Europe

08.07.2020

EU Solidarity on Migrant Children in Greece Could Change Lives

EU Solidarity on Migrant Children in Greece Could Change Lives

Sweden should welcome and protect unaccompanied children On April 15, Luxembourg became the first European country to welcome asylum-seeking children, 12 girls and boys, from the Greek islands. And on April 16, 47 children arrived in Germany. These children were the first to be covered by an EU plan to… »

08.07.2020

Belarus, Historic Moment: The Supreme Court Cancels a Death Sentence

Belarus, Historic Moment: The Supreme Court Cancels a Death Sentence

On June 30th the Supreme court of Belarus has upheld Viktar Skrundzig’s appeal by cancelling his death sentence issued three months earlier by the Slukts City Court and by arranging a review of his case and a retrial. Skrundzig was found guilty for murdering two elderly persons, burned to death… »

08.07.2020

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

In recent weeks, there have been some notable developments in relation to the procurement of potential vaccines against COVID19. On June 3, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy announced the formation of the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance (IVA) in order to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for the procurement of a possible vaccine. »

07.07.2020

Poland’s tumultuous election – what’s in it for Lithuania?

Poland’s tumultuous election – what’s in it for Lithuania?

By Andrius Balčiūnas With the incumbent Andrzej Duda facing off the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, LRT. lt spoke with experts about what the results of Poland’s presidential election might mean for Lithuania. Following a meeting with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda in July last year, Duda said “Lithuania’s… »

06.07.2020

Uyghur emojis help spread message of cultural resistance over social media

Uyghur emojis help spread message of cultural resistance over social media

Emojis representing Uyghur characters and culture are now available on the encrypted messenger platform Telegram in an effort by the Uyghur diaspora in Russian-speaking countries to raise visibility. While Uyghurs living in China are experiencing unprecedented attacks on their most basic human rights, the Uyghur diaspora in Russian-speaking… »

06.07.2020

Opinion: A European Green wave may be coming — finally

Opinion: A European Green wave may be coming — finally

Whether in France, Ireland or Germany, Green parties are gaining ground in Europe. Even when they don’t make inroads into national governments, the planet wins, writes DW’s James Jackson. The world is currently in the grips of two era-defining crises. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting us every day, restricting our… »

05.07.2020

A library to walk into the forest

A library to walk into the forest

🌳 Professor Deirdre Heddon and Dr Misha Myers explain how their Walking Library functions as a public artwork connecting people with places and writing. The Walking Library is simply a library filled with books suggested as good to take on a walk. In 2012, we created… »

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… »

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