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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Development

OPERATION POSTBOX

Europe Diplomatic Magazine Juillet.indd OLAF and Belgium customs busting crime perpetrators A ground-breaking European operation led by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Belgian Customs busted online criminals trafficking drugs, counterfeit goods – including medicine…


UNDIPLOMATIC BEHAVIOUR Turkey targets its own diplomats

“Speak softly and carry a big stick,” was the diplomatic advice of one-time US President Theodore Roosevelt.   In Turkey, there are reports this year that it is the diplomats themselves that are experiencing the big stick.  …


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…


ALEXIS TSIPRAS The man who wanted to change Europe

Following the 2008 financial crisis, public debt in Greece entered a path of uncontrollable growth, far steeper than the rise experienced in other developed economies. The main culprit here was the scale of fiscal deficits….


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…


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…


GENOA: The New Bridge on the Polcevera is now visible

The President of the Council of Ministers, Conte, inaugurates the first section of the deck The Spazio Ponte, the infopoint available to the city to follow the progress of work, has been inaugurated at the…


HVMC : ALL THAT GLITTERS Monaco’s prestigious auction place

Sell: Since opening its doors in 2012, the Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo has become the address in the principality for the auction of fine and rare collectables. But, for founders Chantal Beauvois and Franck…


THE ALANA COLLECTION : MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN PAINTING

Soon at the Musée Jacquemart-André one of the most precious and little-known private collections of Renaissance art in the world The Musée Jacquemart-André will be focusing on the Alana collection, one of the most precious…


BRUGES TO TAKE STEPS TO CURB OVERCROWDING

In 2018, the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium, which is also known as the Venice of the North, welcomed 8,3 million visitors, up 28% from the previous year. Out of this number, some 6…


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)…




BRITAIN AND FRANCE TO STRENGTHEN JOINT ACTION AGAINST SMALL BOATS

Home Secretary Priti Patel met French Interior Minister to discuss illegal Channel crossings The Home Secretary and her French counterpart have agreed to intensify joint action to tackle small boat crossings in the Channel. Priti…


The EU shields 320,000 direct jobs across Europe from unfair foreign competition

The EU shields 320,000 direct jobs across Europe from unfair foreign competition through its trade defence measures, according to a report out on 28 March 2019. The Juncker Commission has strengthened Europe’s trade defence toolbox…