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Helping women lead across the Mediterranean

Female unemployment rate remains well below the global average. More than half of working women are employed informally, with low-wage jobs and fewer rights than men.

Varhelyi proves that Commissioners rule

In December, we revealed a case of disloyalty by Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, a mid-level bureaucrat at the European Commission who was, until the last...

Portuguese president to enter preemptive isolation amid fears of COVID-19 exposure

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will be quarantined for the next two weeks after hosting students from school affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus)...

Erdogan’s refugee folly

Turkey’s embattled authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bluff with refugees at the gates of Europe seems to have misfired as the EU is closing...

WHO director-general criticises countries for lack of commitment to stop COVID-19 outbreak

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus condemned the efforts made by some countries in dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Tedros showed concerns over the actions...

Barnier signals ‘serious divergences’ on post-Brexit deal negotiations with the UK

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, has hinted at serious differences between the EU and the UK after the first round of negotiations...

France reports first coronavirus death, as epidemic spreads in Europe

The French Health Ministry reported that a 60-year-old man died of a COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) infection overnight on Wednesday, February 26 in...

A clear divide will put the EU to the test, writes Lahodynsky in 'Our World'

In an article for Our World magazine, Otmar Lahodynsky discussed the brewing schism between the so-called old EU countries of Western Europe and the new EU...

Pompeo concludes Africa trip with a challenge to Chinese economic influence

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo capped his three-country visit to Africa where he pitched strengthening economic relations with the United States as the...

All roads lead to Rome, which in this case is the containment of China

After the acquittal of President Donald Trump by the Senate in the impeachment trial, as was expected, the road for his re-election in November...

Mad Brexit disease

I was all of six when I first went abroad to Switzerland. The following year was able to accompany my parents again, this time...

Libya, Turkey and Europe

As the new Turkish Ambassador in Prague, I am asked more and more frequently about the recent developments in Libya and the policies of...

Name Dispute: Referendum results wound two Balkan leaders

Zero hour has passed in the Name Dispute. Surprisingly low turnout for the September 30 referendum in Macedonia/FYROM to approve June’s Prespes Agreement settling the...

Name Dispute: Rough sailing for ratification procedures despite quick work in Skopje

The Parliament in Skopje quickly ratified the historic June 17 Prespes Agreement resolving the Name Dispute with Greece, but the required steps to get...

Name Dispute talks progress as foreign ministers produce a draft agreement

After meeting in Brussels on May 28, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Macedonia/FYROM Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov announced they had completed work on...

US political fireworks reach Delphi Economic Forum

The official American presence at the March 1-4 Delphi Economic Forum came close to being overshadowed by the academics, business people, and American political...

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