Women's rights

The #MeToo effect
The fight against harassment, demands for more influential roles in the world of cinema: since Me Too, the movement for women's rights has accelerated. Women no longer want to be silent but denounce the harassment, sexual assault and violence which they are victims of. They want equality with men in their professional lives and in business. With women at the head of the European Commission and of national governments (across the bloc?), Europe is at the forefront of this fight.
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies drive past the Houses of Parliament in London a protest action by fishermen against post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions, which they say could threaten the future of the industry, on January 18, 2021. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies […]

Scottish seafood sector takes Brexit protests to London

Scottish fishermen and seafood exporters rally in central London, parking slogan-bearing lorries near the UK parliament in protest at post-Brexit rules they say are threatening the industry's future
ARCHIV - Ein Fischkutter ist am 28.01.2017 auf der Ostsee vor Warnemünde (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) unterwegs, Möwen begleiten den Kutter bei sonnigem Wetter. Naturschutzbelange gegen Fischfanginteressen: Die jährlichen Verhandlungen zu erlaubten Fischfangmengen in der Nordsee und dem Atlantik sind stets ein knallhartes Ringen. (zu dpa «Von Aalen und Quoten - EU-Minister ringen um Fischfang für 2018» vom 12.12.2017) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Ein Fischkutter ist am 28.01.20 […]

Raab: British fishing industry’s problems will pass

Brexit trade deal stipulates that EU fishing boats must forego some of their fishing rights in British waters.
Scientists at deCODE genetics are seen working in the laboratorium in Reykjavik, Iceland on January 12, 2021. - Scientists in the laboratory of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik work to sequence every single positive sample from those taking Covid-19 tests to determine both its strain and origin, making Iceland one of the world leaders in sequencing SARS-CoV-2. (Photo by Halldor KOLBEINS / AFP)
Scientists at deCODE genetics are seen w […]

Gene-mapping champion Iceland leads the way in Covid sequencing

Iceland has genetically sequenced all its positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, an increasingly vital practice as worrying new strains emerge from Britain and South Africa
A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the transmission of the novel coronavirus walks past a store in Dublin on October 21, 2020 as Ireland prepares to enter a second national lockdown to stem the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19. - Millions of people in Ireland were getting set for a second national lockdown on October 21, the first European country to take the drastic step as the continent battles a persistent surge in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)
A woman wearing a face mask as a precaut […]

How Ireland became ‘most infectious’ coronavirus country

In the midst of a third wave of coronavirus infections, Ireland now holds the unhappy title of the nation with the highest transmission rate in the world.
North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier and candidate as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Armin Laschet delivers a speech on the second day of the party's 33rd congress held online because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Berlin on January 16, 2021. - Germany's conservative CDU party will elect a new leader on on January 16, 2021, in a key vote kicking off the race for Germany's top job as a deadly pandemic roils Europe's biggest economy. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / various sources / AFP)
North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier a […]

Race to succeed Merkel in top job thrown wide open

Armin Laschet may have won a key vote to become the new leader of Germany's conservative CDU party, but his victory has thrown open the question of who will succeed Angela Merkel in the top job
Picture taken and released on August 24, 2016 by the Turkish Presidential Press Service shows then US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking during a press conference at the Turkish Presidential Complex in Ankara. Photo: Kayhan Ozer / Turkish Presidential Press Service / AFP
Picture taken and released on August 24, […]

Facing Biden, Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Erdogan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy
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