17 17 05 2022

Open letter appeals to the UN not to recognise Turkey’s current attacks against Yezidis and Kurds as self-defence

By |2022-05-17T22:49:42+02:0017-05-2022|EU Foreign Affairs, Featured-Article-EN, Minorities, Politics, Start EN|0 Comments

In a press release dated 17 May 2022, the Brussels-based Kurdish National Congress (KNK) published a letter to the UN Secretary-General. The senders call on the UN not to recognise the current attacks on Kurds and Yesids in northern Iraq and northern Syria as self-defence in the sense of Article 51 of the UN [...]

19 19 04 2022

EUTCC condemns Turkey’s cross-border military offensive against Kurds

By |2022-04-19T21:12:49+02:0019-04-2022|Allgemein EN, Human Rights, Politics, Special-Article-EN|0 Comments

In the shadow of the Russian war against Ukraine, which is against international law, Turkey launched a major military offensive in northern Iraq against the Kurds living in the region on 17 April 2022. At the same time, attacks against the Kurdish population in northern Syria continue. We reproduce below the press release published [...]

05 05 04 2022

Putin’s war against Ukraine aims at destruction

By |2022-04-11T14:37:31+02:0005-04-2022|Allgemein EN, Colonialism, Human Rights, Politics, Special-Article-EN|0 Comments

"Ria Novosti", the Russian state news agency published a guest article by the author Timofei Sergeitsev on 03.04.2022. In it, the author calls for the destruction of Ukraine as a state under the keyword "denazification" and demands to punish and kill those people who participate in the defence of Ukraine during the war. DER [...]

04 04 04 2022

War crimes in Ukraine: Which side is responsible?

By |2022-04-07T12:27:47+02:0004-04-2022|Allgemein EN, Featured-Article-EN, Human Rights, Politics, Women Rights|0 Comments

Since this weekend (2/3 April 2022), war crimes committed by Russian soldiers in the territories occupied by them have been intensively reported. Especially in suburbs of Kyiv, such as Butcha, from which the Ukrainian army was able to push back Russian troops, several hundred murdered civilians were found. Even if there is no final [...]

31 31 03 2022

Digital cash: EU Parliament attacks anonymous payments in cryptocurrencies

By |2022-03-31T23:25:38+02:0031-03-2022|Allgemein EN, Economy and social affairs, European Parliament, Featured-Article-EN, Politics, Start EN|0 Comments

For some time now, the European Union has been dealing with the regulation of digital currencies (cryptocurrencies). Two committees of the European Parliament were involved with the European Commission's bill: The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). On 31 March 2022, both [...]

29 29 03 2022

Some reflections on the war in Ukraine

By |2022-03-29T17:30:03+02:0029-03-2022|Allgemein EN, Featured-Article-EN, Human Rights, Politics, Start EN|0 Comments

By Thomas Schmidinger It may be a marginal observation given the humanitarian catastrophe, global economic dislocation and cultural devastation, but it is nevertheless an interesting one for me as a political scientist: the Ukraine war is a new form of war, but in particular a new form of political communication of war. If Syria [...]

24 24 03 2022

Chat control: Leaked Commission paper EU mass surveillance plans

By |2022-03-24T23:22:27+01:0024-03-2022|Allgemein EN, EU, European Parliament, Featured-Article-EN, Politics, Start EN|0 Comments

The European Commission wants to present a draft law on the control of e-mail, chat or messaging services by 30 March. This is intended to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to fight child abuse and child pornography. However, general monitoring of the above-mentioned services undermines encrypted, secure communication on the internet. For [...]

17 17 03 2022

Civil society protests against EU chat control plans

By |2022-03-25T07:46:23+01:0017-03-2022|Allgemein EN, EU, European Parliament, Politics, Special-Article-EN|0 Comments

On 30 March 2022, the European Commission will present a draft law on the control of chat services. This will affect all providers of email, chat or messaging services. They are supposed to search for suspicious messages in a fully automated way so that law enforcement agencies can act more efficiently against child pornography. [...]

06 06 01 2022

A big gathering of civil society organisations in Europe to boycott Beijing 2022

By |2022-03-04T12:02:10+01:0006-01-2022|Allgemein EN, Authors, EU, Human Rights, Manel Msalmi, Politics, Society and Culture, Start EN|0 Comments

By Manel Msalmi On January 3rd and 4th 2022, a series of demonstrations took place in Europe mainly in Antwerp, Brussels, and Geneva but also in Hong Kong to ask for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and to send a message to the Chinese government that human rights and [...]

24 24 11 2021

A seminar in The French Assembly on Talibans’ ideology and the challenges Europe faces

By |2022-03-04T12:06:13+01:0024-11-2021|Allgemein EN, Authors, Featured-Article-EN, Human Rights, Manel Msalmi, Politics, Women Rights|0 Comments

By Manel Msalmi, Paris – French Assembly The French National Assembly held on Monday November 22nd  and for the first time in France, a conference to discuss the danger of the ideology of the Taliban in Afghanistan, its relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, its ideology and its  incitement to terrorism in Europe, particularly in [...]

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