Archive: June 2016

Accusations of Embezzlement, Upgrades, Reproaches and Honours in Hungary

Hungary, 08 May - 04 Jun 2016

Governor of Hungarian Central Bank accused of funneling funds to friends and family ++ Fitch upgrades Hungary’s credit rating to investment grade ++ Infringement procedure against Hungary over segregation of Roma children in schools ++ Bocuse d’Or: Hungarian Tamás Széll crowned Best European Chef. by Robert Talo

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Economic Outlook: From Fiscal Malaise and Economic Expectations

Spain, 18 May - 15 Jun 2016

Spain’s Uncertain Public Finance Situation ++ Promising Tourism Season 2016++ Spanish Football Expectations UEFA EURO. by José M. Martin-Flores, Manuel Valenciano Marx

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Sweden Disappoints At the 2016 Football European Championship in France

Sweden, 24 May - 20 Jun 2016

Zlatan’s team disappoints at the 2016 European Championship ++ Changing Electoral support for political parties ++ Sweden celebrates “National Day”. by Maciej Wilga

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110th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and Annual Midsummer Celebrations

Finland, 27 May - 23 Jun 2016

110th anniversary of Finnish women’s suffrage and gender equality nowadays ++ Head of government announces ministerial changes ++ Test run of mobile alarm systems for reindeer accident prevention ++ Juhannus - Finnish Midsummer. by Anne-Kristin Beinhauer

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Romania's Changing Course: From Culture to a New Bearer of Political Hope

Romania, 29 May - 25 Jun 2016

Gabriela Firea new mayor of Bucharest – local elections in a country of a miscellaneous political orientation ++ Transylvania International Film Festival 2016: a quarter of a century of history on reel ++ Hexi Pharma or how the Romanian health system started to be cured. by Alina Agafiţei

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PM Orbán’s Useless Train Line, Hungarian Conspiracy Theories and Budapest Gay Pride

Hungary, 05 Jun - 02 Jul 2016

PM Orbán spends €2m of EU funding for connecting his two hometowns by nostalgia train ++ Is Hungary secretly under the control of foreign powers? Survey results about conspiracy theories of Hungarians ++ More than 10,000 participants at Budapest Pride – no right-wingers causing trouble. by Robert Talo

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Over and Done With: President Gauck Retires, UK Leaves EU, Footballers drop out of EURO

Germany, 08 Jun - 05 Jul 2016

The end of the “perfect East German triumph” – President Joachim Gauck to step down ++ ”Out is out” – German government sending strong message to divorcing Britain ++ Toothless dominance – Germany’s top footballers drop out of EURO 2016 in semi-final. by Peter Sawicki

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France Suffers Renewed Terrorist Attack

France, 15 Jun - 14 Jul 2016

Attacks spark new debate on national security ++ Labour Market reform passed at a high cost ++ Euro 2016: No happy ending for “les bleus”. by Matthieu Choblet

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Romanian Future Taking Shape: Equal Political Treatment and Military Involvement

Romania, 19 Jun - 16 Jul 2016

Former PM Ponta, accused of plagiarism, has doctor’s title withdrawn ++ NATO Summit brings changes for Romania’s international military involvement ++ Rio Summer Olympics 2016: Gymnast Cătălina Ponor flag bearer for Romania. by Alina Agafiţei

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Sweden Wins Seat in the UN Security Council while Swedish Golfer Makes Sports History

Sweden, 21 Jun - 18 Jul 2016

Golfer Stenson makes history ++ Sweden voted into UN Security Council ++ Effects of Brexit-vote felt ++ Almedalen fills the political summer break. by Jens Ummethum

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Unlimited Shame or Glorious Victory – Britain Divided Over Brexit

UK - Special BREXIT - UK - 23 Jun 2016

Brexit – The Results ++ UK Politics in Turmoil ++ What’s Next? – A commentary. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck

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Festival Season Has Begun

Finland, 24 Jun - 21 Jul 2016

Festival reports hitting the news ++ Farmers facing losses after EU-abolition of production limits. by Sarah Onkels

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The British Parties’ Internal Battles after Brexit Vote – PM May Victorious, Corbyn Struggles

UK, 26 Jun - 24 Jul 2016

Labour: Corbyn vs. Owen and the struggle for supremacy ++ Tory: New PM Theresa May wins conservative leadership race ++ Party leadership contests explained. by Alex Braley

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