Topic: Russia

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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Sweden Swaying Between Neutrality & Nato: Security Pressures & New Controversies

Sweden - Analysis - Sweden - 19 Dec 2015

An analysis about the newest debate on the relationship between Sweden and the North Atlantic Alliance. by Maciej Wilga
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Historic Success for Swedish Football

Sweden, 23 Jun - 20 Jul 2015

Swedish Under-21 team wins European Championship ++ Almedalen Week brings out the politicians ++ Sweden faces a higher risk of espionage. by Jens Ummethum
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Presidential Elections ahead while Poland Commemorates its Past

Poland, 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2015

Who's going to be Poland's next president? ++ Former politician, publicist and historian Wladyslaw Bartoszewski dies at 93 ++ 5th anniversary of the plane disaster at Smolensk ++ President ratifies Istanbul Convention. by Dorota Redzikowska
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Gas Supply, War in Ukraine, Nuclear Energy - Putin's Long Shadow over Orbán's Policies

Hungary, 15 Feb - 14 Mar 2015

Putin’s visit to Budapest remains low-key ++ Poland astonished by Putin’s visit to Hungary ++ Secretive nuclear deal with Russia runs into trouble with the EU. by Balázs Márton, Bálint Sedlmayr, Robert Talo
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Sweden’s New Foreign and Defence Policy Rows

Sweden, 03 Feb - 02 Mar 2015

Minister Wallström’s Swedish foreign policy ++ Sweden and Finland for closer defence cooperation ++ Swedish Prime Minister on asylum and immigration visit in Berlin. by Maciej Wilga
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New Talks in Minsk, New Faces in Greece – Will It Change Anything?

Germany, 21 Jan - 17 Feb 2015

A new peace initiative and a sleepless chancellor ++ New government, old problem – Greece and the Euro crisis ++ New leaders using old enemy images ++ Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker dies. by Eike Hortsch
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Charlie Hebdo, Merkel, “Media War” – Prime Minister Orbán Provokes on all Fronts

Hungary, 18 Jan - 14 Feb 2015

“Immigration is a bad thing” – Orbán rails against immigrants ++ Power Politics: Angela Merkel visits Budapest ++ Hungarian tycoon turns on his former ally Orbán and predicts “total media war” by Christian-Zsolt Varga, Robert Talo
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Minority Government Falls Already – New Elections to Come

Sweden, 15 Nov - 14 Dec 2014

Budget fails in parliament – new elections announced ++ Near mid-air collision heightens tension between Sweden and Russia ++ Green Party member wants to give asylum to Edward Snowden in Sweden. by Jens Ummethum
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Hunt for Red October? Unknown Submarine in Swedish Waters

Sweden, 18 Oct - 31 Oct 2014

Foreign Submarine sighted near Stockholm ++ Sweden recognises Palestinian state ++ Government presenting its next national budget. by Maciej Wilga
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Election Aftermath: No Majorities in Sight as Sweden searches for a new Government

Sweden, 06 Sep - 19 Sep 2014

Social Democrats face difficult task to form a new government ++ Swedish football back in Champions League after long absence ++ Crisis in Ukraine remains prominent. by Jens Ummethum
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New Government, New Weapons, No Gas?

Poland, 05 Sep - 18 Sep 2014

Kopacz follows Tusk – New government in sight ++ Poland & the NATO: The upgrade begins ++ Dependence from Russia: Poland without gas? by Lukas Plewnia
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Russia, IS, Car Toll: External Security Challenges and Internal Quarrels

Germany, 26 Aug - 08 Sep 2014

75 years after WWII: Gauck accuses Russia of imperilling stability in Europe ++ Parliament supports military aid against IS ++ Discussion over car toll causes friction among Conservatives ++ Highlights and lowlights for the football national team. by Peter Sawicki
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New Grounds or Old Paths? German Foreign Policy Struggling between Past and Present

Germany, 12 Aug - 25 Aug 2014

Historical turning point: weapon supplies to support the war against IS ++ Diplomatic talks in Berlin – A German initiative to solve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine ++ Ebola suspect case in Germany ruled out ++ 'Rheingold' – The talking river: impressing pictures of German landscapes. by Lisa Heinemann
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Summer of Wins and Losses in Polish Sports & Politics

Poland, 08 Aug - 21 Aug 2014

Polish government is looking for help for Polish fruits producers ++ Controversies over eliminating Legia Warsaw from Champions League play-offs ++ Summer of medals in sports and science. by Monika Kostecka
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Bulgaria caught between Trade Interests and Economic Tensions

Bulgaria, 06 Aug - 19 Aug 2014

Impact of Russian food embargo on Bulgaria ++ Quo Vadis, South Stream? ++ A banking system Bulgarians can trust? Depositors in KTB organize protests. by Raycho Penchev
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Flight MH17 and War in Eastern Ukraine still Preoccupy the Dutch

