Category Archives: Politics

Charlie Hebdo

“Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” – we could read on many Facebook and Twitter profiles after the attack on the French satirical newspaper. That was cheap and maybe a bit presumptuous, even though it was of course intended as a show of … Continue reading

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Warthogs over Romania

The sound of fighter jets, war planes and bombers causes fear and terror in some people, but delight in me. When the supersonic planes roar in the distance, I drop everything and turn my excited face toward the sky, admiring both the engineering … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations? I doubt that.

I don’t know why people need lists with suggestions for travel destinations. Do people really sit at home without any idea and wait for “the top 10 travel destinations in 2015″, “the most underrated travel destinations this year” and “the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Human Rights, Lithuania, Philosophy, Politics, Statistics, Travel | Tagged | 8 Comments

The effects of FATCA?

For more than 10 years, I have been helping clients to obtain German citizenship. Those who have German parents, grand-parents or further removed ancestors either are German already (often without knowing it) or eligible for naturalization under less strict conditions than other applicants. … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (19) Davos 2015

Climate change is the no. 1 issue on the agenda of the World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. The discussions about our planet will be led by people who are coming to Switzerland from all around the world. 1,700 private … Continue reading

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What happened to the Arab Spring?

Here is the simplified explanation: Well, at least it did work in Tunisia.

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Why the embargo against Cuba will be eased

I am glad to see that I am not the only one who appreciates cigars.

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