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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is an international court located outside The Hague. The Tribunal was established in 2009 to prosecute the perpetrators in the terror attack in Beirut on 14 February 2005. In the attack the former prime minister of Lebanon Rafiq Hariri and 21 other persons were killed. More than 220 people… » read more

  Posted by Mose Apelblat

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La transition énergétique est l’un des sujets dont on entend le plus parler depuis l’élection de François Hollande en 2012. Le projet de loi, maintenant porté par Ségolène Royal, a mis plus de deux ans à être présenté à l’Assemblée Nationale. Alors que la transition énergétique européenne semble enclenchée, la France parait être en retard sur… » read more

  Posted by Green Europe

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Government institutions have a considerable role to play in creating breakthrough innovations. However, as experience demonstrates, not all forms of the state’s involvement in promoting innovation give rise to revolutionary technologies, and they are always paid for with taxpayers’ money. According to the latest studies on how landmark innovations that emerged in the IT, pharmaceutical… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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Dear Dr Flüh Congratulations on your appointment as acting director responsible for bee-health in DG Santé. Your predecessor who had campaigned long and hard against the chemical and biotech industries, and had refused any semblance of dialogue, unfortunately has left you in a very difficult position with very little room for compromise on the neonicotinoid temporary… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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Who’s this enjoying a cosy get together at a European Parliament bar? Why, it’s none other than disgraced former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen! And is that disgraced former British National Party leader Nick Griffin sitting with him? It is! What on Earth could that gruesome twosome, both former MEPs, have to talk about at… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

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Crude oil and the US dollar are interconnected on many levels. Oil is one of the world’s most important commodities, while the dollar is the most powerful reserve currency, held by central banks as part of their foreign exchange reserves. Changes in the price of oil and USD exchange rates have a strong impact on… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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Last few months have brought significant changes to the Montenegrin opposition landscape. Firstly, it’s important to note that political parties in Montenegro are not entirely defined by strong ideological divide, in the classical sense. Majority of existing parties call themselves ‘social-democratic’ or centre-left. In fact, there is no real competition between progressive, conservative, liberal, green… » read more

  Posted by Montenegro and European Union

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On the 16th and 17th of April Moscow will hold an international conference, dedicated to the issues of global security. It doesn’t really matter for Putin that a similar conference has also been arranged in Munich this year, besides it was much more meaningful and efficient. Russia is running this event with the only aim… » read more

  Posted by Tyszecki

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Companies are struggling to effectively communicate with investors on sustainability, according to the UN Global Compact – Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Investment. However, the detail contained in this report does show that 88% of investors surveyed do see sustainability as an opportunity for competitive advantage and 78%… » read more

  Posted by Christopher Gleadle

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Au même titre que la lutte contre les habitudes alimentaires, contre l’exposition à certains facteurs de risque environnementaux ou contre les addictions, la politique de santé doit désormais prendre en compte le développement du sport ou d’activités physiques à tous les âges. Les pathologies liées à la sédentarité constituent aujourd’hui la première cause de mortalité… » read more

  Posted by Sport et Citoyenneté

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La majorité de ma famille a été anéantie durant l’Holocauste. Etre enfant et grandir à la suite d’une telle catastrophe a profondément influencé ma vie. Après plusieurs années passées à chercher des réponses, j’ai compris qu’il ne suffirait pas de nous souvenir de ce qui s’était produit, ni de le rappeler au monde ; il… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe