CARTOON OF THE MONTH

CARTOON OF THE MONTH

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FEE-FI-FO-FUM! One woman tackles a 4-headed giant Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

FEE-FI-FO-FUM! One woman tackles a 4-headed giant Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

  There are a number of commonly-used acronyms that suggest things that are worrying and possibly dangerous: AIDS, of course,...
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TURKEY’S LATEST POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND The Byzantine basilica becomes a mosque

TURKEY’S LATEST POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND The Byzantine basilica becomes a mosque

Empires have fallen, religions have been replaced, the city itself has changed names. But the dome of the Hagia Sophia...
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KILLER ROBOTS – WHOSE FINGER ON THE TRIGGER? The controversy over ‘lethal autonomous weapons’

KILLER ROBOTS – WHOSE FINGER ON THE TRIGGER? The controversy over ‘lethal autonomous weapons’

Artists and activists participate in a Campaign to Stop Killer Robots event outside Germany’s parliament, February 2020. © 2020 Human...
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NEWS IN BRIEF

NEWS IN BRIEF

Click here to read the 2020 August edition of Europe Diplomatic Magazine
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STILL GOING STRONG AT 70 – The birthday of the European Convention on Human Rights

STILL GOING STRONG AT 70 – The birthday of the European Convention on Human Rights

“In the centre of our movement stands the idea of a Charter of Human Rights, guarded by freedom and sustained...
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HERO OR DESPOT The ever-changeable rule of President Aleksandar Vučić

HERO OR DESPOT The ever-changeable rule of President Aleksandar Vučić

Aleksandar Vučić presenting the Belgrade-Nish high-speed railway project © predsednik “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” That...
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“THE UNITED NATIONS OF EUROPE” Europe likely to recover faster than anywhere else, thanks to the European model

“THE UNITED NATIONS OF EUROPE” Europe likely to recover faster than anywhere else, thanks to the European model

Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom literally translated from Greek) was built in the 6 century in the imperial capital of the...
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SCHADENFREUDE FOR FUN AND PROFIT – the surprising fall of Wirecard an emerging German giant

SCHADENFREUDE FOR FUN AND PROFIT – the surprising fall of Wirecard an emerging German giant

It had been hailed as the high-flying darling of Germany’s stock exchange: a huge provider of high-tech financial services and...
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EUROPEAN COMMISSION SECURES EU ACCESS TO REMDESIVIR FOR TREATMENT OF COVID-19

EUROPEAN COMMISSION SECURES EU ACCESS TO REMDESIVIR FOR TREATMENT OF COVID-19

The European Commission has signed a contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure treatment doses of Veklury, the brand...
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VENTURI MONACO, 20 years of innovation

A former Executive at General Motors in the UK who had trained as an automobile engineer once told me that if he had his time over, he would have trained as an electrician.   Malcolm Harbour…




COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EU AND MOROCCO

The EU is boosting its support with new programmes worth €389 million The European Commission is today adopting new cooperation programmes worth €389 million in support of the Kingdom of Morocco, in order to support reforms, inclusive…



BIOECONOMY: A European fund to support the circular bioeconomy

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank announce the selection of an Investment Advisor for the upcoming European Circular Bioeconomy FundThe fund aims to provide financing for innovative circular bioeconomy companies and projects in…


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THE WORLD’S LONGEST ROAD AND RAIL TUNNEL

The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Femern Bælt-forbindelsen, German: Fehmarnbelt-Querung) is a planned immersed tunnel that is proposed to connect the Danish island of Lolland with the German island of Fehmarn, crossing the 18 km (11 mi)…


BEWARE OF RUSSIANS BEARING GIFTS

Is Russia’s investment bank a Trojan Horse? According to Virgil’s epic poem, the Aeneid, written between 29 and 19 BCE, in the final stage of the Trojan war at least two people, Laocoön, a priest…


CROSSRAIL: Europe’s Biggest Railway Infrastructure Project

Crossrail is the biggest railway infrastructure project in Europe and is one of the largest single investments undertaken in the UK. The Crossrail project is delivering the Elizabeth line. Since the construction of the new…


The Norwegian government enterprise Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

The state’s decision to support Hywind Tampen through Enova represents a contribution toward demonstrating a technology that can cut greenhouse gas emissions, and has a potential for global proliferation. llustration-of-the-Hywind-Tampen-project.-Dimensions-and-distances-are-not-realistic-©-Equinor “The development of floating offshore…


TROUBLED WATERS OVER OIL: Russia’s contaminated oil crisis

You may never have given much thought to organic chlorides – unless you’re interested in chemistry, of course – but you have almost certainly owned or used items in whose manufacture organic chlorides played a…



SURGING DEBT LEVELS A THREAT TO GLOBAL ECONOMIC STABILITY, says GlobalData

Globalization has transformed the economic frameworks of both developed and emerging nations. However, along with steady economic growth, several countries have also witnessed high rise in their debt burden, both private and public alike. Against…