Post Tagged with: "Europe"

Civil society must act against unlawful surveillance over Internet users

May 15, 2014 9:26 am0 comments
Civil society must act against unlawful surveillance over Internet users

The Internet mass surveillance program implemented by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States has once more become the focus of interest of experts and the global community after the speech made by Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor, on PACE session on 8 April via videolink. In his […]

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Politicians: No adequate alternative to Russian energy resources for Europe in next few years

May 1, 2014 4:51 pm0 comments
Politicians: No adequate alternative to Russian energy resources for Europe in next few years

The issue of energy security once again became one of the most discussed subjects after the statement made by Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council. At the end of a two-day summit held in Brussels on March 20-21, he said that the European Union (EU) plans to […]

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Experts differ on Australian court decision to abolish gay marriage

February 22, 2014 10:02 am0 comments
Experts differ on Australian court decision to abolish gay marriage

Late last month, the High Court of Australia overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriages in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) adopted by a regional parliament in October 2013. The Court ruled that a recent local law legalizing same-sex marriage was inconsistent with federal laws which specified in 2004 that marriage was […]

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Russia–EU Summit provided opportunity for honest and open dialogue

February 21, 2014 11:28 am0 comments
Russia–EU Summit provided opportunity for honest and open dialogue

Another EU–Russia summit, which was shortened to just one day, took place on 28 January in Brussels. A new basic agreement between the EU and Russia was one of the main topics on the agenda. The event that was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey […]

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City Of The Seven Hills

January 15, 2014 9:12 pm0 comments
City Of The Seven Hills

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: a city I have had the good fortune to visit no less than seven times (at the time of writing). Having a beautiful female friend there to host me obviously helps. Plovdiv itself is Bulgaria’s second city and cultural capital, a juxtaposition of modernity with all the amenities […]

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Will 2014 be Greece’s year?

January 11, 2014 3:44 pm0 comments
Will 2014 be Greece’s year?

The European Commission sparked hope that Greece’s economy would grow by 0.6% in 2014. This is compared with figures for 2012 and 2013, where the economy was still receding by 6.4% and 4% respectively. Will this prospective growth meliorate citizens’ lives at a time of increased unemployment, as well as […]

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Removal of visa barriers would allow Russia and EU to develop humanitarian and economic ties

December 3, 2013 3:58 pm0 comments
Removal of visa barriers would allow Russia and EU to develop humanitarian and economic ties

Presidents of the Republic of Korea and Russia signed the bilateral agreement on the mutual abolition of visa requirements on 13 November 2013 in the framework of the official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Seoul. This agreement applies to people traveling for business, tourist and private purposes, as […]

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Over-population, could restrictions on family size be the answer?

April 27, 2013 6:00 pm2 comments
Over-population, could restrictions on family size be the answer?

With the world’s population set to reach a staggering 9 billion by 2050 and with resources already so stretched in many countries, could a form of child-birth restriction program be the long-term solution to an over-population crisis? Any talk of regulation when it comes to the amount of children a person can […]

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