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  Europe is the most open continent. Faced with less growth for part of its citizens, islamist terrorism and an increase in migrants and refugee influx, should it seize-up and become a ’Fortress Europe’? The above Eurobarometer suggests that, for the first time, Terrorism is EU citizens’ main concern, taking over from Immigration which took… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

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After years of almost unimpeded rise, wood’s reputation is coming under fire, as increasing numbers of experts are questioning the overall carbon footprint of wood and timber. In February of 2017, the Times published an article about the Drax power plant, in North Yorkshire, and its financial modus operandi. “Britain is more reliant on biomass,… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

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“This invaluable report suggests a practical course of action for governments and civil society. While every conflict has different causes and solutions, we know from Northern Ireland that long-term grassroots peacebuilding between the contending parties is always essential to achieving peace.” (Jonathan Powell, the chief British negotiator during the Northern Ireland Peace Process )  … » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

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Die Farben der Niederlage sind Rot-Grün. Das ist die politische Geschichte aus Niedersachsen in diesen Tagen. Die letzte rot-grüne Landesregierung in einem Flächenland hat ihre Mehrheit verloren. Es reicht nicht mehr zu Zweit in dieser Konstellation. Was als ‘historisches Projekt’ begann, wird Episode. Die Bundes-SPD reagiert in Gestalt ihres Generalsekretärs mit wohlgesetzten Worten. Je aussichtsloser… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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Manch politischer Beobachter befürchtete gar einen Wahlkampf im Schlafwagenstil – zumal der eigentlich vorgesehene Wahltermin mitten in die Winterpause, drei Wochen nach Weihnachten, gelegt worden war. Doch spätestens seit Donnerstag scheint klar: Mit gemütlichem Punschtrinken am Partei-Infostand wird es nichts. Stattdessen wird kurz, aber heftig gestritten werden, wenn nach der Bundestagswahl Ende September in Niedersachsen… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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By Alexandra Tompson Tensions are high over North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program. With conflict looming, we face an urgent diplomatic and political problem. But also a moral obligation. Disregarding international norms, the world’s most isolated country has to-date staged five nuclear tests, two of them last year. Engagement with North Korea is… » read more

  Posted by The Freedom Blog

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Q&A: Impunity and journalist safety are priority says new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir Tom Gibson/CPJ European Union Representative The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media plays a vital role that is valued by journalists and media freedom groups for its ability to speak out in defense of press freedom… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

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