The anti EU election?

b2ap3_thumbnail_eu-election.jpgThis week there are elections in all member states of the European Union for the new parliament. Never was a campaign so empty and dominated by blaming the EU. How come? And is the blame justified?

 

 
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Ukraine on the way to fall apart?

Donetsk regionOn Sunday, May 11 a referendum on independence was held by the separatists in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine - a next step in the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. That the referendum was held even though Russian President Vladimir Putin called for it to be suspended can also be a sign that the influence of Russia on the rebels is weakening. Is there still time for a peaceful solution?

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Free weekly #4: Freedom, bananas and Putin's CIA Wurst

Source: Instagram neymarjrIn this edition: freedom day, the Russian clamp down on freedom of expression, bananas and the stemfie.

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Ukraine on the brink of a (civil) war?

The tension between Ukraine and Russia heightens by the hour. The war of words can easily turn into a real war between both countries or a civil war in Ukraine.

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Obama and Europe: a story of disillusioned hopes

Obama (source: Flickr Mat Cadwallader)Ex-Hoffnungsträger trifft Nachfolger” (Ex-beacon of hope meets successor) was the headline at Spiegel Online when Obama visited the Pope earlier this week. A pretty neat summary of how Obama is viewed nowadays in Europe. Where comes this change from?

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