VENEZUELA TO FACE MORE EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

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...
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Lab explosion In SIBERIA causes fear of deadly disease

Lab explosion In SIBERIA causes fear of deadly disease

GENIES, BOTTLES AND BLASTS  -  Keeping the jinn confined - or not According to the Holy Qur’an, the Jinn are...
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WALLS CAST LONG SHADOWS 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

WALLS CAST LONG SHADOWS 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

The American poet Robert Frost, perhaps best remembered for his evocative poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, also...
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NORWAY VIOLATED MOTHER’S RIGHTS THROUGH FORCED ADOPTION

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...
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PORTUGAL CONVICTED OF VIOLATING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION BY THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

PORTUGAL CONVICTED OF VIOLATING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION BY THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Are politicians exempt from criticism in the media? The ECHR doesn’t think so. The right of citizens to be critical...
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MALTA Swift action needed against increased money laundering and terrorist financing risks says MONEYVAL

MALTA Swift action needed against increased money laundering and terrorist financing risks says MONEYVAL

In its annual reportfor 2018, the Council of Europe anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body MONEYVAL calls on states to ensure...
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UK’s Ministry of Defence intends to place a £10M contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems

UK’s Ministry of Defence intends to place a £10M contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems

Defence Equipment and Support’s Technology Office intends to place a circa 2-year, single sourced contract, of approximate value £10M, for...
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EUROPOL DISMANTLING ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS

EUROPOL DISMANTLING ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS

66 suspected of arranging illegal adoptions, surrogacies and human egg trafficking in Greece On 23 September 2019, Greek law enforcement...
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CROSSRAIL: Europe’s Biggest Railway Infrastructure Project

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...
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The Norwegian government enterprise Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

The Norwegian government enterprise Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

The state’s decision to support Hywind Tampen through Enova represents a contribution toward demonstrating a technology that can cut greenhouse...
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TROUBLED WATERS OVER OIL: Russia’s contaminated oil crisis

You may never have given much thought to organic chlorides – unless you’re interested in chemistry, of course – but you have almost certainly owned or used items in whose manufacture organic chlorides played a…


Slovak Republic: Determined action needed to fight corruption in executive government posts and in the police force says GRECO

In its evaluation report published last August, GRECO urges the Slovak Republic to strengthen the effectiveness of its legal framework and policies to prevent corruption amongst persons with top executive functions (ministers and other senior…


WELCOME! (BUT LEAVE YOUR MONEY BY THE DOOR)

According to an old British nursery rhyme: “There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked style. He bought a crooked cat which caught a…


ALEXIS TSIPRAS The man who wanted to change Europe

Following the 2008 financial crisis, public debt in Greece entered a path of uncontrollable growth, far steeper than the rise experienced in other developed economies. The main culprit here was the scale of fiscal deficits….


MORE GREEN BONDS ISSUED BY SWEDEN

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden The Government has decided to task the Swedish National Debt Office with issuing green bonds by 2020. These are bonds that are used to fund budget expenditure on sustainable…


BRITAIN AND FRANCE TO STRENGTHEN JOINT ACTION AGAINST SMALL BOATS

Home Secretary Priti Patel met French Interior Minister to discuss illegal Channel crossings The Home Secretary and her French counterpart have agreed to intensify joint action to tackle small boat crossings in the Channel. Priti…


FROM GREELAND’S ICY MOUNTAINS The real estate bid that’s all too real

When I was small, my mother used to play the piano and sing an old song to me that I never liked.   She wasn’t being cruel; she genuinely liked it herself.  (Some of the others…


SCHOTT Delivers World’s Largest Convex Mirror Substrate for the European Southern Observatory’s Extremely Large Telescope

In the ELT, M2 will reflect the light from the 39-m main mirror extremely precisely onto the downstream mirror SCHOTT recently announced that it has manufactured a curved secondary mirror substrate made of ZERODUR® glass-ceramic…


FRENCH RAILWAYS EMBRACE GALILEO

The French national rail company SNCF is taking a lead in adopting Galileo technology to boost customer services, in particular in its high-speed TGV network. With almost 50% of TGV trains already equipped with Galileo…


EUROPEAN REGION LOSES GROUND IN EFFORT TO ELIMINATE MEASLES

Following several years of steady progress toward elimination of measles in the WHO European Region, the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined. This was the conclusion of the…


A PLACE TO VISIT Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and…



THE ALANA COLLECTION : MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN PAINTING

Soon at the Musée Jacquemart-André one of the most precious and little-known private collections of Renaissance art in the world The Musée Jacquemart-André will be focusing on the Alana collection, one of the most precious…


CERN INVITES THE PUBLIC TO EXPLORE THE FUTURE AT ITS OPEN DAYS

On 14 and 15 September, CERN will throw its doors open wide and invite the public to spend the weekend exploring science. The event will be a unique opportunity to discover the Laboratory’s installations. On…