Archive: September 2013

Another Polish Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

Poland, 19 Aug - 01 Sep 2013

Unfortunate weeks for Polish forces ++ Next priest muzzled by the Catholic Church ++ Is this the end for Warsaw’s unpopular Mayor? by Dorota Redzikowska

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Famous Boarding School Closed in Wake of Torture Scandal

Sweden, 21 Aug - 03 Sep 2013

Boarding school temporarily shut down after reported abuse ++ Head of Public Employment Service forced to resign ++ Swedish politician shot to death in Somalia. by Jens Ummethum

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Duel or Duet? Bundestag Campaign off to a Slow Start

Germany, 24 Aug - 05 Sep 2013

The race for the German Chancellery has begun! Somewhat ++ Campaign part II: No clear positions on the Syrian conflict ++ President Joachim Gauck in France: An act of reconciliation between France and Germany. by Benno Gross

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French Government Launches Reforms for Young and Old

France, 25 Aug - 07 Sep 2013

The government effectuates sensitive reforms ++ Syria: France and the US act in concert ++ The carcinogenic electronic cigarette ++ Comeback of French humorist as TV presenter ++ German President visits French site of Nazi massacre. by Anne-Sophie Gerst, Katinka Koke

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Parties Clash over Publication of Budget 2014

Netherlands, 27 Aug - 09 Sep 2013

Government and Opposition quarrel over Budget 2014 ++ Syria crisis: discussions about chemical weapons and refugees ++ After numerous scandals: government announces new asylum laws. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Italy Stands down on Syria – The Pope Prays for Peace

Italy, 30 Aug - 12 Sep 2013

Italian views on Syria: Letta positions at G20 and Pope Francis calls for peace ++ The saga continues: Berlusconi now appeals to European Court of Human Rights ++ Venice film festival: Golden Lion for “Sacro GRA” ++ Squadra Azzura qualifies for Brazil 2014. by Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, Vittoria Carraro

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New Nukes and Pandas for Belgium

Belgium, 31 Aug - 13 Sep 2013

Nuclear bombs? We do not confirm, nor deny ++ Local government gets active in print media ++ Panda-diplomacy results in Panda-quarrel. by Daan Fonck

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Polish Impulses for Syria and EU

Poland, 02 Sep - 15 Sep 2013

New Polish impulses in the EU foreign and Security Policy ++ Gowin to create a new political party ++ Krakow to compete for the Olympic Winter Games 2020. by Maciej Wilga

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The King celebrates 40th Throne Anniversary, Changes in Government

Sweden, 04 Sep - 17 Sep 2013

King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates 40 years on the throne ++ Prime Minister Reinfeld refurbishes government ++ Swedish Democrats get large following in church elections. by Camilla Buch

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The Bavarian Landtag election – an omen for the election of the Bundestag?

Germany, 06 Sep - 19 Sep 2013

Final days of general election campaign: Conservatives retake Bavaria – Liberals, SPD and Greens go through tough times ++ Swimming courses in “Burkini”: Muslim girls must attend sports classes ++ Germany bemoans deaths of literature critic and popular actor. by Katharina Winter

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New Approaches to Self-Defence and the long-avoided Far-right Party?

France, 08 Sep - 21 Sep 2013

Jeweller in Nice shoots burglar – 1,6 million support his case on Facebook ++ Former Prime Minister breaks with the taboo of supporting far-right party ++ Serbian government hires Dominique Strauss-Kahn as economic advisor. by Jenny Lindner

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"Flying Fyra" – New Jet Fighter Project puts Government under Pressure

Netherlands, 10 Sep - 23 Sep 2013

Dutch angered about "Flying Fyra" ++ Everybody is pleased with King's first state-of-nation speech ++ The 'Eastern neighbours' elect a new parliament. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Italy FOR SALE – Telecom Italia becomes Spanish

Italy, 13 Sep - 26 Sep 2013

Spaniards to buy Telecom Italia: Italy for sale? ++ Costa Concordia finally raised – trial against captain continues ++ Two months of government uncertainty upset Italians ++ Quite a few issues burden the Democratic Party. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò, Vittoria Carraro

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Cyber War, Banker Lies and Afghan Refugees mark End of Silly Season

Belgium, 14 Sep - 27 Sep 2013

“Digital 9/11” – Cyber attacks on Belgian Institutions ++ Emails prove former Fortis Chairman lied to investors ++ Debate about deportation of Afghan Asylum Seeker. by Christophe Christiaens

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Polish Parliament discusses Abortion Law

Poland, 16 Sep - 29 Sep 2013

Abortion law raised for debate ++ Polish nuncio wanted ++ Whole Poland helps young bricklayer. by Dorota Redzikowska

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German Election Special

Germany, 18 Sep - 18 Sep 2013

Great victory for Merkel’s Party – but she needs a new government partner ++ Left wing Die Linke comes in third place, AfD steals votes from across the party spectrum ++ The liberal disaster ++ Red and Green disappoint ++ A Game of Seats: What the results mean for a future government. by Benno Gross, Christian Grünewald

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Police Registry of Roma People widely condemned

Sweden, 18 Sep - 01 Oct 2013

Skåne county police department maintains registry of Roma ++ Kristdemokrater discussing Swedish NATO membership ++ Increasing illegal trade with Swedish passports. by Sarah Onkels

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Fight over Working Hours and Integration of Roma People

France, 22 Sep - 05 Oct 2013

Late-night work and working on Sundays provoke breaches of law ++ “Roma people are called upon to return to Romania” ++ News about missing girl: mother and her partner confess. by Catherine Grünewald

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Who wants to govern? Germany after the Election

Germany, 23 Sep - 02 Oct 2013

Germany is speculating coalitions, 7 million voters not represented ++ The Greens – a new Leadership and identity? ++ The right-wing terrorist trial, or: who has seen Beate Zschäpe? ++ Three workers killed in mining accident in Thuringia. by Sandra Czech

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Dutch revisit Pim Fortuyn's Murder and its consequential Change of Politics

Netherlands, 24 Sep - 07 Oct 2013

Request for probation of Pim Fortuyn's murderer sparks new controversy ++ Government open to negotiate budget proposals with opposition ++ Dutch-Russian relations in troubled waters as crew of Greenpeace ship gets arrested ++ US government shut-down also affects the Netherlands. by Kirsten Lucas

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Italians debate Human Rights in Prisons and Lampedusa

Italy, 27 Sep - 09 Oct 2013

Over 300 dead immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa ++ On crimes and punishments: Napolitano’s appeal against harsh prison conditions ++ To split or not to split? Letta wins in vote of confidence, while Berlusconi's party faces major changes. by Marco Calabrò, Marco Jelic, Vittoria Carraro

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A big Loss and a big Win for Belgium

Belgium, 28 Sep - 11 Oct 2013

Wilfried Martens – Goodbye for a great statesman ++ Humble Belgian scientist wins Nobel Prize in Physics ++ Di Rupo government not running out of steam. by Lauren Heeffer

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The Bulgarian Way (I): Parties & Politics

Bulgaria, 29 Sep - 30 Sep 2013

The Bulgarian party landscape: a transformation in two stages ++ Disappointment of Bulgarian voters changes political system ++ EU Membership - Great expectations and the Bulgarian identity paradox. by Raycho Penchev

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Historic Ceremonies: Liberation of Auschwitz turns 69, Lech Walesa 70

Poland, 30 Sep - 13 Oct 2013

Israeli politicians will attend anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz ++ Party system in motion – new political alliances arise ++ 70th birthday of national icon Lech Walesa. by Lukas Plewnia

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