Cologne attacks and how to react on this

It seems that New Year’s sex assaults in Cologne have added more fuel into already heated refugee debate in Germany. How would you say politicians and society should react on this? Read few comments.

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America’s ambiguous relationship with immigrants?

House passes bill to tighten flow of Syrian refugees and according to Bloomberg poll most Americans oppose Syrian refugee resettlement. How do you read this debate, what does it mean in the context of American politics, society? Read few comments.

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Irregular quote of the day

Simon Winder, Author of The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal History of James Bond, for The Guardian in “Why James Bond is a Religion”.

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Can Slovakia learn something from Romania’s anti-corruption efforts?

Slovak officials are interested in knowing more about Romania’s anti-corruption approach. In general, what do you think about what is going in Romania on the field of fighting corruption, do you think that some transfer of Romanian anti-corruption know-how would be helpful also for other countries? Read few comments.

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Approach to immigration: Europe vs Australia (and the US)

It is probably impossible to compare the roots of the problem, but it seems that in Australia and also in Europe we have quite heated debate on immigration. Would you say there is anything Europe can learn from Australia in terms of how to deal with migrants, I mean if there is some positive Australian example Europe could follow, but also if there is something negative what Europe should probably avoid? Read few comments.

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Cecil the Lion: Wildlife conservation requires a debate

The killing  of Cecil the Lion is making a waves in international media. In general, what do you think about this case? Is it surprising that it made so many people angry and would say it could contribute to efforts to preserve the wildlife? Read few comments.

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Germany registers sharp increase in attacks related to asylum-seekers. Will the situation escalate even further?

We have seen a spike in attacks on refugees in Germany, even the explosion destroys Left politician’s car, which might be connected with far-right scene. Do you think that the continuing wave of migration could somehow fuel the violence from the far right? And if you think there will be an escalation what to do to prevent it, at least partially? Read few comments.

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