After UK Brexit-politician Nigel Farage had his appearance at a Donald Trump rally in Mississippi, Hillary Clinton lashed out on him and the campaign to the leave the European Union. She accused to opposition to the European Union of ‘having fuelled anti-immigrant sentiments’ and ‘being a brand of extreme nationalism’.
Two French municipalities banned the so called burkini this summer, a full-body swimwear worn by Muslim women for the purpose of following their faith. The fact that this not only made international news but developed into a national conversation shows how inadequately prepared France still is when it comes to dealing with the Muslim faith, especially under the current context.
D’Chamber-Petitioun N°698 déi streng Ufuerderungen un d’Réconnaissance vun der Lëtzebuerger Sprooch huet, krut iwwer 10.000 Ënnerschrëften online. D’Panikmaacherei ass awer net legitim: Lëtzebuergesch ass esou populär wéi nach ni, an am Verglach zu anere Länner ass eis Sproochesituatioun immens gutt.
The French parliament recently adopted an amendment to an “Equality & Citizenship” bill that will introduce a civic service obligation for thousands of young people between ages 18 to 25. In a time when young people demand more freedom and restrictions on them have been lifted all throughout Europe, this measure proves France’s insufferable obsession with control.
After the Brexit vote in the UK there is a lot of speculation concerning the next countries to leave the European Union. France is being repeatedly named in those lists. There are several reasons why that will never happen.
Egal wéieng Problemer et bei der Sanéierung vu Staatsfinanze gëtt, d’Betribsbesteierung ass ëmmer eng reegelméisseg Diskussioun. Egal vu wéienger Säit, souguer vun där déi mengt dass se méi niddreg misst sinn, d’Täuschung vun der reeller Natur vun dëser Steier gëtt ëmmer vergiess: Betriber bezuelen ni Steieren.
As a Luxembourgish citizen who for the first eighteen years of his life has seen one prime minister and one prime minister only, I can tell you that Jean-Claude Juncker’s tough talk isn’t worth the least bit what the media makes it seem.
Juncker embodies everything that is wrong with politics as it is: a law-student who never practiced the job, becomes a party secretary in a large centre-right party (same ideological family as Angela Merkel), gets taken under the wing of the former prime minister and later commission president Jacques Santer and ends up serving over 30 years in government, of which 18 as prime minister, all together with a party that had been in government (with one interruption of 5 years in the 1970s) since the end of World War II.