27th Jan 2022


Swiss vote to keep corona pass

Swiss people have voted to keep coronavirus vaccine-passes and other restrictions after some 60 percent of them said Yes in a referendum on Sunday. Just under two-thirds of Swiss nationals have been vaccinated, while infections are growing by some 50 percent a day. The referendum came amid a wave of recent anti-vax protests in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, as Europe imposed its latest wave of lockdowns.

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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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