Inzko’s Law in Bosnia

By Predrag Zvijerac (RFE) – The outgoing international high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina has imposed amendments to Bosnia’s Criminal Code that prohibit and punish the denial of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, drawing an angry reaction from Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik who again called for the dissolution of the Balkan country.
The changes to the country’s [...]

Bosnia Worst in Balkans

By Dragana Erjavec (Radio Free Europe – RFE) SARAJEVO — Bosnia-Herzegovina has dug itself into a COVID-19 hole. Enfeebled politically and administratively, it was already knee-deep in trouble before the coronavirus pandemic hit the country hard — it has the third-highest per capita death rate in the world after Peru and Hungary.
But now it is slipping [...]


By John J. Metzler - European majorities seem troubled and deeply disillusioned over the ongoing COVID pandemic, which has turned into a crisis of confidence in the European Union, and equally stirred lingering doubts about the United States as a partner and ally.  
This gloomy assessment is reflected in a current poll which “finds that confidence [...]

Overtime Contra COVID

By Louisa Wright (DW) - Healthcare workers and scientists are working overtime to curb the spread of COVID. But are their efforts costing them their own mental health? For more than a year, scientists and healthcare workers have been working around the clock to stop people dying from COVID-19. Pressed to produce results as fast as possible, [...]

Digital Health Wallet

WebPublicaPress (New York / Istanbul) – National flag carrier Turkish Airlines has begun trials of a digital health wallet app to facilitate the passenger experience amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported .
Through the IATA Travel Pass, “Turkish Airlines passengers will be able to create a digital passport, receive test and vaccination certificates, and verify that they possess the sufficient [...]

UK Prince of Steadfastness

By John J. Metzler - A page has turned on the House of Windsor. Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at 99 just short of his hundredth birthday. The long serving consort to the Queen has lived a notable and indeed remarkable, if sometimes controversial life.  The Queen (94) described Philip, her husband of 73 [...]

COVAX Late in Europe

WebPublicPress (New York) – While showing signs of inefficiency in some parts of Europe, putting bureaucratic protocol at the forefront even in the age of emergency measures required by the pandemic situation – COVAX seems to be fast enough in Africa.
UNICEF has announced that Rwanda is all set to receive 102,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech [...]

Switzerland for E-Comm.

WebPublicaPress (UNITED NATIONS) New York/Geneva -– Europe remains by far the most prepared region for e-commerce, according to UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2020, but wide gaps with countries with the lowest level of readiness need to be addressed by tackling weaknesses in those nations to spread the benefits of digital transformation to more people.
For the [...]

Vaccine Gap Deepens

WebPublicaPress (New York) – Despite issues in deliveries and the sluggish vaccine rollout, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen says the bloc “made good progress” with its inoculation drive, DW (Deutsche Welle) reported. And, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen defended the EU’s vaccination record on Sunday and doubled down on ambitious inoculation targets.
“We want to have vaccinated [...]

New Davos on New Jobs

By Nik Martin (DW) - The digital and automation revolution has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. Business leaders at the virtual World Economic Forum are grappling with what to do about the millions left jobless.

The Davos forum warned global unemployment will remain high without major investment in education and skills upgrading

Around 150 million people in developing [...]

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