Netherlands, 03 Aug - 15 Aug 2014

MH17 – investigations are terminated but the country does not forget ++ Dutch worry for Iraqi refugees ++ From the perspective of a neutral observer: Dutch remember the WWI. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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The different Faces of Polish Freedom

Poland, 25 Jul - 07 Aug 2014

70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising ++ Secret CIA prisons on Polish territory ++ Solidarity against the Russian embargo on Polish fruits: #FreedomApples. by Monika Kostecka
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'One Hundred' – A Number Produces Headlines in Germany

Germany, 22 Jul - 11 Aug 2014

Ecclestone trail: A deal for one hundred million ++ World War One: One hundred years anniversary ++ No arms for Russia: One hundred loss for German company ++ Turkish presidential elections. by Eike Hortsch
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Poland’s political Elite shaken by huge bugging Scandal

Poland, 13 Jun - 26 Jun 2014

Government under heavy attack after tape scandal ++ Governing political party looses ground ++ NATO consolidation talks between Poland and Estonia. by Maciej Wilga
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Socialists all down after EP Elections – Right-wing Politician a Russian Spy?

Hungary, 19 May - 01 Jun 2014

Hungarians unaffected by European Elections ++ Nightmare results for socialist party – party leader resigns ++ A right-wing EP representative spying for Russia? by Sonja Milchram
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Ukraine Crisis boosts Swedish Interest in European Elections

Sweden, 03 May - 16 May 2014

Swedes’ interest for the European elections on the rise ++ Sweden to strengthen its defence ++ New home for Nobel Prize in Stockholm. by Maciej Wilga
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Party with Putin – Former Chancellor irritates German Government

Germany, 22 Apr - 05 May 2014

A pipeline, a birthday party and a hug – Gerhard Schröder & the Russian president ++ OSCE Hostages released by Sloviansk militia ++ Believe it or not: Bayern Munich loses…President Hoeness & vs. Real Madrid. by Christian Grünewald
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Poland welcomes American Troops and celebrates the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II

Poland, 18 Apr - 01 May 2014

American troops on Polish soil ++ Polish Pope John Paul II declared a saint ++ Famous Polish poet Rozewicz passes away. by Maciej Wilga
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Noisy Debate on further Sanctions against Russia

Germany, 08 Apr - 21 Apr 2014

Rising Concerns about Conflict with Russia ++ More transparency regarding the export of armaments ++ Heated debate about upcoming car tax ++ NSA investigation committee has a rough start. by Saskia Ries
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An unpleasant Visit – no warm Welcome to Sweden Democrats' Leader in Malmö

Sweden, 05 Apr - 18 Apr 2014

Sweden Democrats Leader’s visit to Malmö sparks strong reactions ++ Opposition attacks the government’s budget proposal ++ Crisis in Ukraine has consequences for Northern Europe. by Jens Ummethum
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Ukraine, Lemanski Case and Smolensk Disaster back on the Agenda

Poland, 04 Apr - 17 Apr 2014

Crises in the Ukraine continues – Polish debate concerning its Eastern policy and national security ++ Catholic authorities vs. priest of Jasienica: Bishop closes church during Holy Week ++ Fourth anniversary of Polish presidential plane crash in Russia. by Monika Kostecka
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The Murder of two Jewellery Burglars – Wilder’s Debate continues

Netherlands, 29 Mar - 11 Apr 2014

Deurne case heats Moroccan debate ++ Killing of Dutch padre in Homs turns focus back to Syria ++ After the Crimea crisis, Dutch fear for stability of eastern Ukraine. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Wilders faces fierce Opposition from all Sides in ‘Moroccan’ Debate

Netherlands, 15 Mar - 28 Mar 2014

Geert Wilders – under attack by other parties and the people in the streets ++ International leaders gather in The Hague for Nuclear Security Summit ++ Murderer of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn to be released early. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann, Kirsten Lucas
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From Friends to Enemies? Germany's new Russia Policy

Germany, 11 Mar - 24 Mar 2014

The Crimean conflict and Germany's new position on Russia ++ From hero to zero – The sensational fall of Uli Hoeness ++ What happened to Flight MH370? ++ Approval by Federal Constitutional Court: Germany now officially part of ESM. by Eike Hortsch
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Obama in Brussels: A Kingdom under the rule of a President

Belgium, 09 Mar - 27 Mar 2014

Obamania hits Belgium ++ Extreme-right parliamentarians take part in observation of Crimean referendum ++ 30km/h speed limit on cyclists: a lack or a shortage of rules? by Daan Fonck
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U.S. VP Biden in Poland: clear stance towards Ukraine and Russia

