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The German Elections Matter — and Not Just for Germany

Re-Blopgged From https://worldview.stratfor.com


  • Germany’s Sept. 24 election will likely result in one of the most fragmented parliaments the country has seen in decades.
  • The country’s two largest parties will try to avoid renewing their current coalition partnership, meaning smaller parties will play a big role in the formation of the next government.
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Foreign Policy

Statistically speaking, black people in Germany don’t exist

Thanks to the refugee crisis, race and immigration have played prominently in Germany’s upcoming election.

Immigration is the top issue for Germans voting in the federal race on Sept. 1,382 more words

Nikola Benin. More transparency and integrity in the EU

Nikola Benin, PhD

  • All EU institutions should have a clear and strict code of conduct
  • Public access to legislative documents needs to be improved
  • Use of a transparency register for lobbyists is encouraged…
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Fluturi de Toamnă

Pe degetele timpului,
Se aduna polenul acela de demult…
Când mâna ta mă prinse,
În acei ani de când, ne-am întâlnit visând.
Ne-am prins și noi de-atunci în jocul vieții fără de sfârșit… 527 more words

Nicolas Cage Thanks U.S. Coast Guard for Hurricane Relief Work in Emotional Speech

Nicolas Cage took time out of his movie schedule to deliver an emotional, in-person thank you to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. 291 more words