60 CHINESE MANUFACTURERS BANNED FROM EXPORTING MILLIONS OF N95 MASKS TO THE UNITED STATES

60 CHINESE MANUFACTURERS BANNED FROM EXPORTING MILLIONS OF N95 MASKS TO THE UNITED STATES

Guangdong Nuokang Medical Technology whose masks were recalled by the FDA The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that only...
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EDITORIAL Seven tests the pandemic poses for the European Union

EDITORIAL Seven tests the pandemic poses for the European Union

President of the European Council Charles Michel during a video conference © European Union The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Europe,...
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ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference

ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference

As countries around the world effectively shut down to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the authoritarian president of Belarus...
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Hongkong Airport first in the world to install a full body disinfection device

Hongkong Airport first in the world to install a full body disinfection device

Persons using the facility will have a temperature check before entering an enclosed channel for the 40-second disinfection and sanitizing...
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JUSTICE DELAYED The downing of flight MH17 on trial

JUSTICE DELAYED The downing of flight MH17 on trial

There is an old legal saying, “Justice delayed is justice denied”, which is variously attributed to the 19th century British...
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Kennedy Assassination Bullets Preserved in Digital Form

Kennedy Assassination Bullets Preserved in Digital Form

NIST scientists used advanced imaging techniques to create digital replicas of these important historical artifacts. In the palm of his...
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How the digitalisation of aircraft cabins enables innovations for tomorrow’s passengers

How the digitalisation of aircraft cabins enables innovations for tomorrow’s passengers

  The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is launching a project for the digital linking of design and layout for cabin...
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ECALL: 2 Years of saving lives

ECALL: 2 Years of saving lives

In the two years since the launch of the EU’s eCall emergency response system, which automatically calls emergency services in...
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FRIENDS, ENEMIES and LOOPHOLES – Part 2

FRIENDS, ENEMIES and LOOPHOLES – Part 2

In a relatively unsafe world, the last thing we all need is for some unstable country or group to get...
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SHAMING CAESAR The corona virus changes the world

SHAMING CAESAR The corona virus changes the world

© Moderna Julius Caesar simply couldn’t understand fear, according to William Shakespeare.  “Of all the wonders that I yet have...
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BOOKS


TIMELESS CHIC Standout Fashion and Beauty trends

By Clara Bauman Click here to read the 2020 April edition of Europe Diplomatic Magazine


NICOLAS SARKOZY Patience. Persistence. Power

Neuilly-sur-Seine, 29 April, 1983… In the City Hall of this wealthy, residential suburb just west of Paris, votes are being counted for the election of the new mayor. Nicolas Sarkozy is eager to find out…



DIPLOMACY : A SKILL TO ACQUIRE

Training diplomats for a fractured world Diplomacy, according to my Chambers Dictionary, is “the art of negotiation, especially in relations between states”.   However, my rather more elderly Walker’s Dictionary from 1850, has a very different…



EU SATCEN: Geospatial intelligence at the service of EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy

Supporting humanitarian aid missions. Assessing the damage caused by a flood or an earthquake. Detecting the presence of military and paramilitary troops. Monitoring national borders. Surveilling the coast for piracy, drug traffick- ing, human smuggling….


NETWORK DEFRAUDING AT LEAST €5 MILLION DISMANTLED IN PORTUGAL

The Fiscal Action Unit of the Portuguese National Republican Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) under the direction of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office carried out operation Netto Price which aimed to dismantle a transnational network obtaining…





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….


EIT RAWMATERIALS: ADVANCED TRAINING FOR MINING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Lifelong learning in real mining conditions Practical training and learning over the mining value chain are among the key components of lifelong knowledge building of mining experts and recognised as a challenge in the development…


VENTURI MONACO, 20 years of innovation

A former Executive at General Motors in the UK who had trained as an automobile engineer once told me that if he had his time over, he would have trained as an electrician.   Malcolm Harbour…


JOAQUIN SOROLLA Spanish Master of light

Joaquín Sorolla, Boats. Valence beach, circa 1909, oil on canva, 51,4 x 84,8 cm Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico © Studio Sébert photographes Hôtel de Caumont I30 April – 11 October 2020 In 2020, the Hôtel…


NEWS IN BRIEF

FOUR METRES UNDERGROUND: ILLEGAL CIGARETTE FACTORY UNCOVERED IN A BUNKER IN SPAIN On 13 and 14 February 2020, the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) dismantled an organised crime group involved in illegal cigarette manufacturing and…