Poland, 07 Mar - 20 Mar 2014

Joe Biden visits Polish President and Prime Minister ++ Minister of Agriculture resigns ++ New alliance on the right. by Lukas Plewnia
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The Orbàn Government & Ukraine: Concern about Hungarian Minority, no Words about Russia

Hungary, 24 Feb - 09 Mar 2014

The crisis in Ukraine - A Hungarian perspective ++ Electoral reform becomes effective: voting on a sheet? ++ The new museum quarter in Budapest: cultural investment or megalomania? by Sonja Milchram
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Russia's Actions change Swedish Defence Strategy

Sweden, 22 Feb - 07 Mar 2014

Crimea Crisis brings new security approach, PM Reinfeldt causes irritation ++ Discussing a new law to increase access for persons with disabilities ++ “Millenium” author Stieg Larsson investigated the murder of Olof Palme. by Camilla Buch
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The 2014 Winter Olympics – a Dutch Speed Skating Dream

Netherlands, 15 Feb - 28 Feb 2014

Dutch stars of the Olympic Winter Games are welcomed home with large celebrations ++ Crisis in Ukraine – what does Europe do to help? ++ After the release of Benno L. – Dutch debate where a convicted pedophile can live. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Left Opposition unites for Elections while Prime Minister strikes Deal with Russia

Hungary, 08 Jan - 21 Jan 2014

A United Opposition for a Disunited Nation? ++ Date of General Electios Fixed ++ Nuclear Plant Deal: The Putin-Orbán Connection. by Sonja Milchram
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Brace yourself, Germany – Storm Xaver, Grand Coalition and Olympic Discussions

Germany, 28 Nov - 16 Dec 2013

It’s a ‘Yes'! End of waiting for the new government ++ ‘Xaver’ all over Germany – but rather mild ++ President Gauck and the Russian Winter Olympics. by Sandra Czech
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Gay Rights, Greenpeace, arrested Diplomats – Tough Times for Dutch-Russian Relations

Netherlands, 08 Oct - 21 Oct 2013

Tensions flare during the year of Dutch-Russian friendship ++ After long negotiations: Opposition and trade unions agree with government’s budget proposal ++ The 400 dead of Lampedusa lead to debate on EU’s strategy on migration. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Sweden vs. Russia, Reinfeldt vs. Löfven… and also Football Qualifiers

Sweden, 02 Oct - 15 Oct 2013

'No gay couples!' – Russia stops adoptions to Sweden ++ Party leaders' debate a preview of politically busy year 2014 ++ Swedish football team qualifies for playoffs for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. by Jens Ummethum
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Dutch revisit Pim Fortuyn's Murder and its consequential Change of Politics

Netherlands, 24 Sep - 07 Oct 2013

Request for probation of Pim Fortuyn's murderer sparks new controversy ++ Government open to negotiate budget proposals with opposition ++ Dutch-Russian relations in troubled waters as crew of Greenpeace ship gets arrested ++ US government shut-down also affects the Netherlands. by Kirsten Lucas
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U.S. President Obama to Pay highly anticipated Visit to Sweden

Sweden, 07 Aug - 20 Aug 2013

Barack Obama meets Nordic Prime Ministers in Sweden ++ Swedish athletes criticise Russia’s gay rights law ++ Prime Minister Reinfeldt’s move to cut taxes sparks debate. by Camilla Buch
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War of Words over Gay Rights between Sweden and Russia

Sweden, 24 Jul - 06 Aug 2013

Gay Rights a Hot Topic in Sweden and Russia ++ Weather Extremes Hit Sweden ++ Women’s Football home Euro without happy end for the hosts. by Jens Ummethum
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Swedish Air Force Surprised by Russia’s Mock Attack

Sweden, 15 Apr - 28 Apr 2013

Russian jet fighters practising attack on Sweden ++ Terror attack in Boston widely discussed ++ Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be part of Eurovision Song Contest. by Jens Ummethum
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The End for the Polish team on EURO 2012 – and what now?

Poland, 11 Jun - 24 Jun 2012

UEFA Euro 2012 – the day after in Poland ++ No war on the street – the Russian gentle wind pased through Warsaw ++ General Slawomir Petelicki – an unexpected suicide. by Lukas Plewnia
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Let the Games Begin

Poland, 28 May - 10 Jun 2012

Obama Irritates with Historical Lapse ++ The EURO 2012 finally Started ++ New Tensions between Russians and Poles. by Markus Bingel
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Greece and Wulff still in the spotlight

Germany, 30 Jan - 12 Feb 2012

Indignation over Russian and Chinese veto ++ No end of the Greek tragedy ++ Case Wulff still with no end ++ Citizens of Duisburg vote mayor out of office. by Daniel Rätz
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