Bethany Norris

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In November, Austria’s government announced that it would mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all citizens over the age of 14 beginning in February. Since the announcement was made, there have been multiple demonstrations and protests. On Saturday, December 11, an estimated 44,000 people gathered to protest in Vienna, the nation’s capital. While stating that the government...
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On November 23, a bus full of passengers returning from Istanbul to North Macedonia crashed in Bulgaria, killing 44 people. Of all the passengers onboard, only 7 managed to escape the crash and ensuing fire. The deadly accident has been estimated to be one of the worst in Europe in years. Included in the victims...
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At the end of November, Slovakia ordered a two-week lockdown and a 90-day state of emergency due to Covid-19. The cases reached a weekly average of 10,000, which put a strain on the healthcare system. The lockdown affected all non-essential businesses. Those wishing to go to work were required to show proof of one of...
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During the last week of November, Swiss citizens cast their votes in a referendum concerning a Covid certificate. According to reports, there had been a spike in Covid cases during the few weeks leading up to the vote. Early reports showed that more than 60% of Swiss voters supported the referendum that would require a...
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In a recent stand-off at the Polish border, tear gas and a water cannon were used by border officers to stop the migrants from throwing dangerous objects at the officers. Thousands of mostly Middle Eastern migrants have been gathering at the border for weeks in an effort to reach the European Union. For comparison, during...
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According to Christian Schmidt, the international high representative in Bosnia, the nation is in turmoil and a real possibility exists that it will fracture. The Serb separatists want to recreate their own army, which would split the national force. There is a presence of international forces that have remained in Bosnia due to the Bosnian...
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In a recent Polish constitutional court case, it was ruled that the country’s constitutional law superseded the law of the European Union’s Court of Justice in certain cases. This decision had been a battle fought for months within the Polish court system. To the leaders of the European Union, this determination was an assault on...
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Finland’s birth rates have been declining over the past few years resulting in statisticians reporting that by 2034, the population will begin to decline. A Covid-19 baby boom recently occurred, however, it was not significant enough to counteract what has been taking place for years. It is estimated that by the year 2060, over 700,000...
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In the end of September, citizens of Switzerland voted to legalize same-sex marriage. While still illegal in most of eastern Europe, Switzerland was one of the last western European countries to legalize it. This will allow same-sex couples to adopt children and will streamline citizenship for couples with a foreign partner. Although civil partnerships had...
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According to Dutch statisticians who have conducted recent studies, the men and women of the Netherlands remain the tallest in the world. The Dutch have held that distinction for the past sixty years, and are not likely to relinquish it anytime soon. However, the statisticians are alarmed that the people born in 2001 that were...
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