8 November 2007

Stories from 8 November 2007

Slovenia, Hungary: Travel Notes

  8 November 2007

Csíkszereda Musings writes more on his travel in Slovenia and Hungary: “Bodonci is in a national park which uniquely (the literature implied) spans the borders of three countries – Slovenia, Austria and Hungary. […] I am not 100% sure if you can describe a national park that is simultaneously in...

Slovakia: Odious Government

  8 November 2007

Deleted by Tomorrow writes: “After the recent Polish elections Slovakia can now, unfortunately, boast the title of having the most odious government in Central Europe, led by the neo-bolshevik Smer – Social Democracy, along with two mostly cleptocratic nationalist parties as its wingmen from an asylum of politically deranged and...

Georgia: Election Gamble

  8 November 2007

Registan also has more on news that a early presidential election has been scheduled for January 5 in Georgia. The blog says that the move by the country's president is “tentatively good news for Georgia and the US” and “hopefully will put Georgia back on more or less the right...

Poland: Schengen and Migrant Workers

  8 November 2007

“Thousands of Ukrainians work as nannies in Poland – you are a social leper in some circles of Warsaw if you haven’t got your very own shiny, low maintenance, Ukrainian home help,” writes the beatroot. Once Poland enters the Schengen zone in December, however, things will most likely change.

Georgia: Early Presidential Election

  8 November 2007

TOL Georgia reports that an early presidential election has been called for January following clashes with police in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. In an earlier post, the same blog asks who is to blame for the situation in the country.

Poland, Iraq: Polish Troops to Pull Out

  8 November 2007

The beatroot writes: “Prime minister-in-waiting, Donald Tusk, has said that Polish troops – a thousand or so have been part of the what the hell-are-we-doing-there-anyway-coalition of the increasingly not-so-willing – will be out of the war-torn carnage in around nine months time.”

Ukraine: 1,000 Riot Police vs 50 Crimean Tatars

  8 November 2007

Ukrainiana critiques TV coverage of the recent clash between nearly a thousand of Ukrainian riot police and 50 Crimean Tatars at Mount Ay-Petri in Crimea – and asks some questions: “Why is it that some have to bear the full brunt of the law while others stay above the law?...

Eastern Europe: TOP 100 Russia-Weblogs

  8 November 2007

Krusenstern posts a new edition of the “TOP 100 Russia-Weblogs” (in German) – which is only “secondly (!) a ranking. First and foremost, this list is an invitation to a journey through a “Terra Incognita” in eastern Europe, which is fifty times bigger than Germany!”

Lebanon: Phoenician DNA

  8 November 2007

“It’s possible now to test yourself if you are descended from the the ancient mariners: the Phoenicians, or simply migrated from another part of the world,” writes Lebanos.

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