18 Dec - 14 Jan 2013

Discussion about ban on private fireworks ++ Project-X-feest, whappen and other "words of the year" 2012 ++ A Dutch winter's tale. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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The King’s Speech

Belgium, 24 Dec - 14 Jan 2013

Royal Christmas Address causes controversy ++ Belgian savings to record high ++ Gerard Depardieu fuels the debate on Belgian tax policy. by Christophe Christiaens

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2013 – A Year of Big Reforms?

Poland, 24 Dec - 06 Jan 2013

Head of Secret Service resigns ++ The Victims of New Year´s Eve in Poland ++ New health care reforms planned by Markus Bingel

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