Tag Archives: Spain

Why Brussels’ position on Cataluña does the EU more harm than good

Brussels’ leaders have decided to condemn the Catalans’ fight for independence by backing a corrupt regime in Madrid. This weak, yet undifferentiated attitude may harm the EU in the long run. What does the average EU citizen know about Spain? … Continue reading

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Why resurrecting fake news about Pangasius are a loss for humanity

The Vietnamese Pangasius sector has seen rough times since wrong claims back in 2011 destroyed the reputation of Panga farming in the Mekong Delta. While experts and scientists have worked hard to establish facts and to improve production practices, wrongdoers … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is not a joke!

Although he might appear as an antidote to my values and political views, I believe that Donald Trump is not the worst president that we have to deal with. In fact, he might be something like a new hope. According … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones in Europe

Apart from beautiful filming, Game of Thrones has also educational character. Its political content can help immature citizens understand why we need more integration, not isolation as postulated by Brexit. Looking at recent developments, one might expect that Europe is … Continue reading

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Is international development doing the right thing?

‘Working in international development is often associated with ‘doing good’. A closer look at what international cooperation has achieved in Vietnam suggests that doing good requires more than simply working in a developing country. Although I was aware of the … Continue reading

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Spain: a lesson on democracy for all of us?

While everyone in Spain is tensely waiting for the outcome of today’s election, it is clear that regardless of the outcome, Spanish citizens have eventually learned what the most important element of democracy is. Being Swiss and at that time … Continue reading

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East West Link, civil disobedience and the question of when it’s time we stand up against governmental crimes

After having published a poor CIS at the end of last year, the Linking Melbourne Authority resumed their drilling work early this year, what promptly led to clashes with unhappy citizens. Wrongly accused of “breaching the law” the offenders might … Continue reading

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