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In the end of 2019, the first official proposal of the Conference on the Future of Europe was put forward by the European Commission and the European parliament, following the initial idea mentioned by the French President, Emmanuel Macron. Originally meant to be launched on the 9th of May, 2020, last week, the institutions have… » read more

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110 years ago, the very first International Women’s Day (IWD) was marked and since then it has been recognised by the United Nations, even established in several countries as an official holiday. It is an occasion to commemorate women’s rights and achievements, to raise awareness against gender-based discrimination, violence and different forms of oppression and… » read more

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Russia has been engulfed by massive protests for the last few weeks. The demonstrators protest the widespread corruption in the country and demand the release of Aleksei Navalny. Navalny is a political opposition leader and an anti-corruption activist who was arrested immediately after arriving in Russia on 17 January from Germany where he underwent rehabilitation… » read more

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On the 14th of December 2020 the Council of the European Union has adopted the Resolution on Encryption – Security through encryption and security despite encryption (1). The resolution requires that “Competent authorities must be able to access relevant data in a lawful and target manner, in full respect of fundamental rights and the relevant… » read more

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    Creation of the United Nations The world had gone through two devastating and all-consuming wars in less than 30 years of span in the first half of the 20th century. By 1945, it was clear for the war-torn and desolate nations that their joint and firm commitment was necessary to put an end… » read more

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One week ago, a long-standing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared up again resulting in military escalation. The Nagorno-Karabakh region constitutes the center of the conflict. The disputed territory is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan and has an Armenian ethnic majority which in February 1988 declared their de facto independence, which has not been… » read more

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Statement on 30 years German reunification   On October 3rd 1990 the German Democratic Republic (GDR) officially became a part of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), thus forming the united German nation as we know it today (1).   After the second World War, Germany was occupied by the Allies. Following a period of… » read more

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On Sunday the 9th of August the Belarus Presidential elections ended with Alexander Lukashenko winning one additional mandate in what we believe to have been an electoral process that failed to ensure the necessary standards of transparency recognized by the international community. The Central Election Commission of Belarus (CEC) reported Lukashenko winning with over 80%… » read more

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The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia is a reminder of the importance of standing for the rights of the LGBTI+ community in Europe and in the world. Even though LGBTI+ rights have seen a steady but slow progress in the past decade, hate speech and hate crimes are still widespread. Over the… » read more

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