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Life in Europe

January 10,2018 Life in Europe – Full of Challenges, Distractions, & Scandals Challenges In Europe there are several political challenges: Angela Merkel faces a political life-or-death coalition. The traditonal conservatives are now being questioned regarding laissez-faire economic policies that leave … Continue reading

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Sexist Google #MeToo

January 9, 2017 Sexist Google Recieves Harsh Reprisal in Reverse Discrimination Case While here in Europe we are bearing harsh winter conditions, on the other side of “the pond” Google is now under serious fire, but not for the reasons … Continue reading

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Snow Shuts Down Major Tollway in Spain, Puigdemont Plays Virtual President of Catalonia, and Real Madrid Enters in Crisis

Snow Shuts Down Major Tollway in Spain One of the major tollways leading into the capital city of Madrid was shut down last Saturday (the night of Kings’ Day) by what some Spaniards are calling a historic snowstorm in the … Continue reading

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TMI – Trump, Macron and Immigration

January 4, 2018 President Trump Dissolves Committee Investigating Election Fraud Yes, you guessed right. President Trump has formally dissolved the very committee he set up early on as President to investigate allegations into voting fraud, especially in connection with so-called … Continue reading

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3M: Macron, Merkel and Di Maio in 2018

December 30, 2018 Marvels of Macron Emmanuel Macron, new PM of France, gathered support for and successfully signed into law sweeping reforms in the Labour Law of France in September, 2017. Most reforms run expressly contrary to traditional lines in … Continue reading

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Rerun of Rajoy, Franco Lives Again, Stalemate in Catalonia and Diana Quer

December 29, 2017 Rerun of Rajoy Once again the President of Spain has presented an openly optimistic future for the Spanish economy, though admitting concerns for regional economies in Spain (Catalonia) due to political instability. The economic recovery in 2017 … Continue reading

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Banking on Europe in 2018

December 28, 2017 The majority of American investment banks have all decided who will be the big winner in the stock markets in 2018: Europe. The year 2017 wasn’t the worst for Europe, but euro strength had more of a … Continue reading

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