Archive: March 2016

Paris Attackers Arrested – Possible Connections to Brussels Bombings

France, 24 Feb - 22 Mar 2016

Paris bomber Salah Abdeslam arrested – alleged ties to Brussels attacks ++ Saudi Arabian prince receives highest national award. by Katinka Koke

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A Bittersweet March in Romania: United For Culture Whilst Divided By Fear

Romania, 28 Feb - 26 Mar 2016

The terrorist attacks in Brussels – how was the view from Romania? ++ In loving memory of smoking – Romania joins 17 EU countries in banning smoking in public areas ++ Cuminţenia pământului – a means to trigger national consciousness? by Eva Chitul

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Szydlo, Duda, Kaczynski and the Plunging Gap in Polish Society

Poland, 28 Feb - 26 Mar 2016

Government party PiS keeps on dividing media and society ++ Sadness after attacks in Brussels ++ Charity Orchestra WOSP 2016 reaches new record. by Lukas Plewnia

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A New Prince for Sweden!

Sweden, 01 Mar - 28 Mar 2016

Princess Victoria gives birth to Prince Oscar ++ 'Frans' to represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest ++ Terrorist shot in Brussels had connections to Sweden. by Jens Ummethum

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Special Sunday: Blow for Conservatives in Trade Tax Issue

UK - 09 Mar 2016

The House of Commons has rejected longer opening hours for British shops on Sundays. by Alex Braley

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Adios Siesta? Traditional Nap Time Under Debate

Spain, 13 Mar - 14 Apr 2016

Government proposes to cancel the traditional afternoon nap ++ “Panama Papers” – Repercussions in Spain ++ National Elections – Back to square one. by José M. Martin-Flores, Manuel Valenciano Marx, Marco Just Quiles

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Mourning of Writer Imre Kertész, Outrage over Government’s Actions

Hungary, 13 Mar - 09 Apr 2016

Writer and Nobel prize winner Imre Kertész dies aged 86 ++ Outrage over education reform sparks “Plaid Shirt Revolution” ++ Brussels attacks renew government push for exceptional powers ++ Referendum process turns into tragicomedy. by Balázs Márton, Janina Rottmann

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Raoul Wallenberg, Who Saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews, Disappeared 71 Years Ago

Portrait - Hungary - 14 Mar 2016

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of more than 100,000 Jews in Hungary during the Holocaust. The “Angel of Budapest“ is now honoured by The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation which announced a documentary movie by two-times Emmy-Award-winner Brian Mait. by Janina Rottmann

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Satire Causes Diplomatic Tensions: Chancellor Merkel Caught in a Dilemma

Germany, 16 Mar - 12 Apr 2016

Satire can do anything, doesn’t it? Humourist sparks debate about press freedom and puts Merkel in a squeeze ++ Germany mourns death of former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher – What will remain from “Genscherism”? ++ Panama Papers: dubious deals of a parallel world. by Lisa Heinemann

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‘Up All Night’ – Movement against Labour Market Reforms Grows Quickly

France, 23 Mar - 17 May 2016

Labour Market Reforms fire up the French ++ Minister of Economy founds own movement ++ ‘The Belly of Paris’ gets a new golden roof. by Catherine Grünewald, Ina Berger

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Bucharest’s City Hall, The Opera and Three Funerals: False Starts and Inevitable Endings

Romania, 27 Mar - 23 Apr 2016

Running for the capital’s City Hall: storm in the pool of candidates ++ Divided we stand: resignations, rehires, protests and xenophobia at the Bucharest National Opera ++ Created equal, buried differently: a dancer, an actor and an interloper. by Lavinia Manea

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The Name Of the New Born Prince? How to Stop Reindeer Accidents? Call and Ask

Sweden, 29 Mar - 26 Apr 2016

Fifth grandchild for Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf ++ How to call a Swede ++ Radio transmitters to prevent road accidents with reindeer. by Sarah Onkels

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