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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

EUROPE Audio – NPR: Violence In Europe Leaves People Fearful. ‘The brutal murder of a soldier in London, and riots in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, have people feeling uneasy in surrounding European communities. To find out more, host Michel Martin talks with NPR’s Europe correspondent Phil Reeves, and Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post United […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 8th April 2013

RESEARCH The Political Quarterly: Whatever Happened to Greece? ‘The sovereign debt crisis in Greece and other periphery countries is a yardstick for the viability of the European project: if Greece defaults and exits the Euro-zone, then the entire European architecture will be questioned. This article examines the origins of the Greek debt crisis and argues that […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 1st April 2013

EUROPE JN1: Islamist websites outnumber moderates 100-1. ‘There are more than 10,000 extremist websites on the Internet compared to fewer than 100 countering them. They support murder, the overthrow of governments, and wars of extermination. Experts on the problem think the world needs to do something about it. Rohan Gunaratna, who heads the International Centre […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 15th 2013

RESEARCH Counterpoint: Sweden: The Reluctant Nation by Göran Rosenberg ‘In this revelatory piece – part of the ‘Reluctant Radicals’ series – Göran Rosenberg explores the hitherto limited success of populist movements in Sweden. This has been partly due to the historically remarkable success of the Swedish model and the concept of folkhemmet, the People’s Home, […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 14th March 2013

EUROPE Der Spiegel: What Human Rights Problems?: European Politicians Shill for Kazakh Autocrat. ‘European social democrats are allowing themselves to be used by Kazakhstan’s autocratic leader. Not only do they advocate for his regime abroad, they’re also supporting him in a family dispute with his former son-in-law. And large sums of money are reportedly changing […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 13th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Roma migration bothers ‘borderless’ EU. ‘Approximately 200,000 Roma, or “gypsies,” call Germany home. In Bulgaria that number is 370,000, and in Romania, 550,000. Other estimates put the two countries’ combined total at 1.5 million. Germany recently blocked a move by Romania and Bulgaria to enter the Schengen zone, Europe’s passport-free travel area, […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 7th March 2013

EUROPE Research – Terrorism and Political Violence: Coming to Believe “Truths” About Islamist Radicalization in Europe by Daniela Pisoiu. ‘This article addresses four assumptions behind many of the current theoretical and policy approaches to individual processes of Islamist radicalization in Europe: the association with terrorism and extremism; determinism; the extraordinary nature of radicals; and the […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 14th February 2013

EUROPE: Comment – Open Democracy: Divided we fall: intolerance in Europe puts rights at risk. ‘An Afghan migrant is stabbed in the heart on the streets of Athens. Black-shirted paramilitaries linked to Hungary’s third-largest political party march through a Roma neighbourhood shouting, “You will die here.” A neo-Nazi gang commits a string of murders of Turkish […]

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US Tracker 05.11.12

Washington Post: “More than 11 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it remains possible to use fake boarding passes to get through airport security checks, according to new evidence from security researchers and official documents. The security vulnerabilities could allow terrorists or others on “no-fly” lists to pass through airport checkpoints with fraudulent passes […]

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