On the 4th December, Renzi lost the Constitutional Referendum and officially announced he would resign. The vote result is in line with the latest poll, that were predicting a No victory, while the margin of difference revealed to be larger than expected.
There is something that links the major parties supporting the “No” vote to the constitutional referendum of 4 December: their love for Putin. And the fact that they go to Moscow, rather than to Rome, to corroborate their positions.
Estonia is training an army to be ready for partisan warfare, Lithuania distributes manuals for armed resistance in schools and Latvia is giving out night vision goggles and weapons to keep at home. Everything to defend themselves from Russia.
Svegliateci quando il 4 dicembre finisce. Wake me up when 4 December ends , gira ironicamente sui social. Nelle ultime settimane pre-referendum l’isteria a caccia del voto diventa sempre più frenetica, in una campagna che da mesi appassiona solo gli addetti ai lavori politici o aspiranti tali in cerca di riposizionamenti futuri, professori e giuristi, ma certamente non le persone comuni, quelle che si incontrano per strada e non nei palazzi.
The Swedish winter is a season full of lights behind the windows and on the streets: the time of year to toast with glögg, a spiced wine, flavoured with almonds and raisins. The drink is distributed by street vendors in the many Christmas markets, between the stalls of craft products. This is the reason why so many say that the celebration is even more magical in Sweden.
28th August 1995, Sarajevo. After avoiding the Serbian-Bosnian or the Muslim snipers people wander about the market stands to find something to eat. For a year now the streets of the city are full of clashes between the Serbian-Bosnian group, which is faithful to the ideals of Yugoslavia and linked to the government of Belgrade and the Bosnian-Muslim group, which won the referendum in 1992 and established independence from Bosnia. Five mortar rounds are fired among the fruit stands left half empty at around 11.00am. The result of the attack is 43 dead and 75 wounded.
Yesterday, the collective of Ukrainian "hacktivists" called Cyber Hunta released the second batch of emails leaked from the account of Vladislav Surkov, Putin's close adviser and emissary for the Ukraine crisis. One more hit in the cyber war with Russia.
Radicalisation is a phenomenon that has been striking not only in parts of Asia and Africa but also in the heart of Europe. While the number of Muslims in Germany is estimated at 4.7millions (5.8%), 70% of the almost 900,000 asylum-seekers that have arrived in recent years are believed to be Muslims. It is undeniable that there is discrimination in Germany, and it is equally undeniable that more should be done on the issues of integration and conflict prevention. So, could effective integration processes prevent the radicalisation of Muslim youth in Europe?
TURKEY-AFRICA COOPERATION - The Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum, which concluded yesterday in Istanbul, has highlighted Turkey’s strategy to improve bilateral trade and economic relations with African countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa.