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The scandal of the “fat Korean child”

It is the perfect scandal for the European elections. The shock poster campaign by the populist right wing party Alternatives for Germany has made sure of that. The poster in question compares democracy in the EU with that of North Korea. So, the “fat Korean child” is supposed to resemble the EU? Well, the AFD hotline for reporting damaged election posters will doubtless be ringing off the hook as a result. more...

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“Sanctions – the most over-used word of 2014”

We call for the official body overseeing standards in the English language to declare “sanctions” the most over-used word of 2014. It feels like it has dominated every headline since the start of the crisis in Ukraine. Representatives of the EU and the US cannot make a speech without using it. “Sanctions, Sanctions!” is the call from all sides. more...

Transatlantic business

Free trade across half the world market

No import duties, no protectionism, no bureaucracy – just internationally binding treaties and harmonization of norms and standards: That is the ideal scenario for an export sector that wants freedom to grow and sees this as the best guarantee of economic prosperity. Others suspect that it will strengthen the strong and reduce the already miniscule market opportunities for weaker players. more...

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Test victor with defects

The Russian government has switched its electronic communications platform from the iPad to the Samsung tablet PC. The official explanation for the change is fear of spying. The new tablet PCs are supposedly less susceptible to snooping than the old devices says the new Russian “test victor”. more...

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cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH

Healthy alternatives for animals

The overdose of antibiotics in food animal production is considered a problem with serious repercussions. The risk of developing resistance rises each time bacteria are exposed to antimicrobials. Resistance opens the door to treatment failure and leads to an increasing number of infections. cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH situated in Fürstenau, Germany, decided to bank on a completely different approach. The company develops and produces natural pet products based on natural ingredients that help to prevent diseases.


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