European Union

First Person: ‘No daughter of mine will be cut’

Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a…

‘Euro-speak’: Attempt by German-led EU to monopolise European identity & values is fuelling animosity & destabilising continent

By Glenn Diesen, a Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway, and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal. Follow him on Twitter @glenndiesen. Europe’s three largest cities lie outside the European Union, or four if you count Istanbul, and…

Winter at the borders of Europe: fears for refugees

Europe is thought of by many refugees escaping persecution, war, poverty, and violence as a place of safety, of Human Rights, of protection, security, and kindness. These narratives are further supported by the rhetoric of the European Commission that presents…

“More Courage to Assume Global Power”

The German foreign policy establishment debates EU plans for global power. Former EU commissioner cautions against “complete overconfidence.” BERLIN(Own report) – The German foreign policy establishment is entering the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic with new plans for EU…

Britain Returns to Its Past

By George Friedman * As of Jan. 1, Britain has completed the process of leaving the European Union. The EU has assured all that dire consequences will haunt the British. Certainly, there will be economic consequences for the U.K., but…

International Migrants Day 2020. Migration told by children

What is the refugee children’s real view of their own condition? On International Migrants Day 2020 of 18th December 2020, Still I Rise focuses on the web-series “Through Our Eyes“: a six-part documentary that restores the word of the witnesses…

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahrawi People

We continue to examine the U.S.-brokered deal between Morocco and Israel to normalize relations. As part of the deal, the U.S. will become the first country in the world to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which Morocco has occupied…

Human Rights Tribunal in Berlin: Migration and Asylum Policies of the German Government and the EU Violate Fundamental Human Rights Including the Right to Health

The current migration and asylum policies of the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU seriously violate the right to health and the physical and psychological integrity of migrant and refugee peoples. This is the result of the Human Rights…

Sea-Watch defends itself against unlawful blockade

Today, on Friday, Sea-Watch has filed an appeal against the blockade of the Sea-Watch 4 at the Administrative Court in Palermo. Italian authorities had blocked the rescue ship after a port state control on 19.09.2020 under flimsy grounds. According to…

European Union and U.S. at War against Refugees and Immigrants

During Marie Dutrepont’s interview by Pressenza, Marie described the process and unbearable situation in the Moria (Lesvos) concentration camp in Greece. She described day-to-day conditions in a camp designed for 2500 people but that now hosts 25,000. She spoke of…

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