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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UNLAWFUL ATTACKS AND MASS DISPLACEMENT IN SYRIA The European Council extends the sanctions against President Assad

The European Council extends until June 2021 the sanctions against President Assad, top politicians, military chiefs and business leaders over the regime’s continued crackdown on civilians. In a recently published 40-page report, Amnesty International says…


SPACE SYNERGIES TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION

By reinforcing synergies with other space technologies and working with all the Member States, while creating a favourable ecosystem, the impact of the space sector on economic growth in Europe will expand and create more…



ILLEGAL STREAMING SERVICE WITH OVER 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE SWITCHED OFF

The illegal distributers were broadcasting across three continents earning more than €15 million in estimated illegal profits The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) dismantled a large criminal network illegally distributing audio-visual content in Europe, Asia…




SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL… AND EFFICIENT How Monaco handled the Covid-19 pandemic

The sanitary, economic and political crisis that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about is one of the worst we have seen in decades. But it is a shared reality, and a calamity that has affected…


CORONA: THE UNEVEN ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND GEOPOLITICAL RIVALRY

The summer holidays are approaching, and suddenly with life almost back to normal people are starting to come under the illusion that the disease and the lockdown were a distant story from a long time…


NEWS IN BRIEF

Click here to read the 2020 July edition of Europe Diplomatic Magazine


A LETTER TO THE EDITOR From the Ambassador of Belarus

In the May 2020 edition of Europe Diplomatic Magazine, we published a profile of the President of Belarus entitled ‘ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference’, together with an overview of the political and social situation…



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AstraZeneca to supply Europe with up to 400 million doses of Oxford University’s vaccine at no profit

Company exploring further additional global capacity to provide broad and equitable access AstraZeneca has reached an agreement with Europe’s Inclusive Vaccines Alliance (IVA), spearheaded by Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, to supply up to…


Johnson & Johnson Announces Acceleration of its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate; Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial to Begin in Second Half of July

The study will take place in the U.S. and Belgium. Johnson & Johnson announced that through its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies (Janssen) it has accelerated the initiation of the Phase 1/2a first-in-human clinical trial of its…


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 no genuine praise”) PierreAugustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French polymath and revolutionary 1732-1799)     Nikola…