Hong Kong: The Tragic Arrest of Cardinal Zen (90)

Cardinal Zen

The Vatican should more forcefully oppose the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, a retired Hong Kong archbishop who has courageously opposed human rights violations, and Western governments should sanction responsible Hong Kong officials, said Peter Zoehrer, Director of FOREF a Vienna-based, independent human rights organisation. “Cardinal Zen courageously risked his own freedom and security…

Russia Defines A Historical Mistake for Mankind

Throughout all stages of the existence of the Russian state, its key drivers have been internal repression and external expansion, often combined with the genocide of the peoples who stood up against Russian invasion. Russia is an artificially created country with an artificial people inhabiting it: the so-called Russians, who claim to be part of…

Russians attack Ukrainian journalists in Berlin

Berlin protests

On 9 May in Berlin, a Ukrainian 1+1 TV crew was attacked by Russians celebrating Victory Day. The incident unfolded in Treptow Park outside the Soviet Soldier memorial. According to TV host Natalia Moseichuk, the day earlier, on May 8, the Ukrainian diaspora together with Ukrainian diplomats laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial to…

Nuclear Zigzags of Russian Failure

Nuclear Zigzags

Having been defeated with lightning speed during the first stage of the “special military operation” near Kyiv and stuck in Donbass during the second stage, the Kremlin has shown itself to be unable to adapt its military, political and economic instruments to the new reality. At a time when the collective West is completing the…

EESC marks #EuropeDay2022

Europe Day 2022

This year the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be joining forces once again with the other European institutions to mark the anniversary on 9th May of the Schuman Declaration, where the EU all began, in spite of recent tragic events writes Cillian Lohan.  The war in Ukraine has literally transformed the European agenda,…

The Immortal Regiment of Nazi Russia

Immortal Regiment

On May 9, marches of the “immortal regiment” are planned in Russia and in the occupied territories of Ukraine, in parallel with the ongoing full-scale war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine. Russia has become a racist Reich with an extreme misanthropic ideology driven by state policy. The procession of the “immortal regiment” is part of…

EESC Extends Help to Ukrainian NGO

Christa Schwenn

To turn solidarity with Ukraine into concrete action, the EESC joins the European Parliament initiative “civil society hub” for Ukraine, allowing the NGO Promote Ukraine to use part of its premises at rue de Trèves 74, along with logistical equipment. The official handover ceremony, was held at the EESC Jacques Delors building on 20 April…

Fresh Concern Voiced about Safety of Journalists

SLAPPs

A debate in Brussels discussed the annual report of the Council of Europe Platform for the safety of Journalists. The report, “Defending Press Freedom in Times of Tension and Conflict”, illustrates the dangers journalists face in their work both within the EU and beyond its borders. It covers issues including the impact of the war…