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Who Was Witold Pilecki? a WWII Hero with a meeting room at the EU Parliament

Witold Pilecki's story is one of courage and sacrifice, and a meeting room of the European Parliament has just been inaugurated with his name, 75 years after being executed by Stalin. President of the...

Did anti-cult Federation FECRIS lose at once 38 member-associations, or did it fake numbers?

FECRIS is the European Federation of Centers for Research and Information on Sects and Cults, an umbrella organization funded by the French government, that gathers and coordinates “anti-cult” organizations throughout Europe and beyond. It...

Two trillion tonnes of greenhouse gases, 25 billion nukes of heat, will the Earth get out of the Goldilocks zone?

Life relies on a fine balance between energy in and energy out. But heating the world 1.2℃ with the greenhouse gases, means we’ve trapped an extraordinary amount of extra energy in the Earth system. We...

Elections 2024, President Metsola “Vote. Do not let someone else choose for you”

The Key Issues in the European Parliament Elections 2024 Elections 2024 - The European Parliament Elections 2024 are just around the corner, and it's important to be informed about the issues that will be at...

Tajikistan, Release of Jehovah’s Witness Shamil Khakimov, 72, after four years in prison

Jehovah's Witness Shamil Khakimov, 72, was released from prison in Tajikistan after serving the full term of his four-year sentence. He had been imprisoned on spurious charges of “inciting religious hatred.”

Germany brought to ECtHR for denying accreditation to a Christian school

A Christian hybrid school provider, based in Laichingen, Germany, is challenging the German state’s restrictive educational system. After the initial application in 2014, the Association for Decentralized Learning was denied approval to offer primary and secondary education by German authorities, despite fulfilling all state-mandated criteria and curricula

Sweden wins Eurovision 2023 in front of Finland

The final of the great musical contest was played between Sweden, Finland and Israel.

Habemus Rex, From Prince to King, The Journey of Charles III to the Crown, and Camilla

The wait is over! King Charles III has finally been crowned. Learn about his journey to the throne and what his reign may hold for the future of the kingdom.

Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular state

Religion is one of the toughest challenges facing modern secular societies in their search for identity, equality and cohesion.

Russia, Moscow City Court orders oppressive liquidation of human Rights NGO SOVA Center

As reported by SOVA Center, the remaining most active human rights NGO in Russia, the Russian oppressive fist is now falling on them. We reproduce here the statement of SOVA: On April 27, 2023 Judge Vyacheslav Polyga of the Moscow City Court considered the request filed by Russia’s Ministry of Justice to liquidate the...

Trafalgar Square held the biggest Muslim Iftar in Europe

On Thursday a colleague and I were invited to attend Europe’s largest Open Public Iftar in Trafalgar Square by the Aziz Foundation. Thousands of people attended. For those that don’t know, Iftar is the fast-breaking...

Italy, A Test Case of the Efficacy of Infringement Proceedings against a Most Intransigent Member State

Lettori protest outside Minister of Universities office in Rome over Italy’s failure to meet the Commission deadline for payment of settlements due under Court of Justice discrimination ruling of 2006.

European Parliament condemns Nigerian speech laws putting musician on death row for blasphemy

Near-unanimous resolution urges Nigeria to “repeal the blasphemy laws at federal and state level”   Supreme Court of Nigeria to hear case of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, sentenced to death for blasphemy on Whatsapp   Brussels (20 April 2023) – ADF...

Towards a fair and just world for all

In the history of the wars of the last millennium, the main platform of conflicts was Europe. But thanks to extraordinary decisions taken after the Second World War (for example, instead of continuing the...

Bitter Winter and European experts go to Taiwan: Witnessing for Freedom of Religion or Belief

From April 5 to 11, Bitter Winter, its parent organization CESNUR, and the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers organized a fact-finding tour of Taiwan, where they had decided to organize the 2023 edition...

European Patients Rights Day is still needed in view of violations in Spain and other EU countries

On April 18th the European Patients’ Rights Day is celebrated, which is the annual recurrence that celebrates patients’ and civil society organisations in their efforts to advance patients’ rights at the global and European...

The quest for an autonomous EU-China relationship generates tensions among the EU 27

The French president makes European partners uncomfortable with his statements on the need to distance himself from the US on foreign policy, with reference to Taiwan. Poland revolts as Germany says the EU cannot...

Greece’s “Dentist pass” – a mental health policy in disguise?

The Greek government has recently launched a new program called the "dentist pass," providing free preventive dental care to children aged 6 to 12 years old. The program was introduced through a bill presented...

Israel and the United Arab Emirates celebrated in Brussels anniversary of Abraham Accords

European Jewis Community Centre / The Embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Israel will co-host with the European Jewish Community Centre the celebration of the Abrahamic Accords on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at...

The simple truth about ECT: No one should be given shock treatment

Peter R. Breggin MD is a lifelong reformer known as “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his criticism of biological psychiatry and his promotion of more effective, empathic, and ethical forms of psychological, educational, and...

Mental health and psychological care of the child: the impasses of the “all biological” approach

The recent report published by the High Council for Family, Childhood and Age (HCFEA) warns of the psychological suffering of children and adolescents, as well as the chronic lack of resources allocated to care,...

Former Eugenics leader Ernst Rüdin on trial in Romania

The International Mock Trial on Human Rights of Ernst Rüdin was held in the plenary hall of the Romanian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday 22nd March.

Ukrainian region of Kirovohrad in search of partnerships in Brussels to feed the world

On 9-10 March, the head of the regional council of Kirovohrad Oblast (region), Sergii Shulga, visited European institutions in Brussels to raise awareness about the future of his region in the EU and the...

Italy’s largest trade union calls on Minister for Universities to settle with non-national teaching staff

As Commission deadline for implementation of discrimination case law of the Court of Justice of the EU approaches, Italy’s largest trade union calls on Minister for Universities to settle with non-national teaching staff In its...

RUSSIA, Six years and five months of prison for a Jehovah’s Witness

Konstantin Sannikov sentenced to six years and five months of prison
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