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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Judiciary

A £235m contract to support nuclear propulsion systems in the UK

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has awarded a £235m contract to support nuclear propulsion systems and revealed the name of the third Dreadnought submarine. The multi-million-pound deal with Rolls-Royce Submarines Limited will provide the support, advice…


UNODC LAUNCHES GUIDE TO COMBAT CRIME RELATED TO FALSIFIED MEDICAL PRODUCTS

The falsification of medical products is a crime affecting all regions of the world and addressing it requires greater cooperation along the entire supply chain. To support countries in enacting or strengthening domestic legislation in…


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…


RPAS MARITIME SURVEILLANCE SERVICES NOW UNDERWAY IN ICELAND

A medium altitude long endurance RPAS drone is being used by the Icelandic maritime authorities to enhance the maritime picture over its Exclusive Economic Zone, the service follows a request made by the Icelandic coast…


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…


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…


ECB LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN ECONOMICS

ECB offering economics master’s degree scholarship to up to five female students Each scholarship student to receive €10,000 per year for tuition and other related costsScholarship one of ECB’s initiatives to promote diversity and gender…


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DOWN ON THE PHARM Raising drug prices is addictive

It would seem that for pharmaceutical companies, addiction comes easily.   You put the price up steeply one minute, and before the effect has had time to wear off you just can’t wait to give it…


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…


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…


EUROPEAN REGION LOSES GROUND IN EFFORT TO ELIMINATE MEASLES

Following several years of steady progress toward elimination of measles in the WHO European Region, the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined. This was the conclusion of the…


Monaco’s Model Students

By bringing the United Nations into the classroom, students at the International School of Monaco and Collège Charles III are learning a set of invaluable life skills as they grow into tomorrow’s global citizens. Chrissie…