Time for Royalty Collection to go Digital

Time for Royalties to go digital

Join us for an on-line conference at the Brussels Press Club at 1100 am on Wednesday 19th May. Save the date now and reserve your place here: We shall share ideas with music industry professionals on how to transform the obsolete collective rights management system.  Our goal is to ensure that royalties from all of…

Russia’s militant policy in the post-Soviet space

Russia's Militant Policy

The dominant role of Russia in the post-Soviet space is an illusion and a delusion. Moscow is no longer seen by its neighbours as a centre of political, military and economic integration. Over the past 30 years, the Kremlin has not provided a viable ideological basis for unification. Russia considers the post-Soviet countries to be…

Biden to visit Belgium in June

President Joseph Biden will travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium in June 2021.  This will be the first overseas travel by President Biden. This trip will highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalizing the Transatlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies and multilateral partners to address global challenges and better…

Polisario leader Brahim Ghali hospitalized in Spain under an assumed name

Polisario Leader Brahim Ghali

Polisario leader Brahim Ghali was hospitalized in Spain after being infected with the coronavirus, we learn from well-informed sources, thus confirming information that had been reported by Spanish media. According to the same media, Brahim Ghali, 73, has suffered from cancer of the digestive system for several years. In Spain, he is hospitalized exactly in…

China Censors Foreign Journalism

John Sudworth of BBC broke the news about uyghur slave labour in Xinjiang

The recent departure from China of a veteran journalist shines a light on how that nation’s regime suppresses journalism from other countries, writes Jianli Yang. Late last month, after nine years in China, BBC Beijing correspondent John Sudworth clandestinely left with his family for Taiwan. His move followed a propaganda campaign against him for his…

How to Create the Perfect Green Flight

Eurocontrol has released a new study that sets out what actions need to be taken in order to make every air journey as close to a ‘perfect green flight’ as possible. The paper examines why it isn’t possible to fly a perfect green flight today, which measures have the greatest potential to improve the sustainability…

Putin’s goals in the red-hot Donbass

Russia's military build up on the border with Ukraine

Today, trust between the West and Russia is at its lowest level in recent history. Experts compare the current confrontation with the Cuban missile crisis. However, now the rhetoric and threats from the top leadership of the opposing sides have reached such an intensity that the timidly discussed possibility of a war between Russia and…

Russia Must Withdraw Troops from East Ukraine: Stoltenberg

NATO's Stoltenberg calls on Russia to withdraw troops from East Ukraine and the Ukrainian border with Russia

Russia must immediately stop building up troops on the border with Ukraine and withdraw from Eastern Ukraine. NATO chief Stoltenberg made this appeal after a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Koeleba. The NATO chief has spoken of the largest Russian military presence on the border since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. According to Ukraine, the Kremlin…

IFJ Calls for Release of Vladislav Yesypenko

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) have called for the immediate release of Vladislav Yesypenko and the withdrawal of all charges against him.  Freelance journalist Vladislav Yesypenko has told a court he was tortured and forced to confess after he was arrested in March by the Federal Security Service (FSB) officers in Crimea on fabricated charges. Vladislav Yesypenko’s…

EPP Calls for Military Support for Ukraine

EPP calls for EU support for Ukraine

The EPP Group has called for military assistance for Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia. “Russia amassing more than 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border is an escalation and a serious threat to European stability and security as well as to Ukrainian sovereignty”, said EPP Group Vice-Chairwoman Sandra Kalniete MEP ahead of today’s debate on…