August 1, 2009

Decisão final de julgamento de Suu Kyi só será anunciada em 11 de agosto.


[bb] pra ler depois.

July 29, 2009

The New Ostpolitik

‘Why Should Anyone Still Vote for the SPD?’
SPD to Announce Campaign ‘Team Steinmeier’
Merkel’s popularity hits new high
Grand Coalition No More


Blair Faces Resistance as Candidate for EU President
Poles, Czechs and the Lisbon treaty: The awkward squad
Germany and Europe: Constitutional concerns

Gitmo Woes
Terror Interrogations: Can the CIA and FBI Work Together?

Inside Bush and Cheney’s Final Days

July 22, 2009

Note to self. Procurar essa pesquisa:

Most East Germans still don’t feel integrated into German society almost 20 years after the Berlin Wall was torn down, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing an opinion poll. The majority of easterners don’t feel “sufficiently integrated,” Gunnar Winkler, president of Volkssolidaritaet, the social welfare organization that conducted the survey of 1,900 people, was quoted as saying.

Forty-two percent of East Germans are “unsatisfied” or “very unsatisfied” with the German democratic system, Sueddeutsche said, and 41 percent are “xenophobic,” according to the report.

#ForaSarney: Pa.lha.ça.da


Support for an unlikely-sounding alliance between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Green party is growing among German voters, which could give the chancellor more leeway to form a coalition if she emerges victorious from this year’s general election […] Although 66 per cent of Germans see a CDU-FDP coalition as the most likely outcome of the September 27 election, 42 per cent say they would prefer a CDU-Green alliance to a CDU-FDP link-up, according to the poll [Emnid].

SPD sobe 2% na preferência dos alemães [Forsa]

Pra ler depois. Policy brief do European Council on Foreign Relations: Why the Obama Administration should not take central and Eastern Europe for granted

II. Ingleses avaliam última coletiva de Gordon Brown antes de entrar em férias: The Independent / Guardian / BBC

Hello, there.

You’re one of the producers, right? Good luck, then! I hope everything works out.

With the German election coming up in a couple of months, there’s a lot of material about Angela Merkel getting published – from biographies to comic books… (Btw, ended up writing about torture)

Best wishes,

PS: I bet Petrobras (Brasil’s oil company) would be interested in sponsoring your project if you guys lived in Brasil. Especially considering the fact that the chairwoman of Petrobras’ board of directors (who is also the President’s chief-of-staff) is going to be a presidential candidate next year.

July 21, 2009


Merkel e Steinmeier estão de férias.

Both Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger Frank-Walter Steinmeier are putting theircampaigns on hold with just 10 weeks left before the federal election with respective long summer holidays. Yet the absence of the rivals for power in Europe’s largest economy hardly raise an eyebrow in Germany, where summer holidays are considered almost sacred and political leaders are expected to take a break like the rest of the country [Reuters].

Errata: Merkel entra em férias no sábado.

Merkel begins a 2-1/2 week holiday on Saturday with the opera at the Bayreuth festival and returns on Aug. 12, just six weeks before the Sept. 27 election. She will not say where she is headed. German media have reported Merkel is bound for Italy.


July 20, 2009

* Assisti “A Day in the German Chancellor’s Office” hoje. Bacana. Logo deve aparecer no canal da DW-TV no Youtube.

* Na Time, Top 10 Teorias Conspiratórias: @ 10 O MUNDO É GOVERNADO POR RÉPTEIS. George W Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rainha Elizabeth? RÉPTEIS.

* Pra ler depois: Brazil, more dependent than ever (orly).

* Editorial: The Future of European Democracy.


July 19, 2009

Bild: 80% dos alemães acreditam que Merkel continuará no poder. 13% aposta em Steinmeier e 56% quer o fim da “grande coalizão” (CDU-SPD).

“We have not measured such a high approval rating for an incumbent chancellor in decades,” the head of Emnid, Klaus-Peter Schoeppner told the Bild newspaper’s Sunday edition. “Especially unheard of is the high expectation of losing among SPD supporters.”

[Most Germans expect Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor]

The Local descreve a aliança CDU-SPD como um “mal necessário”, cita pesquisa do Frankfurter Rundschau que aponta insatisfação de membros dos dois partidos. [Most Germans want grand coalition to end]


A Comissão Eleitoral da Alemanha rejeitou o registro do partido dos fumantes e um partido que buscava a representação de montanhistas (“mountain lovers” pra ser mais exata!). Também rejeitados APPD (partido anarquista que declarava que distribuiria cerveja de graça para seus eleitores) e Die PARTEI (Party for Work, Rule-of-Law, Protection of Animals, Advancement of Elites, and Grassroots-Democratic Initiative – aparentemente um dos seus objetivos era a reconstrução do Muro de Berlin) .

Por outro lado, o “Partido Pirata” teve seu registro aprovado, assim como um outro partido que pede a “espiritualidade” na política, o bem-estar dos animais e… das violetas.


Um total de 29 partidos concorrem às eleições de setembro.

[The Local / Gulf Times]