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Customs and traditions European Politics

Jean Raspail, a pessimistic visionary

In his visionary 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail predicted the downfall of Europe due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

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Customs and traditions European Politics

Less sexual discrimination, but more censorship in Switzerland

Swiss recently voted to make sexual discrimination illegal. What are the implications of that decision?

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European Politics Personal experiences

Why I like Danes

Read some facts, anecdotes and very personal views about the author’s favorite neighboring country Denmark.

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European history European Politics

Trianon: Hungary’s dismemberment after WWI

The Treaty of Trianon, which Budapest was forced to sign 100 years ago, marked the end of historical Hungary.

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European Politics Latin American Politics

Uruguay, no longer the Switzerland of South America

Uruguay long deserved its reputation of being the “Switzerland of South America”. Unfortunately, in recent years it has become a drug hub.

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European Politics Spanish politics

Nissan says goodbye to Spain’s Catalonia region

Japanese automaker Nissan is closing down its plant in Catalonia, which prompted angry reactions from regional politicians. Well, maybe not all of them…

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African politics European Politics

The EU and the AU share little more than declarations of intent

Africa’s many problems and also its lack of self-reflection represent a big challenge for the European Union.

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European Politics Health Politics

Double free coronavirus testing for everybody in Andorra

Andorra might be very small, but during the current pandemic the country is making enormous efforts and taking unusual measures to get back on its feet soon.

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European Politics Personal experiences

Two convinced Europeans, worried about the Old Continent

How do Europeans feel who love Europe, but can’t live there for reasons you might not expect?

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European Politics Taiwanese politics

EU again meddling in Taiwan’s internal affairs

The death sentence has become a political taboo in Europe, but things look different in Taiwan.