27th Jan 2022


EU election-monitors were 'spies,' Maduro says

EU officials who went to monitor regional elections in Venezuela were "a delegation of spies - they weren't observers", president Nicolás Maduro said Sunday, Reuters reports. "They looked to stain the electoral process [in their report] and they couldn't," he said. The monitors said the vote was better than previous ones, but complained of "extended use of state resources in the campaign" and delays in opening of polling stations.

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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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