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Being interviewed for the Counter Intelligence Podcast (3 June 2019), I decided to look back on my earliest tweets (2012-2016) to see if they might give some background to why I founded Defending Democracy. I surprised even myself by what I found… Some of my earliest tweets about Russian trolls, propaganda and disinformation 24 July… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

The British ministers have recently decided that the country should use past overperformance in the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions to relax the targets set out in the plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.   The plan to tackle climate change entails the commitment of the government to a series of five-year… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest post by Mark Turnbull, Managing Director of AUSPEX International. With the insult of coming third in Peterborough last week adding to the injury of fifth place in the EU elections, the Conservative Party needs to coalesce quickly around a new leader – one who can heal the party’s historic divisions and set out a… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

What is the significance of illiberal Viktor Orbán’s victory for Hungary? How will the results impact the institutional renewal in the EU? What changes can be expected in Hungary during the local governments elections later this year? This time we have voted more One year after the April 2018 national elections, the European elections were… » read more

  Posted by Zoltán Massay-Kosubek

Exactly 30 years ago on this day, in the heart of Beijing, in a square named after The Gate of Heavenly Peace (or “Tiananmen” in Mandarin Chinese), the morning was anything but peaceful   Machine gun fire rang out as heavily armed troops supported by tanks and armoured personnel carriers drove into crowds of unarmed… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

I had the honour to contribute with the following editorial to the May Newsletter of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) dedicated to ‘tobacco and trade‘. On 31st May, we celebrate the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated World No Tobacco Day which this year focuses on tobacco and lung health. While the health-harmful nature of… » read more

  Posted by Zoltán Massay-Kosubek

Bribery and corruption are an international, significant menace within the world of modern business. ISO 37001 is a guidance publication from the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) specifically aimed at helping businesses and institutions combat the insidious threat of bribery. Internally devised ethical charters lack the necessary efficacy to be relied upon alone. Universal external… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

Volodymyr Zelenskiy was inaugurated as Ukraine’s sixth president on May 20 after winning a landslide victory supported by a high anti-establishment vote. Zelenskiy is new to politics in general and barely has an election program. His ties to Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky, whose 1+1 TV Channel hosts Servant of the People in which Zelenskiy is… » read more

  Posted by UkraineAtWar

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