Europe

Despite the pandemic-related challenges, Russia progresses with vaccination at home and abroad

President Vladimir Putin has praised the entire healthcare system, and particularly the hard-working team of scientists and specialists from different institutions for their efforts at research and creating a series of coronavirus vaccines for use against the coronavirus both at…

Erdoğan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

By Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak Significant developments are underway in Turkey. Most ominously, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved toward the banning of one of the country’s main…

Chronicle of the Ordinary Giants n°1

A few days ago, on March 11, we celebrated the “1 year” of our global and official entry into the pandemic (subsequently qualified as an epidemic, that’s another story). When I say “we”, it is really us, all humans, humanity. One year…

Women who Build the Future: Gemma Bird

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Anna Polo speaks with Gemma Bird, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International…

A Three-Day Event in Italy to Set the Stage for UN Food Systems Summit

By Jaya Ramachandran Under the leadership of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the Pre-Summit of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit from July 19 to July 21 will bring together worldwide efforts and contributions aiming…

Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housing

Affordable housing is scarce, while at the same time many apartments remain empty. This is a problem that many cities are struggling with. The government of the Balearic islands in Spain has now found a solution. A total of 56…

4-day working week: Spain to launch nationwide trial

Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más País (meaning “More Country”) party.…

AstraZeneca: German researchers discover thrombosis trigger

The discovery of the cause of blood clots among some AstraZeneca recipients means that a targeted treatment can be developed. Researchers at the Greifswald teaching hospital in northern Germany said on Friday that they had discovered the cause of the…

EU reaches agreement on cross-border infrastructure funding

Following lengthy and at times contentious negotiations, the European Parliament and Council agreed Thursday (11 March) on the Connecting Europe Facility, making available over €30 billion in funding for transport, digital, and energy projects. Prior to Thursday’s late-night agreement, negotiations…

“Now You See Me Moria”, everyday life as it looks by asylum seekers

Last week we met Noemi from the collective team of “Now You See Me Moria”, a collaborative project that seeks to raise awareness of the situation in Moria and an urgent appeal to policymakers to change failed immigration policies. The…

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