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· April, 2014

Stories about Western Europe from April, 2014

21 April 2014

French Economist Piketty Links Inequality to Instability of Democracies

French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects

The Embassy of PEROU aims to bring together suburb residents and their shantytown neighbors by building community centers together and improving general living conditions.

20 April 2014

Pope Francis, a Pope Unlike the Rest

A global view of Pope Francis, a year and half into his papacy.

18 April 2014

Germany's Migration Commissioner Throws Her Support Behind Migrant Voting Rights in Municipal Elections

In Germany, however, foreigners from the EU can take part in municipal elections; only non-EU citizens are excluded.

17 April 2014

Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français

Portrait of Suzanne Lehn, co-manager of French language Global Voices, by Marie Bohner. Her vision of today's media and the subjects she is passionate about.

9 April 2014

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

France, the Czech Republic and Greece Under Scrutiny for Their Treatment of Roma Community

The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon

7 April 2014

Inmate at Greece's Infamous Korydallos Prison Commits Suicide

Prisoners have used Twitter to publicize the conditions at the prison, so horrible that a prosecutor once refused to enter and inspect the hospital ward because she “has family”.

Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide

5 April 2014

Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

The Wind Energy Sector's Race Against the Clock in France

Wind energy has great potential in France, but many obstacles stand in its way.

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