Archive: April 2015

Tobacco Lobby vs. Parliament: Packaging to Become Plain in UK by 2016

UK, 06 Mar - 02 Apr 2015

Tobacco Lobby vs. Parliament: Packaging to become plain by 2016 ++ Osborne’s Budget Announced – Will It Alter the upcoming Election? ++ Prime Minister Cameron Will Not Serve Third Term as PM ++ Author Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66. by Bethany Purrington, Callum Pierce, Robin Dyck

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Broker Scandal and Questionable Policies Lead to Further Rise of Far-Right

Hungary, 15 Mar - 11 Apr 2015

“Broker scandal” makes huge political waves ++ Best poll rating ever for far-right party Jobbik ++ Mistakes marked the start of the “Hungarian BBC” ++ New law for Sunday closure causes controversy. by Balázs Márton, Bálint Sedlmayr, Robert Talo

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Germany’s Need for Grief – not for Sensational Reports

Germany, 18 Mar - 14 Apr 2015

Germans mourn for Germanwings victims and for professional journalism ++ Refugee camp set on fire, but citizens and politicians stay strong ++ A sobering interim result for the minimum wage ++ Novelist and Nobel laureate Günter Grass dies aged 87. by Lisa Heinemann

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Sweden Welcomes Female Leader for its Christian Democratic Party

Sweden, 31 Mar - 27 Apr 2015

Female leader for Christian Democrats ++ Swedes support Angela Merkel’s idea on renewed asylum system ++ Swedish hostages set free in Syria. by Sarah Onkels

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Belgium, 01 Apr - 01 Apr 2015

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Corruption-Fighting ‘Superhero’ Paulo de Morais Wants to Become President

Portugal, 01 Apr - 28 Apr 2015

Anti-corruption activist Paulo de Morais runs for president in 2016 ++ A scandal rocks the judicial system – public money is misappropriated. by Joana Pinto Oliveira

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Presidential Elections ahead while Poland Commemorates its Past

Poland, 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2015

Who's going to be Poland's next president? ++ Former politician, publicist and historian Wladyslaw Bartoszewski dies at 93 ++ 5th anniversary of the plane disaster at Smolensk ++ President ratifies Istanbul Convention. by Dorota Redzikowska

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Fortress Europe? Government Parties Clash over Refugee Policy

Netherlands, 02 Apr - 29 Apr 2015

New law on refugees threatened to break government ++ PSV Eindhoven celebrating their first championship in seven years ++ Willem Holleeder - should a criminal get air time on public television? by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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“Game of Unknowns” – Unpredictable Outcome of General Election 2015

UK, 03 Apr - 30 Apr 2015

Coalition Bargaining Heats Up as Election Approaches ++ Thousands of British Soldiers At Risk in Malaria Drug Scandal. by Callum Pierce, Robin Dyck

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Vrolijk Pasen! Happy Easter!

Netherlands - Special - Netherlands - 05 Apr 2015

From Colouring Eggs to Easter Monday Brunch – An Overview of Dutch Easter Traditions. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Like Riding a Bike: Government Plays with Old Reflexes

Hungary, 12 Apr - 09 May 2015

“I bike Budapest” – the Critical Mass is back in town ++ Does “Free education” prepare for the job market? Hungary discusses large-scale educational reform ++ Death Penalty again? ++ Government announces “National consultation” on immigration and terrorism. by Christian-Zsolt Varga, Nóra Szabó, Silvia Petzoldt

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Big Snow in little Village

How Capracotta got into the Guinness Book of Records - Italy - 13 Apr 2015

Marco Jelic, team manager of Cosmopublic Italy, writes about a special event that put his "hometown" Capracotta in international headlines & why he considers getting a tattoo now. by Marco Jelic

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Wanna bet that you don't know Romania?

Special Feature on Romania - Part I of III - Romania - 15 Apr 2015

If somebody were to ask you out of the blue “tell me three things that you know about Romania”, what would you answer? What do you think describes best the 27th member state of the European Union? by Flavian-Catalin Pah

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Au Revoir Monsieur Le Pen – National Front Patriarch Loses Grip

France, 20 Apr - 18 May 2015

Jean-Marie Le Pen loses power struggle against his daughter ++ A history of female suffrage ++ François Hollande visits Cuba. by Matthieu Choblet

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Setting the Romanian Scene

Special Feature on Romania - Part II of III - Romania - 21 Apr 2015

Setting the Romanian scene: from the Communist legacy, to the lights and shadows of the 1989 Revolution and the “Return to Europe”. by Eva Chitul

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Nurses Fighting for a Change of Struggling Healthcare System

Poland, 24 Apr - 21 May 2015

Nurses want to go on strike again ++ 10th anniversary of the Polish Institute of Film Art ++ Presidential election – Endgame. by Lukas Plewnia

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Fifty Areas of Grey – Genuine Acts of Justice or Political Revenge?

Romania, 26 Apr - 23 May 2015

Updates from the battle field: the extra mile Dragnea shouldn't have run ++ Romanian civil society fights to stop massive deforestations ++ An impartial opinion or a political bias? How access to the internet influences Romanian voters. by Eva Chitul, Flavian-Catalin Pah, Lavinia Manea

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Greek tragedy is based on myth – and Romanian on corruption

Special Feature on Romania - Part III - Romania - 28 Apr 2015

Taking a closer look at Romania: from a highly inefficient justice system to the most recent Presidential elections and the hope of a genuine anti-corruption campaign. by Eva Chitul

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Manager and Coaches Cause Public Stir in Lisbon

Portugal, 29 Apr - 26 May 2015

The major football trophies go to Lisbon while Jorge Jesus switches sides ++ Capital city has a new cultural attraction: the new National Coach Museum. by Ricardo de Brito

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The Dutch Commemorate End of WWII in Stormy Weather

Netherlands, 30 Apr - 19 May 2015

Commemoration ceremonies 70 years after WWII ++ Violence between motor clubs on the rise ++ Access gates at train stations no obstacle for fare evaders. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

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