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CARLES PUIGDEMONT – A RENEGADE IN EXILE – The man who dared cross the ‘red line’ - The year is 2017, and the place, the small town of Amer in the Province of Girona, some 120 kilometres north east of Barcelona. Far from the hustle and bustle of politics, Carles Puigdemont, the second of eight children was supposed to take over the family bakery and cake shop when he grew up. But he decided otherwise. His father…
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 railway began in 2009, over 15,000 men and women have worked on the project and over 120 million working hours have been completed. Over 1,000…
THE WORLD’S LONGEST ROAD AND RAIL TUNNEL - The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Femern Bælt-forbindelsen, German: Fehmarnbelt-Querung) is a planned immersed tunnel that is proposed to connect the Danish island of Lolland with the German island of Fehmarn, crossing the 18 km (11 mi) wide Fehmarn Belt in the Baltic Sea, providing a direct link between northern Germany and Lolland, and thence to the Danish island of Zealand and…
CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS: The Eu Reaffirms Its Commitment To Protect Journalists - The EU reaffirms its commitment to protect journalists and pays tribute to those who lost their lives for reporting the news. According to official statistics, over 1.000 journalists were killed in the world in the past 12 years. Not only in faraway warzones, but also - and predominantly - at home, even in peaceful western countries. They were investigating issues…
THE RESULTS ARE IN: The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre prevented 600+ attacks - Every year, unseen to the naked eye, the security of countries, organisations, and especially individuals across the world face the invisible threat of cybercrime. And in today’s highly digitised world, it’s a threat that is growing exponentially alongside our growing dependence on the internet. Enter cyber security. Both a theoretical discipline and practice, at its core, cyber security is about…
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 the history of independent Ukraine. Many political analysts and sociologists gave the comedian with no political luggage behind him, but also no experience, unconditional victory…
EU COURT OF JUSTICE issues Decision on Facebook “Likes” used by websites - The operator of a website that features a Facebook ‘Like’ button can be a controller jointly with Facebook in respect of the collection and transmission to Facebook of the personal data of visitors to its website By contrast, that operator is not, in principle, a controller in respect of the subsequent processing of those data carried out by Facebook alone.…
NORWAY VIOLATED MOTHER’S RIGHTS THROUGH FORCED ADOPTION - Lack of Norwegian court oversight allows the removal of a child from its mother At what point does the removal of a child from their parent become necessary, and what is the best way to go about this? When it is ever okay to remove a mother's parental authority in order to allow a child to be adopted without her…
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 balance in central banking The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a scholarship programme to support women pursuing a master’s degree in economics in Europe.…
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 others, a forum that transcends national court authority for adjudication of issues in instances where they believe their human rights, as guaranteed by the European…
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