Europe

  • ESTONIA, THE DIGITAL REPUBLIC

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Tallinn, Estonia – In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop....
  • NORWAY’S WEALTH FUND TO DISINVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    The Troll gas platform off the coast of Norway. The change in strategy will affect 1.2% of the wealth fund’s equity holdings, worth about £5.7bn. Photograph: Marit Hommedal/AP The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages...
  • FAILURE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM TOPPLES FINNISH GOVERNMENT

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Finland’s coalition government resigned on March 7th a month ahead of a general election, saying it could not deliver on a healthcare reform package that is widely seen as crucial to securing long-term government finances. Healthcare...
  • DENMARK SCHOOLS HAVE A WEEK OF SEX (EDUCATION)

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Denmark’s sex education curriculum is among the most progressive in the world, so much so that the sixth week of the school year is dedicated entirely to all things sex and relationships. ‘Sex week’ — a...
  • POPULIST RIGHT REACHES SPAIN

    - Feb 9, 2019
    ALGECIRAS, SPAIN — Germany has Alternative for Germany, France has the National Front, Italy has The League and Spain now has VOX, the latest far-right actor to emerge on Europe’s political scene after an unexpectedly strong...
  • SWEDEN HAS HAD NO GOVERNMENT FOR FOUR MONTHS

    - Jan 9, 2019
    Almost four months from the general election, Sweden still does not have a government and the parties remain divided on key questions. So what happens next? On Friday, the leaders of the centre-left Social Democrats and...
  • NEW SFO BOSS INVESTIGATED HSBC AT SAME TIME AS SECURING A MORTGAGE FROM THE SCANDAL-RIDDLED BANK

    - Jan 7, 2019
    The new SFO director Lisa Osofsky secured a mortgage from HSBC last year at the same time that she was investigating the scandal-ridden bank for money laundering on behalf of the FBI via a UK-based private...
  • UK MANSIONS BOUGHT WITH PROCEEDS FROM RUSSIAN FRAUD

    - Jan 6, 2019
    A £10 million luxury apartment in Knightsbridge and a £22 million sprawling country house on the Wentworth estate in Surrey was bought with the proceeds of a controversial Russian defence contract which is now the subject...
  • FORMER UK SPY CHIEF LOBBIES FOR QATAR

    - Jan 5, 2019
    In March 2015, barely a few weeks after leaving his post as Chief of MI6, Sir John Sawers became a consultant to Qatar Holdings, the primary corporate vehicle for investing in overseas assets by the Qatar...
  • THOUSANDS RALLY TO KEEP SOROS-FOUNDED UNIVERSITY IN HUNGARY

    - Oct 31, 2018
    Thousands rallied in Budapest on Friday October 26th on behalf of a university founded by U.S. financier George Soros which says it is being forced out of Hungary by the nationalist government of Prime Minister Viktor...