Europe

17.03.2020

European Humanist Forum postponed

European Humanist Forum postponed

Due to the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe and, in particular, as a result of the severe measures taken in Italy to contain the contagion and the restrictions on travel to Italy by other countries, the organizing team, together with several leaders of the working groups, has decided to suspend… »

14.03.2020

Journalists Tell Slovakia’s PM-elect: ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’

Journalists Tell Slovakia’s PM-elect: ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’

By Ed Holt Plans announced by Slovakia’s prime minister-elect to fund investigative journalists to act as corruption watchdogs on government and state bodies have been dismissed as “a road to hell” by local journalists. Igor Matovic, whose OLaNO party won Slovakia’s elections at the end… »

14.03.2020

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

With the recent WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, concerns are higher than ever about the rapid global spread of the disease with precautions being taken to limit travel, large gatherings, and panic. Nonetheless, one of the largest military drills in Europe since the Cold War is still set… »

10.03.2020

Letter to the President of the European Parliament: stop the violence against refugees in Greece

Letter to the President of the European Parliament: stop the violence against refugees in Greece

The board of directors of We Are Odv has decided to write to the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli taking up the text published in the social media on March 2 by the association Refugee 4 Refugees, which has been operating for years in the island of… »

10.03.2020

The European Parliament must intervene to stop violence, the use of force and human rights violations at the EU-Turkey border

The European Parliament must intervene to stop violence, the use of force and human rights violations at the EU-Turkey border

We call on the European Parliament and the political groups representing the EU citizens to stop violence and the use of force against defenseless people at the EU-Turkey border and to restore legality and respect for human rights, firstly the right of asylum. What is happening is the result of… »

07.03.2020

An Italian abroad in coronavirus times

An Italian abroad in coronavirus times

The urgency of the moment is undoubtedly how to stop or at least slow down this epidemic and certainly not the time to dwell on obnoxious controversies or secondary issues. But it is impossible to stop the tumult of thoughts and observations that emerge in this situation. I live in… »

06.03.2020

Catholic women mobilise for International Women’s Day: “The equality of every human being is a basic lesson of Christianity”

Catholic women mobilise for International Women’s Day: “The equality of every human being is a basic lesson of Christianity”

By: Mada Jurado | NOVENA This International Women’s Day, thousands of Catholic women across the world are taking action, united in their common struggle for equality in their Church that has mostly been left unheard and unrecognised by Catholic hierarchy. But this week, the scales will tip to their… »

06.03.2020

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Massive attendance of more than six thousand people took part in a solidarity march for refugees and migrants in the center of Athens last afternoon. The call on the march was clear: “We stand with solidarity with refugees and immigrants against the governments of Greece and Turkey, the EU, racism,… »

06.03.2020

Hope for ‘long-elusive progress’ in negotiating peace in eastern Ukraine

Hope for ‘long-elusive progress’ in negotiating peace in eastern Ukraine

Marking the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Minsk II agreement, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, that along with the Minsk Protocol and the Minsk memorandum, it remains “the only agreed framework” for a negotiated, peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political… »

05.03.2020

Newspaper “Evros Opinion”: someone has to speak!

Newspaper “Evros Opinion”: someone has to speak!

After the video that was published yesterday by Forensic Architecture, an independent university based research agency undertaking media and spatial research of state and corporate violence, there is much proof that a Syrian asylum seeker was shoot dead in the Greek borders with Turkey (Evros). National public opinion is in… »

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