Beijing Knocks the Bottom out of Democracy in Hong Kong

Sham election shows communist state has no respect for Western values, writes Jianli Yang. Anxious to establish a new world order with China at its centre, Beijing is now coining new definitions for time-tested values and attributes to suit its selfish goal. In Tibet, for instance, it has come up with a call to develop…

Beijing’s Taiwan Territorial Claims Lack Justification

CCP military flights threaten Taiwan

There is no rational justification for a demand for the “reunification” of Taiwan with the PRC writes Aaron Rhodes. Xi Jinping and other Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders are ramping up rhetoric about the necessity of “unifying” China by bringing Taiwan under their control as a “sacrosanct mission of the entire Chinese people.” Since 1949,…

The Global Initiatives of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasa N.A. Nazarbayev and His Role in Strengthening Global Security

Nazarbayev

In the 30 years since the declaration of independence, Kazakhstan has made a long historical journey, writes Philippe Jeune. In terms of historical dimension, of course, 30 years is less. At the same time, the historical path that Kazakhstan followed during this time, the decisions taken are worthy of centuries, of an era. Equal. From…

Les Initatives Mondiales du Premier Président De La République Du Kazakhstan-Elbasa N. A. Nazarbayev et Son Rôle Dans le Renforcement de la Sécurtié Mondiale

Nazarbayev

Au cours des 30 années qui ont suivi la déclaration d’indépendance, le Kazakhstan a parcouru un long chemin historique, écrit Philippe Jeune. En termes de dimension historique, bien sûr, 30 ans, c’est moins. Dans le même temps, le chemin historique que le Kazakhstan a suivi à cette époque, les décisions prises sont dignes de siècles,…

Dorien Rookmaker Joins ECR Group

Dorien Rookmaker

MEPs of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament have decided to take on Dutch MEP Dorien Rookmaker as a new Member. She is representing the ‘More Direct Democracy’ party (Meer Directe Democratie). “The EU should be an organisation of individual member states that work together to protect peace and prosperity. Mutual understanding and…

Role of Civil Society and the Social Economy

A two-day seminar in Poland, in the city of Lublin, co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Mayor of Lublin, heard how important it was for public authorities and organised civil society to work together to provide effective services meeting basic needs such as health and social care. Cooperation between public administrations and…

Winding Up Failing Banks Safely

The European Court of Auditors has an obligation to report each year on any financial risk arising from legal proceedings relating to the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM), the EU system managing the orderly winding-up of failing banks within the Banking Union. For the 2020 financial year, the Single Resolution Board (SRB) has not reported any…

EU Solidarity for Asylum Policy

Asylum Policy

The S&D Group says it is laying the groundwork for a solidarity-based response system in the EU’s common and asylum policy when faced with crisis situations.  In the draft report of the crisis regulation, LIBE chair and rapporteur Juan Fernando López Aguilar is proposing a new mandatory relocation framework to share responsibility and wants to…

Europe’s first Polar-orbiting Weather Satellite Successfully De-orbited

Eumetsat

This week marks the end of the successful deorbiting of Europe’s first meteorological satellite in polar orbit, Metop-A, by Europe’s meteorological satellite agency, EUMETSAT, with support from Airbus.  Starting on Tuesday the satellite will spiral downward in progressively lower orbits until it disintegrates upon re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere, a process that is expected to end…

Future Role of the EMA

EMA Head Emer Cooke

Health MEPs quizzed the EMA’s Executive Director on Tuesday on the current situation around COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, as well as the Agency’s future role. In light of increasing COVID-19 cases across the EU and concerns raised by a  new variant members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee focused the debate vaccines, recent developments…