Monthly Archives: October 2010

Segregation in Bosnia

Nouvelle Europe has a long, disheartening article (French) on the segregation of Bosnian Croat (mostly Catholic) and Bosniak (Muslim) students in schools. The system of “two schools under the same roof” has been official policy in Bosnia since 2000, although … Continue reading

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Greece: Europe’s Canary in the Coal Mine?

“Crooks in the Euro-family,” said Focus, “Our debt, you may take it,” replied My Country. Greece’s image has been suffering as of late. Just in the past ten days, Reporters without Borders ranked Greece the EU country with the least press … Continue reading

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The Far-Right “Lite”

Analysis over at EUObserver of the emergence of the semi-respectable anti-Muslim/anti-EU far-right. It covers in particular a “summit” last Saturday (23 Oct) with Austria’s Freedom Party, Belgium’s Vlaams Belang, the Denmark’s People’s Party, Italy’s Northern League, the Slovak National Party and … Continue reading

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EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize to Fariñas

The European Parliament recently gave its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after the late Soviet dissident, to Cuban psychologist and journalist Guillermo Fariñas. This Gandhi-like emaciated figure has become famous for using repeated, almost fatal hunger strikes in protest … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Old Fogeys

It is often rightly noted that low birth rates and growth of the retired population in Europe will put significant strains on European economies and welfare states. What is sometimes less stressed is the global aspect of these trends. In … Continue reading

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John Four-Seas: the European Union is Promoting the Islamic Veil!

Say it isn’t so! The European Commission is promoting a practice of the Islamic religion? From what does Jean Quatremer draw this shocking revelation? European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is on visit in Pakistan to see the damage of the flooding … Continue reading

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So When Will the Turks Destroy Germany?

Find out in my first article on long-term trends over at Future Challenges.

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Drone Strikes and Shopping

Very amusing post from a eurosceptic blog on a recent double-interview with Catherine Ashton and Hillary Clinton.

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Israeli Chief of Diplomacy Is Very Diplomatic

Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Minister of Israel, distinguished himself with his diplomatic skills last on Sunday October 10 at a dinner with the foreign ministers of Spain and France. Bernard Kouchner, international “French Doctor” renowned for co-founding Médecins sans frontières, said … Continue reading

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Rendezvous in 2050

I can’t resist linking to this article from Rue89 on the revelation  that François Mitterrand, then Minister of Justice and supposed lifelong opponent of the death penalty, assented to the execution of 45 Algerians at the beginning of the war … Continue reading

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