EU: sharp disinformation tool

Brussels 24.10.2022 “It’s been eight months since Russia launched its full-scale aggression against Ukraine. Already a year ago, in autumn last year, the military build-up became obvious, as were efforts to lay the ground for the aggression in the information space” reads the announcement of the European External Action Service (EEAS) at launch of a…

Ukraine language law against minorities

Ukrainian parliament – Verkhovna Rada – adopted the law “Providing the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the official one,” which discriminates all the other languages in the country. This decision was backed by 278 MPs. Expect another round of Hungarian-Ukrainian diplomatic tensions as Ukraine’s parliament adopts a new, restrictive & nationalistic language law. It…

Afghan refugee murders a child taken hostage

A knife-wielding assiliant from Afghanistan has taken hostage and lethally injured a 5-year-old boy and wounded his Russian mother in a centre for refugees in the Bavarian municipality of Arnschwang. The carnage unfolded in the shelter on Saturday afternoon, police report. (Photo: police, illustration) Police, who had promptly arrived at the scene, shot dead the…

Kyrgyzstan: new education system

 Birgit Wetzel, OPINON The shock sits deep, even today, seven years later. Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan took the final place in the Pisa test, the students had the worst results from 75 participating countries. That was in 2010. The leaders of the country awoke. They had to do something, but how? “So, this is the main message…