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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Others

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…


EIB : 600 million per year venture debt financing

EU Bank provides EUR 600 million of venture debt financing per year for innovative European companies More than 25,000 high-quality jobs sustained Enormous growth potential of venture financing in Europe as it remains far behind…


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…


VENEZUELA TO FACE MORE EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

EU has decided to apply additional targeted measures against seven members of the security and intelligence forces of Venezuela The people of Venezuela continue to face a dramatic situation. The regional impact of the crisis…


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…


“GOZNYM” a Cyber-Criminal Network operating out of Europe dismantled

Network Formed by Individuals Who Advertised their Specialized Technical Skills and Services on Underground Russian-Language Online Criminal Forums. A complex transnational organized cybercrime network that used GozNym malware in an attempt to steal an estimated…


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AN ADDRESS TO IMPRESS

With its prime position overlooking the entrance of Port Hercules, the Yacht Club de Monaco is emblematic of the principality and its most beloved venue. Chrissie McClatchie When he first started at the Yacht Club…



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 Columbia University in 1959.   Maybe we in the West simply have inefficient governments and that…


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…


MOSCOW ‘MOST TRAFFIC CONGESTED CITY’ IN EUROPE

TomTom (TOM2) released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index, a report detailing the traffic situation in 403 cities in 56 countries around the world. Mumbai takes the top spot this year with drivers in…


VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY The comedian who took centre stage

Volodymyr Zelensky, star of the TV series “The Servant of the People”, in which he played the role of a history teacher who is elected president of Ukraine, has indeed become the 6th president in…



A JAMES BOND-LIKE SUBMARINE FOR THE ROYAL NAVY

SubSea Craft reveals the VICTA Class – a revolutionary Diver Delivery Unit SubSea Craft has revealed the full details of its VICTA Class Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI).  This revolutionary…


Scotland, England and Brexit SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT

By Jim Gibbons In October 1297 the great Scottish hero Sir William Wallace, together with Andrew Moray, wrote to the leaders of the Hanseatic League in Lübeck, assuring them of safe access to Scottish ports…