World Cup Fever -- kind of

World Cup Fever -- kind of

Having the chance to be in Germany for the World Cup is something I was quite excited about. Given Germany's long legacy of being a dominant force in the sport, its is an especially good place to watch the events of the cup unfold. But part of the reason I find being in Germany for the World Cup so interesting is not just for the festive atmosphere. The World Cup brings out a very different side of Germany than is normally shown.

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A glimpse into elections in Germany

A glimpse into elections in Germany

As EU residents and European political observers know, residents of all EU countries voted yesterday in elections for representatives to the European Parliament. This was the second election I experienced in Germany, the first being the federal elections held last fall. As somewhat of a political nerd, one thing I found most interesting during both electoral processes was the types of posters and talking points different parties used to promote themselves.

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