Daily Archives: June 11, 2017

Roma artists and writers launch cultural institute in Berlin

With a population of around 12 million, the Roma are the largest minority in Europe. Yet they have never had their own cultural institution on the continent—until now. After decades of lobbying by artists and writers, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) was launched at the German foreign ministry in Berlin today (8 June).

China | Pollution ‘devastating’ China’s vital ecosystem, research shows

The startling extent to which man-made pollution is devastating China’s vital ecosystem’s ability to offset damaging carbon emissions has been revealed.

A pioneering new international study, led by the University of Exeter, has looked at the true impact air pollutants have in impeding the local vegetation’s ability to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere.

Greece | Greece on the front line

Could Donald Trump’s policies serve as an awakening for Europe and make the continent re-examine its security and defense policy?

The new American president has clearly shocked European leaders. During his recent speech at NATO’s new headquarters, he failed to mention Article 5 – the transatlantic alliance’s provision that binds all member-states to each other’s defense. Trump is doing everything he can to question alliances and shared values that have been in place for the past 70 years.