27th Jan 2022


Taiwan welcomes Baltic State MPs

"We [Europe and Taiwan] must safeguard our shared values to ensure our free and democratic way of life," Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen told visiting MEPs from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in Taipei on Monday, Reuters reports. China recently downgraded relations with Lithuania for opening a Taiwan mission in Vilnius. It also voiced anger when a group of MEPs visited Taipei to study resilience to Chinese disinformation earlier this month.

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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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