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Rising Xenophobia in Germany

For months the flow of refugees has not stopped. As it might not be a long term solution to allow the increasing amount of refugees to access Europe, one significant issue is still the willingness of European states to house refugees. Germany, the country leading the efforts to aid this record flow of refugees takes on responsibility by housing up ... Read More »

Mein Kampf reissued: The clock is ticking

Approximately beginning 2016 there will be a republication of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Seventy years past Hitler’s death the copyrights of the Bavarian state are about to expire. To avoid commercial publications of Mein Kampf the Institute for Contemporary History is working on a commented edition. Although expiring copyrights have not been a new thing politicians in Bavaria struggled with ... Read More »

TTIP approaches

Recently, thousands of protesters took it to the streets across Europe to oppose what could be the biggest free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. The economy must grow, this is a fact, and a way of promoting this is free trade. Trade without barriers to the welfare of ... Read More »

Escalation of Violence: ECB Opening in Frankfurt

More than 10.000 people filled the streets of Frankfurt for a peaceful protest on Wednesday, in regard to the event of the European Central Bank unveiling its new headquarters in the financial hub. As prior to the opening announced Blockupy, the organizer of the demonstration, an alliance of anti-capitalist social movement groups proclaimed mass actions to disturb the opening. Those ... Read More »