Far from being the creative legal instrument for bringing alleged war criminals to justice like its supporters have spun it as, this newly created structure is emblematic of the West’s so-called “rules-based order” wherein this collection of countries seeks to unilaterally impose its will onto all others under faux legal pretexts.
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How utterly fitting that it should happen at this time. The Qatar FIFA World Cup is coming to a close, a tournament nakedly bought by a state keen to be a standard bearer, not merely of the Arab world, but the world of shameless sportswashing. Despite being criticised for its […]
Russia is a major world power, and if the EU can attempt to bully it in such a dangerous way, then there’s nothing stopping the bloc from doing the same to comparatively weaker countries. The European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution on Thursday threatening very serious consequence against Russia if […]
The new European Commission has clearly stated its project in the era of US withdrawal: to restore Western Europe’s dominance over the rest of the world from the 16th to the 19th century. To achieve this, it is adopting a trumped-up ideology that uses the vocabulary of its philosophers in the wrong way.
The government’s initiative to sponsor the visit to J&K by a 28-member delegation of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) is a belated step in the right direction. It is a modest step, likely tentative and probably intended to test the waters. The MEPs are reportedly visiting India in […]
Since the European Union has become a super-national structure by the force of Treaties, how can the member-States choose the senior civil servants who are to give them orders? In fact, they are not doing so, but are settling for accepting the choice of NATO, as presented by Germany and France.
Already, a couple of days after the elections, each party is proposing an interpretation of the results which is in their favour. Any objective reading would be bound to annoy one or the other. And yet the figures can not be denied. The powers are preparing for a new Cold War.
The EU citizens, who are supposed to elect their parliament on May 25-26, are getting ready to make the wrong choice. By concentrating on their immediate problems, they are hesitating between several different priorities. If they analysed their history over a long period, they would discover the origins of their social, economic and political problems, and without any doubt, would decide differently.
This year, the European Parliament could face structural changes related to the trends being observed in individual European countries, first and foremost in the countries of ‘Old Europe’. If, in the battle between “Europeans” and “nationalists”, the latter prove victorious, the next European Parliament risks being the most integration-sceptic since 1979.
We are publishing the remarks by Metropolitan Hilarion at the Colloquium on Serious Crisis in Syria, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, November 17, 2013. “We have gathered together today to discuss the most terrible humanitarian disaster of the last decades – the tragedy of the Syrian people. What is happening there today is […]