Putin’s Meeting with Lukashenko

The personal meeting of the presidents of Russia and Belarus in Sochi on September 14 showed that the Russian authorities were ready to provide Lukashenko with assistance in order to rapidly replace him with a more acceptable candidate for Moscow within the framework of the “Union State of Russia and Belarus”. The only public signal…

Remembering 9/11

On Friday, 11 September 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will join U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison at the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial at NATO Headquarters to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Attendees will include permanent representatives of Alliance nations as well as…

Allende 50 Years On

On 4 September 1970, exactly 50 years ago, the Socialist doctor Salvador Allende won the presidential elections in Chile. It was a victory against the backdrop of the cold war and despite heavy meddling of US state agencies and private companies. And it was the first time in Latin America that a Socialist came to…

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. …

Battlefield archaeology helps veterans with physical and mental recovery.

A new report by the charity Waterloo Uncovered reveals how archaeological work on the battlefield of Waterloo is helping Veterans and Serving Military Personnel with recovery from some of the mental and physical impacts of their service. Published to mark the 5th anniversary of the charity, and coinciding this week with the 205th anniversary of…

1945-2020

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the last major war in Europe, paving the way for the great peace project of the European Union which has stood firm for seven decades. On his Twitter account Guy Verhofstadt states, “Today we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom and to secure peace on our…

Romanian Revolution 30 Years On

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Revolution in Romania, an event that put an end to the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. The European Parliament has now recognised its significance in Europe’s common history. During a debate in Strasbourg, MEPs shared their views on the topic, ahead of the vote on a resolution…

75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in the Belgian Ardennes. A commemoration ceremony was held at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne this morning in the presence of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge as well as many high-level guests including: Their Majesties, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the Prime Minister…

450th Anniversary of Pieter Bruegel Marked By Exhibition in Bokrijk

Are you a fan of Pieter Bruegel, the famous Flemish artist? If so, a new exhibition at a Belgian open air museum will be just for you. 2019 marks the 450th anniversary that Pieter Bruegel the Elder died and to mark the occasion, the Bokrijk open-air Museum near Genk is organising an international exhibition entitled…