UN Adopts Resolution on Ukraine’s Nuclear Plants

Zaporizhzhia

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution entitled “Protection and Security of Ukraine’s Nuclear Facilities, including Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant,” highlighting the international community’s responsible approach to current challenges and risks particularly those largely instigated by Russia on both regional and global scales. This resolution underscores support for Ukraine in its struggle against…

The Next President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen

A decision on the next president of the EU commission will take place in Strasbourg next week. In the run-up to the recent European elections, the EPP Group elected Ursula von der Leyen as its Spitzenkandidat to become the next President of the European Commission.  She is also the EU Member States’ candidate for this…

Hungarian Presidency of the Council

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Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash Hungary has taken up the rotating presidency at a sensitive time for Europe, a time of political transition within the institutions and extraordinary challenges for the Union. Serious concern has been voiced in some quarters about its suitability for the post at such a time. This is due to the repeated issues the…

Humanity Must Triumph over Barbarity

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Photo by Andrew Solok on Unsplash Russia’s attack on Kyiv this week, including a children’s hospital, has faced universal condemnation. A children’s hospital in Kyiv was hit after Russia launched a wave of missile strikes against cities across Ukraine. Two people died when the Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital – Ukraine’s biggest paediatrics facility – sustained major damage during the…

Preventing the Militarisation of Outer Space

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Photo by Christian Crocker on Unsplash There is a pressing need for countries and international organisations to understand better how existing international law can help them address serious concerns about the militarisation of outer space, a new study says.             Space is an increasingly militarized domain, with the potential to be a source and place of armed conflict….

So Who Is Sir Keir Starmer?

Sir Keir Starmer

Britain’s new Prime Minister is today the most solidly implanted leader of the left in Europe, and has the same age as Clement Attlee when he became Labour’s most famous premier (1945-51), writes Denis MacShane. It was Attlee who transformed Britain by nationalising most industries, creating a health service which even today is free for every…

Blackmailer in the Chair of the UN Security Council

Since assuming the presidency of the United Nations Security Council in July 2024, Russia has adeptly utilised this platform to advance its strategic initiatives and resolutions. Central to Moscow’s agenda are nuclear themes, which pose a significant global security threat. Russian President Vladimir Putin has deployed tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of its ally…

EU Auditors Criticise EU Cohesion Policy

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Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash They say that the EU has not managed to significantly reduce persistent spending errors in cohesion policy, whose aim is to reduce social and economic disparities within the EU.  European Commission and member state controls are still lacking at every level, according to a review by the European Court of Auditors.  While…

Russian Mass Strikes on Ukraine

On 8th July Russian forces executed yet another massive missile strike on peaceful cities in Ukraine, including Kyiv, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro, Sloviansk, and Kramatorsk. The targets were civilian infrastructure and residential buildings. In total, Russian armed forces launched over 40 missiles of various types, including cruise missiles from Tu-95 bombers, ballistic missiles, “Kinzhals,” and “Kalibrs”….

NATO’s 75th Anniversary

From 9th to 11th July Washington will host the 75th anniversary summit of NATO, a pivotal event with profound implications, particularly for Ukraine. Amid the ongoing Russian war of invasion, this summit holds exceptional significance for Ukraine, NATO member states, and other nations confronting Russian aggression. Strategic discussions at the summit will focus on strengthening…