CARTOON OF THE MONTH

CARTOON OF THE MONTH

Nikola Hendrickx
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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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NEWS IN BRIEF

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


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 no genuine praise”) PierreAugustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French polymath and revolutionary 1732-1799)     Nikola…



EDITORIAL Seven tests the pandemic poses for the European Union

President of the European Council Charles Michel during a video conference © European Union The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Europe, particularly Italy and Spain. However, it has also tested and continues to challenge all the…


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…


SHAMING CAESAR The corona virus changes the world

© Moderna Julius Caesar simply couldn’t understand fear, according to William Shakespeare.  “Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,” he says in the eponymous play (Act 2, Scene 2),  “It seems to me…








NATO – POLAND TAKES CHARGE OF NATO HIGH READINESS FORCE

On January 1, the Polish army took charge of  NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) placing thousands of soldiers on standby and ready to deploy within days. Poland takes over from Germany, which…


KHADIJA ISMAYILOVA Azerbaijan urged to lift journalist’s travel ban

Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders UK and Transparency International UK urge Azerbaijan to lift journalist’s travel ban Azerbaijan authorities should lift a travel ban against award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, UK-based rights groups urged…