Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Portuguese financial daily last printed edition
Portuguese business daily “Diario Economico” has left the newspaper stands. They have ceased printing its newspaper and became a digital-only publication. The paper has long been going through severe financial difficulties. Its director, Gonçalo Faria de Carvalho, announced the "suspension of the paper edition." The last printed edition is hitting the stands today with a big "thank you" on the...
Nigel Farage: Let's activate article 50.
Nigel Farage wants to speed up the process for leaving the EU. According to the terms of the Lisbon treaty, a country’s referendum is not legally binding. When a Member State decides to withdraw from the EU, it shall notify the European Council of its intention by invoking article 50. David Cameron today made it clear he won’t trigger article...
Jovana Djindjic, daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the first democratically elected Serbian Prime minister, after the fall of the dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Photo by: Government of Serbia.
BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - At first glance, it barely seems newsworthy: a young woman got her university diploma, then started an internship, then got an employment. Amazingly, a story like this one reached headlines in Serbia, causing strong public backlash towards a woman. The problem is: it is not just any woman, but the daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.
Two months ago, newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Ana Brnabic to succeed him as Prime Minister. Many were surprised, and some had great expectations. Serbia got its first female PM in post-communist history, and even more interesting, its first openly gay PM. In a small and conservative country, liberal circles of Serbian society saw this as a success....
"Regional Art Colony” in Sabac, Serbia. Photo by: SWG.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Artists in Serbia have long got accustomed to being a part of some of the many Artist Residency Programs, also known as Art Colonies. Art Colonies are scattered all over the country and have become one of the most popular and supportive ways for artistic production. Serbian Art Colonies have a long history and tradition...
David Cameron at the House of Commons following the EU referendum.
The referendum is not legally binding, so the leaving EU process does not initiate until the prime minister invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. The Lisbon treaty is an international agreement which establishes the constitutional basis of the EU. Today, at the House of Commons, David Cameron made it clear he will not trigger the Article 50, leaving that...
London Eye - How the OECD sees the UK leaving the EU.
April 27 - the OECD published a report analyzing the economic consequences of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union. According to the OECD Policy Paper, the outcome of the referendum to be held on 23 June "would be a major negative shock to the UK economy, with economic fallout in the rest of the OECD, particularly other European countries."...
Euro - Image credits Mick Carvalho
This year's European state of the union was mostly about the migrant crisis. Juncker made it clear Europe will keep accepting and relocating refugees. The European state of the union started in 2009, following the United States state of the union tradition. This year was Juncker's first state of the Union speech which got monopolized by the migrant crisis in...
Birmingham Airport fire trucks sprayed the plane to prevent fire. Photo by: Via News.
A Boeing 737-800 jet flying from the Iceland capital, Reykjavik, to Madrid, Spain, was diverted to Birmingham after a technical problem. According to a recent video of the landing, the left tire seems faulty, most likely reason is that it must have blew on takeoff, possibly damaging the hydraulics. A Birmingham spokesperson has already confirmed, "the D86241 landed safely with...
Sir Henry Havelock statue in Trafalgar Square.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The Charlottesville downing of Robert E Lee’s statue in the United States of America. Evidence that colonial and historical memory in the country is, once again, at the forefront of public scrutiny. For protestors demanding the statue’s removal, Lee represents the racist Confederate defense of the slavery institution in the 19th century. As a slave owner...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
United Kingdom and Euro flag.
The Daily Mail praised it as a “historic” referendum, which frees “Britain from the chains that have bound us to an unelected, unaccountable Brussels for 45 years”, in February of this year. Allister Heath, from The Telegraph, in turn, called on the British government to “believe passionately” in Brexit, saying that the “Battle for Brexit must begin now”....

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