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22nd Economic Forum in Krynica

22nd Economic Forum in Krynica

Written by: in: Thought

Between 4 and 6 September, 2012 Krynica-Zdrój hosted for the 22nd time prestigious Economic Forum, this year entitled “New visions for difficult times. Europe and the world in the face of crisis”. During three intensive days of debates, discussion panels and press conferences politicians, economists and experts from various fields were discussing current political-economic problems. […]

“Taxi stories” – why is it worth taking a taxi in Egypt?

“Taxi stories” – why is it worth taking a taxi in Egypt?

Written by: in: Culture

The information about demonstrations on the Tahrir Square and the overthrow of the longtime dictator in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, have hit the front pages and the eyes of the world have turned to Cairo. Before 2011 what happened in Egypt concerned nobody. The country was associated mainly with cheap holiday offers, pyramids and camels. The […]

Wrocław Global Forum 2012

Wrocław Global Forum 2012

Written by: in: Thought

Between 31 May and 2 June 2012 Wrocław hosted Wrocław Global Forum 2012, co-organized by The Atlantic Council of the United States. This year’s edition was entitled “Reinventing the West: Prosperity, Security and Democracy at Risk?” For three days experts, politicians and economists were discussing various issues in numerous panels. After welcoming remarks by Rafał […]

Aupa Donosti!*

Aupa Donosti!*

Written by: in: Culture

The Film Festival in San Sebastian (Donostia in Basque) has been taking place since 1953. For some reason it’s been significantly less popular than the festivals in Cannes or Berlin, despite the fact that equally famous directors present their films there, and celebrities like Julia Roberts or Woody Allen visit the town.  Two years ago […]

Slovakia’s elections: Fico’s big return

Slovakia’s elections: Fico’s big return

Written by: in: Politics

On Saturday March 10, 2012 Smer (Social Democrats) won parliamentary elections in Slovakia receiving 44.41% of votes. It means that former Prime Minister Robert Fico is coming back to power, far more powerful than in the year 2006. The Slovak Spectator published today official results, confirmed by the Central Electoral Commission (ÚVK). Smer’s 44.41% means […]

World In Outrage

World In Outrage

Written by: in: Society

Economic crisis is wreaking havoc all over Europe and the world, the unemployment is rising, the Euro zone countries are taking increasingly drastic measures to fight the recession. All over the world the crisis brings mobilization and social change; from the very beginning of the year rebellions – predominantly youth rebellions, have steamrolled through Arab […]

Orban’s goulash less and less digestible

Orban’s goulash less and less digestible

Written by: in: Politics

A year ago Hungary was flavour of the month because of the controversial media law and nationalization of the pension system, this year authoritarian government, rushed change of the Constitution, manipulation of the central bank and breaking the civil laws are on everyone’s mouth. How do Hungarians react? They start to be impatient. Elections in […]

“The Help” – American black maids, tell us your stories

“The Help” – American black maids, tell us your stories

Written by: in: Culture

Mississippi in the 60s under the rule of governor Ross Barnett was not an easy place to live for black people who were treated by then as citizens of the second category. It was just beginning of civil rights movement, segregation policy was still in power and racism was in its heyday. Black women had […]

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