EU Recovery Fund

Europe “limping off the pitch has never been on the cards”, declared Christian Ehler, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. He was reacting to the recent EU Council Summit deal on the EU long-term Budget and Recovery Fund. “The announced severe cuts on research, innovation, health and climate…

Internet Access for All

European Parliament President David Sassoli has responded to former EU commission chief Romano Prodi on the importance of internet access for all. Sassoli said, “More than ever in these months of lockdown, many millions of people in Europe and around the world have been forced to rely on an internet connection to work, study, buy…

Oppression against the Roma. What has changed?

On the occasion of the anniversary of Nazi genocide of Roma 76 years ago, Roma activists call for a robust fight against the rise of far-right populism. They implore that Roma history and Roma genocide be taught across schools in Europe so that young people can understand and fight against existing fascism and racism in society. …

Human Rights in Azerbaijan

The S&D Group vice-president, Kati Piri has voiced concern at  “unsettling developments” on human rights in Azerbaijan: She told this website, “We are alarmed by credible reports of severe torture inflicted by Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies on Fuad Gahramanli, the deputy chair of the opposition People’s Front of Azerbaijan (PFA) party. “Gahramanli is one among dozens of…

Sir David’s Namesake

Good news! Belgian scientists have described a new genus of large and robust praying mantis from Asia – including this beautiful new species of Titanodula Attenboroughi, named after … Sir David Attenborough! They would like to thank him for his lifelong work in disseminating and accessing knowledge about living nature, and his efforts to advocate…