Archive: August 2014

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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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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Flight MH17 and War in Eastern Ukraine still Preoccupy the Dutch

Netherlands, 03 Aug - 15 Aug 2014

MH17 – investigations are terminated but the country does not forget ++ Dutch worry for Iraqi refugees ++ From the perspective of a neutral observer: Dutch remember the WWI. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Back to Recession – Renzi's Relaunch stagnates

Italy, 05 Aug - 18 Aug 2014

Italian economy back to recession++ A first positive step for constitutional reform++ Etihad Airways is in, Alitalia survives ++ Conte new coach of national football team. by Marco Calabrò

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Bulgaria caught between Trade Interests and Economic Tensions

Bulgaria, 06 Aug - 19 Aug 2014

Impact of Russian food embargo on Bulgaria ++ Quo Vadis, South Stream? ++ A banking system Bulgarians can trust? Depositors in KTB organize protests. by Raycho Penchev

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Summer of Wins and Losses in Polish Sports & Politics

Poland, 08 Aug - 21 Aug 2014

Polish government is looking for help for Polish fruits producers ++ Controversies over eliminating Legia Warsaw from Champions League play-offs ++ Summer of medals in sports and science. by Monika Kostecka

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Race for Voters Tightens as Election Day Nears

Sweden, 09 Aug - 22 Aug 2014

Gap between political blocks decreases ++ Dangerous water levels cause damage in western Sweden ++ Swedish invention detects skin cancer ++ Increased Swedish support for Iraq. by Camilla Buch

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New Grounds or Old Paths? German Foreign Policy Struggling between Past and Present

Germany, 12 Aug - 25 Aug 2014

Historical turning point: weapon supplies to support the war against IS ++ Diplomatic talks in Berlin – A German initiative to solve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine ++ Ebola suspect case in Germany ruled out ++ 'Rheingold' – The talking river: impressing pictures of German landscapes. by Lisa Heinemann

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Ministers’ Rebellion leads to Government Reshuffle

France, 14 Aug - 10 Sep 2014

Government reshuffle in midst of ongoing political trouble ++ President’s ex publishes nasty accusations ++ Freed hostages identify their tormentor. by Matthieu Choblet

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MH17 Victims Still Need to be Identified Through DNA Tests

Netherlands, 16 Aug - 29 Aug 2014

Forensic specialists busy with identification victims of flight MH17 ++ Dutch Foreign Minister warns IS militants must be confronted in Syria ++ Dutch farmers dump produce as Russian sanctions hit prices. by Kirsten Lucas

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'May I introduce...?' Federica Mogherini – Europe's new diplomatic Figurehead

Italy, 19 Aug - 01 Sep 2014

Italian Mogherini is the new EU 'Foreign Minister' ++ Renzi’s one-thousand-daysplan ++ The competition for the Golden Lion in the city on the lagoon ++ Italian government still kept busy by the fate of two marines. by Anja Berger, Marco Calabrò

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Turning Aspirations into Realities: Bulgaria’s political & social Landscape

Bulgaria, 20 Aug - 02 Sep 2014

Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria: first preparations and electoral behaviour ++ Bulgaria 54th in 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness Report ++ Green City Sofia ++ Bulgarian football fairy tale. by Ivan Yanakiev

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The Brussels Game: Tusk for European Council, Bienkowska for Commission

Poland, 22 Aug - 04 Sep 2014

Polish Prime Minister Tusk to become the EU council president ++ Post-Tusk Poland in search for a new Prime Minister ++ Poland securing budget and finances portfolio in the Commission. by Maciej Wilga

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Sweden Coming Closer to NATO ahead of the Parliamentary Elections

Sweden, 23 Aug - 05 Sep 2014

New NATO-Sweden agreement ++ Political manifestos for the Swedish parliamentary elections ++ 200 years of peace in Sweden. by Maciej Wilga

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Russia, IS, Car Toll: External Security Challenges and Internal Quarrels

Germany, 26 Aug - 08 Sep 2014

75 years after WWII: Gauck accuses Russia of imperilling stability in Europe ++ Parliament supports military aid against IS ++ Discussion over car toll causes friction among Conservatives ++ Highlights and lowlights for the football national team. by Peter Sawicki

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Europe & Me

Announcement - 27 Aug 2014 is proud to announce its new cooperation with Europe & Me, an online lifestyle magazine created by young Europeans for young Europeans. Just like Cosmopublic, E&M wants to support the emergence of a young European public and contribute to a new perception of the European community. E&M tries to capture the facets of a new, transnational lifestyle by writing about every possible "Europe" - the Europe of young masters students, the Europe of Chernobyl survivers, the Europe of the European Commission, the Europe of immigrants and the Europe of ex-pats. With this peculiar approach, E&M is a great addition to Cosmopublic’s growing network of partners. We therefore invite our readers to bookmark and regularly consult the E&M website! In addition, we are looking forward to cross-posting articles and exploring further ways of collaboration with our new partner! by

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