Reports by Katinka Koke

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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Friday the 13th in Paris – a Horrible and Traumatising Black Friday

France, 03 Nov - 30 Nov 2015

The Paris terrorist attacks and their consequences ++ Tough negotiations at Climate Change Conference ++ Test train accident in Alsace leaves unsolved questions. by Katinka Koke
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Civil Courage Triumphs at Train Shootings

France, 11 Aug - 07 Sep 2015

Gunman opens fire in international high-speed train ++ Challenges of immigration in Europe ++ Farmer’s protests ++ New right wing movement created. by Katinka Koke
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Education Reform: How France Wants to Abolish Bilingualism

France, 19 May - 15 Jun 2015

French protesting against Education Reform ++ Strauss-Kahn released following the Carlton affair trial ++ French border closed for immigrants ++ French Resistance heroes buried in Panthéon. by Katinka Koke
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Je Suis Charlie! – France Cut To the Quick

18 Jan 2015

Shootings at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo ++ freedom of expression badly hurt ++ Europeans and people all over the world under shock. by Katinka Koke
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Political Comebacks, Scandals and Demonstrations – Will France Come to Rest?

France, 06 Nov - 19 Nov 2014

Will Former Prime Minister prevent Nicolas Sarkozy’s return? ++ New opinions on the “wedding of homosexuals” ++ Organised crime in the Tapie arbitral judgement. by Katinka Koke
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France shaken by War at Gaza Strip and Plane Crash in Africa

France, 17 Jul - 30 Jul 2014

pro-Palestinian protests in Paris banned ++ France in a state of shock after plane crash in Mali ++ Jérôme Kerviel’s detention: a never-ending story. by Catherine Grünewald, Katinka Koke
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Illegal Campaign Financing? Conservative Party under Pressure

France, 22 May - 04 Jun 2014

The Bygmalion case – party leader resigns ++ #EP2014 – French nationalist right wing party makes the highest score ++ The end of Alsace and other regions? ++ French man fires at the Jewish Museum in Brussels? by Anne-Sophie Gerst, Katinka Koke
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‘Sarkoleaks’ – Bugging Scandal exposes former President of France

France, 27 Feb - 12 Mar 2014

The Buisson Affair: Bad press hampers Sarkozy's political comeback ++ Saving lingerie made in France ++ French telecom company SFR for sale: price increases incoming? by Anne-Sophie Gerst, Katinka Koke
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President Hollande (literally) on Everyone’s Lips?

France, 16 Jan - 29 Jan 2014

Hollande – Gayet: France’s National Fling ++ ‘Day of Fury’: Demonstration against President Hollande’s politics ++ Draft Law promotes gender equality in France ++ Liberal Hollande? – Concessions to employers in return for more jobs. by Katinka Koke, Sabrina Hambloch
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French Government Launches Reforms for Young and Old

France, 25 Aug - 07 Sep 2013

The government effectuates sensitive reforms ++ Syria: France and the US act in concert ++ The carcinogenic electronic cigarette ++ Comeback of French humorist as TV presenter ++ German President visits French site of Nazi massacre. by Anne-Sophie Gerst, Katinka Koke
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Katinka Koke



Katinka studied Comparative and European Law (English, French & German) in Oldenburg, Bremen (Germany) and Montpellier (France). Afterwards, she obtained a Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. During her studies she tried to extend her stay in France and gained experience in the German Embassy in Paris, the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasburg and the French Regional Government in the region 'Languedoc-Roussillon'. For the time being, Katinka is working in the College of Europe Development Office in Bruges and living in Brussels


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