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Posts Tagged ‘European Commission’

Observations of an Expat: The Brexit Elephant

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms There was a massive elephant in the British House of Commons on Wednesday. It was rampaging back and forth across the chamber, overturning tables, loudly trumpeting and waving his trunk from side to side. Its name was Brexit.

Nationalism: Russian Hybrid Warfare

By Cynthia M. Lardner

GSP Plus for Sri Lanka: Testing EU’s commitments

Joe Klamar/AFP   By Thambu Kanagasabai Under this scheme the European Union grants additional tariff reductions to developing countries for imports eligible to qualify for these duty concessions. This scheme, enjoyed by Sri Lanka until 2010, was suspended due to the ‘failure of Mahinda’s government to address reported human rights violations in the country”.

Dialogue with a Stranger from Mali

Reuters/Joe Penney   By Aurora M. Granata How you could learn something new about international politics The French philosopher Zygmunt Bauman used the expression Liquid Modernity to define a world where the individual has not the possibility to rely on certainties.

Observations from an Expat

By Tom Arms Outside the German Parliament are two huge flags. One is the black, red and yellow horizontally striped flag of the Federal Republic of Germany. Next to it – in an equally prominent position — is a flag with 28 golden stars arranged in a circle on a bright blue background.

It’s all happening in Burundi

By Adisa Amanor Wilks €14 million from the EU, yet Burundi still reels from unrest opposition cries foul, says it has not been invited to talks 

More than 300,000 children malnourished in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis The World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are intensifying their efforts to reverse the dire malnutrition situation in South Sudan, where a brutal conflict has displaced millions of people, destroyed basic services, increasing disease and exacerbating hunger.