European Council President Charles Michel (R) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speak as they attend a news conference following a virtual summit with Chinese President in Brussels, on June 22, 2020.
Long lenient toward China, Europeans have recently taken a firmer approach. Beijing's conduct during the Covid-19 pandemic and its general intransigence have had a lot to do with this.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has , statues of figures linked to slavery have been removed. Such actions are just symbolic, however. What is at stake is the systemic transformation of the present.
A worker in the Barroso mine, near Boticas in northern Portugal, 3 September 2018.
Europe imports the majority of its lithium, an essential material for the energy transition, yet is home to significant deposits.
The first floating offshore wind turbine “floatgen” is pictured off La Turballe, western France on September 28 2018.
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Can Europe's response to the Covid-19 health crisis put its economy on a greener path? To help answer this question, the recent GEM Energy Barometer polled around 100 energy experts in France.
Haitian President Jean-Pierre Boyer receiving Charles X’s decree recognizing Haitian independence on July 11, 1825.
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
After enduring decades of exploitation at the hands of the French, Haiti somehow ended up paying reparations – to the tune of nearly $30 billion in today's money.
Given the current health crisis, seniors are highly vulnerable, yet can face significant costs for health care.
Despite significant differences in their systems, both countries share the challenge of having to reduce the cost of health and long-term care for older citizens.
Badgers are hunted down as ‘harmful’ species.
All animals plays a role in nature, and in times of biodiversity loss and climate change, hunting "common" species such as foxes and badgers is irresponsible .
… mais le divorce est facile.
Lockdown is putting more pressure on relationships than ever before. Couples should be able to separate peacefully without apportioning blame.
The archaeological site of the Parliament House in Namur on 15 April 2020.
Agent du Patrimoine en Péril, le groupe pour la défense des agents de l'Agence wallonne du Patrimoine (AWaP)
In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.
Europe remains by far the leader in the global trade of pharmaceuticals.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe's vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
Still from the film
Dreams by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.
Nevada’s six Democratic electors sign their official ballots in December 2016.
AP Photo/Scott Sonner
There are many more ways to elect a president than the US method – and several alternatives beyond the popular vote.
And you, do you apply the #stayhome principle that is displayed everywhere on social networks?
Involving family and friends in decisions or rethinking the meaning of "getting back to normal" helps protect against cognitive bias and its harmful consequences.
Nude in Bathtub (
Grand nu à la Baignoire), 1940-1946, is part of a series of paintings Bonnard made of his wife, Marthe, bathing.
An art historian uncovers the truth about Marthe Bonnard, for decades labelled as a jealous recluse with a neurotic need to bathe.
Smiling schoolboys reveal their missing teeth.
Anthony Asael/Art in All of Us /Contributor via Getty Images
During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
A nearly deserted street in the city of Nice, France, on May 6, the 51st day of lockdown there. Europe’s method of reopening is markedly different from the U.S. plan.
Getty Images / Valery Hache
As the US prepares to reopen from weeks of social distancing, it’s worth noting what other countries are doing.
A cashier works wearing a face mask in a supermarket on April 15, 2020 near Lyon.
In addition to the elderly and health workers, those holding front-line jobs are particularly exposed. Infection risk and aggravating co-morbidities could compound social inequalities in time of crisis.
Individuals of the European robin tend to be slightly larger in northern France than in the south.
Climate change is affecting our planet's biodiversity, yet some species can find ways to adapt. Using citizen-science data, a French research team is studying how birds adjust to local heat levels.
After a change in the law which criminalises the purchase of sexual services, the French government is willing to help only those who wish to exit prostitution for good.
Get used to it.
Rumours of the collapse of the cryptoworld have been much exaggerated.