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2016: a year in pictures (Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Withouth Borders)

“2016 may well be the year best remembered for its tumultuous political turnarounds, hardening attitudes to refugees and migration, and continuing devastating conflicts. Looking through over 10,000 images released this year (created between October 2015 and December 2016), however, a different reality reveals itself. Whether you read it in the bravery and determination of MSF’s … Continue reading

The Holy Father’s first message on Twitter – @PONTIFEX

EU 20 years of Single Market – Single Market through the eyes of the people

In October 2012 EU is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Single Market which was always one of the most important contributing pillars of the European integration. It is a good occasion to think about the past and future of the Single Market and about why and how we can or can not use yet … Continue reading

EuroGames 2012 Budapest – Out Proud and Loud!

On behalf of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights, EP members Ulrike Lunacek and Kinga Goncz delivered a clear message to the LGBT communities in their speeches on the EuroGames 2012 Budapest opening ceremony. President Lunacek stressed in her encouraging speech: “Come out, out of the crowd and out of the closet. Out, proud … Continue reading

Did you know that?: the impact of blogging and social media is changing the entire media landscape…

The overall impact of blogging and social media upon the mainstream media and traditional journalism has also been acknowledged by the main media moguls and also by the governments. But does the internet and the servers has enough free capacity to store, handle and share billions of people’s staff? These we do not know yet. … Continue reading

BIMUN : World’s Youth Modelling the Future of UN at Budapest

Interested to find out how the UN will be in 2050 and how the today’s young generation think about the problems of our world and future of the multilateral negotiations? Take a look: BIMUN (Budapest International Model United Nations) 13-17 April. 2012 conference held at Budapest and hosted by Eötvos József Gymnasium. More than 300 … Continue reading

A video for Ester: Hard thougths from an African child

Hungarian President Schmitt resigned today

Due to the high public society, civil and wide spectrum political pressure Pal Schmitt President of Hungary resigned from his mandate today in speech to the Hungarian Parliament. The known plagiarism scandal regarding his doctoral dissertation deeply shocked the Hungarian society. Schmitt’s today’s quick decision to step down was a bit surprising but well expected … Continue reading

“Misery and Distress” – Thoughts by a Hungarian: European Parlament Civil Liberties Committee debates on Hungary’s controversial laws

Interesting debate developed out yesterday in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee about the concerns regarding the recently applied new Hungarian fundamental and cardinal laws. Really elevating to feel how strongly and sensitively our plural democratic Europe and its institutions guardianning and sentinelling the Grail of our European democracy, equality and freedom which are the … Continue reading

Year in Pictures 2011 by Greenpeace

“…2011 was a year of incredible turmoil and of enormous triumph, demonstrating what is possible when people stand up for what they believe in. In 2003, in the run up to the war in Iraq, Time argued: “There are two forces in the world today – US military power, and world public opinion”. For nearly … Continue reading

European Commission: The Accession Treaty has been signed – dobrodošli Croatia!

The Accession Treaty has been signed – Welcome Croatia! – Dobrodošli Croatia! Related articles Croatia signs up for EU (independent.co.uk) Centre-left poised to take power in Croatia (independent.co.uk) Croatia signs treaty to join EU (bbc.co.uk) Croatia opposition on track for election victory (marketwatch.com) Centre-left coalition leading early Croatia vote count (ctv.ca) Balkan Nations Knock on … Continue reading

Watch it! Youth and civil society Occupied COP17 for several hours this afternoon in support of vulnerable countries, Africa and small island states.

Youth and civil society Occupied COP17 for several hours this afternoon Kumi Naidoo impromptu press conference COP17 just before being thrown out We hope in this final hours… The negotiators has the power in their hands… The rich nations… (Kumi Naidoo, born 1965, is a South African human rights activist and the International Executive Director … Continue reading

Today is World AIDS day

This year message is “Zero Deaths, Zero New Infections and Zero Discrimination”. European Parliament also demands fairer access to testing, treatment and care. Light a candle in your window today evening at 20.00 pm and commemorate about the millions of people died in AIDS during the last 30 years history of HIV epidemic. Think about … Continue reading

30 year of HIV epidemic, Founding cuts, New treatment directions

Interview By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News UN World AIDS Day, 1 Dec. Combating HIV has proved one of the great challenges for science ‘More money needed’ for HIV cure UN urges more funds for HIV drugs This year’s World Aids Day comes at what many scientists and campaigners agree is a decisive moment … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street: New York Police clear Zuccotti Park (BBC)

There were chaotic scenes as protesters resisted police New York police have dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested about 200 people following a raid in the early hours. Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00 (06:00 GMT), before police began removing tents and property. The New York camp was … Continue reading

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