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World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

The Australian software company Atlassian is putting its new headquarters in state-of-the-art mass timber and steel skyscraper. While the 40-story building will be the...

Macron Appoints Jean Castex As New Prime Minister Of France

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed Jean Castex to replace Edouard Philippe as prime minister. French government resigned, just before a French court said...

Parliament Without An Opposition

The 21st June elections were a logical epilogue to the terminal stage in a process that began with the 2016 parliamentary elections: it was...

UK To Start Post-Brexit Trade Talks With Japan

The UK and Japan are set to begin talks on Tuesday aimed at reaching agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal. The negotiations come as London...

India, Ireland, Mexico And Norway Win Seats On UN Security Council

Four countries were elected to two-year terms on the U.N. Security Council in the first major vote held at the world body amid the...

EU To Curb Foreign State-backed Acquisitions

The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday opened a public consultation to help prepare legislation intended to tighten its regulatory mechanisms that prevent foreign state-backed...

US Officially Enters A Recession Caused By COVID-19

The National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday the U.S. economy peaked in February, ending the longest expansion in U.S. history at 128 months,...

Jeff Bezos Could Become World’s First Trillionaire

We already have trillion-dollar companies. How soon before we have our first trillionaire? According to Comparisun, a company which allows small-to-medium-sized firms to compare different...

UK Protesters Tear Down Slave Trader Statue

A slave trader's statue in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during the second day of anti-racism protests across the...

The Franco-German Proposal for a COVID-19 Recovery Fund

One Giant Leap For Europe?

The Franco-German proposal for a COVID-19 recovery fund is not quite the “Hamiltonian moment” that some have claimed. But, by reshaping the debate on...

16 US Cities Call In National Guard As Protests Rage

At least 30 US cities were hit with massive demonstrations over the weekend over the police-custody death of George Floyd, with more than two...

France Saw An 80 Per Cent Drop In Auction Sales During The Covid-19 Lockdown

A new study from France’s Voluntary Sales Council found that auctions held during the nation’s COVID-19 lockdown saw an 80 per cent drop in...

Norway Deployed 51 MW Of Solar In 2019

Norway reached 120 MW of solar generation capacity at the end of 2019, according to figures released by Norwegian solar industry body the Solenergiklyngen...

Demand For Private Jets Rises In Russia

Russia’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 are spiking, and its wealthiest residents are looking to private aviation for an escape. Even though many airlines have...

Turkey Launches a Healthy Tourism Certification Program

Healthy Tourism Certification program was prepared under the leadership of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the contributions of the Ministries of...

H.E. Jørn Gjelstad, Norwegian Ambassador

Norway Introduced Corona Act

Today I believe we have managed to control and contain the spread of COVID-19 effectively in Norway. I remember 12 March when the Norwegian Government...

Angela Merkel

Chancellor’s Scientific Background Could Save Germany

Today, we face the global outbreak of a disease that has the potential to catalyze what the historian Eva Schlotheuber terms a “pandemic of...

US

Apple Announces New iPhone SE

Apple has announced a new iPhone SE, reviving a mid-market brand it had discontinued in 2018. It resembles the form of 2017’s iPhone 8,...

Austria

Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down

Austrian power provider Verbund has shut down its coalfired district heating plant in the state of Styria as planned. This means that coal power...

UK

Branson To Mortgage Caribbean Island

Sir Richard Branson has said he will mortgage his private Caribbean island to raise money to help his Virgin Group empire, as he pleaded...

India

Prime Minister Modi Extends Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown Until 3 May

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the country’s nationwide lockdown until 3 May in a bid to contain the continued spread of the...

H.E. Koenraad ADAM, Ambassador of Belgium

Belgium Proved The Resilience Of Its Public Health System

From the outset of the crisis, Belgium has been severely hit by COVID19. This is due to several factors: we are one of the...

H.E. Ruth Caris STEWART, Ambassador of Australia

Australia Managed To Get To A Good Position To Move Forward

Australia’s Department of Health began monitoring the situation already in early January this year and developed a national response plan by mid-February. In any health...

H.E. Oleksandr ALEKSANDROVYCH, Ambassador of Ukraine

Ukraine Faces Massive Return Of Ukrainians From Abroad

Ukraine was among the first in Europe to introduce nationwide measures to deal with COVID-19. The government adopted its initial decisions on 11 March...

H.E. Gilles Arnout BESCHOOR PLUG, Ambassador of The Netherlands

Netherlands Slowly Moving In The Right Direction

The Netherlands has, like every country in the world, introduced measures to tackle coronavirus - handwashing, staying at home as much as possible, working...

H.E. Carlo Lo CASCIO, Ambassador of Italy

Italy Every Day “In a Battle” To Save Lives

As the first country in Europe to be hit – and very hard - by the virus, Italy implemented a set of measures in...

H.E. Anders Christian HOUGÅRD, Ambassador of Denmark

Denmark’s Timely Reactions Lead To Optimism

Denmark was the first country in Europe after Italy to announce lockdown. At the time, there were no registered deaths and the number of...

H.E. Tanju BILGIÇ, Ambassador of Turkey

Turkey Sees Relatively Low Coronavirus Mortality Rate

Turkey is committed to strengthening international cooperation in combating this global threat. We closely follow and support the plans announced by the international organizations,...

H.E. Mohamad Amine BELHAJ, Ambassador of Morocco

Situation Remains Stable In Morocco

Allow me to put forward a few concerns regarding this global health issue. This is an unprecedented crisis in terms of its violence and...

H.E. Ahmed Al SAYEGH, UAE Minister of State

UAE Provided A Stimulus Package Worth USD 70 Billion

With governments around the world grappling with COVID-19 and the implications it poses for their people and economies, the need for international cooperation is...

H.E. Nikolaus LUTTEROTTI, Ambassador of Austria

Austria One Of The First European Countries With The Restrictive Measures

Austria has pursued a strategy of early and strict lockdown followed by a controlled re-opening of public life. In fact, Austria has been one...

H.E. Tomáš KUCHTA, Ambassador of Czech Republic

Czech Republic Introduced “Intelligent Quarantine” Approach

To detect COVID-19 the so-called PCR tests are used, which confirm the rapid increase of sections of DNA. This method is recommended by the...

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Croatia’s Ruling Conservatives Win Parliamentary Election

The conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party has consolidated its power in Croatia after winning 66 seats in the...

Biggest Portrait In The World Of Novak Djokovic

Architect and artist Andrej Josifovski, better known as the Pianist, made the largest portrait of Novak Djokovic in the...

Macron Appoints Jean Castex As New Prime Minister Of France

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed Jean Castex to replace Edouard Philippe as prime minister. French government resigned, just...

Bulgaria’s Varna Public Transport Opens 34.8 Mln Euro Tender For New E-buses

Bulgarian company Public Transport - Varna has launched a tender for contracts for the delivery of a total of...

Startup Ecosystem Of Belgrade And Novi Sad Worth 502 Million Dollars

The American organization Startup Genome has published a new edition of its annual report, which estimates that the startup...