Weekly Round Up 28 May – 3rd June

The Weekly Round Up brings you three stories that we think are important that you may have missed in the hysteria we call mass media. Give yourself a minute or two to catch up on these interesting reads!

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Extremist Europe – A new Trend?

Who?
General Elections in Slovenia

What?
Rise of the Slovenia Democratic Party (SDS)

Where?
Slovenia

Why is it important, relevant, worth consideration or keeping an eye on?

European Elections have started to see a trend in the recent year of voting for more extremist parties and policies. Slovenia seems to be leaning in on this trend with the latest news that former Prime Minister Janez Jansa of the SDS is making a comeback. After being forced to resign back in 2013 over a corruption scandal, Jansa is rising in popularity with his very anti-immigration stance.
Over the last few years Europe has seen an immigration crisis, and the movement of refugees throughout the continent. Slovenia alone saw around 500,000 of these refugees pass through in 2015. The new stance on immigration laws is something to keep an eye on.

Full Articles:
Al-Jazeera
Reuters

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Ethiopian Reform

Who?
Ethiopia

What?
Military Reform

Where?
Ethiopia and Sudan

Why is it important, relevant, worth consideration or keeping an eye on?

With the growing trade and representation in the Red Sea, having access to sea ways will always be a point of power. Ethiopia disbanded its navy in 1991, shortly after Eritrea gained independence from the state. Yet in recent talks of Military reform and trade, Ethiopia and Sudan are coming to an agreement of potentially recreating the Ethiopian navy in Port Sudan. This comes after a trade deal of the same capacity with Djibouti, a step forward for trade for all involved.

Full Articles:
Reuters

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What’s in a Name?

Who?
Macedonia and Greece

What?
Protests throughout Macedonia and Northern Greece

Where?
Macedonia and Greece

Why is it important, relevant, worth consideration or keeping an eye on?

A conflict that has been going on for over 100 years it seems, the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has caused many debates but only until recent have the people risen in numbers to defend their ideals on the name. With both countries having rooted beliefs on why Macedonia should or should not remain named as such, with recent protests, tensions may rise to the extent a name may be changed.

Full Articles:
Radio Free Europe
Reuters

 

 

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Full List of Resources Used:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-macedonia-greece-name/thousands-protest-against-the-government-in-macedonia-idUSKCN1IY0TN

https://www.rferl.org/a/greeks-plan-protest-against-compromise-deal-macedonia-name-zaev/29262712.html

http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/MacedonianGreekConflict/conflict.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-military/landlocked-ethiopia-plans-new-navy-as-part-of-military-reforms-idUSKCN1IZ0ML

https://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=ethiopia

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/slovenia-anti-immigration-party-gains-polls-open-180603062506867.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-slovenia-election/anti-immigrant-party-tipped-to-win-as-slovenia-votes-idUSKCN1IY0V1

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