Europe

23.06.2020

New law forces Hungarian transgender people to choose exile

New law forces Hungarian transgender people to choose exile

Responses in the field ‘sex at birth’ on new ID documents will be unchangeable Being a transgender person in Hungary is about to become even harder, after the government passed a law that will demand all citizens write their “sex at birth” on their national IDs. And the response in… »

23.06.2020

The Truth about the WWII from Russia’s Perspectives

The Truth about the WWII from Russia’s Perspectives

As Russia prepares to mark 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, with a grand military parade on June 24, President Vladimir Putin has asked for a comprehensive assessment, correctness in the history of World War II in a long-ranging article… »

22.06.2020

Cáceres rejects lithium mine

Cáceres rejects lithium mine

Citizens of Cáceres, Spain, are opposing lithium mining project that jeopardises World Heritage and sustainable livelihoods at a new extractive frontier. 134 local and environmental organisations from Spain and around the world have expressed their support for the citizens of Cáceres, Spain, and their right to say no to Infinity Lithium’s San… »

21.06.2020

As election looms, Serbia’s leading party wants to defend citizens from dinosaurs

As election looms, Serbia’s leading party wants to defend citizens from dinosaurs

This is scaremongering taken to an new level Serbia has entered a an election silence before a vote scheduled for Sunday, June 21, which is probably a good thing. Since the biggest opposition parties have declared a boycott, blaming the government for a… »

20.06.2020

Talk. Roberta Ristow

Talk. Roberta Ristow

In the midst of an uncertain scenario, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Casa da Escada Colorida invited Roberta Ristow, content creator, consultant and collaborative journalist at Vogue, to talk about innovative initiatives and the adaptation of the art market to new Times. Casa da Escada’s managing team: Bruno Girardi, Rachel Balassiano… »

20.06.2020

Netherlands protesters call for removal of colonial-era statue

Netherlands protesters call for removal of colonial-era statue

Police in the Netherlands have broken up rival protests at the statue of a Dutch East India Company officer. Colonial-era figures have become focal points of anti-racism protests around Europe in recent weeks. Some 500 protesters on Friday gathered in the town of Hoorn, north of Amsterdam, to call for… »

19.06.2020

Troop Reduction Debate

Troop Reduction Debate

German government advisors: Washington could close US bases in Europe to more offensively engage against China. Independently of the Trump administration’s recent move in that direction, German government advisors are hinting of possible US troop reductions in Germany. In a current analysis of the German Institute for International and Security… »

18.06.2020

‘Unacceptable threat’ and ‘provocation’: European nations fume after US pulls out of talks on global digital tax

‘Unacceptable threat’ and ‘provocation’: European nations fume after US pulls out of talks on global digital tax

European nations have blasted Washington’s decision to pull out of talks on a major overhaul to the taxing of digital giants, which currently move profits into low-tax havens from the places where those profits are actually made. The plan to impose ‘digital taxes’ on companies like Google and Facebook has… »

17.06.2020

Italy Should Stop Arms Transfer to Egypt

Italy Should Stop Arms Transfer to Egypt

Deal Contravenes EU Pledge, Risks Facilitating Further Abuses Claudio Francavilla EU Advocacy Officer Last week, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio responded to outrage over a possible massive arms sale to Egypt by saying the deal hadn’t been finalized. But given serious… »

15.06.2020

Marriage for All in Switzerland and Access to Sperm Donation for Lesbian Couples.

Marriage for All in Switzerland and Access to Sperm Donation for Lesbian Couples.

In Switzerland, same-sex couples should also be allowed to marry in the future. The Grand Chamber of Parliament decided so; the National Council also voted in favor of authorizing sperm donation for lesbian couples. However, the bill must overcome other obstacles. In Switzerland, same-sex couples have the option of registering… »

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