New escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Fights broke out between Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers today. Most diplomats knew it would happen sooner or later. During a visit at the council of Europe in Strasbourg in February I witnessed the tensions between both countries’ representatives, during speeches. The council’s former president, Anne Brasseur, whom we spoke with, also expressed her concern about… Read More New escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan

    Is there anything sadder than a lost teddy? Yes, there is. For example this particular Teddy. It is the plush animal of a kid in the jungle of Calais. Not only did he or she have to leave the home country, take the dangerous journey to Europe, live under horrendous conditions in Calais, but… Read More

What the recent poll of the “Bertelmann” Foundation tells us

    One constantly hears about right wing politicians and their new policies for the European refugee crisis. Apparently they are on the raise. Anti-immigrant, racist and xenophobe ideas become more and common and spread rapidly. Most elections in Europe confirm it. In most countries, the right and populist parties get pretty good results. Does… Read More What the recent poll of the “Bertelmann” Foundation tells us