Smack and Snowflakes

Yesterday I went to public toilets in Belfast and saw what I thought was a bundle of rags in a…

Geopolitics

When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in May 1979, Martin McGuinness promised her a ‘long, hot summer’ … the IRA chief of staff had already identified his target: Lord Mountbatten

Forty years ago today, Martin McGuinness, chief of staff of the IRA since 1978, was on the verge of realising the ambition he had vowed to fulfil when he took command. He had set his sights, he told the army council and GHQ staff, on creating “a liberated zone along the border.” On August 27,…

Human Rights

When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in May 1979, Martin McGuinness promised her a ‘long, hot summer’ … the IRA chief of staff had already identified his target: Lord Mountbatten

Forty years ago today, Martin McGuinness, chief of staff of the IRA since 1978, was on the verge of realising the ambition he had vowed to fulfil when he took command. He had set his sights, he told the army council and GHQ staff, on creating “a liberated zone along the border.” On August 27,…

Tech & Science

Culture

When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in May 1979, Martin McGuinness promised her a ‘long, hot summer’ … the IRA chief of staff had already identified his target: Lord Mountbatten

Forty years ago today, Martin McGuinness, chief of staff of the IRA since 1978, was on the verge of realising the ambition he had vowed to fulfil when he took command. He had set his sights, he told the army council and GHQ staff, on creating “a liberated zone along the border.” On August 27,…

The Huawei case: the EU at a crossroads

Yet, this peculiar approach shall not mislead us in the process of understanding his foreign policy. Trump has a Master Plan, which I dare to summarise as pivot to China. His predecessor approached Asia by reassuring regional allies, by strengthening economic and military cooperation and by avoiding a conflictual relation with China. Indeed, after the…

Health & Welfare

What is it the Falsified Medicine Directive? Is it enough to face the illegal pharmaceutical market?

Every year more and more patients use falsified medicines (FM), and this is not dreadful only for the pharmaceutical sector, but especially for the consumers.  As a matter of fact, FM could have a wrong dosage – either too high or too low – or even can be made with toxic ingredients. According to the…

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, between debates and uncertainties

The European Union member countries have renovated for five years the authorization for using the glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, since years subject of concerns and worries. Years of criticism on the use of the chemical compound in agriculture, considered by many carcinogenic to humans. Even the International Agencies (like the European Food Safety Authority EFSA,…