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Comparing Sweden’s Covid19 testing with other countries in Europe

Comparing Sweden’s Covid19 testing with other countries in Europe

What follow is an intervention by the Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, Sam Rainsy, interim president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the main Cambodian opposition party, published on April 23 in The Brussels Times. Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been unusual. To date the country has avoided confinement, with

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More democracy, ecology and transparency to tackle COVID-19: a live streaming debate with Italian Senator Rampi and German MP Schwabe

More democracy, ecology and transparency to tackle COVID-19: a live streaming debate with Italian Senator Rampi and German MP Schwabe

The COVID-19 emergency has changed the vocabulary and the priorities of national and international politics. Terms like “quarantine”, “social distancing” or “pandemic” have now become part of our daily wordbook. However, there is still a need to familiarise ourselves with other equally important terms such as “unity” and “solidarity”, which are distinctive traits of the Council of Europe and the

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ISGAP: Merton College High Level Webinar on Understanding and Combating Antisemitism

ISGAP: Merton College High Level Webinar on Understanding and Combating Antisemitism

On 30th March 2020, our President Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata will participate in a web seminar organized by the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism (ISGAP) at the Oxford Merton College on combating antisemitism. The meeting is a High Level Workshop For Government Civil Servants And Policy Experts On Understanding And Combating Antisemitism: Strategies And Best Practices. WELCOME AND

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Appeal: Taiwan must join WHO as soon as possible

Appeal: Taiwan must join WHO as soon as possible

André Gattolin, a French Senator and a Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, has launched an appeal to ask that Taiwan be admitted as a member of the World Health Organization in light of its effort to timely face the threat posed by the spread of the new coronavirus. The Global Committee fully

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How Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemic

How Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemic

Taiwan’s Initial Success Is a Model for the Rest of the World. By Jaron Lanier and E. Glen Weyl for Foreign Affairs The spread of the novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic have provided a powerful test of social and governance systems. Neither of the world’s two leading powers, China and the United States, has been particularly distinguished in

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South Korea shows that democracies can succeed against the coronavirus

South Korea shows that democracies can succeed against the coronavirus

Some commentators are arguing that China’s coronavirus response attests to the superiority of its authoritarian brand of governance and crisis management. In reality, it turns out that democracies are better suited to protect public health — at least, when they take advantage of their inherent strengths. One country is showing how it’s done: South Korea. “The advantages of the Chinese

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The Digital Dictators. How Technology Strengthens Autocracy

The Digital Dictators. How Technology Strengthens Autocracy

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright for Foreign Affairs. March/April 2020 The Stasi, East Germany’s state security service, may have been one of the most pervasive secret police agencies that ever existed. It was infamous for its capacity to monitor individuals and control information flows. By 1989, it had almost 100,000 regular employees and, according to some accounts, between

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