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Editorial: Angela Merkel’s resounding message and Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her address to the Bundestag on the 2020 state budget spoke of the great changes that are taking place in the world, the many emerging threats, global crisis points, the upset in international free trade, climate change, and above all the US-China clash and the role of Europe.

Bulgarian Security Agency will have Access to Student Data to Monitor Radicalization

The State Agency for National Security (SANS) will gain continuous access to the automated information funds of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) in order to monitor radicalization among students. This was understood by the words of the Deputy Minister of Education Denitsa Sacheva before the BNR.

Slavi Trifonov's Future Party Wants the Public to Elect the Prosecutor General and the Ombudsman

The future party of Slavi Trifonov "No such state" will demand the direct election of the Prosecutor General and the National Ombudsman, as well as the directors of the regional directorates and the heads of the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior, which was the base in one of the points of the referendum initiated by his team .

Cautious reform

The education reforms put forward by the new conservative government aspire to break the deadlock left behind by the populist policies of its leftist predecessors.

Police arrest 16-year-old over Exarchia polling station attack

Police in Athens on Thursday detained a 16-year-old Albanian youth in connection with an attack last Sunday on a building in the downtown neighborhood of Exarchia by vandals lobbing stones and bottles.

The building, which served as a polling station, was one of several attacked on Sunday when snap elections were held.

What Drives Populism — Culture or Economics?

Or do they reflect many voters' economic anxiety and insecurity, fueled by financial crises, austerity and globalization?

Much depends on the answer.

If authoritarian populism is rooted in economics, then the appropriate remedy is a populism of another kind - targeting economic injustice and inclusion, but pluralist in its politics and not necessarily damaging to democracy.