Archive: January 2016

Swedes Discuss Outcome of UN World Climate Conference and Border Controls

Sweden, 08 Dec - 04 Jan 2016

Sweden satisfied with outcome of UN World Climate Conference ++ Increased road accidents due to black ice ++ Border controls introduced in Sweden. by Sarah Onkels

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Floods and Strikes hit the UK while Labour party boss Corbyn reshuffles shadow cabinet

UK, 24 Dec - 21 Jan 2016

Flooding provokes debate on North/South divide ++ Government quarrel with junior doctors over work conditions ++ The Corbyn reshuffle: A show of strength or a night of blunt knives? by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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National State of Emergency and Dual Nationality Discussion Divide the French

France, 30 Dec - 27 Jan 2016

Deprivation of dual nationality for terrorists divides French politicians ++ Government considers new extension of National State of Emergency ++ Clinical trial accident: One person dies during drug tests. by Ina Berger

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What’s New After Spain’s General Elections 2015?

Spain, 01 Jan - 31 Jan 2016

A break with business as usual ++ Possible Party Alignment ++ The possibility of a new election? by Hannah Lütkenhaus, José M. Martin-Flores, Manuel Valenciano Marx

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January in Romania: (Not) Amending Laws and Dealing With Violence Against Children

Romania, 03 Jan - 30 Jan 2016

Write a book and get out of jail?! Legislative loophole allowing high-profile prisoners to be released early to be closed ++ National Liberal Party wants mode of local elections to be modified only months before the vote ++ Alleged child abuse in Romanian-Norwegian family sparks debate about violence against children. by Doris Manu

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Foreign Minister Wallström and Police Both under Fire for Alleged Missteps

Sweden, 05 Jan - 01 Feb 2016

Stockholm Police under fire for hiding sexual harassment cases ++ Minister of Foreign Affairs under pressure ++ Worker at refugee centre stabbed by teenager. by Jens Ummethum

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Merkel Tightens Migration Policy – Far-Right AfD Suggests Police Shoot At Immigrants

Germany, 19 Jan - 15 Feb 2016

More “safe countries of origin” and fewer family reunions – Germany’s new asylum law ++ “The use of armed force is there as a last resort” – Far-Right AfD’s aggressive rhetoric ++ Surprise victories in tennis and handball spark hopes for far-reaching sports boom. by Peter Sawicki

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Battling for Britain – David Cameron Announces EU Referendum Date

UK, 22 Jan - 20 Feb 2016

"Brexit"- Referendum set for July 23 ++ New hope for prisoners: Supreme Court rules on joint enterprise law ++ Google agrees to pay £130m back-payment in taxes. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington

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‘War On Terror’ Included in Constitution

France, 28 Jan - 23 Feb 2016

100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun – new memorial for united remembrance ++ Withdrawal of citizenship splits Parliament – Minister of Justice resigns ++ Attractive France: Remission of tax should lure film productions ++ Eagles of Death Metal – First concert after Paris attacks. by Sabrina Hambloch

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Romania Between Politics and Economic Growth

Romania, 31 Jan - 27 Feb 2016

Former MEP Adrian Severin convicted for corruption ++ Even in capitalism, Romanian “Golden Age” brands still going strong ++ Short on oil – Romania’s crude oil reserves exhausted in less than 20 years. by Flavian-Catalin Pah

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The Solidarity Icon Lech Walesa Again Attacked

Poland, 31 Jan - 27 Feb 2016

Dispute about Lech Walesa ++ The 100 days of Law and Justice ++ Criminal case from Warsaw ends in Malta. by Dorota Redzikowska

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Divisive Polish Politics still in the Spotlight Abroad and Domestically

Poland, 01 Feb - 30 Jan 2016

PiS government under magnifying glass ++ How a waste separation campaign sparked debate on gender ideology ++ Polish movies recognized at the Sundance Film Festival. by Monika Kostecka

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