How does Europe get high?

EU drug agency, the EMCDDA, are tasked with the ongoing responsibility of monitoring and combating illicit drug use across various European nations. As part of their work the agency works to monitor the most common forms of drug used within Europe. Their ongoing research found that cannabis was overwhelmingly the most commonly used drug in all European countries. Although illegal across Europe the laws for … Continue reading How does Europe get high?

Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev is also the world’s most powerful internet troll

After living in Armenia for some time I learnt to speak of Azerbaijan in hushed whispers. Many will know that the two countries have not seen eye-to-eye since the fall of the Soviet Union and the resultant war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Today every symbol of Azerbaijan feels almost offensive to Armenians. But no symbol has the power to evoke more disgust and vitriol than the country’s president, Ilham … Continue reading Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev is also the world’s most powerful internet troll

The naughty list: Europe’s sanctions on the world

EU sanctions

The European Union, despite all its flaws, has done much for promoting change in the world. The shared vision of a rule of law, upholding a single, glorious free market has led to reforms in dozens of countries that has, on paper at least, been a positive step in the strive for equality and human rights. Continue reading “The naughty list: Europe’s sanctions on the world”

A brief history of the world, as told by Nicholas Sarkozy

While much of the world focused on the recent news that an Israeli newspaper photoshopped out female world leaders from a recent photo op taken following recent events in Paris, many in France were concerning themselves with the actions of their former President, Nicholas Sarkozy. Sarkozy was accused this week of forcing his way to the front of the photo op in an attempt to appear … Continue reading A brief history of the world, as told by Nicholas Sarkozy