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Victor Ponta is no Victor

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by Ana Fumurescu Yesterday, amid palpable anticipation, Romania elected its new president. With an electoral enthusiasm not seen since the early 90s, Romanians both at home and abroad decided to side with hope rather than with certain corruption. The race came down to Klaus Iohannis, the ethnically German mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, […]

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: are transitioning countries better off?

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1989, Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Dimitrije Tasic November 9th, 2014 marked twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that symbolized the end of communism in Europe. Post-communist societies have hoped for better living standards and democracy. After a quarter of a century, it would be interesting to evaluate how (un)successful they were in this endeavor. […]

Tax Evasion Scandal in the Heart of Europe

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Tax Haven-Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

By Dimitrije Tasic Stepping into his office in the first week of November as the new president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker announced that one of the main goals of his presidency is to start a fight against tax machinations and bring some morality and ethics into this issue. However, little did he know […]

Lotus Festival brings the world to Bloomington

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By Andrew Miller Recently the streets of downtown Bloomington underwent a transformation. The bustle of traffic and the sound of honking horns was replaced with the hum of excited crowds and the beats of music from around the world. The 21st Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, which brings artists from across the globe to […]

Serbia – fourteen years after the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic

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By Dimitrije Tasic October 5, 2014 marked fourteen years since the Democratic Opposition of Serbia coalition staged a mass protest in Belgrade forcing Slobodan Milosevic, president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) at the time, to resign. Butcher of the Balkans, a sobriquet coined for Milosevic in the Western media, reigned over Serbia for […]

Puppet-master Putin: Part II

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Russia Today

by Ana Fumurescu First Ukraine, now Romania. While Putin has not been focusing his attention as closely on the “island of Latinity” in the Slavic sea as he has on the now war-torn Ukraine, he nevertheless seems to have his fingers tied around a few Romanian strings. Russia Today, the Kremlin’s television propaganda network, just […]

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