Sociological interpretation of COVID-19, food for thought on modern societies

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Célia Courteix During the COVID-19 crisis, which is described as exceptional, expertise abounds. There are doctors, infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, politicians, etc… But there are no, or little, human and social sciences on the horizon. Yet, this global pandemic provides a rich basis to reflect upon our modern societies. […]

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COVID-19 vaccination in Palestinian Territories

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Celia Courteix While the Hebrew State has already vaccinated 12 percent of its population with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Palestinians living on occupied territory – West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip – are however ostracized from the vaccination campaign. “Israeli authorities must ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are equally provided to […]

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Is denunciation a cure for Covid-19 in South Korea?

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki   Tracking down any incivility, spying on your neighbor, reporting breaches: denunciation is a common practice in South Korea. Encouraged in everyday life since the beginning of the 2000s, it has not been slowed down by Covid-19, in fact it is quite the contrary. This practice is […]

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New strain of COVID-19: the virus is spreading

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Célia Courteix In numerous European countries, contamination cases by the new coronavirus strain, identified in the United Kingdom, were detected. However, following the discovery of this new strain, many European countries had decided to temporarily suspend trips coming from the United Kingdom. A new variant and questions The British […]

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The European Union: State of the European Union 2020 Address, Ursula von der Leyen

Translated by Célia Courteix, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 16th September 2020, Ursula von der Leyen – President of the European Commission – delivered her speech on the State of the European Union (SOTEU). For more than an hour, Ursula von der Leyen assessed one year of her presidency and stated the challenges and […]

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Cuba’s handling of the coronavirus crisis called into question

Translated by Lauren Valentine and proofread by Charlotte Borne Cuba stands out from its American neighbours with 87 deaths linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country accelerated into the second phase of lifting lockdown measures on the 3rd of July. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, considers the pandemic “under control”. Cuba has also stood out […]

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The European Union: The challenges facing the German presidency of the Council of the European Union

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Marine El Hajji Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during a six-month period, from 1 July to 31 December 2020. This year, the rotating presidency will be shared between Portugal and Slovenia. The German presidency of the […]

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Protests in Chile: “The Pursuit of Dignity”

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Antonia Zegers, an 18-year-old Chilean girl, speak out about her experiences. Despite being young, she has lived through a historic moment for her country: the biggest protests of the century. The entire population takes to the streets to demand better living conditions. What were the protests like? […]

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Japan: An economy in distress

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 27 May, a Council of Ministers gathered with the intention to approve a plan to develop the national economy in Japan. In the search for resources, the Japanese stock market is attempting to rise up again after the shock caused by the health crisis. Faced […]

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