Archive: July 2016

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Former PM Ponta, accused of plagiarism, has doctor’s title withdrawn ++ NATO Summit brings changes for Romania’s international military involvement ++ Rio Summer Olympics 2016: Gymnast Cătălina Ponor flag bearer for Romania.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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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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Keep Calm and Carry on – How Germany Deals with Terrorist Attacks

Germany, 06 Jul - 02 Aug 2016

A week of horror – four attacks in just 6 days ++ Keep calm and carry on ++ Is the media overstrained? ++ No chance for right-wing populists. by Eike Hortsch

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The Death of Queen Anne and the Crimes of Politicians

Romania, 17 Jul - 13 Aug 2016

The Queen is dead, long live the King ++ The Doctor that keeps on giving: the domino effect of a stolen Doctoral thesis ++ A corruption first for everything – today’s episode: the Romanian Central Bank. by Eva Chitul

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Brexit and the Urgent Need for a Plan B

Guest commentary by Daniel Guéguen - 17 Jul 2016

Brexit, rightly seen as inadvisable, will turn out to be impossible both technically and politically. Far from destroying the EU, Brexit is a chance to relaunch it by creating a two-circle community: a circle based on Eurozone integration and a circle for the Single Market. Everyone would benefit from this. by Daniel Guéguen

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Music Stars Visit Sweden but Car Fires & Audit Office Spoil the Party

Sweden, 19 Jul - 15 Aug 2016

Music rules – Stars come out to play ++ Car fires on the rise ++ National Audit Office in trouble. by Jens Ummethum

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The Impact of Brexit on Romania

Analysis - Romania - 23 Jul 2016

A month has passed since the UK decided to leave the EU. What impact will the Brexit have on Romania and Romanians living in Britain? by Alina Agafiţei

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Zombie Knives Banned While Labour Party Fights over Conditions of Leadership Election

UK, 25 Jul - 21 Aug 2016

++ Government bans Zombie knives, collector’s items often used as assault weapons ++ Governing body of Labour party wins court appeal to set leadership election conditions. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington

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