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Stephen Cohen: Isolating Russia Really Means Regime Change

“Equating Putin with Adolf Hitler is another example of how our new cold warriors are recklessly damaging US national security in vital areas where Putin’s cooperation is essential.” … 18 more words


Onbegrijpelijk dat #Varoufakis als Griekse minister niet vervangen wordt of heeft ook #Athene de moed opgegeven? #vk #eurozone #Grieksherstelplanblijftuit

Eurolanden werken al aan plan voor vertrek Grieken (Marc Peeperkorn, Ten eerste/de Volkskrant, 25 april)

Huidig hulpprogramma eindigt eind juni

Dijsselbloem: de klok tikt, we verspillen tijd… 295 more words


No Charlie Hebdo Did Not Publish That Mediterranean Drowning Cartoon

The cartoon of drowning immigrants (above) is by Ali Dilem, published by Liberte in Algeria. He has recently joined the staff of Charlie Hebdo – but they have not published this particular cartoon. 478 more words

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Amazon's Ts&Cs

We all know the game. We want to sign up to some online service and we’re presented with the usual check box: ‘Click here to confirm you (have read) and agree with our terms and conditions…’ We check the box and carry on our way. 442 more words


Mediterranean migrants crisis: Also a military solution?

Italy has mentioned few times that Europe must strike the traffickers, destroying their boats. And Rome even mentioned international military or police operation. The EU has announced it is the plan to capture and destroy the smugglers vessels before they can be used.Would say it might help, or maybe not so much, and why?Would say it might help, or maybe not so much, and why? 1,017 more words


EU - livestock production rules: Antibiotics only "when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate"

For organic farming, the EU rules that animal welfare has to be prioritized and:

“disease shall be treated immediately to avoid suffering to the animal; chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products including antibiotics may be used where necessary and under strict conditions, when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate.” 28 more words


EU clears path for 17 new GM foods

Source | The Guardian.

EU clears path for 17 new GM foods

Industry and environmentalists rally against proposed new EU rules to authorise GM imports this spring, with national opt-outs… 834 more words