Controversy Over EU Pesticide Reduction

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Photo by József Szabó on Unsplash Centre right MEPs say they want to postpone the law proposal on pesticide reduction in its current form because it will jeopardise European food production during the war in Ukraine.  “When there is a war in Europe, we cannot do business as usual. The current law proposal is not fit for purpose”,…

Does the Fate of the Aral Sea Await the Caspian Sea?

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Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash Experts warn of the possibility of a new environmental disaster in the Caspian Sea in recent years, similar to the drying up of the Aral Sea, writes Professor Dr. Abdulvahap Kara. One of the important reasons for this is that the water in the Ural River is decreasing from year to year….

The Politics of Woke

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Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Exactly 100 years ago, university students across Germany burnt over 25,000 books which the Nazi regime considered ‘degenerate’. Joseph Goebbels, aptly-titled Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, harangued the crowd at the Opernplatz in Berlin saying: “No to decadence and moral corruption: Yes to decency and morality in family and state!” The…

Kazakhstan Elections 19 March

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Photo by forzaalisherka on Unsplash Preparations for the Majilis and Maslikhat elections, which will be held on 19 March, are under way in Kazakhstan. These represent an important step forward in the political modernisation of the country. More than 12 out of the 19 million population of Kazakhstan are included in the voter lists for the elections to…

For Better Health Outcomes Focus on Positive Habits, not Taxes

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Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash Obesity is one of the biggest health crises facing the world today, with nearly 1 billion of us living with disease. World Obesity Day is held every year to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic that is affecting the world.   This year’s event was marked on 4 March and it is a timely reminder…