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Jamaica, the alternative German coalition

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More on the German Bundestag elections: What coalitions could form? Photo: public domain

Why Daniel would go for “Jamaica” rather than “big,” and what it all means.

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Leipzig to elect two Parliament members

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Leipzig will elect two members of Parliament this September. (Photo: public domain)

With the end of the Game of Thrones season, and before winter comes, we have the next best political spectacle of Central Europe: The Game of 630 Thrones!

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3 key factors in the French elections Sunday

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From the elections to be held across Europe this year, none are so transcendental – or so uncertain.

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Orbán and Le Pen: breaking the EU’s cordon sanitaire?

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Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts.

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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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UBI (universal basic income) idea gains momentum

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The UBI experiment in Finland shows the point of such a program: providing long-term (theoretically, forever), but modest financial aid to all citizens regardless of who they are.

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