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Paris Attacks: Notre solidarité avec Paris — This horrific event is a game-changer

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Our solidarity with the victims of this horrendous event.

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4 myths about refugees and asylum-seekers

in Politics/Refugees by
Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H

The very complicated facts of Asylpolitik, explained here, easily debunk the xenophobic myths that have been circulating around.

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The source of the refugee crisis

in Glocal/Philosophies/Politics/Refugees by
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During the last weeks European policymakers have been fighting with each other over the best way to respond to the current refugee crisis. However difficult the political negotiations are – they are a mess; much worse than the Greek debacle, as far as integrity of EU institutions are concerned – no refugee relocation and integration plan will be effective. The reason is that any European-only-plan ignores the source of the problem: The Syrian civil war.

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America’s Pegida

in Glocal/Opinion/Politics by
President-elect Donald Trump in 2011. Photo: Gage Skidmore, flickr

“In America, Donald Trump has climbed to the top of the early polls for the Republican nomination. And in Germany a sizeable but still minority portion of the population has xenophobic or racist tendencies. The question is if the Pegida or the Trump strategies have long-term staying power or if their impact is only temporary or sporadic.”

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Greece and Eurozone: divorce?

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Our economically liberal political scientist gives his assessment of whether the intentions of leaders on the Greek and EU sides match up with their rhetoric of striving to stay together. What would you say?

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