Daily Archives: 1 March, 2015

Recent Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is back in set. British actor is now filming The Danish Girl, where he will play Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, one of the first people in the world that went into a gender reassignment surgery. Before the shooting film, Redmayne decided to do a little bit of research and didn’t hesitate…

One can only hope that Boris Nemtsov’s death, the protests, investigation and soul-searching that will follow it, will prove a turning point towards a more transparent, tolerant and democratic Russia. The country needs a new start. Let’s see if President Putin can change course and steer such a positive transition.

Boris Nemtsov, born in 1959, Russian Deputy Prime Minister during the Yeltsin Presidency and a prominent opposition leader during the Putin years, was shot dead in the night of 27 February 2015 near the Kremlin by unidentified assailant(s). Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and other Russian cities on 1 March to honour him…

By Tristan du Puy                                                                                                                                     “Europe needs to manage migration better.” This statement was made on 19 February 2015 by EU Commissioner Avramopoulos, in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, and is spot-on. Europe’s irregular immigration and asylum policies are failing on several fronts. Although one could argue that these questions remain a part of national policies, it should also be stated that the chaotic organization at the European level only brings inefficiency on migration issues. The current situation does not afford the luxury for EU member states to go on quarreling on the righteousness of managing irregular migration at the EU level.

Three documents issued by the European Commission on 25 February 2015 aim to advance work on the Energy Union, a project figuring prominently on the Juncker Commission’s agenda. It is hoped that the proposed actions will help diversify Europe’s energy sources and turn the EU from the world’s largest energy importer to the world’s leader in renewable energy production.

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