Monthly Archives: December 2013

Poland’s troubled Independence Day – a stumbling block to democratisation?

by Mateusz Zatoński This article was originally published in ‘Strife’ King’s College London postgraduate blog. See the original post at http://bit.ly/1hGa3EF. Each nation celebrates key dates in history its own way. On the Fourth of July, Americans gather at hot-dog eating contests and firework displays. Britain’s Remembrance Day is a more solemn affair, with the omnipresent […]

Lithuania – Smear campaign against the president or pre-election tactics?

Philipp Köker debates whether Russia’s recent smear campaign against the Lithuanian president might in fact help her future re-election Since Lithuania took over the six-month rotating European Union presidency on 1 July, the country and particularly president Dalia Grybauskaitė’s efforts to convince her Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovch to sign an EU association agreement at the […]

On the importance of school meals

by Kristofer Jäntti This text was originally published on the blog of the Finnish Institute in London-  http://blog.finnish-institute.org.uk/2013/10/school-meals-are-integral-part-of_5486.html The provision of free school meals comes with some costs but many benefits. School meals as a part of the education experience plays a part in promoting a healthy lifestyle and good manners. Mirroring current trends in […]

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