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· February, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from February, 2010

28 February 2010

Italy: “Tangerines and olives don't fall from the sky”

The first strike of immigrant workers in Italy's history will happen on March 1st, thanks to a broad European initiative to oppose racism and discrimination, and reaffirm the positive role...

Armenia: Chance meeting

Georgia: Eurovision National Competition

27 February 2010

Rare Disease Day: “Alone we are rare. Together we are strong.”

February 28 is "Rare Disease Day". Patient and family support groups make avid use of online media to raise awareness and share information about proper care and prevention of uncommon...

26 February 2010

Greece, Germany and the middle finger of Venus de Milo

In the continuing drama of the Greek financial crisis, a row erupted last week because of a German magazine cover that depicted ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo flipping a...

24 February 2010

Greece: Bloggers respond fiercely to financial crisis

Greek bloggers react with uncommon drama, spirit and gravitas to the financial crisis facing Greece. The socialist government elected last October is battling currency speculators while trying to avoid defaulting...

17 February 2010

Africa: Colonialism alive and well after 50 years of independence

2010 will mark the 50th year of francophone African countries' independence from Belgium and France. While official celebrations are under way, debate about colonialism, past and present, is simmering on...

15 February 2010

Netherlands: Sven Kramer's golden race on Twitter

For the Dutch, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver started with a very important race: the men's 5000 metres speed skating. Everyone expected Dutch favourite Sven Kramer to win the...

14 February 2010

Armenia: Eurovision National Competition

Armenia tonight chose its entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway. Twitter users provided an online summary of the national competition televised inside the country while some...

12 February 2010

Last chance to nominate blogs for BoBs Award

Armenia: Eurovision 2010

Unzipped comments on what it considers to be the two main contenders, Mihran & Emmy and Eva Rivas, as Armenia's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The blog says...

9 February 2010

France: International Students in Paris Blog on Cité Babel

The International City of Paris houses a community of international students living and learning at French universities. Their blog and journal "Cité Babel" addresses issues related to identity, cultural exchanges,...

Iran: “Eight Iranian arrested in Copenhagen Denmark”

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