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Serbian Election Campaign fails to address environmental concerns

The General Serbian elections held in May resulted in the election of a new president, Tomislav Nikolić - leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).  Voters were given a wide range of political options, however transparency of the election process itself and media coverage did not meet satisfactory standards - according to international observers. The Republican Electoral Commission revealed that 4.3 pe ...

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Has Europe Forgotten its Strength?

In a recent speech, referring to tackling the economic downturn, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for Economic, Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Olli Rehn stated : “If we would have a silver bullet, we would already fire one”. Given that Europe's problem is not only connected to the financial mismanagement but also to its competitiveness, Europeans may feel as standing at the point where ...

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Hunger, rebellion, coup: Mali’s crisis has its history

Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa, about two times the size of France. It is dominated by vast expanses of sparsely inhabited desert and the fertile surroundings of the Niger river. In historical times, the area was home to powerful empires and the ancient city of Timbuktu, with its architectural wonders, still tells of this era. ...

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