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By Andreas Marazis

No, Europe is not considered a victim of the economic phenomenon known as “Dutch Disease” or “resource curse”, referring to economies of countries that rely heavily on natural resource revenues. But it might suffer from a different kind of “Dutch Disease” brought about by the serious blow from the “NO” outcome of the April 6, 2016 Dutch referendum  regarding the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement which has served to fragment the EU and weaken its unified decision-making power.

Citizen Correspondent

Over the past year and a half, Europe has been experiencing a growing threat of both radicalization and terrorism. Combined with the migration crisis, this threat has been growing to virtually existential dimensions for the European Union, which is scrambling to come up with ways to defend the safety of its citizens and tighten security at Europe’s borders. It is urgently needed to re-examine the effectiveness of European counter-terrorism agencies…

Citizen Correspondent

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo visited European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier this week (19 January) to defend her government’s position on controversial laws it recently approved. She is from the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party which won the majority during the elections in October last year. Poland is under increased scrutiny by the European Union since the European Commission commenced dialogue surrounding the fundamental aspects of rule of law a week ago. The new government in Poland, led by Conservative Law and Justice Party passed restrictive laws at the end of 2015 that put Polish social rights in danger.

Citizen Correspondent

By Samira   

Alors que le terrorisme fondamentaliste frappe à nouveau plusieurs continents en même temps, Paris, Bamako en l’espace de quelques jours ; il donne l’impression que c’est une guerre aux multiples fronts qui se développe et qui tourne en dérision les principes les plus fondamentaux du droit de la guerre comme le respect de la vie des civils.

Those who blame refugees and Muslims hide the role of the alliance between the West and the petrol-monarchies.

Citizen Correspondent

By Lorenzo Feltrin (Translation from Italian by Carlo Geromel)

As it is well known, terrorist attacks are a manna from heaven for fascists and other xenophobic forces who point to the massacres as a confirmation of their theses: migrants and Muslims are a threat that must be erased in one way or another…

Citizen Correspondent

The European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has rejected a proposal by the Commission which gives Member States the power to restrict or prohibit imported genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and asked the Commission to drop the plan altogether. For the time being, the plan already enjoys the support of fourteen nations which have rejected GMOs…

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