23rd Mar 2023


Danish referendum on EU patent court looms

The Danish left-wing Red-Green Alliance decided Friday to oppose the new EU patent court in a rare alliance with the right-wing Danish People's Party. Together the parties hold enough votes to block a decision in parliament, forcing the government to seek citizens' permission in a referendum before it goes ahead.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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