Iraq: the problematic nature of Shia militias

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER In post-Daesh Iraq, the difficult task of political reconstruction has begun. The Shia militias, who played a major role in the defeat of the Islamic State, now intend to make their mark. The regaining of territories has given way to a new, equally crucial conquest: that […]

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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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Independence issues in France: the case of New Caledonia and Corsica

TRANSLATED BY JOHN LIU AND PROOFREAD BY NIKI SO While the international news still focuses on the independence of Catalonia and “Brexit”, demands and secessionist movements are currently troubling France and its overseas and territorial collectivities, this time regarding New Caledonia and Corsica. As the end of the decolonization process begins with the organization of […]

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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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The Adani group in Australia : a relationship full of conflict

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES On 6th June 2017, the President of the multinational company Adani announced “the official launch” of the construction of the Carmichael coalmine. The mine would be situated near the Great Barrier Reef and would be one of the biggest in the world. This project has been […]

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Swedish Universities: The exception that proves the rule?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIKI SO Every year the league table of the best universities in the world is published. Unsurprisingly, the USA and the UK dominate. However, they face close competition from Swedish public institutions. At a time of rampant privatisation across all sectors, Sweden has tried to maintain what has made it […]

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Campus de La Sapienza, Rome. Crédit Marion Huguet.

Italy: everyone leaving to study elsewhere

TRANSLATED BY LUCY HARRIES AND GENEVIEVE SILK The economic disparity between the north and the south of Italy is well known. The Italian education system is no exception. Le Journal International talked to four students from Calabria and Puglia who were forced to move away from home to continue their studies. Since the 2008 political […]

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