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· November, 2007

Stories about Governance from November, 2007

Poland, Ukraine: Convicts’ Contribution to Euro 2012?

The beatroot writes: “Poland has to build six new stadiums before co-hosting with Ukraine the Euro 2012 football tournament. Problem is, many of its construction workers are in the UK...

Poland: “U-Turn in Foreign Policy”

The beatroot writes about a “u-turn in foreign policy” initiated by Poland's new PM: “Relations with Russia […] have not been good over the last two years of the Law...

Latvia, Lithuania: Rallies Against Low Wages

Latvian Abroad writes about protest rallies against low wages in Lithuania and Latvia.

Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?

Window on Eurasia writes: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterization of his political opponents and those standing behind them as ‘the enemies of Russia’ has sparked a discussion among his supporters...

Russia: Video Interview With Ludmila Alekseeva

Robert Amsterdam posts a YouTube interview with human rights activist Ludmila Alekseeva (in Russian, with English subtitles).

Russia: Legitimizing Election Results

Perspectives on the new Russia writes about ways to legitimizing the election results.

Russia: ‘Civilized’ Falsifying

TOL's Elections in Russia cites a Russian blogger's post on ways “to falsify the elections in a more ‘civilized’ manner.”

Russia: Minor Attacks on the Opposition

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another pre-election update that covers some virtual and real-life attacks on the opposition.

Egypt: Rumours of Ministerial Change

Zeinobia from Egypt writes: “There are rumours that there will be a possible ministerial change today. I do not know if this is true or not.”

Philippines: Rebel Soldiers Take Over Manila Hotel

News from the blogosphere in the Philippines of the latest attempt by the 2003 coup leaders to get rid of the current administration in Philippines.

Czech Republic: Lawmakers on Buses and the Law

Czech PMs “will no longer ride for free on bus lines operated by private companies,” the Czech Daily Word reports.

Belarus: Rock Music and the Regime

Lukashenko's regime makes Belarusian “half-prohibited” rock musicians an offer they can't refuse; TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian bloggers’ reactions.

Russia: Double Standards

Sean's Russia Blog writes about double standards in coverage and reactions to the Russian election in the West: “To think President Bush had to nerve to throw his two cents...

Russia: Elections in Dagestan

Sean's Russia Blog explains “the context that Duma elections will take place in Dagestan.”

Russia: Pre-Election Update

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another entry on the pre-election situation in Russia. Here's one of the highlights: “Kasparov's movement United Civilian Front (OGF) started a picket at the...

Barbados: Paying The Piper?

Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into...

Ukraine: Thoughts on Yushchenko's Bloc

It's been nearly two months since the Sept. 30 snap parliamentary election in Ukraine, and although there are plenty of "democratic coalition" promises and hopes in the air, it has...

Slovakia: Press Conference in a Barn

Deleted by Tomorrow reports on a good-bye press conference held inside a village barn by “the soon-to-be-former minister of agriculture”: it took Slovakia's prime minister “more than 20 160 minutes”...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's B-day & “Feminine Strategies”

Among other, no less important, things, Orange Ukraine reports that the government has declared Jan. 1-7 holidays, Yulia Tymoshenko has turned 47, and someone has written a paper titled, “Beauty...

Russia: Saami Parliament

Russia's Saami “want to set up their own parliament to control the dispersal of government funds allocated to their numerically small nationality,” Window on Eurasia reports.

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