Today is the anniversary of the first fair and democratic elections in Egypt. One year ago Mohamed Morsi, leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and then Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), was running for the presidential elections and won successfully supporting intensely the Egyptian Revolution. After 30 years of severe ruling by… Read More Morsi Presidency in Egypt marks one year today, what went wrong?
The astrophysicist Margherita Hack passed away last night at the hospital Cattinara of Trieste, where she was hospitalized for a week. She had her 91st birthday a few days ago, on June 12th. Hack was famous in the scientific world, but also for her social and political commitment. Hack was the first woman to direct… Read More Pick of the day: the world says goodbye to Margherita Hack
Lately there has been much talk about Google Glass, both in terms of functionality and privacy. These glasses that recall those of the Mountain View giant, lead the users to an augmented reality and allow the wearer to be hyperconnected. Recent news come from the United States where a surgeon, Rafael Grossmann, that works at… Read More Google glass, more innovation at the price of privacy violation
Members of the European Parliament are crucial contributors in the decision-making process of the European Parliament, as they participate in amending proposals of the European Commission, approving texts, electing the President of the Commission, entering international agreements, adopting the EU annual budget, and so on. These are the things we know and hear about MEPs.… Read More Pick of the day: A day at work for an MEP- uncovered?
Recent actions by the Greek Prime Minister, Antonios Samaras, who reshuffled his cabinet, highlight that the road to the exit of the crisis is the main destination that Greek government is obliged to follow, and will not let any factor affect this commitment. Of course, the closure of the state broadcaster ERT, contributed in a… Read More Greek cabinet reform
“There was nothing which was necessarily going to change in the US because you had an African American president …. For Africans, what we need to accept is that we are going to be left to lift ourselves up by our own bootstraps and shouldn’t wait for Obama and others to do that for us.” … Read More Obama in Africa: Too little, too late?
(Photo’s credits to BostonGlobe) For some time now my Facebook news feed has been overwhelmingly devoted to two major uprisings in the world – the protests that started at Gezim Park and proliferated throughout Turkey, and the protests which began in Sao Paulo that are now proliferating throughout Brazil. It is only vaguely coincidental that… Read More World Cup Woes – The Politics of Power and the IMF in Brazil