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Europe

Kazakhstan's time and turn?
Kazakhstan, Europe, Russia

Kazakhstan's time and turn?

Russia sent yesterday, 06/01, troops to Kazakhstan to contain the growing violence that has gripped the population that is protesting against rising fuel prices. This is the first time such demonstrations have taken place in the country.. Clashes with police forces have already left dozens dead.. Moscow heeded President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's request, that even the “resignation” of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in 2019, held the post of Prime Minister of the country. Nazarbayev presided over Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, from 1990, when the dissolution of the Soviet Union created a power vacuum in all its former republics – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and the challenge for the new leadership, composta então por membros d...
Italy and Vatican on COP26 (Pre-COP 26)
Europe, Italy, Vatican

Italy and Vatican on COP26 (Pre-COP 26)

Por Luiza Minuci and Patrizia Setton We dias 30 from september to 02 of October, the Pre-COP took place in Milan 26, meeting that preceded the COP 26, UN climate conference, in progress between days 1 e 15 november of 2021 in the city of glasgow. With the beginning of the COP 26 at the beginning of november, ministers from different countries gathered in Italy for Pre-COP26 to discuss how to resolve some important issues and prepare them for the meeting. Thus, Pre-COP was jointly organized by the governments of Italy and the United Kingdom, which will host the next COP, with the aim of establishing the means to achieve positive results in Glasgow, place where it will be held. It was also presented, an appeal (Joint Appeal) idealized by the Vatican leader, which aims and....
Federal Elections in Germany
Germany, Europe

Federal Elections in Germany

By Isabela Suzuki Paro and Pedro Silveira Soares German federal elections took place on the day 26 September 2021. Citizens vote every 4 years to elect the 735 members of parliament, o Bundestag. When members are defined, they come together in coalitions to form the majority, to then elect the new federal chancellor (usually the leader of the party that won the most seats within the majority coalition.). Since it is very difficult for a single party to obtain an absolute majority, making the union of several parties into a single coalition necessary., it is quite possible that the agreements for the formation of a new coalition will not be concluded until the end of the year.. After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel, of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), will no longer be the federal chancellor, as soon as co....
Left back to power in the Nordic countries
Denmark, Europe, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Left back to power in the Nordic countries

Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labor Party - left assumes power By Karen Andersson & Laura Rossi In a new political tune, the 5 Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark) are aligned with the left turn to power after almost 60 years. At the beginning of last September, to Norway, until then being the only Scandinavian country led by a conservative government, elegeu Jonas Gahr Støre, labor party leader, for the post of prime minister. Støre directed his campaign and his speech to the “ordinary people”, what enchanted the population. This charm can be seen in the numbers., that showed a record of more than 1,6 million Norwegians registering their vote (not mandatory in the country), representing like this 42,3% of the electorate....
Macron's re-election in France threatened in April 2022
Europe, France

Macron's re-election in France threatened in April 2022

By Gabriela Lombardi and Thomas Corsaro Since the last presidential election in France, in 2017, election polls indicated, in its entirety, that the vote of 2022 it would be hotly disputed again, as well as in 2017, between Emmanuel Macron do partido La République En Marche (the Republic on the march) and Marine Le Pen, of the far-right party Rassemblement National (National Meeting). However,, with the rise of a new candidate within six months of the election, expectations can be reversed. this new candidate, Eric Zemmour, is a french journalist, also far right, newbie in politics. Zemmour's possible candidacy has been shuffling the electoral dispute for the next presidency. Known for several controversies, as of being accused of delivering hate speeches....
Belarus crisis and the price of food in Brazil
Americas, Belarus, Brazil, Europe

Belarus crisis and the price of food in Brazil

Belarus, also known as Belarus, is one of the world's leading exporters of Potassium Chloride, used in the manufacture of fertilizers, however, the political crisis in the country is making it difficult to export this product, affecting, thus, food prices in Brazil. The eastern European country represents 20% of the world production of potassium, being, the first supplier of this item to Brazil. Belarus is considered the last dictatorship in Europe, having as president Alexander Lukashenko, elected in 1994. In May 2021, an opposing journalist was arrested, after the government ordered the plane the journalist was on to land in Minsk, in the country's capital. Thereby, countries like UK, Canada, USA and among others, decided to sanction the econo....
Brazilians in Portugal after the Reopening of Borders
Europe, Portugal

Brazilians in Portugal after the Reopening of Borders

By Helena Francesconi and Maria Toffano Portugal is receiving a large influx of Brazilians after the reopening of its borders in September. The country stands out on the international stage for its high rate of vaccination, with 10,3 millions of vaccinated citizens, making up the high percentage of 86% fully vaccinated. As stated by Portuguese Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, who led the Task Force against the virus, virtually everyone who is eligible for vaccination has been vaccinated.. Portugal knew how to overcome very well its crisis of overcrowding of hospitals contaminated by Covid-19. With successful vaccination, the country sees a drop in the number of cases and deaths. In this way, offers security to ease your restrictions, enabling them to receive the entry of tourists. Logo, d...
UK shortages post Brexit
Europe, International Organizations, UK, European Union

UK shortages post Brexit

By Pedro Gerhardt Corrêa and Priscila Cesarino Taddone Since the UK's departure from the European Union in 2018, several changes took over the configuration of the island, now without block support. Even so, the United Kingdom did not join with other countries in economic agreements in order to gain customs benefits similar to those they had when they were part of the European bloc. The current situation culminated in the shortage of food and raw materials, that affected the whole island, having as main represented the gas, the commodities and the drinks. Although the problem cannot have its causes attributed only to Brexit, It is noteworthy that this exponentially increased tariffs for products entering the UK and coming from EU member countries. A pandemi...
Dodik's attempt to create a Serbian army of his own brings issues of the Balkans past to light
Bosnia Herzegovina, Europe

Dodik's attempt to create a Serbian army of his own brings issues of the Balkans past to light

Po: Gustavo Cunha, Matheus Colucci and Victor Ilic in the last week of september (27), one of the leaders of the presidency of Bosnia, of Serbian origin, Milorad Dodik, said he would form his own army. "Let's withdraw our agreement on the joint Bosnian army [...] let's propose, for decision making in the coming days [...], the formation of the army of the Srpska Republic”. Given the above, it is to be expected that tension will grow among the other members of the country's leadership, composed of a Croatian and a Muslim Bosnian. It is noteworthy that Bosnia was the scene of great stability after the end of the USSR and the dissolution of Yugoslavia. The Balkan region, that concentrated different ethnicities, suffered from the Bosnian War, which ended with the Dayton Peace Agreement, responsible for....
Crimea: between Ukraine and Russia
Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Crimea: between Ukraine and Russia

By Francesca and Giovana Crimea is a semi-autonomous province of Ukraine, located in the south of the country. The population of Crimea uses the Russian language and establishes more relations with Moscow than with Kiev, which ends up creating a scenario of political instability in the region. Ukraine began to experience internal problems when it reversed an agreement with the European Union. Such action had Russian influence, because the Russians did not welcome this agreement, as the Ukrainians were its main trading partners on the European continent. Thereby, grupos opositores a Viktor Yanukovich, president at the time, started a wave of protests through the streets of the country. After a few months of tension, Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister, resigned from the post and shortly thereafter, President Viktor&....