Humans have a need to define everything in black or white. If you happen to be red or blue, you simply don´t fit in this system. The problem is, that the world is not meant for a system like that. There are plenty of examples, gender identification being just one of them. Continue reading “On Trans Day of Visibility”
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?
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
Politicians in Portugal this week voted for the third time to block proposed legislation that would legalise adoption by same-sex couples in the country. Although gay marriage is legal in Portugal LGBT couples find it impossible to start a family without leaving the country. Continue reading “Europe and gay adoption: one final taboo”
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”
Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano’s resignation leaves Italian political parties amidst uncertainties and upheaval. Many questions were raised whether he should have waited for more stability before resigning and some doubts on his professionalism and work ethics were heard. Continue reading “Arrivederci, Napolitano!”
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