Category Archives: EU

Lux Leaks, Panama Papers spur EU to better protect whistleblowers

by Simon Bowers

Whistleblowers who leak information to journalists, or otherwise reveal unlawful behavior, are a step closer to improved legal protections following a vote by the European Parliament.

Backed overwhelmingly by parliamentarians, the proposed uniform safeguards aim to encourage reports of wrongdoing by shielding whistleblowers from dismissal, demotion or other retaliation.

Germany | German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan and spread throughout prisons in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan and many centers around the world, support from NGOs continues to grow.

ANALYSIS: French-Italian scramble over Libya fuels Haftar’s offensive

by Areeb Ullah
Published date: 8 April 2019

A diplomatic feud between Italy and France over Libya has divided Europe’s response to Khalifa Haftar’s latest attempt to take control of the country and will only encourage further fighting, analysts say.

Emmanuel Macron et Notre-Dame : une décision, une ânerie

Il ne se passe donc pas une journée depuis l’incendie de Notre-Dame-de Paris sans que le Président de la République et son gouvernement ne nous gratifient d’annonces toutes plus absurdes ou scandaleuses les unes que les autres.

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris devastated by fire

by Alex Lantier

On Monday evening, an intense fire devastated Notre-Dame cathedral, the most frequently visited monument in Paris, with 14 million annual visitors. The fire that broke out at about 6:50 p.m. (local time) in the wooden frame of the roof of the cathedral brought down the spire approximately one hour later, and then totally destroyed the roof. A tall column of thick, yellowish smoke that poured out of the cathedral, consumed by the flames, cast a pall over the city.