Key element to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict

As the relationship with the gas supplier Russia and the Western countries is currently strained, the topic of energy, especially gas from Russia, is becoming a political ball game.

Germany wanting to do something against racism

America and its allies have used 9/11 to wage certain wars, but with their hostilities they have also evoked great fear around the Islamic faith, making many feel threatened by Muslims.
At a time of heightened fear of Muslims, governments must try to allay that fear and stop anti-Islamism. Germany is taking its first steps in this direction.

The abuses of priest make Catholics give up their religion

At the end of last century it bothered people the most that bishops, when they found out about abuses by their priests, did not punish the perpetrator but simply transferred him to another place. In Belgium, there was even a very distinguished bishop who made sexual victims himself and when the courts came after him, he hid in France, where he can still live undisturbed today. Such facts made several Catholics leave their religion.

About declining numbers who declare themselves as religious

Repeated reports of past abuses by church leaders has helped cripple the membership of several churches in recent years.

Greece: humanitarian workers’ lives remain on hold as trial is adjourned #2

In how far can people come to rescue people who are trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe? This is at stake in Greece.
All those who come to the rescue of people at sea must be protected by their own countries and the European Union and must be assured that their rescue duties will not be compromised.

Hippies, a president, a damaged ozone layer and knights

North Dakota In July 2021 the Knights of the Climate Covenant have cleared the first hurdle in becoming a non-profit environmental organisation. From then onwards they are certified as a non-profit corporation in North Dakota. But it is not just an organisation for North Dakotans. They continue to strive to be recognised as a nonprofitContinue reading “Hippies, a president, a damaged ozone layer and knights”

Corona autumn wave

During the week from 9 to 15 October an average of 3,010 new cases of coronavirus were recorded each day. This is a rise of 46% on the previous week. For the first time in more than 5 months the average number of confirmed new infections currently exceeds 3,000.

During the week from 12 to 18 October an average of 73 people with COVID-19 were admitted to Belgian hospitals each day. This is up 29% on the previous week. There are currently 914 COVID-19 patients in Belgian hospitals, a rise of 23% on a week ago. Of those hospitalised 229 are on ICUs, a rise of 16% compared with this time last week.

The number of people with COVID-19 that are dying is up too. During the week from 9 to 15 October an average of 11 people with COVID-19 died in Belgium each day. This is up 29% on the previous week. Since the onset of the pandemic 25,780 people with COVID-19 have died in Belgium.

Ten European nations form energy alliance

Brother Andy Walton in his Weekly World Watch looks at the European Union (EU) which consists of 27 member states, and comments on the breach of contract by the Chinese with France and their stepping into the boat with England and America. Normally the member states have agreed by treaties to share their own sovereigntyContinue reading “Ten European nations form energy alliance”

UK’s supply chain problems because of Brexit

British politicians would not like it to say, but Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said the UK’s supply chain problems have been much more intense than those suffered in the EU because of Brexit. Speaking to the BBC after the G7 meeting in Washington, Le Maire said France was coping better with facing the sameContinue reading “UK’s supply chain problems because of Brexit”

Europe in Transition?

Originally posted on In the Past and the Present:
Click to enlarge image. One would think, looking at this ‘Political’ map from 1990, that the only big change taking place in Europe at this time was the unification of Germany. Note the use of a single colour for that country despite a line separating ‘EAST’…

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