Category: Europe

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Hungary elections: But one more populist take a look at for Europe?

With Hungarians slated to head to the polls on Sunday, the country’s parliamentary elections have been billed as another test for Europe in the face of rising anti-migrant populism. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who heads the increasingly far-right Fidesz party, has spearheaded his campaign for re-election by taking aim at NGOs, refugees, migrants and George…

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Denis Zvizdic: Bosnia’s future lies with Europe, NATO

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic says the future of his country lies with the European Union and NATO. During an official visit to Qatar, Zvizdic said his country is implementing political and economic reforms, including fighting corruption, in its efforts to speed up its integration process into the EU and NATO. He sees that…

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‘I misplaced two sons’: Tunisians’ scamper by sea to Europe

Ouardia neighbourhood, Tunis – Hamed Rhimi reaches into his coat’s breast pocket and pulls out a see-through plastic pouch, a little larger than the size of his hand. He shuffles through several folded up pieces of paper until he finds what he’s looking for: two official Tunisian identity cards. The country’s flag – red and…

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A a lot-correct revival in Central Europe

Mitteleuropa, an area stretching from the North and Baltic seas to some of the Adriatic, represented a European “multi-ethnic dream” in the 19th and early 20th century. It comprised multicultural cities such as Trieste, Bratislava and Prague, and was home to a dynamic intellectual milieu that regularly produced pioneers such as Sigmund Freud and Italo…

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Spot of Romanian ladies folks trafficked to western Europe

In 2016, roughly 800 Romanians were trafficked in Western Europe. The majority were women, and most of them were forced into prostitution and suffered abuse. Today on the Debrief – a woman who was trafficked, a woman who saved her and a trafficker who is trying to redeem himself. Our reporter and host is Laurentiu…

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The Ratko Mladic disease infecting Europe

Ratko Mladic, war-time Chief Commander of the Army of Republika Srpska, has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995, and genocide committed in the city of Srebrenica in July 1995. The judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said that…

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Imagining a publish-Merkel Europe

“Political uncertainty has crossed the Rhine,” French academic and Emmanuel Macron adviser Jean Pisani-Ferry declared. The New York Times, which has put its bets on German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the new “leader of the free world”, warned that the collapse of coalition talks in Germany “portends a period of serious uncertainty for all Europe and the…