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The thorny question of #Interpol’s political neutrality

The thorny question of #Interpol’s political neutrality

| January 14, 2020

In April of this year, the eight people making up the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) pondered a familiar problem. It was a new year, but the task laid before the CCF was one they were acutely familiar with. They had been asked to consider a diffusion request from the National Central […]

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How #Malta carved its niche in the entertainment market

How #Malta carved its niche in the entertainment market

| December 27, 2019

The island nation of Malta is a mere speck in the Mediterranean Sea, dwarfed by nearby Sicily and so small that it is often overlooked on a map of Europe. Yet this tiny 316km2 of honey-coloured limestone has established itself as a global hub for iGaming, fintech, blockchain and more in its self-described digital economy. […]

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Key differences with #Driving in Europe versus North America

Key differences with #Driving in Europe versus North America

| December 20, 2019

When it comes to driving, we all get to benefit from greater ease and convenience as well as more freedom when we have our own vehicles. However, driving is not always as straightforward as you may think, as you have to consider the key differences in driving from one destination to another. For instance, when […]

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The mystery of Farhad Azima: middleman or confidence man?

The mystery of Farhad Azima: middleman or confidence man?

| December 5, 2019

I don’t often find myself loitering outside of court buildings but I couldn’t resist wandering down to the U.K. High Court a few weeks back because I’ve become besotted by a most unusual man and I wanted to catch sight of him to see if he actually exists, so bizarre is his story – writes […]

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#Tobacco lobby impeding Swiss public health policy progress

#Tobacco lobby impeding Swiss public health policy progress

| November 28, 2019

A new report by the Federal Commission for the Prevention of Tobacco Use has slammed Switzerland’s tobacco control measures, blaming heavy industry lobbying for watering down Swiss public health policies. It’s a problem that has left the country lagging behind on regulations, particularly regarding electronic cigarettes and other vaping or heated tobacco products, and prompting commission president […]

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European integrity at risk from slack Canadian standards?

European integrity at risk from slack Canadian standards?

| November 23, 2019

Two years into the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, the arrangement has not proven to be as fruitful for either side as previously predicted. While the treaty hasn’t yet formally entered into effect, it’s been provisionally applied since September 2017, eliminating 98% of tariffs between the two parties. Canadian […]

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How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

| October 21, 2019

After repeatedly assuring the nation throughout the referendum campaign that the UK would under no circumstances leave the single market, Boris Johnson is now desperately trying to push through the hard Brexit that voters were told would not happen. Despite being legally obligated to get either a deal or an extension, Johnson is insisting that […]

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