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The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

Revolutionary fiscal ideas circulate in Bucharest – starting with replacing the profit tax with a tax upon turnover and ending with the nationalization of the obligatory private pension funds. The proposals are not devoid of logic, in principle. However, the scope of their proposal might not be accomplishing change, but offering the public another scene of the political theatreBulgarian media[Продължение…]

От: 3 юли 2017 English
Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

The Bulgarian head of state made a signal to his European partners that Bulgaria can give the EU added value in the two regions where “it weights” – the Western Balkans and the Black SeaThe big Bulgarian TV networks put the same emphasis upon the visit of president Rumen Radev in Bucharest – that “airplanes are not sausages”. The coloured[Продължение…]

От: 29 юни 2017 English
Reading Marx in Bucharest

Reading Marx in Bucharest

The book “Marxian economic theory” by Dan Chiță invites the left people to get to know their roots“It’s difficult to read Marx. When I read 50 pages by him, I have the feeling that everything I have ever read in Romanian language hasn’t prepared me in any way to understand this author. His text is so dense, so sublime. Marx[Продължение…]

От: 18 юни 2017 English
Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part II

Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part II

The Scottish journalist tells Baricada why he left Reuters disenchanted, what are the democratic innovations that inspire him to search for system change, what does positive journalism mean, how the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden changed the world, is the people always right even when it votes for Trump and Brexit and much moreThis is the second part of[Продължение…]

От: 15 май 2017 English
Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part I

Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part I

The Scottish journalist tells Baricada why he left Reuters disenchanted, what are the democratic innovations that inspire him to search for system change, what does positive journalism means, how the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden changed the world, is the people always right even when it votes for Trump and Brexit and much morePatrick Chalmers is a Scottish journalist[Продължение…]

От: 15 май 2017 English
Marching for freedom and going nowhere

Marching for freedom and going nowhere

The popular outrage against the radical right-wing Polish government seems to have been hacked by another conservative option. Therefore the contradiction between the social expectations and the political no-offer from the side of the establishment can lead to a far more dangerous extremist swing towards the most hard-core right.Not many of you had probably heard of the recent „March for[Продължение…]

От: 8 май 2017 English, Other languages
Caution dominates the forthcoming presidential elections in Iran

Caution dominates the forthcoming presidential elections in Iran

The main question in the race is whether the current president Hassan Rouhani will manage to obtain a second mandate. Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who stirs division at home and apart, was taken away from the competitionThe Iranian state is going to play safe in its presidential election in the new international situation after Donald Trump became the American president. The first[Продължение…]

От: 5 май 2017 English
Poland: Another slide towards a Catholic caliphate ahead

Poland: Another slide towards a Catholic caliphate ahead

Poland’s minister of justice, Zbigniew Ziobro often referred to as “The Sheriff” because of his aggressive lumpen attitude towards both law and political opponents, is working on tightening the law regarding one of the most grotesque elements in the Polish legal system – penalization of ‘religious feelings offense’.“Whoever offends the religious feelings of others by publicly insulting a religious object[Продължение…]

От: 8 април 2017 English, Other languages
Poland: The right-wing madness deepens dangerously

Poland: The right-wing madness deepens dangerously

Once the power fell into the hands of the Catholic fundamentalist the pendulum has drastically swung to the right. Although things had started to deteriorate long before Law & Justice won the general elections in October 2015, the new authorities provided the until then marginalized far-right sects huge legitimacy. The effects are here for all of us to see.Growing aggressive[Продължение…]

От: 11 януари 2017 English, Other languages
Horrors of right-wing dystopia shape up in Poland

Horrors of right-wing dystopia shape up in Poland

The first attempt on the part of the Polish government to start installing a fundamentalist catholic regime was defeated by the so called Black Protest. Now Law & Justice strikes back – with a vengeance.For life – this is what the new project is called, but if one takes a closer look it is not at all difficult to figure[Продължение…]

От: 3 ноември 2016 English, Other languages