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8 January 2007

Stories from 8 January 2007

Barbados: Caribbean Direct Recruitment Scheme

  8 January 2007

Titilayo supplements what she knew previously about the Caribbean Direct Recruitment scheme, through which London Transport recruited Caribbean migrants to the UK, with information from an exhibition currently on at the London Transport Museum.

Jamaica: New year crime spree

  8 January 2007

Jamaica experiences a spate of murders just as the new year begins, six of the victims police officers. Leon is outraged that the government seems more concerned about solving the crime problem for the sake of protecting the country's tourist industry than for the well-being of its citizens, and expresses...

Ukraine: Open Letter to AeroSvit

  8 January 2007

Carpetblogger writes an angry open letter to AeroSvit: “Should Ukraine continue on a Western, rather than Eastern, trajectory (certainly not a given at this point, given the unabated rise of the banditocracy of late) your airline might one day lose its protected status. Kyiv's strip clubs will be clogged by...

Romania: Bucharest Celebrates

  8 January 2007

Romerican writes and posts pictures on the recent celebrations in Romania's capital: “The 2007 Revelion wasn’t going to be just another celebration of a new year. No, no, it was going to be hand-in-hand with official admission of Romania into the EU. In other words, a momentous occasion which happens...

Romania: Media Attention

  8 January 2007

Andy H of Csikszereda musings is willing to talk to the press: “Still, if anyone else wants to contact me to pick my brains on the EU, Romania and the relationship between Romania and Britain, take this as a come hither look with a saucy wink.”

Poland: Collaborator Archbishop Resigns

  8 January 2007

The beatroot reports on the resignation of a Polish archbishop who had been collaborating with the Communist regime for 20 years: “Watching on TV now it looks like a wedding where all the guests turn up only to discover it’s a funeral.”

Europe: East vs West

  8 January 2007

Itching for Eestimaa poses these questions: “Why don't conferences about the need for reformist European governments include discussions on older members that could also benefit from reform? Why do people focus on the region “from the Baltics to the Balkans” when the European Union as a whole presents a far...

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