Archive: November 2015

Depraved Suburbs & Dashed Politics in the Regions: Tensions Everywhere

France, 06 Oct - 02 Nov 2015

Riots in suburbia: ten years on ++ Another shift to the right ++ Regional elections lie ahead. by Matthieu Choblet

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Landslide Victory! Conservatives Taking over the Sejm

Poland, 09 Oct - 05 Nov 2015

Election 2015 – major changes in the Polish parliament ++ Royal visit in Warsaw ++ South Korea wins the Chopin Competition. by Dorota Redzikowska

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Death of a Policeman, Unpunished Crimes and Mismanagement – The Endless Column of Irresponsibility

Romania, 11 Oct - 14 Nov 2015

Dying in the name of…? ++ Let the miners come to me – unpunished crimes prosecuted after 25 years ++ Sisyphus’s highway to hell – the never-ending story of infrastructural mismanagement. by Eva Chitul

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Xenophobic Killings Shock Sweden – The Dark Side of Immigration?

Sweden, 13 Oct - 09 Nov 2015

Deadly school attack leaves two dead ++ More and more refugees arriving in Sweden ++ Swedish football champions crowned. by Jens Ummethum

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Jobs, Privacy and The Working Poor Keep UK Politicians Busy

UK, 21 Oct - 20 Nov 2015

"Save Our Steel” rally calls for action ++ Freedom vs. Security: “Snoopers Charter” under scrutiny ++ Lords show unusual sign of strength. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán on Paris Attacks and Immigration: "I Told You So!"

Hungary, 25 Oct - 21 Nov 2015

Paris attacks entrench anti-immigrant rhetoric ++ Hungary challenges the EU “quota regime” in court ++ Another blow to Hungarian nuclear plans from Brussels ++ Hungary qualifies for an international football tournament for first time in 30 years. by Balázs Márton

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Terror in Paris Leaves Germany in Shock – How to Deal With Islamic Terrorism?

Germany, 27 Oct - 23 Nov 2015

Terror in Paris – planned terror attack in Hannover ++ Refugees welcome! – But where should they stay? ++ Former Chancellor Schmidt dies – Germany loses elder statesman and political heavyweight by Eike Hortsch

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Friday the 13th in Paris – a Horrible and Traumatising Black Friday

France, 03 Nov - 30 Nov 2015

The Paris terrorist attacks and their consequences ++ Tough negotiations at Climate Change Conference ++ Test train accident in Alsace leaves unsolved questions. by Katinka Koke

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“There is no silver bullet in fighting corruption in Romania”

Interview with anti-corruption expert Laura Ştefan - Romania - 03 Nov 2015

The anti-corruption crusade in Romania appears to be on overdrive. Yet however intense the rhythm of the Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), whatever number of cases opened, indictments made and sentences given, with every passing month a new circle of Dante’s hell is unveiled for the Romanian people. by Eva Chitul

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Home Alone – The Impact of Labour Migration on Children Left Behind

Special Insight - Bulgaria - 05 Nov 2015

Since eastward enlargement, the migration debate within the EU has experienced a renaissance. While right-wing populists in Western Europe are trying to make substantial gains by talking about social welfare scroungers and provoking anti-migrant resentment, Bulgaria faces not only a 'brain drain', but a 'care drain' that separates millions of parents from their children. by Raycho Penchev

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Constitutional Court Judges Elected

Poland, 06 Nov - 03 Dec 2015

Changes in Parliament ++ Terror in Paris tightened Polish debate ++ Scandal to a play. by Lukas Plewnia

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A Long Road Ahead and Only Limited Time – New Romanian Government Takes Office

Romania, 08 Nov - 05 Dec 2015

A new government for the New Year ++ The priorities of the new government ++ National Day festivities ++ Romanian Hungarian nationalist plans bomb attack. by Doris Manu

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The Spark That Started a Revolution – Fire Disaster Causes Government's Downfall

Special insights on recent developments - Romania - 08 Nov 2015

An accident during a rock concert led to the death of (now) 44 people and the injury of 180. The disaster triggered a series of events across Romania and the diaspora, showing that the roots of discontent with how the country is governed go far deeper than the tragic event in Bucharest. by Eva Chitul

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Threat of Terror and Storms keeps Sweden on the Edge

Sweden, 10 Nov - 07 Dec 2015

„Helga“ and „Gorm“ spread chaos ++ Wave of migrants forces new measures ++ Threat of terror attack is now higher according to the Security Service. by Jens Ummethum

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Possible Ban of Donald Trump, Fracking and Airstrikes against IS split the Britons

UK, 21 Nov - 25 Dec 2015

Will US presidential contender Donald Trump be banned from UK? ++ Fracking debate reveals further fragmentations within the UK ++ Royal Air Force joins anti-IS coalition in Syria. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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Medical Brain Drain and the Urgent Need to Reform the Hungarian Healthcare System

Hungary, 22 Nov - 19 Dec 2015

Will countrywide databases make Healthcare secure? ++ War on women's role fought with pregnancy tests and cancelled contracts ++ “Every terrorist is a migrant” – PM's claim undermined by raids on Hungarians. by Balázs Márton, Silvia Petzoldt

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