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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Justice


THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS REFUSES TO RAISE THE CASES OF TWO PRO LIFE NURSES IN THEIR APPEAL AGAINST SWEDEN

On the 14 June 2017 two Swedish midwives, Ellinor Grimmark and Linda Steen, filed complaints against Sweden for violations of their freedom of conscience and religion to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg….


CRIME GANG MAKES OVER €2 MILLION TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL STEROIDS WORLDWIDE

On 16 December an investigation by  the Financial Police Division of Hellenic Police (Διεύθυνση Οικονομικής Αστυνομίας της Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας), the Central Office to fight Against Environmental and Public Health Crime (OCLAESP) and French Customs (Direction…


ECHR – Ruling condemns Lithuania for failing to act on online hate speech

In 2015, two Lithuanian young men, Pijus Beizaras and Mangirdas Levickas turned to a non-governmental organisation, the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Association, of which they are both members, asking it to complain…


CRIME HAS NO GENDER Meet Europe’s most wanted female fugitives

Are women equally as capable of committing serious crimes as men? The female fugitives featured on Europe’s Most Wanted website prove that they are. The criminals – of both genders – in this new campaign…


MALTA Swift action needed against increased money laundering and terrorist financing risks says MONEYVAL

In its annual reportfor 2018, the Council of Europe anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body MONEYVAL calls on states to ensure that they have appropriate measures in place to combat “dirty money”. The impact by economic…


EUROPOL DISMANTLING ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS

66 suspected of arranging illegal adoptions, surrogacies and human egg trafficking in Greece On 23 September 2019, Greek law enforcement authorities, supported by Europol, dismantled an organised crime group involved in the trafficking of human…





THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Judgments that can transform national laws The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) based in Strasbourg, France hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights…


Pro-Russian trolls and their destructive effects

Long before suspicions in the United States about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, Jessikka Aro, an investigative journalist in Finland, was sifting through information about an unusual company in St. Petersburg, the Internet…