Liberal democracies are increasingly under fire from the world’s two autocratic giants, Russia and China, and policy responses from Western governments appear oddly uncoordinated - at least for now. Let me count the ways: In the past few days, Russia

This time Erdogan, the Turkish dictator out to destroy any remnants of democracy in his country, has managed something of a master coup: He has offended not only Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission chief but Europe as a

Update (9 March 2020): Ten days after this article was published, Italy has quarantined 16 million people in Northern Italy this Sunday and the coronavirus numbers of infected people have skyrocketed over 7300 and 366  deaths. The quarantine is expected to

July 16, in a stormy session, the European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker at the head of the European Commission. Here is our sister publication Impakter Italia’s insightful account of how she got there

In contrast to American climate deniers, Europeans generally believe in the science of climate change and worry about threats to the environment. In the fight to save our planet, the European Commission has been at the forefront for a long

The world woke in surprise on the morning of Friday June 24. The Brexit referendum proposed by ex-Prime Minister David Cameron resulted in Britain voting to leave the European Union. This will have its own set of implications, both for Britain

A Conversation with Michael New, World Expert on Freshwater Prawn Farming and Founder of Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) For a long time, aquaculture was the foster child of agriculture, but now it has come of age: output has more than tripled

 European Get Online Week brings awareness to the importance of a digitally skilled workforce The digital empowerment campaign, European Get Online Week, (aka GOW) will mark its seventh edition this year on 14-20 March. Thousands of non-formal education providers will get busy organising various activities

70 years after the founding of the United Nations, the world is on the verge of collapsing under its own internal contradictions and under the growing gap between rich and poor; on the refugee issue, the European Union is more

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