Archive: April 2016

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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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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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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Sugary Products and David Cameron With Tax Issues

UK, 03 Apr - 30 Apr 2016

Government to impose tax on sugary drinks ++ Cameron and Panama Papers: Better late than never. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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What does the Dutch 'No' on the EU-Ukraine Association Treaty Mean?

Special - Netherlands - 06 Apr 2016

Why a referendum in a representative democracy? ++ Who organised the referendum and what was it really about? ++ Will there be future referendums? by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Far-Right AfD Dreams of “Healthy Patriotism”, Social Democrats Have the Blues

Germany, 13 Apr - 10 May 2016

No minarets, please! How to deal with anti-Islam party AfD? ++ What’s left of the left? Social Democrats struggling to regain popularity ++ “The world needs a united Europe” – Obama’s farewell message to EU citizens. by Peter Sawicki

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Eurovision-Fever In Stockholm With Record-Breaking Audience

Sweden, 27 Apr - 23 May 2016

Eurovision-fever in Stockholm ++ Green Party in crisis ++ Former Social Democrats’ leader Mona Sahlin under pressure. by Jens Ummethum

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After a lost World Championship: Soon It Will Be Easier To Grab a Strong Beer After It!

Finland, 29 Apr - 26 May 2016

Somali philology at Helsinki University ++ Finnish Lions lose World Championship ++ Finnish alcohol law to be loosened. by Sarah Onkels

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