Local and Regional Elections in Turkey

Turkey has been holding elections since 1930 and Turkish people go to the polls to elect their local administrators once every five years. On March 31st, this year, people voted for 30 metropolitan, 51 city, 919 district, and 397 town municipalities, writes Hande Bozatli.  Among those 81 provinces, 30 are called metropolitan municipalities, and the…

Big Pharma Lobby in Brussels Damaging Consumer Interest

Pharmaceutical industry lobbying in Brussels is blocking any solution to the growing problem of extremely high medicine prices in Europe, a new report by Corporate Europe Observatory claims. It says the crisis of affordability that has “long plagued” health care systems in the Global South has reached the European Union, as the “industry’s profit maximisation logic…