Category Archives: Europe

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

AP journalists across Europe contributed to this report – Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small indication of success, Spain’s government said it … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, Europe

Belarus strongman president faces strong election challenge

The Associated Press (Jim Heintz in Moscow contributed to this story) – Incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, in office for 26 years, has made it clear he won’t hesitate to quash any attempt by his opponents to protest the results of Sunday’s … Continue reading

Posted in Belarus, Controversial, Europe, Putin, Russia

10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism

Jacob Poushter of Pew Research – 1. On balance, people across the former Soviet bloc nations approve of the changeover to a multiparty electoral system and free market economy. 2. In Central and Eastern Europe, there have been dramatic increases … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pew Research

Review of 2019 and Preview for 2020: the Final Combat of Western Hegemonism

Paul Schmutz Schaller for the Saker Blog – The world situation is changing very fast and one needs to make an effort in order to keep pace with the events. The end of a year is a welcome opportunity for … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Middle East, United States

How European and U.S. unauthorized immigrant populations compare

Phillip Connor, Jeffrey S. Passel and Jens Manuel Krogstad of Pew Research Center – Europe and the United States are major destinations for the world’s immigrants. In both places, debates about immigration policy have focused on what to do with … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Immigrants, United States