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  • UN calls for $10bn aid for Syrians at virtual donor meeting

    UN calls for $10bn aid for Syrians at virtual donor meeting

    Governments are set to pledge billions of dollars in aid for Syrians at a virtual conference on Tuesday to help refugees enduring Syria's ninth year of armed conflict, as the coronavirus and high food prices worsen the plight of millions. European Union leads meeting of 60 governments, NGOs as UN seeks billions for Syrians and countries hosting refugees.

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  • War on statues

    War on statues

    Winston Churchill, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, King Leopold II, Edward Colston, Indro Montanelli, John Hamilton, Robert Lee? What is the common thread connecting those historical figures, some well-known and others less so? The answer is the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • Wojciech Wiewiorowski: We are not protecting the legal acts, but the people

    Wojciech Wiewiorowski: We are not protecting the legal acts, but the people

    The main role of the European Data Protection Supervisor, apart from the supervision of European institutions, is to take part in the legislative processes in the EU in order to help the institutions in drafting legal acts. We try to be as open as possible to any kind of consultations and contacts. We are taking part in consultations, we are organising our own events, and we are putting special emphasis on the cooperation with civil society, the European Data Protection Supervisor says in an interview to Europost.

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  • Between a verdict and hope

    Between a verdict and hope

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is among the least known illnesses. Most specialists consider it unpredictable, changeable and generally incurable. And what is even more fearsome – it attacks mainly active people in their 20s and 30s.

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  • From Russia with love, or what is hidden behind Kremlin’s aid

    From Russia with love, or what is hidden behind Kremlin’s aid

    In times of crisis every helping hand is welcome. But at the same time there is a proverb based on a verse in Virgil’s Aeneid and reflecting the fall of Troy - Beware of Danaos bearing gifts. The gift then was a giant horse full of soldiers who opened the Troy’s gates to the Greek army nd caused the demolition of a magnificent town. The gift today could be a bunch of spies among a team of doctors sent to a coronavirus epicentre, or selling much needed medical equipment which earlier was received as a donation.

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  • Pandemics are endemic in human history

    Pandemics are endemic in human history

    Man and disease go hand in hand from the very early steps of human civilisation. Excavations in many Neolithic settlements across the globe reveal signs of devastating epidemics, sometimes resulting in abandoning the village altogether, or the decimation of its entire population. Yet, few epidemics turned to become pandemics raging so wildly that the final outcome was a significant change of the history of mankind.

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  • Who will finally get right? Sweden or the rest of the world

    Who will finally get right? Sweden or the rest of the world

    Lockdowns, curfew, closed borders, scaled down or stopped public transport, mass quarantine, emergency measures of every kind. This is the picture all over the world in the last weeks with a few exceptions. And the most visible among them is Sweden. While all over Europe life as we know it by early March has stopped, in the Scandinavian country primary schools and borders remain open, and cafes, restaurants and shops are working. Still.

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  • Will the coronavirus kill democracy?

    Will the coronavirus kill democracy?

    The world will never be the same once the coronavirus crisis is over. A sentence like this can be read or heard in every second analysis or interview on the topic, across the globe, on a daily basis. Few dare to enter deeper into details and elaborate on what the differences from the pre-coronavirus situation will be eventually.

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