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H.R.E. Awards
May 14, 2013

HRE Citizenship Award 2013 – In the press

Bratislava, May 14 2013 - The Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award ceremony and the press conference with the speaker of the Slovak National Council Pavol…
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January 28, 2013

GP President Ellenbogen supports call for impeachment against Klaus

Karel Janeček's petition appeals to Czech senators to open negotiations and ultimately to impeach President Václav Klaus for comitting high treason in connection with his…
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In MemoriamNews
January 12, 2013

In Memoriam: Yuri M. Schmidth

Russian human rights lawyer Yuri Markovich Schmidth died on Saturday, Jan. 12 in St. Petersburg. He was 75. Schmidt had been representing critics of the…
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In Memoriam
October 12, 2012

In Memoriam: Geraldine Mucha

With the death of Geraldine Mucha on Friday 12 October 2012, one of our links to the old world of Prague has passed. Geraldine was…
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Atlantic EyeIn MemoriamNews
August 23, 2011

In Memoriam: Jack Layton – “hope is better than fear”

Victoria, British Columbia, Aug 23, 2011 – The Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, Jack Layton, has died at 61. I had met Layton when he was…
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Atlantic EyeNews
May 4, 2011

Good riddance Bloc Québécois

Prague, May 4, 2011 – French Canada’s separatist ambitions are dead – at least for now. Tuesday’s Canadian federal elections were a potent reminder that politics can…
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Atlantic Eye
March 5, 2011

Honoring Jan Zajic in Vitkov

Vitkov/Ostrava, Czech Republic, March 5, 2011 – An early Friday morning in Prague, February 25, 2011. I was on my way to Vitkov, the birthplace of Jan…
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Atlantic Eye
February 21, 2011

Boris Pankin’s 100 days

Prague, Feb 21, 2011 – “Marc,” Boris Pankin bellowed at me as I turned around on one of Prague's side streets. “Yes, Mr. Ambassador,” I…
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Atlantic Eye
December 31, 2010

Some thoughts to end 2010

In Transit, December 31, 2010 – Some have shown courage and resolve. Some have just piddled about. Others are moving very distinctly backwards. In Germany the…
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