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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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…