Tag: Strasbourg

  • Copenhagen ranked among top cities for cycling

    Flat to unsuitableThe article went on to praise the city as a top tourism destination for cycling – thanks in large part to its miles of themed cycling routes and a flatness conducive to even the most unfit visitor getting involved. CNN highlighted the Bjarke Ingles architecture-themed route and the Harbor Circle route as two […]

  • Year End 2022: How a ‘liberty-depriving death’ took women to war against Iran’s now-abolished ‘morality’ police

    Year End 2022: How a ‘liberty-depriving death’ took women to war against Iran’s now-abolished ‘morality’ police

    Tehran [Iran]December 31 (ANI): An austere regime known for crushing dissent with an iron fist pulled out all its administrative levers to trample protests by a group of women who stood up for their rights and dignity. But all it did was light the fire. The alleged custodial death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, […]

  • Danish museum awarded prestigious international prize

    Danish museum awarded prestigious international prize

    Seventh Nordic winnerAwarded annually since 1977, the prize goes to a museum that is considered “to have made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural heritage, promoting respect for human rights and democracy, building bridges between cultures, overcoming social and political boundaries, expanding visitors’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary societal issues and exploration […]

  • Culture Round-Up: As one elf is championed for probable catfishing, another is canceled for alleged blackfacing

    Culture Round-Up: As one elf is championed for probable catfishing, another is canceled for alleged blackfacing

    This year’s Christmas calendar show, ‘Julehjertets Hemmelighed’ on DR, is a magical tale that takes place in the 19th century. Partly filmed at Frilandsmuseet, the open-air museum known for its historic buildings, it is shown every evening from 1-24. December at 19:30. It suits Dad well as it shouldn’t clash with any World Cup football, […]

  • EU foreign policy chief is a ‘spineless coward’: EU lawmaker who cut off her hair in support of Iranian women

    EU foreign policy chief is a ‘spineless coward’: EU lawmaker who cut off her hair in support of Iranian women

    By RohitNew Delhi [India]October 5 (ANI): European lawmaker Abir Al Sahlani, who cut off her hair in solidarity with the ongoing protests in Iran, said she wanted to show the women of Iran that they have been heard and have a voice in the European Parliament . The death of 22-year-old girl Mahsa Amini in […]

  • ‘Enough of the mumbling’, EU lawmakers cut her hair in support of Iran’s protests

    ‘Enough of the mumbling’, EU lawmakers cut her hair in support of Iran’s protests

    Brussels [Belgium]October 5 (ANI): A European lawmaker cut off her hair during a debate in parliament to express solidarity with Iranian women amid the ongoing protest in the country, following the death of Mahsa Amini. Speaking to the EU debate in Strasbourg, Swedish politician Abir Al Sahlani said: “We, the people and the citizens of […]

  • Stefan Krakowski

    Stefan Krakowski

    Stefan Krakowski is an author, writer and chief physician in psychiatry, who has received attention for the book “Incel – about involuntary celibacy and a male role in crisis”. He works in emergency and inpatient psychiatry in Sweden but has also worked as a Swedish representative in the Human Rights Committee of the Council of […]

  • No longer neutral War in Ukraine tests Finland’s attitude towards Russia

    No longer neutral War in Ukraine tests Finland’s attitude towards Russia

    Finland has traditionally taken a cautious line of neutrality to avoid confrontation with its Russian neighbor. But the war in Ukraine is changing public attitudes, and joining NATO is becoming an increasingly realistic option. Twenty years ago, join NATO would have been unthinkable in Finland. But a historic shift in public opinion is now taking […]

  • Russia is no longer a member of the Council of Europe

    Russia is no longer a member of the Council of Europe

    Russia is no longer part of the Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights monitoring organization, following its invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday, Russia announced that it would leave, and on Wednesday, the 47 countries’ COE made it official. Following the decision, members of the COE went outside the organization’s headquarters in Strasbourg and […]

  • Macron flies to Moscow and claims that his diplomacy will end the Ukraine crisis

    Macron flies to Moscow and claims that his diplomacy will end the Ukraine crisis

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday downplayed the likelihood of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying in a newspaper interview that the gathering of Russian forces at Ukrainian borders is likely part of a broader Kremlin strategy to secure Western concessions rather than a prelude to a full-scale offensive. “The geopolitical goal for Russia today […]

  • Roberta Metsola was elected EP chairperson on her birthday

    Defender of people with traditional sexual orientation, but opposed to abortion. An unwavering fighter for the rule of law in his home country Malta, but a much softer stance on similar issues in other EU countries. Proponents of the resettlement of migrants in the European Community and at the same time author of a parliamentary […]

  • The Finnish food company Solar Foods was awarded in NASA’s space food challenge

    The Finnish food company Solar Foods was awarded in NASA’s space food challenge

    The winners of the 1st stage of the Deep Space Food Challenge were announced on October 21st. The challenge, launched in January by NASA and their Canadian counterpart CSA, is looking for innovations to feed astronauts on long spaceflight. The Finnish food company Solar Foods took up the challenge with its innovative technology, which produces […]

