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Politik als Farce

6. February 2020 I Events, General Politics

Eine Farce, sagt der Duden, ist eine „Angelegenheit, bei der die vorgegebene Absicht, das vorgegebene Ziel nicht mehr ernst zu nehmen ist, und nur noch lächerlich gemacht, verhöhnt wird.“ Genau das hat sich gestern im Landtag von Thüringen abgespielt. Die von der Gesellschaft den Parlamenten vorgegebene Aufgabe, …

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Italy: The election in Emilia Romagna – or How Europe is Constantly Dismantling Itself

Salvini will carry on, enormously strengthened, and sooner or later he will reach his goal.
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE

“Matteo Salvini has lost, his plan to overthrow the government has not worked.” This, or something similar, is the usual chorus of headlines in German papers after the regional election in Emilia Romagna. …

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The German election: the wrong issues and no concept for the future

A lot can happen in four years. In the previous German general election the centre-left won a majority. The Social Democratic Party (SPD) was in a position to form a government with the Greens and the Left Party (Linke), which could have ended the political stagnation in Germany and might even have provided Europe with a new, …

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