Archive: July 2015

Bipolar Month for Diversity and Acceptance in Hungary

Hungary, 07 Jun - 04 Jul 2015

The question of immigration dominates the public debates ++ Joke political party strikes back and mocks the government ++ Rainbow colours above Budapest. by Bálint Sedlmayr, Dóra Anna Boruzs, Nóra Szabó

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No-Vote in Greece, No Information on Espionage, No Cup for Women, No “TV total”

Germany, 10 Jun - 07 Jul 2015

Confused and annoyed – the German perception of the Greek referendum ++ Hackers attack the German parliament – No information ++ NSA-Scandal – No information ++ Women’s World cup – No cup for Germany ++ The surprising and premature end of a great TV-career. by Eike Hortsch

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A Safe Way Back Home? – France Takes Measures to Protect Women

France, 16 Jun - 13 Jul 2015

French government establishes measures against sexual harassment on public transport ++ Déjà-vu: French taxi drivers on strike against private competition once more ++ Greek debt crisis: French government aims to keep Greece inside the Eurozone. by Ina Berger

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Dutch History is Written in Srebrenica, Brussels & Utrecht

Netherlands, 18 Jun - 15 Jul 2015

A sunny start to the Tour de France – 250km north of France ++ After a Greek ‘Oxi’ a ‘Yes’ from the negotiation table in Brussels ++ 20 years on – Srebrenica still a dark memory for the Dutch. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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IVF – Treatment of Infertility Divides Polish Society

Poland, 19 Jun - 16 Jul 2015

Dispute on new law legalising in vitro fertilisation ++ More than 350 Poles poisoned by designer drugs ++ Election battle officially started. by Monika Kostecka

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Either You Go, or I Stay: President and PM Clash over Morality Issues and Policy-Making

Romania, 21 Jun - 18 Jul 2015

Prime minister’s Shakespearean dilemma: to resign or not to resign ++ It shall not pass: President Klaus Iohannis throws out the new Fiscal Code proposal on grounds of viability ++ Out of the crisis and the eurozone: “Romanian’s currency ten years from now, won’t be the euro”. by Lavinia Manea

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Historic Success for Swedish Football

Sweden, 23 Jun - 20 Jul 2015

Swedish Under-21 team wins European Championship ++ Almedalen Week brings out the politicians ++ Sweden faces a higher risk of espionage. by Jens Ummethum

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Immigration Is Still The Hot Potato in Hungary

Hungary, 05 Jul - 01 Aug 2015

Full steam ahead for anti-immigration measures ++ Orbán: the EU is a “remarkable success as it is” ++ Will Budapest host the 2024 Olympic Games? ++ Uber vs. taxi drivers: Hungary edition. by Balázs Márton

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10 Years after Tube Attack – Commemorations & New Counter-Extremism Strategy

UK, 06 Jul - 23 Jul 2015

7/7: 10 Years On ++ Government Presents New Counter-Extremism Strategy ++ Controversial Cuts and a National Living Wage – The first Tory budget since 1996. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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Massacre in Tunisia Leaves 30 British Dead…and Many Speechless

UK - Special Report - UK - 06 Jul 2015

Terror attack on tourists in Tunisia ++ British authorities tighten security and begin investigations ++ “We are a target”: Cameron promises to tackle terrorism at home and abroad. by Robin Dyck

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Popular Satire Show Banned from Free-to-Air TV

France, 14 Jul - 10 Aug 2015

TV show ‘Les Guignols’: Are the buffoons being muzzled? ++ Hollande’s ideas for France and Europe flouted by opposition ++ Cattle breeders protest against low meat prices by Matthieu Choblet

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European Refugee Crisis Leads to Change in Dutch Asylum Policy

Netherlands, 16 Jul - 08 Sep 2015

European refugee crisis leads to change in Dutch asylum policy ++ Moment of glory and darkest hour for Dutch sport ++ Notorious lawyer has high ambitions for his political party. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Change of Polish Head of State, Death of Poland’s Richest Man

Poland, 17 Jul - 13 Aug 2015

Polands new president Andrzej Duda sworn ++ Legislation of in vitro fertilisation ++ Registered partnerships rejected by Parliament ++ Poland`s richest man Jan Kulczyk dies. by Dorota Redzikowska

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Fighting Crime and Corruption in Romania: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Romania, 19 Jul - 15 Aug 2015

The Romanian Nuremberg trial ++ The 101st dalmation ++ How much is a life worth? Corruption in the public health system. by Eva Chitul

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Hundreds of Thousands of Swedes celebrate Stockholm Pride Parade

Sweden, 21 Jul - 17 Aug 2015

Stockholm Pride sets new record ++ City of Malmö struggling with violence ++ Sweden’s swimmers deliver at the World Championships. by Jens Ummethum

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Internal Security Challenges – Bulgaria Deals with Terror Suspects & Economic Risks

Bulgaria, 22 Jul - 18 Aug 2015

Bulgarian authorities searching for terror suspects ++ Economic tensions expected in spite of GDP growth ++ UN report: Bulgarian population to shrink most rapidly. by Alice Greschkow

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Brits Concerned with Calais Refugee Crisis and Sudden Charity Shutdown

UK, 24 Jul - 20 Aug 2015

Calais Refugee Crisis: Government Under Fire While Immigrants Keep Coming ++ Sudden Charity Shut-down: Kids Company closes its doors. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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