  • Taste onions: Everyone deserves a French batter

    Taste onions: Everyone deserves a French batter

    Apple slices are apple slices if you translate the Danish directly into English… which is a bit confusing. Danish is already not the easiest language, and in this case the translation is not even close! It’s season Apple slices – which are actually lightly cardamom-spiced, spherical pancakes – are a traditional Danish delight that is […]

  • Finland’s energetic efforts to be carbon neutral by 2035

    Finland’s energetic efforts to be carbon neutral by 2035

    PASSIONS ends up deep among Scandinavians who have a reputation for their incessant obsession with environmental issues. The people and governments of these countries are hypersensitive when it comes to keeping their environments clean and green. It is a value that is permeated by most Scandinavians and I observed this virtue during my four and […]

  • Sweden-GRECO publishes its compliance report for the 5th evaluation round

    Sweden-GRECO publishes its compliance report for the 5th evaluation round

    The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has today published its fifth round of compliance reports on Sweden (which deals with the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity in central governments (highest executive functions) and law enforcement agencies) adopted by GRECO at its 87th plenary session ( Strasbourg, 22–25 March 2021). Link to […]

  • The EU is providing $ 118 million in additional humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

    The EU is providing $ 118 million in additional humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

    “We stand by the people of Afghanistan. We must do everything we can to avoid the real risk of famine and humanitarian catastrophe. That is why we are once again increasing Afghanistan’s humanitarian aid by EUR 100 million ($ 118 million) – part of a new, broader Afghanistan aid package,” von der Leyen tweeted. This […]

  • Last chance for the band Loyal To Familia

    Last chance for the band Loyal To Familia

    Here you can read more about the gang and the ban: * Who is Loyal To Familia? LTF was founded in 2013 with branches in Kokkedal and Tingbjerg and has since spread to Fredericia, Aarhus and Køge, among others. Members of LTF have several times been in the public spotlight for, among other things, shootings, […]

  • Turkey is withdrawing from the Convention on the Rights of Women in its latest move towards an Islamic Republic

    Turkey is withdrawing from the Convention on the Rights of Women in its latest move towards an Islamic Republic

    The convention signed by Turkey in 2011 was the culmination of more than a decade of work by European Union agencies. develop a framework combating violence and exploitation against women. The articles in the Convention focus mainly on the prevention of domestic violence, the protection of victims and the prosecution of accused offenders. Another key […]

  • Austrians bring climate change to the government

    Austrians bring climate change to the government

    An Austrian multiple sclerosis sufferer has sued his government at the European Court of Human Rights for failing to protect the climate, saying global warming has exacerbated his condition, an activist group said on Monday. The man, whose name was only given as Mex M., suffers from a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis, said the […]

  • Erró’s Energy Sparks A New Exhibition

    Erró’s Energy Sparks A New Exhibition

    The name Erró is often followed by the phrase “Iceland’s most famous artist”, a custom that can make the uninitiated feel a little uninformed, or even a philistine. After all, Erró’s work is not an essential civic highlight, as we say Miró or Gaudí from Catalonia. Fortunately, the Reykjavík Art Museum is fully equipped to […]

  • From Iceland – Icelandic politicians respond to European Court of Human Rights ruling

    From Iceland – Icelandic politicians respond to European Court of Human Rights ruling

    The reaction of Icelandic politicians – both in government and opposition – to the large division of the European Court of Human Rights today ruling to the former Minister of Justice, Sigríður Á Andersen (Here above) violated European human rights law when appointing judges to the Court of Appeal has been very divided. It does […]

  • Committee of Experts demands more German radio and television in Denmark

    Committee of Experts demands more German radio and television in Denmark

    – It is necessary to take concrete steps in close cooperation with the German-speakers to offer radio and television broadcasts in German at an appropriate level, the committee writes in the report. Special reference is made to new media. It is also pointed out that transmissions on television and radio play a significant role in […]

  • Lawyer for LTF in case of the Constitution: No one was ordered to commit violence

    There was talk of a violent group of supporters of the Paris Saint-Germain football club, of a uniformed Hungarian grouping and of Mark Twain, when the Eastern High Court on Tuesday held its second court hearing in a matter of principle. The court must decide whether the gang Loyal To Familia should be dissolved pursuant […]

  • The Foreign Chronicle

    The Foreign Chronicle

    Stockholm, Monday. Is it a human right to grow up without climate anxiety? The question can be asked after a group of children and young people from Portugal submitted a lawsuit against Sweden and about thirty other countries to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Young people are demanding that countries do more […]

  • EU parliamentarians are exempt from quarantine rules

    EU parliamentarians are exempt from quarantine rules

    Europe’s politicians are now on their way back to Brussels after the summer. Today, the European Parliament is launching its activities, even for those politicians who come from hard-hit areas. But the quarantine rules that apply to ordinary citizens do not apply to parliamentarians. So far, it is quite calm here in the corridors of […]

  • Camavinga does as Rennes secure the first victory in the Ligue 1 season

    PARIS, August 29 (Xinhua) – French rising star Eduardo Camavinga scored a brilliant solo goal as Rennes beat Montpellier 2-1 on Saturday in front of around 5,000 fans at Roazhon Park to claim their first win of the new Ligue 1 season. Camavinga, 17, was called by Didier Deschamp earlier this week to Les Bleus […]