Europe

  • MACRON ATTACKS NATO

    - Dec 3, 2019
    by Andy Law French president Emmanuel Macron said in November that “we are experiencing the brain death of NATO,” calling for the development of a “true, European army.” And he has been backing his words with action....
  • TURKEY OPENS DOOR TO MEDITERRANEAN

    - Dec 3, 2019
    An agreement signed on November 28th by Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) government to redefine Turkey’s maritime borders is part of a plan by Ankara to gain legitimacy in order to move in on the ...
  • BELGIUM A GATEWAY FOR CHINESE SPIES

    - Dec 3, 2019
    When a suspected Chinese spy was extradited to the US  last year, the Department of Justice praised the “significant assistance” given by authorities in Belgium. Xu Yanjun was arrested in Belgium after going there to meet a contact...
  • ESTONIA DEMANDS ‘ANNEXED’ TERRITORY BACK FROM RUSSIA

    - Dec 3, 2019
    Estonia wants Russia to return its territory that it says is annexed by Moscow, its top lawmaker has said as the prospects of a Russian-Estonian border treaty turned grim this year over Tallinn’s territorial claims. Estonia...
  • GERMANY BLAMES RUSSIA FOR BERLIN MURDER

    - Dec 2, 2019
    Months after a man was shot dead in a Berlin park, Germany is throwing out two Russian diplomats because it suspects the murder was ordered by Russia or Russia’s Chechen republic. The expulsions come shortly after...
  • ESTONIA, THE DIGITAL REPUBLIC

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Tallinn, Estonia – In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop....
  • NORWAY’S WEALTH FUND TO DISINVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    The Troll gas platform off the coast of Norway. The change in strategy will affect 1.2% of the wealth fund’s equity holdings, worth about £5.7bn. Photograph: Marit Hommedal/AP The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages...
  • FAILURE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM TOPPLES FINNISH GOVERNMENT

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Finland’s coalition government resigned on March 7th a month ahead of a general election, saying it could not deliver on a healthcare reform package that is widely seen as crucial to securing long-term government finances. Healthcare...
  • DENMARK SCHOOLS HAVE A WEEK OF SEX (EDUCATION)

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Denmark’s sex education curriculum is among the most progressive in the world, so much so that the sixth week of the school year is dedicated entirely to all things sex and relationships. ‘Sex week’ — a...
  • POPULIST RIGHT REACHES SPAIN

    - Feb 9, 2019
    ALGECIRAS, SPAIN — Germany has Alternative for Germany, France has the National Front, Italy has The League and Spain now has VOX, the latest far-right actor to emerge on Europe’s political scene after an unexpectedly strong...