27th Jan 2022


Greece opens EU-funded barbed-wire migrant camps

Greece has opened two new EU-funded "Closed Controlled Structures" for migrants, with barbed wire-fences and CCTV, on the islands of Kos and Leros. "We have finally put behind us a migration crisis that started in 2015," Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi said Saturday. Meanwhile, Italy rescued 244 migrants, including 41 minors, of which one was a baby, from a boat drifting in bad weather near its southern coastline on Sunday.

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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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