Europe

04.07.2020

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul The writer, Dr Inge Kaul, is Senior Fellow, Hertie School, Berlin and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen organized two spectacular fund-raising events, one on May 4 and the other on June 27, 2020. The first… »

03.07.2020

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

Activists cautioned that the law must now be put into practice Montenegro’s parliament has adopted a law on life partnership for same-sex couples, making Montenegro the first country in the Western Balkans to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The law passed on July 1 does not… »

03.07.2020

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

A remarkably high number of Britons are open to the idea of another lockdown being imposed if Covid-19 cases surge again, a poll has revealed. Many are even afraid of going out and visiting public places that are about to reopen. More than eight in 10 people – 83 percent… »

03.07.2020

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

By Nils Muiznieks, Amnesty International’s newly-appointed Europe Director “From the start, this has been a politically motivated trial aiming to silence those in the dock and send a message to the rest of society: fight for human rights or speak the truth at your peril.” The words of Idil Eser, former… »

01.07.2020

June 26-27, 2010, the Landing, the Ship of Rights, From Barcelona to Genoa.

June 26-27, 2010, the Landing, the Ship of Rights, From Barcelona to Genoa.

A tribute – 10 years later. The idea of ​​”The landing” was born a year earlier: a ship of Italian expats declared their love for the country they had left and wanted to take part in one of those resistance movements, which, scattered here and there, struggled to come together. »

01.07.2020

May Force and Love Be with Us

May Force and Love Be with Us

The 18th June, Pressenza France published an article with the title “Dismissals of workers and new normality”, which consisted basically of pictures of workers protesting in Ecuador. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of unemployed has increased considerably. This fact cast many people into such a poverty that now they… »

30.06.2020

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

German authorities have had to take the difficult decision of reimposing a pandemic lockdown in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia after a resurgence of the coronavirus. This comes after the country’s R number, a measure of how quickly new cases of the disease are emerging, almost tripled over the course of few… »

29.06.2020

France Should Speed Efforts on Workplace Violence

France Should Speed Efforts on Workplace Violence

Ratify ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, Make National Reforms “Together, governments and social partners, we say NO to violence and harassment and YES to building a better world of work.” France’s Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud gave these remarks last year when the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted landmark global… »

29.06.2020

Lithuanian presidents asks Brussels to mediate in Baltic dispute over nuclear energy

Lithuanian presidents asks Brussels to mediate in Baltic dispute over nuclear energy

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has turned to Brussels for mediation between the Baltic states over Belarusian nuclear energy boycott. “We have already agreed with the EC president [Ursula von der Leyen] that she should become a certain moderator for this whole process as our bilateral relations have not led to… »

26.06.2020

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

The infusion of half a billion euros to help fight the coronavirus pandemic would be the highest ever annual contribution to the WHO by Germany. Germany will contribute more than €500 million ($561 million) in funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) this year, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on… »

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