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Did the stepson of Ukrainian billionaire Pinchuk settle Ernest Hemingway’s casino debt from 1959?

In May 2024, various social media accounts reported that the stepson of Ukrainian businessman Victor Pinchuk paid more than €8 million to Casino de Madrid to settle the unpaid debt of the famous American...

Italy’s national broadcaster places discrimination against non-national university teaching staff, Lettori, in the spotlight

Last weekend, Rai 3, a television channel of Italy’s national broadcasting service, aired a programme on Italy’s failure to fulfil its obligations as a member of the European Union. How adherent a member state...

Multilateral Development Banks deepen collaboration to deliver as a system

The leaders of 10 multilateral development banks (MDBs) today announced joint steps to work more effectively as a system and increase the impact and scale of their work to tackle urgent development challenges. In a Viewpoint...

Holy Orders on Trial, The French Legal System vs The Vatican

In a growing dispute that reveals the relationship, between governmental institutions the Vatican has officially voiced its worries regarding the decisions made by French officials in the matter of a nuns removal citing violations...

More determined efforts needed to combat anti-Muslim prejudice amidst surge in hatred, OSCE says

VALLETTA/WARSAW/ANKARA, 15 March 2024 – Amidst an increase in prejudice and violence against Muslims in a growing number of countries, greater efforts are needed to build dialogue and counter anti-Muslim hatred, the Organization for...

50 experts on religious minorities explore in Navarra Challenges and Solutions for Religious Minorities in Spain

Fifty European specialists in religious minorities are meeting this week in Pamplona at an international conference organized by the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) and dedicated to the legal situation of religious denominations without...

Designated Gatekeepers Commence Compliance with Digital Markets Act

As of today, the tech giants Apple, Alphabet, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, and ByteDance, identified as gatekeepers by the European Commission in September 2023, are required to adhere to all obligations outlined in the Digital...

Protected: An umbrella intended to shield from rain, but inadvertently obstructs sunlight?

Back in the late 1990s, when the thirteenth world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, confronted the chess "umbrella" organization - FIDE, nobody could have foreseen that his grievances against the then president of FIDE, Florencio...

World NGO Day 2024, EU Launches €50M Initiative to Protect Civil Society

Brussels, 27th February 2024 – On the occasion of World NGO Day, the European External Action Service (EEAS), spearheaded by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, has reaffirmed its unwavering support for civil society organizations (CSOs) worldwide....

Empowering Responses to Religious Hatred: A Call to Action next March 8th

In a world where hostility towards religious minorities persists, the need for empowering responses to religious hatred has never been more urgent. The duty of States to prevent and respond to acts of violence...

Evaluating the EU’s Position and Challenges Ahead for the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference

As the World Trade Organization (WTO) gears up for its 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), the European Union (EU)'s stance and proposals have emerged as pivotal talking points. The EU's vision, while ambitious, also opens...

A Breath of Fresh Air: EU’s Bold Move for Cleaner Skies

The European Union is paving the way for a cleaner future with a groundbreaking plan to improve air quality by 2030. Let's breathe easy together!

Religious Freedom and Equality in the European Union: Unclear Paths Ahead

Madrid. Santiago Cañamares Arribas, Professor of Ecclesiastical Law at the Complutense University of Madrid, delivered a thought-provoking analysis of religious freedom and equality in the European Union at the recent travelling seminar organized by...

EESC Raises the Alarm on Europe’s Housing Crisis: A Call for Urgent Action

Brussels, 20 February 2024 – The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), recognized as the EU’s nexus of organized civil society, has issued a dire warning about the escalating housing crisis in Europe, particularly...

European Commission Takes Formal Action Against TikTok Under Digital Services Act

Brussels, Belgium - In a significant move to safeguard digital rights and user safety, the European Commission has initiated formal proceedings against the social media giant, TikTok, to investigate potential breaches of the Digital Services...

Tragedy in Confinement: The Death of Alexei Navalny Stirs Global Outcry

The sudden death of Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure and a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, has sent shockwaves through the international community and Russia itself. Navalny, known for his relentless...

EU Takes Strides Towards Cleaner Seas: Stricter Measures to Combat Shipping Pollution

In a bid to fortify maritime safety and environmental protection, European Union negotiators have clinched an informal agreement to impose stringent measures to combat pollution from ships in European seas. The deal, encompassing a...

Canonization of Mama Antula, Argentina’s First Saint Woman Unites Leaders of Diverse Religions

Leaders from different religions came together to witness the canonization of Argentina's first saint, Saint Mama Antula. This historic event showcased the strength of interreligious dialogue and mutual respect. With high-level political figures and ecclesiastical authorities in attendance, the ceremony symbolized unity and celebrated a woman whose faith left a lasting impact. The event, broadcasted live, served as a powerful reminder of how faith can unite people around common values and aspirations. Pope Francis, known for his dedication to interreligious dialogue, continues to promote peace and inclusivity.

European Parliament Adopts Resolution Against Norway’s Deep-Sea Mining in the Arctic

Brussels. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Greenpeace, Seas at Risk (SAR), Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have expressed their appreciation for the...

Malta begins its OSCE Chairpersonship with a vision for strengthening resilience and enhancing security

VIENNA, 25 January 2024 – The OSCE Chair-in-Office, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta Ian Borg, presented the country’s vision for its 2024 Chairpersonship at the inaugural session of the...

Seamless Sojourns in Europe, Unlocking the Secrets of the Schengen Area

In the web of integration, the Schengen zone shines as a symbol of liberty and solidarity dismantling borders and granting European Union (EU) citizens the precious privilege of travelling without passports. Since its inception,...

A Breakthrough for Inclusivity, the EU Disability Card

In a groundbreaking move towards inclusivity, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has unanimously adopted a proposal for an EU Disability Card, aiming to facilitate the free movement of persons...

Camels, Crowns, and a Cosmic GPS… 3 wise kings

Once upon a time in a land not far from our wildest imaginations there existed an annual celebration of immense magnificence involving not just one or two but three esteemed kings. This was no...

EU’s Big Move for a Cleaner Future: €2 Billion for Green Energy

Exciting news from the European Union! They've recently invested a €2 billion in some fantastic projects to promote cleaner energy and make our planet greener. Can you believe it? €2 billion! It's like hitting...

In Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are the most persecuted religion, with 127 prisoners as of January 1, 2024

As of January 1, 2024, 127 Jehovah’s Witnesses were in prison in Russia for practising their faith in private homes, according to the last update of the database of religious prisoners of Human Rights...
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