By Anna Polonyi - 14. 01. 2013

In Paris, hundreds of thousands marched against granting adoption rights to same-sex couples. Their hidden fear? That gays will produce gay children. ...

By Anna Polonyi - 27. 06. 2012

How the death-strip turned into a biodiversity Eden, and why its story is emblematic of Europe's problems today. ...

By Anna Polonyi - 27. 05. 2012

The 7th Berlin Biennale “Forget Fear” has been met with scathing criticism. Too political, too vague, or too didactic: German cultural critics uni...

By Anna Polonyi - 15. 05. 2012

Obama has finally announced his support for same-sex marriage. But as the fierce conservative opposition shows, the West is no longer the prime champi...

By Anna Polonyi - 3. 05. 2012

Esperanto's advocates envisioned nothing less than a revolution of human language. But the universal language has a different strength: it flourishes ...

By Anna Polonyi - 15. 04. 2012

How did a bad poem become the cause of international diplomatic conflict? ...

By Anna Polonyi - 25. 03. 2012

The Euro crisis has given the European Union a bad rep, but at least it has given it a rep to speak of. This may turn out to be more important than an...

By Anna Polonyi - 13. 02. 2012

After years on the periphery of public attention, nao-Nazi radicalism has burst back into the German consciousness. A country that is otherwise skepti...

By Anna Polonyi - 22. 01. 2012

The newspaper is no longer a necessity. It is a choice, a deliciously wasteful object in terms of time, energy, and money. ...

By Anna Polonyi - 30. 12. 2011

"Sinner states" - countries that have failed to adhere to the rules of fiscal austerity are often branded as deviant outcasts. Even in the 21st centur...

By Anna Polonyi - 27. 12. 2011

Steam-punk anachronism meets utopian optimism: Bill Phillips' economic machines are a reminder of the times when markets were not seen as beasts but a...

By Anna Polonyi - 12. 12. 2011

It's easy to talk about disarmament. It's much harder to get it done. As long as treaties remain purposefully vague - and as long as we create more nu...

By Anna Polonyi - 6. 12. 2011

Germany's history with inflation is frequently cited as a reason behind Angela Merkel's rationale in the sovereign debt crisis. Yet the real issue lie...

By Anna Polonyi - 16. 11. 2011

In Germany, a series of neo-nazi killings is shocking the nation. As disturbing as the acts may be, the group's choice of Pink Panther as representati...


EU CO2 standards for trucks: Industry express serious concerns
By Alexandre Kintzinger

The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emission targets for heavy-duty vehicles. Until 2030 emissions from new trucks have to be 30 % lower compared to 2019 emission level. The EU said it is an opportunity for the manufactures to embrace innovation. For the industry,

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Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed, and the social costs of cuts are increasingly visible.

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30 million Americans have no health insurance
By Bernard Sanders

No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border. You want a national emergency? 30 million Americans have no health insurance and many more are under-insured.

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The Divided States of America
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The middle of the political spectrum is thinly populated: Only 10 percent of Americans identify as undecided independents. The rest is drifting apart politically.

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The Pope at the cradle of Islam
By Beatrice Bischof

On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates Pope Francis called upon to use religion for peace, tolerance and the compliance of the freedom of religion. Dialog and tolerance are the keywords. But what´s the meaning of it?

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Back To Basics
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Conservatism appears to be in crisis: climate change calls for environmental policies, the welfare state must be reformed (but not be abolished), the financial crisis has exposed the flaws of markets. Many conservatives struggle to articulate their answers - or do they?

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