27th Jan 2022


Polish deputy PM resigns over May election date

Poland's deputy prime minister Jaroslaw Gowin on Monday resigned in opposition to the controversial presidential election on 10 May. The ruling Law and Justice party wants to push ahead with the election as its candidate, incumbent president Andzej Duda, has been gaining in polls during the coronavirus crisis, while opposition has been unable to campaign. Gowin has said the presidential election should be delayed for two years.

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Global North will be responsible for sixth mass extinction

The issue isn't that voices from the Global South simply aren't heard – they are actively muted. A recent study found less than one-percent of climate research papers were written by African authors, despite the continent being the most vulnerable.


European shibboleths

Europe is green, humane and has defeated populism. These are common views among the EU chattering classes. But they often seem more reflexive than reflective, and some of them amount to shibboleths.

Greenpeace demands EU end 'ghost flights'

Pressure is mounting for the European Commission to revise rules requiring airlines to run at least 80% of booked flights to secure their airport slots, leading some to fly so-called 'ghost flights'.

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