A (very) symbolic vote
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A (very) symbolic vote

For sure, there will be a before and an after #9N (9th of November) in Spain. On the last Sunday, Catalonian voters backed independence of their region by near 81%. The vote was purely symbolic and had no legal value but has very important political consequences. Indeed, this consultation is a real political victory for … Continue reading

Maidan Echoes
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Maidan Echoes

Events are going fast in Ukraine, unexpectedly. On the last weekend, Viktor Yanukoviych was dismissed and run away to go to Kharkiv, a pro-Russian locality on the east of the country. Oleksandr Tourtchynov so far Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament so far was appointed interim president till the organisation of new legislative elections scheduled for … Continue reading

When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot
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When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot

Some days ago, Swiss people voted to limit immigration by a narrow majority, following a UDC (Union démocratique du centre, Democratic Union of the Centre) party proposition mainly targeting European Union’s people applying to work and/or settle within the Helvetic Confederation. Just after the outcome, the European Union and most of the Member States warned: … Continue reading

Rajoy’s promises
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Rajoy’s promises

It was a promise he wanted to keep even if it means put his country thirty years back. Some days ago, the Mariano Rajoy conservative government passed a law limiting abortion in Spain drastically. Now, abortion will be possible in few cases (rape, in case of danger for the infant or the mother…) and in … Continue reading

Madiba
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Madiba

I’m mourning. Everybody is mourning. Nelson Mandela has died at 95 at home at Johannesburg. Although it was predictable due to his health conditions, this news hurts me. This man will have made a lot for South Africa and for the African continent. It was a humble, simple and convicted man who will have been … Continue reading