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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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 was how Britain’s wartime leader, Winston Churchill, described the likely reaction of Stalin’s Russia to…


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Click here to read the 2020 June edition of Europe Diplomatic Magazine


ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference

As countries around the world effectively shut down to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the authoritarian president of Belarus was urging citizens to drink vodka – when not at work – and visit the…


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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…


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A NATURAL PROGRESSION

Monaco is a principality in constant transition, no project currently more attention-grabbing as the six-hectare land reclamation development underway off the coast at Larvotto. Europe Diplomatic Magazine sits down with Bouygues Travaux Publics to learn…


GERHARD SCHRÖDER The Chancellor who came in from the cold

In 1998, Gerhard Schröder became the first politician since World War II to unseat an incumbent chancellor in Germany. He defeated Helmut Kohl who had been chancellor for 16 years and promised to continue the…