EU Commission President-elect is the Woman For the Job

EU Commission President-elect is the Woman For the Job

The European Commission (EC) has officially elected a new president. Having served as Germany’s defence minister since 2013, Ms Ursula von der Leyen will fill the office come November. Born in Brussels and raised speaking French and English, Ms von der Leyen...
EU Commission President-elect is the Woman For the Job

Beware of Chinese bearing gifts

Since taking over the Presidency of the European Union on July 1st 2019, Finland has surprisingly found themselves receiving a great deal of attention from China in the form of delegation visits and official invitations. The high level representatives from Beijing,...
EU Commission President-elect is the Woman For the Job

Has GSP+ trade genuinely influenced human rights?

The stated objective of Europe’s General Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) is to “help developing countries assume [and implement] the special burdens and responsibilities” of the 27 core international conventions on “human and labour rights,...
EU Commission President-elect is the Woman For the Job

A Ring, a Wedding, and Deceit

The prospect of a better life drives individuals around the world to seek out new opportunities that would benefit themselves and their families. Sometimes, this involves leaving their country of birth with the hope of obtaining a better quality of life elsewhere. In...
EU Commission President-elect is the Woman For the Job

Afghanistan’s Abusive Boy Play- “Bacha Bazi”

“We could hear the boys screaming at night, but we are not allowed to do anything about it.” These were the words of Lance Corporal Gregory Buckley Jr. who overheard Afghan police officers abusing young boys in a practice referred to as bacha bazi while he...