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Getting #Brexit done?

Getting #Brexit done?

| December 11, 2019

On Thursday (12 December) this week, the UK will hold what is widely considered to be its most momentous general election since 1979. An apparently stark choice faces the country: with the Conservatives, exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, and the prospect of the low-tax low spend ‘Singapore-on-Sea’ free market nirvana long desired […]

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Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

| November 29, 2019

The pro-reform Sandu government had the will to dismantle oligarchic power structures, but was taken down by limited political experience. Cristina Gherasimov  Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme @cgherasimov Maia Sandu in Germany in July. Photo: Getty Images. The lack of political will to carry out rule of law reforms is frequently the reason why […]

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#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

| November 28, 2019

The European Parliament officially approved on 27 November the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its […]

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#Tajikistan might become next US target in Central Asia for Washington’s political ambitions

#Tajikistan might become next US target in Central Asia for Washington’s political ambitions

| November 28, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is increasing its presence in Central Asia, particularly in Tajikistan through various economic, trade, health care and social projects. For the past three years, the USAID has introduced a number of agriculture projects for the country’s farmers and has launched campaigns aimed at fighting Tuberculosis along with […]

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Europe and America have a Right To Know About #5G Cell Phone Safety

Europe and America have a Right To Know About #5G Cell Phone Safety

| November 27, 2019

Google announced they are testing a new 5G smartphone, a move that aims to expand the company further into the branded hardware market, writes Theodora Scarato, executive director of Environmental Health Trust. On 10 September, Apple launched three new iPhones (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max). Not to be shut out of […]

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Cities urged to create conditions to combat #ClimateChange

Cities urged to create conditions to combat #ClimateChange

| November 25, 2019

Are cities the cause or catalyst for change in tackling the global climate emergency? That seems to be the crossroads at which we now find ourselves and is a question which is either troubling or inspiring for city planners and mayors alik, writes Tom Mitchell, chief strategy officer for EIT Climate-KC, Europe’s largest public-private partnership addressing […]

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#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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