Europe


What’s Next For Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement?

On July 1st, 1997, the United Kingdom regifted Hong Kong to China after receiving it in the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 at the end of the first Opium War. This year, instead of celebrating, protesters stormed the Legislative Council Building, graffitiing portraits of unpopular leaders, breaking windows, taking over […]


Rewilding Conflict Zones: From Iron Curtain To Green Belt

The world is experiencing unprecedented biodiversity loss; dubbed the Sixth Mass Extinction, with 60 per cent of animal populations wiped out since 1970. Human activity has significantly affected three-quarters of land; with agriculture, urbanization, industry and climate change decimating ecosystems and biodiversity. In response, a growing conservation movement – ‘rewilding’ […]


Thousands Gather In Prague To Demand PM Babis Resign

Over 250,000 Czech protestors gathered in Prague’s Letna park to demand Prime Minster Andrej Babis’ resignation. It is the country’s fifth protest in a series of mass demonstrations and “the largest show of public anger since the 1989 Velvet Revolution,” according to Aljazeera. The calls for resignation follow police recommendation […]


Heatwave in Western Europe

On Sunday, it appeared that an ongoing four-day heatwave in western Europe, which had killed seven people, began to ease up. Temperatures are set to gradually decline while wildfires are being slowly controlled. In the Gard region of France, a national record temperature of 45.9 degrees Celsius was recorded during […]


Georgia Announces Electoral Reform Amid Protests

Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream,  announced on 24 June changes to the electoral system, making parliamentary elections fully proportional.  Currently, only 77 of the Georgian parliament’s 150 seats are awarded proportionally and the rest by single-seat constituencies.  The changes were announced in order to appease protesters who started demonstrating outside […]