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Is Kurz breaking up EU solidarity over his vaccine politics?

Kurz is creating an Us (Eastern bloc plus Austria) vs. Them (western states like France, Germany) in the EU in his fight for the solidarity clause that should allow for a fairer distribution of vaccine doses to deprivileged countries. The problem: his own country is not actually suffering as much as others. With a vaccine progress of around 15.4% having received the first shot, Austria fares better than Germany, currently at 12.9%, and lies above EU average. So why is he doing this? And what exactly is happening anyway? 

Why turkey’s withdrawal from the istanbul convention is about power politics

In 2020, 409 women were killed in Turkey and dozens of other women were found dead under suspicious circumstances. Since the beginning of this year , already 77 women have suffered the same fate – an unfortunate trend that most probably will continue throughout the upcoming months. These numbers should make everyone queasy, though apparently, they do not have the same effect on Erdogan and his political allies. 

Cosmopolitans or Nationalists? What the Dutch Election Means for Europe

Spanish political scientist Martin Alberdi Rodriguez speaks, as always, about Europe with his frenemies and forbidden lovers Federico Giovannini and Jules Ortjens. The Italian Marxist philosopher and the Dutch local leader of pan-European party Volt rarely agree, except on the fact that we need to be speaking of Europe.

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