Daily Archives: November 5, 2018

Germany | Germany after Merkel: how the right can be beaten

by Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Following a disastrous set of election results for her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Hesse on 28 October, when the CDU dropped from over 38 to just 27 percent of the vote, Angela Merkel announced she was stepping down as the party leader.

Ukraine | National Journalist League of Ukraine is concerned about the safety of its members

On November 1, the National Journalist League of Ukraine held public hearings on the physical safety of journalists and crimes against the media and their workers. The hearings were timed to coincide with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Ukraine | Donbas prepares for elections with arrests

In November, the Donetsk People’s Republic must elect a new head of state. However, the preparation for the elections is rather peculiar and contradicts the word “People’s” in the name of the republic. The lead candidate is determined in advance. He is Denis Pushilin. And all attempts to nominate worthy alternative candidates are nipped in the bud. The Communists of Donbas are among the victims of these staged elections. In 2014 they played an important role in the victory of the uprising, the holding of a referendum and the formation of the DPR. But these merits now have no meaning.