Archive: March 2013

Legal and Political Fallout from the Financial Crisis

Belgium, 15 Feb - 03 Mar 2013

Finance Minister steps down following Dexia controversy ++ ‘Robocops’ in Antwerp ++ Belgium participates in the EUTM mission in Mali. by Christophe Christiaens

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Fiscal Compact passes Sejm - Euro Adoption in Sight?

Poland, 18 Feb - 03 Mar 2013

Poland ratifies EU Fiscal Compact ++ Polska Plus – rise of a new party? ++ Tusk in difficulties – demission of the Minister of Justice? by Lukas Plewnia

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Chancellor Candidate "Clowns" about Italian Election

Germany, 19 Feb - 04 Mar 2013

New trouble for Steinbrück: SPD frontrunner speaks disparagingly about Berlusconi and Grillo ++ Government parties determine their first programmatics for the Bundestag elections ++ Protests for preservation of what is left of the Berlin Wall. by Benno Gross

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The Debt Crisis and “Project X” Revisited

Netherlands, 26 Feb - 11 Mar 2013

Dutch government criticised over further austerity measures ++ Last year’s Project X-party in Haren back in the media ++ Surprise over Venezuelan dealing with Hugo Chávez’ death. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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The Kaczynski-Show – No-Confidence Vote with Tablet PC

Poland, 04 Mar - 17 Mar 2013

Government withstands political showdown in the parliament ++ Poland moved by the new Pope Francis ++ Polish airline LOT - A new chance for the Dreamliner? by Lukas Plewnia

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The Curtain Falls on ‘Creche Killer’ De Gelder

Belgium, 04 Mar - 21 Apr 2013

Convicted Kim De Gelder: Insane or Not? ++ Web videos reveal: Belgian extremists fighting in Syria ++ Flemish autonomy debate: Independent Brussels? by Lauren Heeffer

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Minister Rösler Finally Acclaimed …and Blamed Again

Germany, 06 Mar - 20 Mar 2013

Liberal party convention: captain Rösler, spearhead Brüderle ++ Poverty report: Economy Minister alleged of manipulation ++ Cyprus bailout: Discussions about pros and cons ++ Corruption scandal: No more Lawsuits against former President. by Daniel Rätz

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Political Paralysis after General Election in Italy

Italy, 11 Mar - 24 Mar 2013

Hung parliament: First attempts to build a new government failed ++ Newly elected Francis - a Pope for the people? ++ Italy mourns death of sprint legend Pietro Mennea. by Marco Jelic

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Muslim Fighters, Gay Adoption Challenge Multiculturalism

Netherlands, 12 Mar - 24 Mar 2013

Jihadists in Syria: Dutch nationals fighting alongside opposition ++ The case Yunus: No Muslim children for lesbian foster parents? ++ Worry about Cyprus: Minister Dijsselbloem at the center of attention. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Spring Cleaning in the Nationalist SD-Party?

Sweden, 18 Mar - 30 Mar 2013

Nationalist Sweden Democrats expel twelve members ++ Cyprus bailout deal is closely followed in Sweden ++ Alleged case of discrimination in bus sparks uproar ++ North Korea again a hot topic. by Jens Ummethum

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Solidarnosc' Show of Force – Just a Storm in a Teacup?

Poland, 18 Mar - 31 Mar 2013

Solidarnosc organizes general strike ++ Announcement of a fundamental health care reform ++ Affair concerning archbishop Glodz by Lukas Plewnia

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Trouble with Turkish Media Exclusion in Neo-Nazi Terrorism Trial

Germany, 21 Mar - 03 Apr 2013

Right-wing serial murder trial to start without Turkish media attendance ++ German journalist seriously wounded in Syrian civil war ++ NPD's Berlin party headquarters closed down. by Benno Gross

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The President’s last Move against the Crisis

Italy, 25 Mar - 08 Apr 2013

President Napolitano gains time - and evokes protest ++ Italian marines accused of murder in India cause diplomatic crisis ++ City of ruins: Aquila, four years after the earthquake. by Marco Jelic

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Austerity for the Budget – and the Babies

Belgium, 25 Mar - 07 Apr 2013

Cheese-slice budgetary model gains popularity with government ++ Belgian babies on a diet ++ Belgians in offshore leaks targeted for tax fraud. by Lauren Heeffer

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Fear for Korean Escalation and Safety of Internet Banking

Netherlands, 26 Mar - 08 Apr 2013

Dutch experience problems with internet banking ++ Fear for a further escalation of the conflict in Korea ++ Trial on 13 year old murder case begins. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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