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Democratic decisions in global or regional powers have an influence on other nation’s life, hence the desire to participate in the other democracy’s voting or influence the decision making. I posted earlier on Iwanttovotetoo.com, a site devoted to collect non-official votes to the American presidential campaign from the rest of the world. Looks like its… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

A Fistful of Euros has an excellent round-up to the Second Balkans war. This is the dispute that poisons relationships between Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria. David Muir draws an analogy between the case of Macedonia and the Georgian-Russian war. I had made a less weaker link between this events before, and even if the analogy… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

According to a recent poll that is quoted on the refurbished website of the Visegrad Group of Central European countries, few Czechs believe that the ‘Prague spring‘ could have brought democracy in 1968. Although the Czechoslovak Communists attempt to put a human face on Socialism was remembered with warm nostalgia after it was crushed by… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

EU will grow own rice

As global food prices are soaring, the Doha trade liberalization talks are dead, more and more countries are going back to self-reliance in food. Western European investors are just discovering Romania’s rice paddies, which were build under the rule of Nicolae Ceausescu. The dictator himself prided Romania as a self-sustainable country. As the world price… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

I want to vote, too

The American democracy has an ironic twist: the campaign and the results have a global effect, but only American citizens can vote. There is a new site that wants to give a sight relief to those global citizens who are following the race but will not get the ballot. The multi-language iwanttovotetoo.com is a real… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal