Tag Archives: Eastern Europe

Hungarian undermining of European freedoms

In Hungary, it has become very difficult when you feel born in a wrong body. It is not only illegal to change your gender, but it has become very difficult to talk about it with others. Educators can be fined … Continue reading

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A strong and ambitious counter-terrorism policy is needed for the European Union

At its 561st plenary session, held on 9 and 10 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee welcomed and supported the strategic agenda to protect EU citizens from terrorism, as proposed in the EU Security Union Strategy, and agrees … Continue reading

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Utopism has not ended

I do know some people like to say I am a dreamer of impossible dreams, sharing an impossible hope. I might be an utopist, or even hoping to belong to thinkers in line with idealistic social reformers, believing in a … Continue reading

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First sayings around the Brexit

UndercoverInfo which aims to show the news behind the news via a global network of correspondents. If Brexit wins, a reinvented Tory Party, ever shifting rightwards, will have captured UKIP supporters in its wake, as well as many Labour voters … Continue reading

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Could Brexit lead to Frexit – or Czexit?

Originally posted on UCL Europe Blog:
Seán Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Central and East European Politics at UCL, examines the claims that Brexit may lead to significant political repercussions in other EU member states, including potentially a domino effect…

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Fitting the bill in the North and in the East

On Thursday Erdogan’s henchman, Turkey’s Prime Minister, has made a promise to his people that if they elect him next month that he soon would liberate Jerusalem. Ahmet Davutoglu was using words that are major hints for all students of … Continue reading

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The Free Market (and all that) did not bring down the Berlin Wall

Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
There are certain narratives which are never questioned. One such narrative is rise of free market thinking in the last 30 years or so. Now, this itself was not new as before great depression we had…

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2013-2014 Money to be put on hold or to be used

“Optimism is a moral duty” said Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994). Such a good tiding was not in the mind of the visual press and television channels bombarded the world with negative news. After five years of economic crisis and … Continue reading

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Leaving the Old World to find better pastures

Reason to look for New Pastures The  country where many grew up and currently see is unrecognisable from the times when we were a child. For many it is also nothing like any more of what they hear from their … Continue reading

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Capitalism downfall

Today’s 1% are squeezing the blood out of the middle class, creating conditions of predictable eco collapse. In 2009 the American political writer, historian, and culture critic, Michael Parenti wrote that after the overthrow of communist governments in Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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