CARTOON OF THE MONTH

CARTOON OF THE MONTH

"Sans la liberté de blâmer, il n'est point d'éloge flatteur" ("Where there is no freedom to blame, there can be...
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North Korea, Europe and the USA: Two very different approaches to Nukes threatening their borders

North Korea, Europe and the USA: Two very different approaches to Nukes threatening their borders

A global threat requires, in principle at least, a global response. But although North Korea  has long been cast as...
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King Philippe of Belgium: Setting a new precedent

King Philippe of Belgium: Setting a new precedent

In the heart of the capital city of Brussels, the Royal Palace…an imposing building with its Neo-classical facade that dates...
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EU LAW ENFORCEMENT AND JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES Join forces to disrupt terrorist propaganda online

EU LAW ENFORCEMENT AND JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES Join forces to disrupt terrorist propaganda online

Between 21-24 November, law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe launched a joint action against the so-called Islamic State (IS)...
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NHS UK:  HEALTH FOR THE MANY, WEALTH FOR THE FEW?

NHS UK: HEALTH FOR THE MANY, WEALTH FOR THE FEW?

The man credited with creating Britain’s National Health Service is Aneurin Bevan, the son of a poor coal miner, born...
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CONCERNING INVESTMENTS: More scrutiny over purchases by foreign companies that target Europe’s strategic assets

CONCERNING INVESTMENTS: More scrutiny over purchases by foreign companies that target Europe’s strategic assets

French Bourse © Wikicommons The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, which exists under the ugly acronym UNCTAD, is...
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A DRAGON AMONG MEN: China’s growing confidence and clout

A DRAGON AMONG MEN: China’s growing confidence and clout

“Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship,” said US President Harry S. Truman during a lecture at...
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THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY PRACTICES CYBERSECURITY

THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY PRACTICES CYBERSECURITY

A cyber training range has been established at the European Space Security and Education Centre (ESEC), Redu, Belgium. Strong and...
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EIT TO INVEST € 500 MILLION FOR INNOVATORS ACROSS EUROPE IN 2020

EIT TO INVEST € 500 MILLION FOR INNOVATORS ACROSS EUROPE IN 2020

In 2020, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) will invest EUR 500 million in its Knowledge and Innovation Communities across...
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MONACO World pioneer with 100% 5G coverage

MONACO World pioneer with 100% 5G coverage

Other countries such as South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain have rolled the technology out but...
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RPAS MARITIME SURVEILLANCE SERVICES NOW UNDERWAY IN ICELAND

A medium altitude long endurance RPAS drone is being used by the Icelandic maritime authorities to enhance the maritime picture over its Exclusive Economic Zone, the service follows a request made by the Icelandic coast…



Homicide kills far more people than armed conflict, says new UNODC study Some 464,000 people across the world were killed in homicides in 2017, surpassing by far the 89,000 killed in armed conflicts in the…


AS WITH CAESAR, SO WITH TONY BLAIR

“The good is oft interred with their bones” When Julius Caesar was assassinated it was because powerful discontents in Rome feared he was getting above himself.  Caesar insisted he was not a king, according to…


VENEZUELA TO FACE MORE EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

EU has decided to apply additional targeted measures against seven members of the security and intelligence forces of Venezuela The people of Venezuela continue to face a dramatic situation. The regional impact of the crisis…


EDITORIAL Brexit : The impact on the European Union

In July 2019, Boris Johnson who replaced Theresa May as the U.K.’s Prime Minister, promised to execute Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. Britain’s split from the EU is not only the…



ALBANIA AND FRONTEX LAUNCH THE FIRST EVER JOINT OPERATION OUTSIDE EU

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex in cooperation with the Albanian authorities, launched the first ever joint operation outside the European Union. This marks a new phase for border cooperation between the EU…


ECB LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN ECONOMICS

ECB offering economics master’s degree scholarship to up to five female students Each scholarship student to receive €10,000 per year for tuition and other related costsScholarship one of ECB’s initiatives to promote diversity and gender…


PETULANT PARTNERS: SWITZERLAND AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Take a look at some of Switzerland’s great heroes.   William Tell, of course, famously shot an apple from his son’s head and later used the same crossbow to kill the tyrannical Habsburg bailiff, Albrecht Gessler,…


MARC ZENATI A driving force

Marc Zenati is the first to admit that he’s not your typical car nut. “I don’t really like to drive super fast,” he explains. “I have a family, so I like to drive safely and…




Very slow progress in Austria on measures to prevent corruption in respect of MPs, says Council of Europe anti-corruption body

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) today expressed disappointment by the very slow progress shown by Austria in implementing its recommendations on measures to prevent corruption in respect of parliamentarians and called on the…