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Sicily Channel crisis, UN say no to EU approach

In an interview to the Italian newspaper La Stampa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized the “Somali approach” adopted by the EU Council to tackle the Sicily Channel emergency. 171 more words

Foreign Relations

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Libya, action needed

There seems little doubt that Libya is a failed state, and a haven for, among others, people smugglers. Until this situation is satisfactorily resolved and the country can effectively reassume control over its affairs, European Union needs to address and resolve the migrant tragedy that is unfolding at the moment. 175 more words


Sunday news round-up: April 20th-26th

Top Story: Deadly earthquake ravages Nepal: An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has struck near Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. At least 2,100 people have been killed as a result of the earthquake which struck on Saturday, with thousands more injured and numerous buildings levelled. 608 more words

Sunday News Round-up

Italy on the frontline

Hundreds of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean this month, amid a surge in overcrowded boats heading for Europe from Libya.

The flow of desperate migrants from North Africa hoping to reach Europe is already much higher than in the same period last year. 105 more words


The UK election from Spain

Two big parties struggling to cope with the exit of bipartisan politics, widespread detest of the elites, a ruling conservative government claiming the economy has turned around, arguing against the left who focus on inequality and unrestrained power at the top… there are several similarities between politics in Spain and the United Kingdom in what is an election year for both.  405 more words



“Every election is a sort of advance sale of stolen goods” H.L.Mencken

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results” Winston Churchill… 239 more words