Europe, Norway, Politics
Europe, UK, Politics, Science & Tech, Editor's Choice
The immigration topic is popular all around the world, not just in the United States. Particularly in Europe, where jihadist terrorism has left permanent scars, the humanitarian entrance of Middle East immigrants has triggered quite a debate on every country’s security measures and sleeping terrorist cells. This time, the debate reached Norway, a country known for its people’s happiness and, more recently, for an almost collapsing government. How did this happen? Let’s just say it has something to do with a Facebook comment by Sylvi Listhaug and a political party.
Europe, Finland, World
The world has been taken on a wild data rodeo ride surrounding Cambridge Analytica in the past week. We collectively uncovered how the data firm used Facebook to run political campaigns in their clients’ favor across the world, most prominently the Trump campaign, but also in Kenya for Kenyatta. Of course, where there is Trump, there is Brexit. The Brexit campaign was the second largest uproar of populist sentiment in 2016, so it seemed almost inevitable that someone would allege and eventually prove ties between both incidents in terms of tactics. The Brexit vote, in particular, seemed under constant attack of alleged illegitimacy that has since not been proven. This could potentially change now with new information and new whistleblowers surfacing. However, the big question remains: does it stick and did Vote Leave, indeed, overspend their budget to gain an unlawful advantage during the Brexit campaign?
Europe, Poland, Human Rights, World
In the beautiful countryside of Finland, a man gets about 560€ sent to his bank account, every month, for free! No strings attached! He uses this cash as and when he likes. Who is giving him all this free money? The Government of Finland. It’s called Universal Basic Income.
Europe, Russia, UK, Opinion, Politics
A few weeks ago, the Polish government approved a new law, making it illegal to associate Poland with Nazi crimes. Basically, saying or writing something like “Polish death camps” is now punishable by law. However, that contradicts actual events surrounding the Jedwabne Pogrom. Read more
Americas, USA, Europe, Russia, Politics, Science & Tech, World
After the alleged Novichok nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury at the beginning of March, the diplomatic relationship between Britain and Russia has hit a new low. The incident has major implications for western relations to Russia, but the whole murder case provides more question than answers. It’s a highly complicated crime that may never get proven beyond reasonable doubt. Yet still, its ramifications may be huge.
Europe, Poland, Politics, World
There are 195 countries in this world, and most of them are unique in several ways. They possess their own history, culture, and citizens that separate them from the rest of the world in one way or another. An important factor as to how and why nations have developed the way they have is their geography. Geography is the very foundation of any nation, influencing their growth, security and wealth in a significant way. Geographical features dictate the national and international policy of every country, which is why we want to take a look at several nations, this time the US and Russia, to analyze how geography shapes and influences their every decision.
Europe, UK, Human Rights, Opinion, World, Editor's Choice
Why are we still talking about Nazi war crimes? Well, first of all, because remembering these atrocious actions helps us to avoid a similar future, at least in a social and politic context. Secondly, because this year a new law forbids to accuse the Polish government of complicity in Nazi crimes.
Europe, France, Human Rights
On International Women Day, I’ve discussed with Ivy, a young sex worker from the UK who went on strike today.
Europe, Opinion, Politics, World, Editor's Choice
Something unexpected happened between 1963 and 1982, 2150 children were taken from Réunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. They were brought to France, promising food, education, health and general cares… but then more than 90% vanished from the map.
When we think about Eastern Europe, we still have very distinct images and stereotypes in mind. The Cold War painted the East in a communist red that is hard to wash off, but eventually, they tried. In the 90s, many Eastern European Countries were full of hope and motivation to transition and converge to the rich west by means of liberal policies and a free market. But tipping the scales is a risky endeavor, one that would swing Eastern European states from left to right until, eventually, the far right took over. But how did the right-wing come to fruition in those former socialist societies?