POLES APART Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

POLES APART Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

The Poles can never have had much doubt that blaming Russia for the Second World War would upset Vladimir Putin.  ...
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EDITORIAL : What does the US-Iran crisis mean for Europe ?

EDITORIAL : What does the US-Iran crisis mean for Europe ?

In the deepening conflict between Iran and the United States, the European Union seems well and truly caught in the...
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CARLES PUIGDEMONT – A RENEGADE IN EXILE – The man who dared cross the ‘red line’

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...
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A CATALÁN AMONG THE PIGEONS – Madrid defies EU law to punish separatists

A CATALÁN AMONG THE PIGEONS – Madrid defies EU law to punish separatists

Catalonia and the rest of Spain have seldom seen eye to eye.   The hostility began long before the Spanish civil...
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CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS)?  European Defence and Security after Brexit

CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS)? European Defence and Security after Brexit

Eurofighter typhoon fgr.mk 4 © SAC Cathy Sharples In May 1993, when the Maastricht Treaty was put to the Danish...
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THE EU’S NEW COHESION POLICY

THE EU’S NEW COHESION POLICY

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and...
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POLES APART – Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

POLES APART – Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

The Poles can never have had much doubt that blaming Russia for the Second World War would upset Vladimir Putin.  ...
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COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EU AND MOROCCO

COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EU AND MOROCCO

The EU is boosting its support with new programmes worth €389 million The European Commission is today adopting new cooperation programmes...
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CRIME GANG MAKES OVER €2 MILLION TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL STEROIDS WORLDWIDE

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

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,...
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MONET, RENOIR… CHAGALL. JOURNEYS AROUND MEDITERRANEAN

Jeanne Reclining on a sofa (also known as small Odalisque). Manguin 1912 A not to miss exhibition in Paris Simulation – © Culturespaces / Nuit de Chine Monet, Renoir, and Chagall: Journeys Around the Mediterranean’…


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“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”) Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French polymath and revolutionary 1732-1799)



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 back to the 18th century. And in this palace, King Philippe, the seventh king of…


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) to disrupt the online activities of this terrorist organisation. The referral action coordinated by the…


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 in Tredegar, Wales, in 1897.   His father, David, along with two thirds of the men…



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…


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 reliable communication is a key part of the space industry. From the signals that make…


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 Europe – the EIT Governing Board decided. This investment will drive European innovation in the…


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 only to select pilot cities. Monaco took advantage of its small surface area to take…



NORWAY: Johan Sverdrup, the North Sea giant, is on stream

On 5 October Equinor and the Johan Sverdrup partnership consisting of Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total, started production from the giant field in the North Sea, more than two months ahead of and…


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…