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Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel
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Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel

The outcome of the regional elections in her country could not have been worse for the German Chancellor: her party only obtained 21.9% of the votes, one of the poorest results in this port town. Harald Neuber On Sunday, at the end of the electoral period, the leaders of the […]

Crisis forces Ireland to elections
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Crisis forces Ireland to elections

After a government defeat caused by the financial crisis, this is now the first country in the euro zone to be forced to call an early general election. Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, agreed to bring the election date forward to 25 February, instead of serving out the full term of […]

ETA truce: Is this time for good?
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ETA truce: Is this time for good?

On the 10th January, the said armed group declared a “general, permanent and verifiable cease-fire” in a statement published by the Basque daily Gara. Four months before, ETA had sent a video to the BBC stating it had started to cease hostilities but did not specify its conditions. Since then, […]

Migrants to Europe
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Migrants to Europe

In November 2010, the activist group for foreigners’ rights, Migreurop, released its second annual report, focusing on the authorities’ fight against migration in movement, detention and deportation. In 1999, the Sangatte refugee camp opened in northern France, and became a hotspot for controversy considering its location near the channel tunnel. […]

Social Protection of Ecuadorian Immigrants in Italy
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Social Protection of Ecuadorian Immigrants in Italy

This Latin American country clearly aims to strengthen it’s international relations and already has bilateral agreements with Spain, Chile, Peru and Uruguay and business connections with Columbia and Venezuela. In a meeting with Ecuadorian citizens living in Eastern Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, Ramiro González, the Director of the […]