30th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union

Mon 27/12/2021

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union. On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union, declaring the office extinct and dissolving the Union of […]

European Culture: Aranjuez

Wed 22/12/2021

What’s special about Europe and Aranjuez? I would say that culture is the most distinguishing aspect of Europe. And Aranjuez certainly has pride of place among the cultural highlights of Europe. A royal summer palace […]

The Daily Miracle

Sun 19/12/2021

Quote of the day:”…phrase used by The New York Times to describe the process of reporting, writing, editing, and, especially, printing and distributing its print product: “the daily miracle.” Your quotidian copy of the newspaper […]

Polish parliament targets TVN with media law

Sat 18/12/2021

On Friday 17th December, the Polish ruling party PiS unexpectedly passed legislation restricting press freedom, targeting the independent TV channel TVN, owned by the US company Discovery. The law is designed to compel Discovery to […]

Human Rights day 2021

Fri 10/12/2021

The Human Rights day is an opportunity to celebrate achievements in the field, as we’ve made considerable progress since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10th […]

I bet you’ve never heard about the U3A?

Fri 10/12/2021

Can you think of a grassroots, volunteer driven movement, with great social relevance? I bet that, if you are under 60 years of age, you will not think of the U3A. Only a few years […]