Germany wants to rule Europe, again – Polish leader

Polish leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has accused Germany of wanting to dominate Europe by peaceful means after its failure to do so by military means. "The Germans today want to achieve by peaceful means what they wanted to achieve by military force," Kaczynski declared Saturday during an event in Legnica, in the south of the country. … Continue reading Germany wants to rule Europe, again – Polish leader

Hungary and Turkey are the last two roadblocks to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

In the corridors of power in Stockholm and Helsinki, the champagne is on ice.  After just three months, 28 out of 30 NATO states have ratified the treaty changes in their national parliaments that would approve membership for Finland and Sweden; while 24 nations have already deposited the new paperwork in Washington.  But there are … Continue reading Hungary and Turkey are the last two roadblocks to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Nearly half of European workforce at risk of mental health issues

A summer break is on the horizon for many Europeans – but a sizeable chunk are heading into their holidays feeling unusually anxious and run-down. The COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and now the cost of living crisis are battering the morale of European workers in an unprecedented way, according to new research by … Continue reading Nearly half of European workforce at risk of mental health issues

Inflation to worsen in Turkey as Erdogan threatens more rate cuts

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during 28th Mukhtars (local administrators) meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on October 19, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images) Inflation in Turkey tops 83% as lira drops and Erdogan promises more interest rate cuts If you’re living in … Continue reading Inflation to worsen in Turkey as Erdogan threatens more rate cuts

Russians banned from entering Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The foreign ministers of European Union members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have agreed to restrict the entry of Russian citizens traveling from Russia. The scheme would be the first of its kind in the EU. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said the three Baltic nations expect the entry ban to be in place by mid-September. … Continue reading Russians banned from entering Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Women with Middle East roots playing big roles in EU politics

Six women with roots in the Middle East and North Africa have emerged as powerbrokers in different European countries. Here is a look at these women who are climbing the political ladder in Europe. Rima Abdul Malak, second left, accompanied President Emmanuel Macron on a recent visit to Algeria. AFP Rima Abdul Malak: France’s culture … Continue reading Women with Middle East roots playing big roles in EU politics

Formula 1 legend Hamilton worries about fairness after Masi controversy

Lewis Hamilton wins his rival Max Verstappen in almost every category LEWIS HAMILTON has called for "non-biased stewards" ahead of the 2022 Formula One season. The seven-time British world champion hopes future decisions made by officials are not influenced by their friendship with drivers. Hamilton said: “We need to make sure we get non-biased stewards. “Race … Continue reading Formula 1 legend Hamilton worries about fairness after Masi controversy

Which European country ranks worst on abortion?

A majority of European countries hinder access to abortion for vulnerable women by not including it in the national health system's coverage, according to a new report. Abortion also technically remains a crime in 14 of Europe's 52 countries, according to the European Abortion Policies Atlas. The atlas, published on Tuesday to mark International Safe … Continue reading Which European country ranks worst on abortion?

Europe overtakes China as the world’s crypto capital

Europe is now the world's biggest cryptocurrency economy, with the continent receiving over €870 billion in crypto in the past year. Photo by Alesia Kozik on Pexels.com Countries in central, northern and western Europe (CNWE) accounted for 25 per cent of all global cryptocurrency activity, new analysis by blockchain data firm Chainalysis found. The United … Continue reading Europe overtakes China as the world’s crypto capital

Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’

• AstraZeneca says its new antibody therapy radically reduces the risk of people developing coronavirus symptoms, raising the prospects of treatments for preventing the virus beyond vaccines. Data from the UK drugmakers shows the chance of getting any symptoms went down by 77 percent in late-stage trials. The first to publish positive prevention trial data in the field, … Continue reading Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’

Who are the favourites to win Euro 2021?

Germany warmed up for the European Championship with a 7-1 rout of Latvia on Monday in its last friendly game before the tournament. Kai Havertz was involved in three of Germany’s five first-half goals before making way for Chelsea teammate Timo Werner for the second half, and Thomas Müller also scored – his first since … Continue reading Who are the favourites to win Euro 2021?

COVID-19: Brits warned to stay home after spike in Portugal

A cabinet minister has encouraged people to holiday in Britain this year after Portugal was removed from the UK's green travel list and caused chaos after hundreds of families were forced to rush home. Environment secretary George Eustice said he would be holidaying in Cornwall this year and advised families do the same, despite acknowledging … Continue reading COVID-19: Brits warned to stay home after spike in Portugal