Posts Tagged “EU”
“Merkel’s idea of unending budgetary discipline is anti-democratic”, argues professor Heikki Patomäki.
Belgium, a country that has tried to form a new government without a result for a year now, and a home for the European Union and NATO. Finnish journalist Janne Toivonen is doing a half a year deal as a trainee in the European parliament’s web communications. At the same time he’s keeping personal blog [...]
The populist True Finns party lead by Timo Soini made history on Sunday by gaining 34 seats in the Finnish parliamentary election. Their vote rose by 15 percentage points compared with the last election in 2007. Their anti-bailout attitude has made Portugal somewhat nervous. Timo Soini received more votes than any other candidate. He has [...]
Check out this demented map depicting borderlines between the Netherlands (white) and Belgium (yellow) in a village of Baarle: Yes, it’s sad but true. Due to some complex medieval treaties, the borders of the village Baarle got skewed, to say the least. This division into two countries has some interesting ramifications. First of all, you [...]
The populist True Finns party (Finnish: Perussuomalaiset) has stirred up debate with their manifesto for the upcoming Finnish parliamentary election in April. Especially True Finns’ take on culture and patriotanism has generated a strong opposition in social media. People have cited echoes of totalitarian regimes in the views of True Finns. “Cultural aid money granted [...]