Argentina: a bit of hope in the face of adversity

TRANSLATED BY CARA-EVANS GILLEN AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER   17 years after the terrible crisis that saw 13 million Argentinians (more a third of the country’s population) plunge below the poverty line, Argentina is once again facing financial crisis. Although since 1989 and Carlos Menem’s arrival in power the policies advocated by the “Washington […]

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The legislative conundrum of regulating cryptocurrency

TRANSLATED BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN AND PROOFREAD BY GENEVIEVE SILK Anonymous and independent of any political system, cryptocurrency is dividing governments from a legislative point of view. While certain countries are very reluctant to embrace it, and are trying to adapt their laws and regulations to this new digital craze, worthy of the same Dutch tulip […]

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Civil liberties at stake for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN In Lebanon, an estimated 250,000 female domestic workers are immigrants. Deprived of their basic rights, returning to their home country is difficult, if not impossible. Le Journal International went to Lebanon to meet some of these women and talk to some local charities, to find out […]

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Ireland caught in the middle of an impossible Brexit?

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN On 23rd March, the European Council decided on the conditions of the transition period following Britain’s exit from the European Union on 29th March 2019. These guidelines specify the inclusion of the UK in the Single Market and Customs Union during this transition period. However, as […]

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The Globalisation Debate

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN This year, the sixth edition of Printemps de l’économie discussed the theme of “deglobalisation”. Economists, academics, business leaders and journalists debated the subject for four days. Alain Minc praises the benefits of globalisation in his work Happy Globalisation. However, it is a proven fact that globalisation, […]

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Canada: What rights for women?

TRANSLATED BY FLORENT CLERQ AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN From Hollywood to Paris, women rights are in the spotlight. A country said to be young, open-minded and progressive, what is the situation in Canada? Here’s an overview. A brief history of Canadian women rights In 2017, the Canadian Confederation celebrated its 150 years. In addition […]

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MiFID II: towards greater consumer protection and transparence in European financial markets

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN The Markets in Financial (MiFI) Directive was launched on 3 January 2018 throughout the European Economic Area (EEA). MiFID II – Markets in Financial Instruments Directive – completes as well as differs from its predecessor from 2007, MiFID I. The directive aims to reinforce regulation of […]

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In Iran, the People’s Mujahedin continue to fight back against the regime [1/2]

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN The recent public protests against the high cost of living and the return of Islamist totalitarianism has caused a political quake in Iran. For the first time since the mass post-election protests of 2009, the country is experiencing a large-scale popular uprising, not only asking the question […]

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South Sudan: UNICEF warns about abductions of children by armed groups

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI, PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN Independent since 9th July 2011, the world’s youngest state – where the average age is 17- is experiencing a devastating civil war stemming from an internal struggle within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), who has governed the country since its independence. The party opposes the South […]

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Legalisation of cannabis: Canada picks up the pace

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND CARA EVANS-GILLEN On Monday 27th November 2017, the Canadian House of Commons got third reading of the C-45 Bill before being sent back to the Senate for reading. Seeking to legalise, regulate and limit the recreational use of cannabis, it is ambitious but the vote is far from unanimous. Overview […]

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