Archive: January 2013

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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New International Airport of Berlin Causes Trouble

Germany, 02 Jan - 16 Jan 2013

Endless trouble over new airport in Berlin (BER)++ France sends troops to Mali, Germany declares support ++ All parties are preparing for the state elections of Lower Saxony ++ Christian and Bettina Wulff’s broken love. by Eik-Sören Scholz

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Mourning for the Kaczynski’s Mother

Poland, 07 Jan - 20 Jan 2013

Jadwiga Kaczynska is dead ++ Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – Poland donates ++ New accusations against the Supreme Court by Lukas Plewnia

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From 250 to 0 in Six Weeks – The Fyra’s "Success Story"

Netherlands, 15 Jan - 28 Jan 2013

Speed-train “Fyra” causes trouble and anger ++ Long awaited ice-skating event called off due to too high participation ++ Lance Armstrong’s confession. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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“Dirndl-Gate”: Harmless Men's Humour or Daily Sexism?

Germany, 17 Jan - 05 Feb 2013

Dirndl-affair causes debate on casual sexism ++ Despite losing the doctorate: Education Minister (CDU) initially remai­ns in office ++ Match-fixing also in German football? by Benno Gross

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European Commission Goes for Polish Roadmaking Cartels

Poland, 21 Jan - 03 Feb 2013

Collusive behaviour in road building – EU retains payments ++ Haggling over posts in the parliament ++ Poland mourns the death of popular Primate Glemp by Lukas Plewnia

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Two Resign, One Returns – Beatrix, Benedict and Berlusconi

Netherlands, 29 Jan - 25 Feb 2013

The queen is gone, long live the king ++ Surprise about the Pope’s decision to step down ++ Italian elections keep Dutch in suspense. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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