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Ebola in Europe

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WHO’s European director says continent remains at low risk and one of the best prepared places to respond to the infection. Ebola has infected about 7,200 people in west Africa, killing more than 3,400 of them in the largest outbreak of the disease in history. Cases have also been imported into Nigeria, Senegal and the US. […]

When Europe was created.

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Before becoming a real political objective, the idea of uniting Europe was just a dream in the minds of philosophers and visionaries. Victor Hugo, for example, imagined a peaceful ‘United States of Europe’ inspired by humanistic ideals. The dream was shattered by the terrible wars that ravaged the continen during the first half of the 20th century. However, a […]

The European Human Rights system

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Today we’ll focus on the evolution of the European system, with a brief overview of its key institutions and the composition, structure, and functions of the European court. And we’ll also review in brief, some of the Court’s key achievements, and some of the potential risks of its success. Let’s begin with a brief overview of the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights. […]

The birth of Europe

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When and how the international organization creating these association of states was born and became what it is today. It’s evolution has been rather fortuitous because the European Founding Fathers. They did not necessarily foresaw how significant their creature would have become. Let’s make a step back in history. If I ask you, the legacy […]

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