“COVID-19 has been likened to an x-ray, revealing fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have built. It is exposing fallacies and falsehoods ...
Apr, 11
Iran Nuclear Deal: The EU and US are betting on a dead horse

Since the new US administration has taken the office, Joe Biden and his team are working closely with the EU leaders to open a door of cooperation on Iran’s nuclear deal. In fact, every honest spectator agrees that the US and the EU have shown their cooperative feeling and attitude from the first day. Secretary […]

Sunday, 11, April 2021
‘Sofagate’ was not just a diplomatic incident

What happened in Ankara during the summit between the President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen, the President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel, and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was not only a diplomatic incident but was a matter of a display of force. Ursula von der Leyen […]

Sunday, 11, April 2021
Will there be a youth after the pandemic?

When a 20-something international student complained to me about the whooping 250 euro fine he was slammed last week, after breaking the limit on friendly gatherings, he made a curious remark: “Us young people, we will be the last to be vaccinated – but the first to get called to the army.” Of course, the […]

Sunday, 11, April 2021
The EU’s Problem with “Promoting our European way of life”

When current European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, took on the role at the top of the European Union’s executive branch, an interesting new program was implemented, with its own team of EU officials. The program was originally called “Prioritizing Our European Way of Life,” and later the word “prioritizing” was replaced with “promoting,” […]

Sunday, 11, April 2021
Covid-19: Governments must stop treating everyone the same

The incoherence and confusion with which the COVID-19 pandemic has been managed mean that chances to reduce its human and economic cost have been missed. In an op-ed in The Brussels Times in November 2020, “COVID-19 immunity can help guide pandemic management,” I formulated proposals to better manage the world health crisis. The evidence of acquired […]

Saturday, 10, April 2021
EU must make Romani equality and inclusion a reality

On 8 April, Romani people, the largest ethnic minority of EU, celebrated the International Romani Day. This is a day to celebrate Romani culture, history and language, and to raise awareness of the issues Romani people still face. This day should serve as a reminder that Romani people – as the largest European ethnic minority […]

Saturday, 10, April 2021