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European farmers took various demands to Brussels on February 1, 2024, clogging the streets with 1,300 tractors as EU leaders met for a summit. Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP

European farmers are angry: addressing root causes would overcome polarisation

At the farmers’ protests in Brussels in February, there were some who demanded for authorities to cut back red tape, while others rallied against market concentration. But such a polarisation isn’t insurmountable.
View of the new excavations in front of what is currently left of the Ilsenhoehle under the Ranis castle. Photo by Karen Ruebens. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Early humans reached northwest Europe 45,000 years ago, new research shows

New discoveries of bone fragments at Ranis cave in Germany prove the early presence of cold-adapted Homo sapiens in northern Europe
A mannequin in a coffin illustrates the distress of many farmers who have been demonstrating for several days on the A7. Photo taken on 24 January near Montélimar. Sylvain Thomas/AFP

French tractor protests are the latest rebellion of EU farmers against unfair competition and red tape – will their strategy pay off?

Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
France’s new Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, greets his predecessor Elisabeth Borne during the handover ceremony at Matignon on 9 January 2024. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Beyond youth and LGBTQ credentials, France’s new prime minister Gabriel Attal reveals Macron’s managerial approach to politics

Four different prime minister in six years is unusual under France’s Fifth Republic. Managerial mechanics, absence of a majority and hyper-presidency: focus on the appointment of Gabriel Attal.
Enacting a coercive control offence in France would be a significant advance in the equality agenda, would help protect 213 000 women, 82 % of whom are mothers, and their 398 310 children co-victims of domestic violence. Yakobchuk Viacheslav/Shutterstock

Domestic violence: criminalising coercive control in France could bring more justice to victims

The concept of “coercive control” reframes domestic violence as an attack on human rights and resources rather than an assault.
Danish-Swedish extremist and politician Rasmus Paludan as he burns a Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on January 21, 2023. Tobias Hellsten/Wikipedia

In Sweden, burning Qur'ans threaten to send the country’s history of tolerance up in smoke

Anti-Islam activists in Sweden have repeatedly burned Qurans in public, not only earning the country vehement criticism from Muslim countries but also raising the threat of terrorism.

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