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Will Israel Recognize ICC Jurisdiction Over Palestine?

Will Israel Recognize ICC Jurisdiction Over Palestine?


On February 5, the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that it has jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 ...
India Has Mismanaged the Coronavirus Pandemic

India Has Mismanaged the Coronavirus Pandemic


In just over a month, India has gone from boasting about its vaccine distribution to becoming the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. As thi ...
The Brief, powered by bp – Dress rehearsal elections

The Brief, powered by bp – Dress rehearsal elections


As Bulgarians gear up for a general election on Sunday (4 April), the crucial issue – or risk, for some – is whether Boyko Borissov, who ...
European political parties play a key role now and in the future

European political parties play a key role now and in the future


The Conference on the Future of Europe should not be a PR exercise but a genuine people’s convention to deliberate all the tough issues w ...
The Brief, powered by FACEBOOK – Kanzlerinnendämmerung

The Brief, powered by FACEBOOK – Kanzlerinnendämmerung


We saw a preview of the upcoming change of guard in German politics this week. Following an acrimonious summit between Merkel and the he ...
Belgium enters new four-week Easter lockdown

Belgium enters new four-week Easter lockdown


Belgium has announced it will close schools, limit access to non-food stores and hairdressers for four weeks from Saturday, in a strict r ...
Will the ICC Succeed With Its Investigation in Palestine?

Will the ICC Succeed With Its Investigation in Palestine?


The rapidly-evolving geopolitical equation in the Middle East just got another layer of complexity added to it. Earlier this month, Fatou Bensouda, ...
Life in a Wounded and Wounding Land

Life in a Wounded and Wounding Land


Here’s one of the things I now do every morning. I go to the online Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center and check out the figures there — glo ...
A dozy dozen

A dozy dozen


The EU needs democratic rebalancing. Veto powers have given the EU multiple Achilles heels that have been exploited by the likes of China ...
Commission may face trouble over rule of law conditionality guidelines

Commission may face trouble over rule of law conditionality guidelines


The European Commission faces a tight deadline to present its rule of law guidelines following the European Parliament’s move to hurry al ...
Poland, Hungary win court fight against EU Commission over turnover taxes

Poland, Hungary win court fight against EU Commission over turnover taxes


Europe’s top court ruled on Monday (16 March) that Polish and Hungarian taxes on turnover targeted by the EU Commission for giving an unf ...
Council of Europe voices concern on Polish media laws

Council of Europe voices concern on Polish media laws


Europe’s top human rights body on Tuesday (16 March) voiced concern over two draft media laws in Poland and warned about the possible “su ...
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