Archive: December 2014

Minority Government Falls Already – New Elections to Come

Sweden, 15 Nov - 14 Dec 2014

Budget fails in parliament – new elections announced ++ Near mid-air collision heightens tension between Sweden and Russia ++ Green Party member wants to give asylum to Edward Snowden in Sweden. by Jens Ummethum

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Facing Headwinds: Renzi and the Trade Unions

Italy, 19 Nov - 18 Dec 2014

Commentary: How Italian Unions Rally Against Renzi's Job Reform
by Silvia Favasuli

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Restless Sarkozy: Re-elected Party Head Promises to Unwind the Socialist Presidency

France, 20 Nov - 19 Dec 2014

Sarkozy head of party again, Socialists and National Front on the defensive ++ Shop openings and industry shut-downs ++ Violence and anti-Semitism. by Matthieu Choblet

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Polish Right-Wingers Unite in New Nationalistic Party

Poland, 01 Dec - 31 Dec 2014

“National Movement” registers as political party after all++ Investigations to trips of politicians ++ Young couple arrested for murder. by Dorota Redzikowska

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Frohe Weihnachten! – Christmas Celebrations in Germany

Christmas Special - Germany - 19 Dec 2014

How the Germans celebrate the winter holidays. by Lisa Heinemann

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Does the Discussion Surrounding Black Pete Show Hidden Racism?

Commentary - Netherlands - Netherlands - 22 Dec 2014

Another Christmas Season with ‘Zwarte Piet’ in the Headlines. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Torn between grief and anxiety – Germany struggles with the aftermath of Paris attacks

Germany, 24 Dec - 20 Jan 2015

“Not just an attack on French citizens” – Germany mourns victims of Paris shootings ++ “Possible terrorist attack” threatening Germany – Monday rallies in Dresden cancelled ++ Germany: a safe haven for refugees? by Peter Sawicki

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