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The Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga and the future of EU relations with the countries of the South Caucasus.

Relations between the European Union and the three South Caucasus countries are at a crucial juncture. The Riga Summit did not decide on any new initiatives, but a pattern as to how these relations are likely to develop has emerged nonetheless.   3,977 more words

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Last chance to contact MSPs about Assisted Suicide Bill - debate tomorrow

From the Facebook page of my friend Anne, reproduced with her permission:

My mother was riddled with cancer, according to the Coroner, when she planned her successful suicide in 1972 at the age of 54.

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An activist you are!

The letter from the president of The University of Victoria informing me about my honorary doctorate was a complete surprise. “My former graduate students and postdocs, who are now on the faculty at UVic, must have been behind this nomination,”  684 more words


Alison McInnes finds yet another Police Scotland civil liberties infringement

Police Scotland have been caught uploading custody shots of people who may not ever even be convicted or have even been charged to the national police database and then searching it using facial recognition technology. 367 more words


Elecciones España 2015: ¿fin del bipartidismo?

Cada elección cuenta una historia. Y detrás de las elecciones municipales de España del 24 de mayo pasado hay una interesante historia de un bipartidismo que se diluye.  323 more words


Avengers: Malaise of Ultron

When I went to the theater in 2012 to see the original Avengers movie, the excitement erased everything else in my life. It was everything I had been waiting for since the post credit scene in… 743 more words


Why it's #Time4Tim to be the Liberal Democrats' next leader.

It was a cold afternoon in November when, huddled before my computer screen, I typed out a message to Tim Farron, the then party president of the Liberal Democrats. 572 more words