Sve­to­slav Ste­fan­ov (98)

  • Vaccine passports - simplification or discrimination

    Vaccine passports - simplification or discrimination

    Over a year into the pandemic, the world is mentally exhausted and itching to return to some semblance of normalcy. One way to get there is to vanquish the virus, which - if at all possible - would take at least one more year. The other route involves learning to live with the virus and limiting its spread through a massive vaccination effort and vaccine certificates, also known as vaccine or green passports.

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  • EU-Russia: An unlikely partnership

    EU-Russia: An unlikely partnership

    Disinformation, hybrid war, lack of predictability, attempts to divide Member States on many issues, full neglect of the international law and order. All this has characterised Russia's attitude towards Europe in the last decade. As if it was Moscow's main enemy.

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  • Assoc Prof Naum Kaychev: Skopje's EU path goes through compliance of the agreement with Bulgaria

    Assoc Prof Naum Kaychev: Skopje's EU path goes through compliance of the agreement with Bulgaria

    The visit of Vlado Buckovski to Bulgaria was an attempt by the authorities in Skopje to show will for continuation of the dialogue. The provocation in the village of Vevcani was carried out by circles close to the pro-Serbian opposition VMRO-DPMNE political party. In 2012, at the same carnival in Vevcani, Greece was symbolically buried in a coffin and the Greek flag was burned, said the deputy co-chair of the Joint Bulgaria-North Macedonia Multidisciplinary Expert Commission on Historical and Educational Issues in a special interview to EUROPOST.

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  • Putting a spoke in your little brother's wheel

    Putting a spoke in your little brother's wheel

    The intrigue that for months had been surrounding the question whether North Macedonia would start its accession talks with the EU came to a conclusion several days ago with Bulgaria's rather expected and resounding “No”. Or at least “Not yet”. Not before Skopje rethinks its attitude towards Bulgaria.

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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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