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· May, 2007

Stories about Western Europe from May, 2007

Macedonia, Greece: Name Dispute

Russia, Austria: Raiffeisen, Murder and Money Laundering

Libya: Blair in Tripoli

How the South is financing the North's internet connection

Russia: Investments in Austria

Human Sacrifice & the Politics of Death

Europe: Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards

Russia, UK: More on the Litvinenko Affair

France's Overseas Territories Now Under the Administration of the Ministry of the Interior

Morocco: The Week of Firsts

It was a week of firsts in Morocco - with the first French Minister of Moroccan descent, the first newspaper and the first wine store. Jillian York has more in...

Alain Mabanckou on the new French government

France's New “Ministry of Nationalism and Expulsion”

Francophone blogger Et Si Nous Parlions has no love for French president Nicolas Sarkozy's new Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity, and Co-Development. He prefers to call it the “Ministry...

Ukraine: Yushchenko's UK Visit Cancelled

Russia: Dissent and Samara Summit

Morocco: Fighting ignorance, injustice, and irrationality

Giving one's child a special first name should be an inalienable right, not a lengthy bureaucratic process. Hamza Daoui covers a debate stirring up over this very issue, as well...

Israel: Brits Banning Israeli Universities, Professors and Students

The EU: “The ‘Balkans’ They Love to Hate”

Madagascar: Malagasy bloggers in France criticize Sarkozy's proposed immigration policy

The platform on which France's new president Nicolas Sarkozy was elected proposes the creation of a ministry of immigration and national identity. Immigrants who have been living in France for...

Burundi: French Man Mistaken for a Cannibal

Europe: Still Some More on Eurovision

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