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· December, 2009

Stories about Western Europe from December, 2009

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China: ‘How did Copenhagen end up our fault?’

  26 December 2009

Did China do badly at Copenhagen? Writes one Chinese blogger: "I think Chinese officials acted splendidly at the Copenhagen summit; this was the first time for me to see China be bold like Americans in standing up tough for its own interests."

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Video: Impressions from the Climate Change Conference

  21 December 2009

We bring you some video impressions from people at the Climate Change Conference that took place during the first weeks of December in Copenhagen, Denmark. From protests, to dances, arts and presentations, a small sample of COP15.

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Greece: Riots and Police Brutality Commemorate Teenager's Death

  14 December 2009

Riots broke out in Athens and Thessaloniki during memorial gatherings for a 15-year old named Alexandros Grigoropoulos who was shot dead by police on December 6, 2008. Ample citizen media evidence of police brutality forced the government to make promises of police reform yet again.

Video: Pitch Your Cause to the World for Davos

  10 December 2009

There is time until January 4th, 2010 to send in your video pitch for your cause if you want a chance to participate in the World economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland. Read all instructions and Conditions to participate on the Davos YouTube Channel or on their site.

Controversies Surround French National Identity Debate

  9 December 2009

The national identity debate, launched by the French government a month ago, has had its critics on all sides of the debate: from those who speculate the official website is being run by Moroccans to intellectuals who have called for the closure of the Ministry of Immigration.

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Nominations Open for ‘Best of the Blogs’ Award

  8 December 2009

Deutsche Welle has kicked-off the sixth annual international Best of the Blogs awards: the BOBs. This year there are new prizes for the best climate change bloggers, as well as a new language category for Bangla (Bengali).

Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia: Visa-Free Travel

  3 December 2009

Belgraded reports that, beginning Dec. 19, “there will be no more visa requirement for Serbian, Montenegrin and Macedonian citizens if they want to travel to the Schengen territory” – debunks “some visa-free travel myths.” Jana Orsolic thinks “it's too good to be truth” and shares some of her feelings: “…there's...

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