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Debate: Iran's new president: an entrenched hardliner - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 12:31
The ultra-conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi has won the presidential election in Iran. Raisi, the former head of the country's judiciary, had been the clear favourite out of the seven conservative candidates that the country's Guardian Council had allowed to stand for election. Only 48 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots. Raisi has been accused of crimes against humanity by the UN, Amnesty International and others.
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Debate: HDP under attack from all sides in Turkey - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 12:31
Turkey's Constitutional Court has accepted an indictment seeking a ban on the left-wing, pro-Kurdish HDP party, opening the way for a case to close it down. And just last Thursday the party was rocked by an attack on its offices in Izmir in which employee Deniz Poyraz was shot and killed by an ultra-nationalist. A board meeting with 40 people at the same location had been cancelled shortly beforehand.
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Debate: Madrid's shift to the right taking shape - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 12:31
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso of the conservative Partido Popular, who governs with the support of the far-right Vox party, officially began her new term on Saturday. Commentators analyse her first policy announcements after her election victory at the start of May and contemplate, with some apprehension, the prospect of Ayuso aspiring to higher office.
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Debate: What should the new normality look like? - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 12:31
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to fall in most European countries, more and more restrictions are being lifted. But the political will to go beyond the old normality is lacking, some commentators complain. A missed opportunity and risky to boot, they say.
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Catalysing collaborative efforts for healthy people on a healthy planet [Promoted content] - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 12:00
Human health and environmental health are inextricably linked. Healthy people need a healthy planet.
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The Twin Transition: How can Green Growth and Digital Transformation go hand in hand to drive Europe’s recovery? - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 10:21
The European Commission states that “Europe must leverage the potential of digital transformation, which is a key enabler for reaching the Green Deal objectives.”
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Article - Coming up: journalism prize, climate law, funds for regions

European Parliament - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:08
MEPs will vote on a new EU climate law and approve funds to help poorer regions during the plenary session on 23-24 June.

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