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EU Bishops address President von der Leyen: “The EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion should have adequate resources”

  EU Bishops address President von der Leyen: “The EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion should have adequate resources"  In a letter addressed to EC President von der Leyen on Wednesday 2 June 2021, the Bishops of the European Union recall the need of strengthening the EU Special Envoy of Freedom...

Council of Europe in big controversy on human rights abuse

A Committee of the Council of Europe is about to complete the work on a possible new legal instrument, that if approved will authorize states the continued use of practises deemed a violation of...

UNGASS 2021 – World leaders gather at first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session against corruption

© UNIS Vienna Corruption thrives in times of crisis and the ongoing global COVID-19 health crisis has not been an exception . The urgent responses required during the pandemic create significant opportunities for corruption. It is...

Masks in the sea became more than jellyfish

Global Marine Conservation Divers on the Greek island of Corfu found more used protective masks than jellyfish at sea. It turns out that the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of garbage in the seas and oceans. Disposable...

The pope asks the Vatican media who reads their news

Pope Francis called on Vatican media officials to justify their work by asking how many people read their news at all. Francis asked this during a visit to the Media and Public Relations Office,...

Council of Europe wants to enforce harmful coercive psychiatric treaments – UN experts oppose

Independent UN human rights experts called on Friday for a European body of intergovernmental experts to stop legislation supporting coercive mental health measures. 

Hackers attack 70 times per minute

Hackers attack 70 times per minute: what happens when a computer is left unsecured on the internet Every device connected to the internet has a unique IP address. Those IP addresses are public, and they...

World Environment Day – what are your plans?

Happy World Environment Day….almost! Do you have plans around the 5th of June to recognize this incredibly important day?  How to participate in a celebration or day of action.  I’m sharing those details again along with...

The cycle of violence in Gaza will stop if the social and economic problems are resolved

"The man in the shadows" - the Bulgarian in the negotiations for negotiations between Israel and Hamas The famous Arab hit from the recent past of the Egyptian Amr Diab "Tamaali Maak", translated as "Always...

New social commitments after the Porto Summit Meeting

As part of the social commitment of the Social Summit in Porto, the partners have brought together around three headline targets for 2030, set out in the Commission's Action Plan on the European Pillar...

WCC calls for end to violence affecting places of worship in Holy Land

After Patriarchs and Heads of Jerusalem Churches express concern for Al-Aqsa Mosque worshippers and Sheikh Jarrah families in a 9 May statement over the recent violence in East Jerusalem, World Council of Churches (WCC)...

SPIEGEL involved Merkel and Borissov in a scheme to supply low-quality masks from Bulgaria

The German army has ordered protective clothing from Bulgaria for hundreds of thousands of euros, which is of poor quality, but about which Chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have personally spoken to then-Prime Minister...

EU boost for culture | News | European Parliament

, https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20210512STO04005/

Chinese persecutors of Falun Gong get sanctions by the U.S.

Falun Dafa reports that "U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has announced sanctions against a Chinese official who perpetrated human rights abuses against Falun Gong practitioners in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province in China.""Today I am...

In Europe, 24 million of 15-34 young people are using psychoactive drugs

Popularized in the 1960's by artists and mass media such as : "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (LSD) by the Beatles, "Cocaine" by J.J. Cale, "Purple Haze" (cannabis) by Jimmy Hendrix, etc., drugs...

Rachel Zoll, much-admired AP religion writer, dead at 55

Rachel Zoll, who for 17 years as religion writer for The Associated Press endeared herself to colleagues, competitors and sources with her warm heart and world-class reporting skills, died Friday in Amherst, Massachusetts, after...

Iceland’s ring road: Europe’s most sustainable road trip

Depending on the time of year, Iceland can be cloaked in an ethereal palette of green or white, as it experiences the lightest of nights or the darkest of days. And either landscape makes...

After 8 years, India and European Union to resume free trade pact talks

After eight years, India and the European Union are set to resume negotiations for an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement. An announcement on the formal resumption is expected to be made at a...

Madrid Popular Party doubles strenght and wins elections

Isabel Díaz Ayuso, a complete unknown without much trajectory only two years ago, is consolidating her position as a political phenomenon. The Madrid president and PP candidate is the big winner of the elections...

Young people key to transforming world’s food systems

Young people are taking a leading role in shaping fair and equitable food systems around the world, senior UN officials affirmed on Tuesday during a global youth dialogue on the theme of “Good Food for All”.

UN forum examines how to make science and technology work better for all

Harnessing the full potential of science and technology for the benefit of all people, everywhere, is the focus of a two-day virtual meeting convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which opened on Tuesday. 

László Pesty reports on the campaign “EU Minority Lives Matter”

Friday 30 of April, the Press Club Brussels Europe will be hosting in their premises, a press conference organized by László Pesty, who is the head of the campaign for the European Citizens Initiative...

Yet another legal win for Scientology in Germany

State of Baden-Württemberg loses in court against a Scientologist EUToday has just reported about this new legal defeat of a German state when discriminating a Scientologist at the workplace for his beliefs. The EuToday newsportal...

The Great Chick Corea last words to continue joy of creating

His last words “I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright. It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write,...
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