City diplomacy offers opportunities

Published originally on December 26th 2020 at the TaipeiTimes. This year has been unusual on many levels. In the midst of a global health crisis ravaging the world, Czech Senate…

Book Excerpt| Till We Win: India’s Fight Against The Covid-19 Pandemic

… conditions’. We have written this book to communicate a similar message … Win” with permission from Penguin Books. Dr Chandrakant Lahariya is a …

2020 Election Reading Books for Kids by the NYPL

… list of 2020 Election Reading Books for Kids, released by the … to Be Yourself This picture book illustrates the concept of gender … of all ages. The book covers the full spectrum of … multiple genders, or neither. This book helps children understand that gender …

Council of Europe report assesses compliance with data protection principles

Strasbourg – A report published today by the Council of Europe identifies a number of shortcomings in the protection of privacy and personal data in some of the legal and…

Coronavirus: International Organization for Migration (IOM), European Union and the Government of Ethiopia strengthen Partnership to support migrants during COVID-19

Download logo With the European Union’s (EU) revitalized commitment to a … -level delegation from the European Union visited Ethiopia for a … High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security … 80,000 people.   The European Union is among IOM’s major …

EIOPA publishes bi-weekly information for Relevant Risk Free Interest Rate Term Structures and Symmetric Adjustment to Equity

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Four Western Balkans’ fact-checking organisations join Facebook’s platform against disinformation

Disinformation and misinformation proliferated around the world including in the Western Balkans as the COVID-19 pandemic started. Western Balkans’ fact-checking organisations intensified their work on exposing and countering disinformation, raising the awareness and contributing to local public debates about the problem. As of 30 July, leading fact-checking organisations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia continue their valuable work also within the third-party fact-checking program, which is a part of the Facebook’s strategy against disinformation.

FoRB Publications launches new book of Rosita Šorytė, on NRMs and the Pandemic

New religious movements are rarely given credit for their humanitarian work. A case in point is the Church of Scientology during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Opponents used the epidemic as an opportunity to accuse Scientology of spreading conspiracy theories and not respecting anti-virus precautions.

Spanish human rights attorney writes to Von der Leyen on planned violations of fundamental health rights

A Spanish consumers association Atty Luis de Miguel Ortega, with a coalition of other associations, has written the President of the European Commission requesting urgent response and adjustment to the…

CoR COTER Bulletin No. 3: Updates on the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our world and our way of living with dire loses and substantial consequences on every aspect of our daily existence. The Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and the EU Budget (COTER) at the European Committee of the Regions will prepare regular bulletins on the policy fields within its remits reflecting recent research, articles and discussions on the socio-economic impact of the pandemic in Europe and on the different actions and response measures planned and implemented at EU, national, regional and local level.​

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