Why do foreign investors leave Bulgaria as if it were the Titanic?

By |februar 11th, 2019|bad governance, Bulgaria, corruption, demography, FDI, immigration, justice and home affairs, News|

Despite being one of the most beautiful countries in the European Union, despite having talented and educated people, despite a favourable tax environment, Bulgaria is likely to stay as the poorest in the EU, and to continue losing its population, writ...

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World reaction cautious to disputed DR Congo vote result

By |januar 11th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, DR Congo, elections, News|

Foreign leaders reacted cautiously to the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election Thursday (10 January), with many choosing not to congratulate the man declared winner and appealing for disputes to be settled peacefully.

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No EU ambassadors attend Maduro’s second term inauguration

By |januar 10th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, Hugo Chavez, hyperinflation, News, Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela|

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday (10 January) begins a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever. The 56-year-old leader will be sworn in at 1400 GMT by the...

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Pressure mounts on DR Congo over election outcome

By |januar 8th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, DR Congo, News|

Public and diplomatic pressure mounted Monday (8 January) on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of 30 December elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.

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DR Congo to vote in end-of-an-era poll

By |december 18th, 2018|bad governance, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola, elections, Joseph Kabila, News, Sanctions, violence|

Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under controversial President Joseph Kabila.

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Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DR Congo

By |november 22nd, 2018|bad governance, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola, ethnic violence, Joseph Kabila, MONUSCO, News, United Nations|

After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday (21 November) effectively opened the starting gates for a crucial election that could alleviate -- or perhaps worsen -- the decades-long crisis gripp...

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Spain PM Sánchez calls for Venezuelan migrant quotas

By |avgust 31st, 2018|bad governance, immigrant quotas, News, Pedro Sanchez, refugee crisis, Spain, Venezuela|

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Thursday (30 August) that Latin America should adopt a "quota system" to better manage the Venezuelan migrant crisis.

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Calls for justice after Bosnian reporter brutally beaten

By |avgust 28th, 2018|bad governance, Bosnia and Herzegovina, corruption, democratic deficit, EU enlargement, News, press freedom, Republika Srpska, violence|

Bosnian journalists on Monday (27 August) demanded justice after a reporter said he was severely beaten by unknown attackers after covering politically-sensitive protests. The US and European Union also condemned the assault on Vladimir Kovacevic, a jo...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe

By |avgust 27th, 2018|bad governance, Democracy, elections, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nelson Chamisa, News, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe|

Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday (26 August) after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country's first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe.

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Belgium introduces security check fee for EU journalists

By |julij 31st, 2018|bad governance, Belgium, Bureaucracy, EU summits, News|

Belgium has introduced an unprecedented fee of €50 months per semester for the security check of journalists attending EU summits. Moreover, the fee discriminates against journalists permanently residing in Belgium and those from abroad, who don’t need to pay the fee.

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