Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany’s capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Let’s look back at this key piece of history.
Summary Just as Europe faced a financial crisis and when many investors chose to pull back their investments from Europe, China investors surged into EU from 2010. The Story Chinese direct investments into EU countries in 2010 was 6.1 billion Euros, but by 2012, this figure has grown fourfold to around 27 billion Euros. Analysts […]
Synopsis The Spanish government decided to drop a strict abortion law. The Spanish Minister of Justice who pushed forward this move, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, submitted his resignation. Currently, the People’s Party is in power. One of its campaign pledges in 2011 promised more conservative voters to respect life by narrowing the scope for legal abortion, from […]
In the name of safeguarding public security and encouraging social integration, France implemented a law in 2001 banning the wearing of burka or any sort of veil in public areas, in which the offender would be fined €150 and have to receive guidance on civil rights and obligation.