Archive: July 2014

Success of “Red Devils” diverts Attention from slow Government Formations

Belgium, 13 Jun - 12 Jul 2014

Devil Mania – Belgian football team in the Top 8 ++ Regions in final stage of formation… ++ …Federal level lags behind. by Christophe Ponsard

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The End of a political Career? – Former President Nicolas Sarkozy arrested

France, 19 Jun - 02 Jul 2014

Former President accused of active corruption ++ New euthanasia debate in France ++ FIFA World Cup: Success of Les Bleus inspires the French. by Ina Berger

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World Cup Hopes & National Security Issues in the Netherlands

Netherlands, 21 Jun - 04 Jul 2014

Intelligence Service: Dutch jihadi groups resemble elusive ‘swarm’ ++ IT problems at Ministry of Defence lead to sacking of senior civil servants ++ World Cup: Diving Robben and ‘racist’ Tweet. by Kirsten Lucas

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The Bull Run in Pamplona - Cultural Heritage or Animal Abuse?

Spain, 22 Jun - 05 Jul 2014

The most controversial fair of the year: San Fermín ++ Massive exit of Latino immigrants lowers population numbers ++ Real Madrid’s soccer icon Di Stéfano dies aged 88. by Marco Just Quiles

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Italian Presidency of the EU: Renzi to wake up 'exhausted' Europe

Italy, 24 Jun - 07 Jul 2014

PM Renzi fixes targets for the Italian Presidency of the EU ++ Italian Senate revamp goes ahead, immunity from prosecution remains ++ Massive migrant exploitation unveiled in Latina ++ Madonna-statue 'kneels' in front of Mafia-boss. by Federica Patalano, Marco Jelic, Vittoria Carraro

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Banking System under Attack – In what do Bulgarians trust?

Bulgaria, 25 Jun - 08 Jul 2014

Banking affair upsets Bulgaria ++ Russian Foreign Minister on a visit to Sofia: Rising pressure on Bulgaria ++ Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party to give up the post of chairman. by Raycho Penchev

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After successful EP Elections: Joined Forces on the Political Right?

Poland, 27 Jun - 10 Jul 2014

Coalition of ultra-conservative Parties incoming? ++ Denied abortion: Doctor in distress ++ Heaviest aviation accident in recent years. by Lukas Plewnia

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Almedalen political Week accompanied by slight Disagreements with Denmark

Sweden, 28 Jun - 11 Jul 2014

The ‘Almedalen’ week – herald of future Swedish politics? ++ Danish Street beggars to be sent to Sweden ++ Trans-regional transport: Öresund region to be more integrated. by Maciej Wilga

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‘Da ist das Ding!’ – Germany celebrates 4th Football World Cup Title

Germany, 01 Jul - 21 Jul 2014

Kick it like Götze – Germany wins the World Cup in Brazil ++ US spying on Germany – A never ending story? ++ Drug suspicions against SPD politician. by Katharina Winter

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Workers on Strike at Avignon Arts Festival

France, 03 Jul - 16 Jul 2014

Start of Avignon arts festival delayed as arts workers dread benefit cut ++ Sarkozy against the red judge: Is France being “berlusconised”? ++ French football team returns home after quarterfinals. by Matthieu Choblet

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A Country in Shock and Disbelief after Shooting Down of Flight MH17

Netherlands, 05 Jul - 18 Jul 2014

Dutch in grieve over victims of flight MH17 ++ Despite good performance, the World Cup dream ends with a third place for the Dutch ++ Dutch follow worsening situation in the Middle East closely. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Spain remembers 2013 Santiago de Compostela Train Crash

Spain, 06 Jul - 19 Jul 2014

Aftermath of one of the worst rail disasters in Spanish history ++ Mister PSOE: Pedro Sánchez ++ Everlasting dispute between Spain and United Kingdom. by Hannah Lütkenhaus, Marília Ferreira da Cunha

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Costa Concordia's successful but scandal-ridden Salvaging

Italy, 08 Jul - 04 Aug 2014

Costa Concordia will finally leave Giglio Island, Captain Schettino accepts a call by Rome University ++ Berlusconi absolved in ‘Rubygate’ ++ Italian Government against European partners over EU Commission post ++ The continuous struggle of Alitalia Airline. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò

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Bulgaria’s Government steps down-what's next?

Bulgaria, 09 Jul - 22 Jul 2014

Bulgarian government resigns ++ Banking crisis unresolved ++ Bulgaria does not get to nominate EU Commissioner. by Ivan Yanakiev

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Massive Heatwave causes Dehydration and Drownings in Sweden

Sweden, 12 Jul - 25 Jul 2014

Massive heatwave causes dehydration and drownings ++ Assange remains in custody in his absence ++ Social Democrats Party leader heavily criticised online. by Camilla Buch

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France shaken by War at Gaza Strip and Plane Crash in Africa

France, 17 Jul - 30 Jul 2014

pro-Palestinian protests in Paris banned ++ France in a state of shock after plane crash in Mali ++ Jérôme Kerviel’s detention: a never-ending story. by Catherine Grünewald, Katinka Koke

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Dutch Frustration over Difficulties to reach Ukrainian Crash Site

Netherlands, 19 Jul - 02 Aug 2014

Dutch experts unable to reach Ukrainian crash site ++ Aruba releases Venezuelan ex-general sought by US over drugs ++ New sanctions on Russia by EU and US. by Kirsten Lucas

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'One Hundred' – A Number Produces Headlines in Germany

Germany, 22 Jul - 11 Aug 2014

Ecclestone trail: A deal for one hundred million ++ World War One: One hundred years anniversary ++ No arms for Russia: One hundred loss for German company ++ Turkish presidential elections. by Eike Hortsch

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Bulgaria in between Resignation and new Elections

Bulgaria, 23 Jul - 05 Aug 2014

First steps of the caretaker government ++ Flooding: Over 100 buildings collapse ++ Over 110 million Euros for public health sector. by Alice Greschkow

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The different Faces of Polish Freedom

Poland, 25 Jul - 07 Aug 2014

70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising ++ Secret CIA prisons on Polish territory ++ Solidarity against the Russian embargo on Polish fruits: #FreedomApples. by Monika Kostecka

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Sweden Hit by Worst Wildfire in Modern Times

Sweden, 26 Jul - 08 Aug 2014

Devastating wildfire hits Central Sweden ++ Stockholm Pride attracts record crowds ++ Terror threats against neigbouring Norway. by Jens Ummethum

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50 Kilos of Cocaine gone missing – French Police investigates in its own Ranks

France, 31 Jul - 13 Aug 2014

50 kilograms of cocaine stolen – policeman under suspicion ++ Economic growth stagnates ++ Airplane crash near Paris – Two dead and three wounded. by Sabrina Hambloch

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