Europe


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe And Her Continued Struggle For Freedom

At the beginning of this week, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. She was transferred from Evin prison to Imam Khomeini hospital – as reported by Al Jazeera. The campaign ‘Free Nazanin’, which is led by her husband Richard Ratcliffe released a statement […]


Concerning Behavior In The Global Agri-Business Goes Against The Principles Of Free Trade

At a meeting of the World Trade Organization Committee on Agriculture, held on 25th and 26th June, members raised concerns over the US’ announcement made on 23rd May that it would facilitate a second round of its Market Facilitation Package (MFP). The payments will provide US$16 billion to American farmers, […]


UK Seizes Iranian Oil Tanker

On 4 July, an Iranian supertanker, Grace One, was seized off Gibraltar. The tanker was suspected of transporting Iranian crude oil to Syria, which would breach EU sanctions. The following day, the Gibraltar Supreme Court granted a 14-day extension to the detainment, and the ship remains in British custody. Less than […]


South American Trade Bloc Signs ‘Historic’ Trade Deal With EU

After nearly 20 years of negotiations, the South American bloc, Mercosur has agreed to draft a free-trade treaty with the European Union. The two parties have been negotiating since 2000, but the election of United States President Donald Trump intensified efforts to reach an agreement due to the EU freezing […]


Disinformation And Social Media: A Threat To Security And Peace

This year, disinformation from Russian sources was discovered in the lead up to the European Union’s (EU) parliamentary elections. Disinformation is the malicious intentional spread of false claims, as opposed to misinformation, which refers to the unintentional spread of misleading and false claims. Disinformation in and of itself is a […]


#GrèvedesFemmes

On Friday, June 14th, women in Switzerland began a day of demonstrations against gender inequality. These protests come after 28 years after a similar protest was held where half a million women took to the streets in order to fight for the acceleration of acceptance in 1991. During that time, […]


European When Convenient: Brexit MEPs Turn Their Backs During European Anthem

The opening ceremony of the European Parliament on July 2nd, 2019, saw MEPs from Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party turning their backs on the European Union’s national anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’. Farage quickly turned to Twitter to state that the new group had “[…] already made its presence felt” and that […]