• Is the Green Wave Sustainable?

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    The “Green Wave” in the recent Swiss elections is most impressive. Together with the Liberal Greens, they have enough backing to potentially ask for a seat on the Federal Council, upsetting the Magic Formula dividing the seven executive seats of the Federal Council between the traditional four ruling parties that has been in effect since 1959

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  • Greta the Disturber

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    Greta Thunberg has become an international figure. The sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist has gone from a lonely student skipping school on Fridays to protest for more action on global warming to being nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta has become a global player. The New York City Board of Education officially excused over one million students from school if they participated in a Manhattan climate change protest with her. Students from around the world have joined her Friday protests.

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  • Sarajevo Library: A Passion for Reading and an Inspired Geneva Donation

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    Remember the Yugoslav wars? The wars ended in Bosnia in 1995 and since then – away from the headlines – countries like Bosnia Herzegovina have tried to reconstruct as best they can with little outside assistance. A Geneva citizen, Eugene Schulman, with the help of a few friends, has managed to breathe hope into a small but important part of Bosnia, its National and University Library.

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