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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History

“THE DOME”: Chernobyl’s € 2.1 billion new confinement structure

Within months of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Soviet crews contained the radioactive wreckage inside a temporary shelter, a 21-story-tall “sarcophagus.” There were many gaps, and most of the sarcophagus wasn’t secured to the underlying structure, leaving the enclosure…


WELCOME! (BUT LEAVE YOUR MONEY BY THE DOOR)

According to an old British nursery rhyme: “There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked style. He bought a crooked cat which caught a…


BERLUSCONI Back from the Dead, Again

It would undoubtedly be a cause of shock and alarm to see someone you believed to be dead turn up at a feast and take your chair.   It certainly alarms Shakespeare’s Macbeth, when the ghost…


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…


THE VALUE OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is a supranational or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights (EHCR). The Court is based in Strasbourg, France. The ECHR provides European nationals, and…


Viktor Orbán : The man behind the power

The irresistible rise of Europe’s “Enfant Terrible” In the summer of 1989, hundreds of thousands of people had gathered in Heroes’ Square in Budapest for the ceremonial reburial of Imre Nagy along with other heroes…


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…


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 only to select pilot cities. Monaco took advantage of its small surface area to take…


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…


NOW OPEN: SINGAPORE’S NEW JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT

It first began with the need to expand the capacity of Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 as well as its open-air carpark. This led to a strategic vision with the conception of Jewel as a gem…


OVER 1.8 MILLION PEOPLE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF PROBATION AGENCIES IN EUROPE, ACCORDING TO COUNCIL OF EUROPE SURVEY

The number of persons in Europe subject to community sanctions and measures (CSM) — usually known as alternatives to imprisonment – under the supervision of probation agencies is increasing, according to the Council of Europe…


A PLACE TO VISIT Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and…


BOLDLY GOING, together but alone the Franco-British anti-ship missile

by Jim Gibbons Sitting on my desk on a small mahogany stand is an unexploded and disarmed 75-mm Turkish artillery shell, one of many used successfully by Ottoman forces to rebuff the Allied naval attack…


HIGH FLYER – THIERRY BOUTSEN

A career in motorsport placed Thierry Boutsen in pole position for success in his next venture, business aviation. But Formula One also introduced the Boutsen Aviation Chairman and Founder to Monaco – and now there’s…