Germany returns artwork looted by Nazis to Poland

Germany returns artwork looted by Nazis to Poland

The painting “Palace Stairs” (pictured above) by Italian artist Francesco Guardi was removed from the National Museum in Warsaw in 1939 shortly after Germany invaded Poland. The small image features several noblemen conversing at the bottom of the stairs of Venice’s Doge Palace.The artwork was only formally recognized as belonging to Poland More...

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€480m EU funding gap threatens vital humanitarian aid projects
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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€480m EU funding gap threatens vital humanitarian aid projects

A funding shortfall of about half of the EU’s annual humanitarian aid budget will axe life-saving NGO projects and trigger global job losses in July unless urgent action is taken by politicians of the 28-country More...

EU rapprochement a Ukraine lifeline?
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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EU rapprochement a Ukraine lifeline?

At this week’s EU summit, diplomats plan to seal part of an association agreement with Ukraine. Some are even calling for EU accession. But the EU, critics fear, might be getting ahead of itself in Eastern More...

Why the European Social Model is still relevant
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Why the European Social Model is still relevant

By Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, Senior labour economist at the ILO GENEVA – The European Social Model (ESM) is struggling in some European countries after the adoption of fiscal consolidation policies More...

Czech Republic is recovering, but more must be done to jump-start income convergence with euro area countries, OECD says
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Czech Republic is recovering, but more must be done to jump-start income convergence with euro area countries, OECD says

Czech Republic is recovering, but more must be done to jump-start income convergence with euro area countries, OECD says 18/03/2014 – The Czech economy is finally coming out of a prolonged recession but More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth over Europe

    Science inquiry activities will be the basis of the newly launched EU-funded project “Ark of Inquiry”, which is oriented towards raising science awareness, particularly that of youth aged 7 to More...

By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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South Africa: The Way Forward for the Brics New Development Bank

2013 was a difficult year for the five BRICS countries. China and Brazil faced slowing growth, South Africa and India were hit by currency instability, and concern over Russia’s governance deepened (before More...

Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote

International human rights monitors must immediately be deployed across Ukraine following reports of increasing violence and disappearances ahead of Sunday’s impromptu referendum that could lead to the secession More...

EU offers Turkey praise and criticism
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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EU offers Turkey praise and criticism

The European Parliament in Strasbourg has presented a progress report on negotiations for Turkish membership in the EU. The delegates saw some positive developments, but also had plenty of criticism. Despite More...

Is Europe on track for its hottest March ever?
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Is Europe on track for its hottest March ever?

Parts of Germany are experiencing their warmest start to March ever. Much of Europe has also recorded higher than average temperatures. While many are thrilled to see the back of winter, is the heat a cause for More...


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