Corona bonds: will the European division be overcome?

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Lauren Valentine While solidarity within countries is spreading to overcome the slump of quarantine, it remains difficult to notice it between the members of the European Union. Will Corona bonds be the solution? “Europe will not be made all at once, nor according to a single, general plan. It […]

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World poetry: An die Freude, Friedrich von Schiller (2)

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne In ‘World Poetry’, discover a piece of poetry accompanied by a brief analysis. This month, it’s the turn of ‘Ode to Joy’, written in 1785 by Friedrich von Schiller.   The poet Born in 1759 and deceased in 1805, Friedrich von Schiller is a German writer, philosopher […]

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After Greece, Italy begged to give way to laws of markets and of the EU

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND PROOFREAD BY CHRISTI DU TOIT Italy has seen « the most serious [post-war] political crisis » in the words of new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Replaced by Carlo Cottarelli, in charge of constituting a “government of technicians”, Italy find itself, after Greece, put under pressure by the markets and the EU – […]

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A spike in optimism for the European Union but no referendum

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES From France’s stance, there is a general feeling of euphoria upon reading several newspapers. It is as if the election of Emmanuel Macron, the ‘new European leader’, had resolved the European Union’s problems. Is “Brexit” forgotten? Have unemployment and the Far Right disappeared? Is terrorism behind […]

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Indigenous women missing and murdered: Canada’s long-awaited national inquiry

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY LAUREN VALENTINE According to Statistics Canada, native women are 3 times more likely to be victims of domestic violence and seven times more likely to be victims of murder than non-native women. After the launch of a national inquiry into the women and girls of indigenous communities, the […]

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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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Crédit Émilie Porée.

“Look at Her”: The Lively One

TRANSLATED BY ALICE DOWEK AND PROOFREAD BY LAUREN VALENTINE As part of the “Look at her” project, Émilie Porée travels through Southeast Asia to meet and profile women from all walks of life. Here she meets with Romina whose goal is to help Cambodian women to better integrate into society through sport, and, in particular, […]

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