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Ireland predicts No change in Local Politics after Election

Ireland predicts No change in Local Politics after Election

Despite the loss that pro-British Unionists experienced in the  March 2 elections, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will remain the biggest political party in Northern Ireland. According to…

EU Court Permits Ban on Political and Religious Symbols

EU Court Permits Ban on Political and Religious Symbols

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on March 16 that employers have the right to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols in the workplace. The decision…

Dutch Elections Block the Rise of Far-Right Leaders in Europe

Dutch Elections Block the Rise of Far-Right Leaders in Europe

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) were re-elected in the highly-anticipated Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday, March 15. According to…

Iceland Curtails Capital Controls From 2008

Iceland Curtails Capital Controls From 2008

The Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs revealed on March 14 that the government curtailed all capital controls on individuals, businesses, and pension funds. The controls were…

Cold US-German Relations Unlikely to Thaw with Blizzard

Cold US-German Relations Unlikely to Thaw with Blizzard

Despite high expectations on both sides for Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump’s first meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, the meeting was postponed…

Manuel Valls Refuses to Support Socialist Presidential Candidate Benoît Hamon

Manuel Valls Refuses to Support Socialist Presidential Candidate Benoît Hamon

Manuel Valls, a member of the French Socialist Party, announced on March 14 that he will not sponsor fellow Socialist Benoît Hamon’s presidential bid. This largely symbolic statement…

Man attacks security forces at Orly Airport in Paris

Man attacks security forces at Orly Airport in Paris

Terror struck France once again when a man assaulted a female police officer at Orly Airport near Paris on March 18. The assailant was identified as Ziyed Ben…

Road to Paris: Benoît Hamon fights to hold Socialism together

Road to Paris: Benoît Hamon fights to hold Socialism together

The center-right party and its socialists opponents have controlled both legislative and executive power without interruption since 1981 in France. However, in a matter of months in 2016,…

The Road to Paris: Mélenchon Reconciles the Left’s Past and Future

The Road to Paris: Mélenchon Reconciles the Left’s Past and Future

There is something very twentieth-century about Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France’s far-left candidate. He has captured France’s attention with his powerful rhetoric and Marxist vocabulary, and yet Mélenchon’s candidacy offers…

Germany Increases Military Personnel Amid Growing Concerns

Germany Increases Military Personnel Amid Growing Concerns

Germany, with the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel, plans to increase troop numbers of the Bundeswehr to about 200,000 over the next seven years. The announcement on February…