Tag: Europe

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  • Eclipse of the Old Order

    Eclipse of the Old Order

    The general perception in Europe was that democracy had won the war. It is true that the principles of democracy and republicanism emerged victorious and nationalism appeared to be their natural ally. The War posed a serious challenge to the old order of Europe putting an end to dynastic rule in several European countries. The old order changed yielding place to the new, but against a heavy price.

    December 13, 2018
  • Hundred Years After

    Hundred Years After

    One hundred years after World War I ended, the saddest thought on Armistice Day must be the almost relentless danger of wars and extremism that have threatened the world’s peace and prosperity. Storm-centres dot the world of 2018 and much as the leaders of Europe and the US commemorated the fallen on November 11 ~ …

    November 13, 2018
  • Women of substance at the top

    Women of substance at the top

    The 2016 political thriller ‘The Committee’, written by the popular American author Terry E. Hill, is a fantastic mixture of political conspiracies, manipulation and mysticism. ‘The Committee’, a secret one, is headed by a mysterious New Orleans family of Creole women with ancestors from Europe. ‘The Committee’ has chosen every US president for the last …

    October 11, 2018
  • Coming to grips with the new world order

    Coming to grips with the new world order

    China passes the US to become the world’s largest economy by 2030, while India overtakes Japan, Germany, the UK and France to become number three. The economies of the emerging world as a whole become bigger than those of the developed world. That is the scale of the shift of power predicted in a new …

    September 28, 2018
  • Chaotically stable

    Chaotically stable

    Sweden has trodden ground that was prepared in Germany and Italy with the marked ascendancy of the far-right in Sunday’s election. The striking feature of the outcome must be that while there are many losers, there are no spectacular winners. A coalition is almost inevitable as in Germany, but the process will take a while …

    September 15, 2018
  • Why Citizen Khan becomes angry

    Why Citizen Khan becomes angry

    BBC’s popular TV series, ‘Citizen Khan’, has completed its sixth year. It’s the first comedy series on the Asian immigrants in that country; the title inspired by the popular Hollywood thriller ‘Citizen Kane’ (1941). In the series, Mr. Khan is a Pakistani immigrant to Britain who lives with his family at Sparkhill, East Birmingham, which, …

    September 7, 2018
  • A handshake isn’t just a handshake

    A handshake isn’t just a handshake

    To shake or not to shake hands has become a crucial question for Muslims in Europe. One of the controversies began in Stockholm several months ago. A 24-year-old girl named Farah Alhajeh went to the office of a Swedish company called Semantex to interview for a job. She had applied to be an interpreter for …

    August 23, 2018
  • Alarmist barometer

    Alarmist barometer

    A direly alarmist signal has been emitted to the world at large and the risk of the Earth ~ to which the world belongs ~ slipping into what they call the “hothouse state” is dangerously real. The report of scientists of the Stockholm Resilience Center, the University of Copenhagen, the Australian National University, and the …

    August 11, 2018
  • 2,400 athletes swim in Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe

    2,400 athletes swim in Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe

    Around 2,400 athletes swam from Asia to Europe on Sunday, in a cross-continental swimming race in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait.

    July 22, 2018
  • A Tyrolean evening with the Gundolf family is an Austrian hoot

    A Tyrolean evening with the Gundolf family is an Austrian hoot

    Visiting Austria with your family? While an Opera in Vienna or a Mozart concert in Salzburg would soothe your soul, no doubt, but a foot-tapping, hand-clapping evening spent singing and dancing with the Gundolf Family in Innsbruck is as much a lesson in immersive culture as it is a riot of fun.

    July 10, 2018
  • The West Scrutinises Chinese Investment

    The West Scrutinises Chinese Investment

    China is carrying on its old practice of “divide and rule” among states while also trying to play Europeans against Americans

    June 30, 2018
  • Eurozone ends Greece’s 8-year bailout saga

    Eurozone ends Greece’s 8-year bailout saga

    Under the eight-year debt-relief program, Greece received 300 billion euros in three financial assistance programs as agreed in 2010, 2011 and 2015 in exchange for structural reforms and fiscal adjustments.

    June 22, 2018
  • Tariffs and Trade

    Tariffs and Trade

    A trade war has erupted across the Atlantic. Europe and Canada, and also of course the United States of America, are on the cusp of a grave crisis in international trade and are indeed on the brink of a full-scale war over tariffs. Donald Trump’s decision last Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium …

    June 4, 2018
  • Why Danish movie A Royal Affair should be shown in high schools

    Why Danish movie A Royal Affair should be shown in high schools

    A Royal Affair is a 2012 Danish historical drama directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

    May 25, 2018
  • Iran urges Europe to remain committed to nuclear deal after US exit

    Iran urges Europe to remain committed to nuclear deal after US exit

    The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Saturday urged the European countries to remain committed to their promises pertaining to the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal. Ali Akbar Salehi expressed the hope that the European Union (EU) will fulfil its pledges to secure Iran’s interests, which were made in the recent meetings …

    May 20, 2018
  • Accused of spying for Russia, Kaspersky Lab plans move to Switzerland

    Accused of spying for Russia, Kaspersky Lab plans move to Switzerland

    By the end of 2019, data from customers in Europe will be stored and processed in Zurich. Kaspersky also plans to open its first Transparency Center, also in Switzerland, this year

    May 17, 2018
  • India to be partner country for Europe’s mega exposition

    India to be partner country for Europe’s mega exposition

    India will be the new partner country for Ambiente, Europe’s mega exposition of living, dining and gifting items, next year. India takes over the baton from the Netherlands, which was the partner country at the Frankfurt Messe this year. Incidentally, India is the second Asian country after Japan to partner with the Ambiente. “With its …

    April 16, 2018