Elsewhere in emerging Europe

Elsewhere in emerging Europe

A selection of articles about emerging Europe published elsewhere this week, all of which are well worth your time. We start with the Guardian, which claims that a new wave of dissidents in the east can turn back Europe’s populist tide. It’s easy to dismiss Hungary and Poland as hotbeds of authoritarianism – but there is […]

Europe heads off Gibraltar spat to save Brexit summit

Europe heads off Gibraltar spat to save Brexit summit

European leaders resolved a last-minute dispute over the future of Gibraltar on Saturday, clearing the way for a summit to approve the Brexit deal. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez withdrew a threat to boycott Sunday’s European Council just hours before Britain’s Theresa May was due in Brussels. The British premier plans to meet EU leaders […]

Women across Europe failed by outdated rape legislation

Women across Europe failed by outdated rape legislation

Most European countries still do not recognize in law that sex without consent is rape, Amnesty International said on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, highlighting how flawed legislation and a dangerous culture of victim blaming is perpetuating impunity across Europe. In a briefing released today, Amnesty International […]

Black Friday crosses Europe

Black Friday crosses Europe

Black Friday has long been a tradition in America, where discount sales the day after Thanksgiving signal the start of the Christmas shopping countdown. But now it appears it’s well etablished far from its home. Sue Hayward, consumer and money expert from the UK said: “lt’s certainly spreading. In the UK five years ago for […]

Hillary Clinton calls on Europe to curb migration to halt right-wing populists

Hillary Clinton calls on Europe to curb migration to halt right-wing populists

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling on European leaders to enact stricter immigration policies in order to counter the growing threat of right-wing populism on the continent.  “I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton told The Guardian in an interview published Thursday, referring to the rise of anti-immigrant […]

A new wave of dissidents in the east can turn back Europe's populist tide

A new wave of dissidents in the east can turn back Europe's populist tide

Europe’s outlook can appear bleak these days: the Brexit downward spiral continues, both Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are weakened, and Italy’s far-right-dominated, not-so-funny commedia dell’arte only seems to be getting worse. But turn your gaze a bit further east, and there is good news to be found. In central Europe, grassroots democratic movements seem […]

How the Rise of Nation-states Sealed European Jews' Fate

How the Rise of Nation-states Sealed European Jews' Fate

When World War I ended, a hundred years ago this month, inhabitants of continental Europe confronted destruction on a vast scale. Some nine million soldiers and another six million civilians had been killed in a mass slaughter that dragged on for four years. Seven million POWs returned home. But the borders of the countries also […]

Asian countries invest more in industrial robots than Europe, US

Asian countries invest more in industrial robots than Europe, US

A common way to measure the use of robots around the world shows that wealthy countries — like Korea, Singapore, Germany and the U.S. — are way ahead of the curve, while China flounders behind unlikely characters like Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Why it matters: Taking wages into account changes the landscape dramatically. When […]

Davies to join Europe's Solheim Cup team as vice-captain

Davies to join Europe's Solheim Cup team as vice-captain

British golfer Laura Davies will be one of Europe’s three vice-captains next year at the Solheim Cup. Europe captain Catriona Matthew chose Davies to join vice-captains Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie for the competition at the Gleneagles course in Scotland in September. Davies played for Europe in a record 12 Solheim Cups from its inception […]

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

Europe is the goal. But many African migrants’ journeys stop short in Libyan detention camps, rife with abuse and even enslavement. Nearly 56,000 asylum seekers have registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Libya. Today, through a fledgling program called the Emergency Transit Mechanism, the UNHCR has airlifted some 1,850 out of the […]

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