27th Jan 2022


Pope urges EU to do more for refugees

Europe was "torn by nationalist egoism" instead of being an "engine of solidarity" to help refugees, Pope Francis said on a visit to Greece this weekend, including to its island-based migrant camps, notorious for bad conditions. The European community "continues to temporise" and "appears at times blocked and uncoordinated", he added on Saturday, at a meeting with EU migration commissioner Margaritis Schinas and the Greek president and prime minister.

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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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