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The European Union, including its eastern neighbourhood, the Balkans and Russia

Europe

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Protests in Poland
Amidst a raging pandemic, the Polish government published the decision by the Constitutional Tribunal in October 2020, which makes abortions in the instance of severe and irreversible impairment of the fetus illegal. Unsurprisingly people are on the streets, protest, rebel or decide to organise bottom-up dispersed forms of activism. However, the existence of these movements in themselves is not enough to create a strong counter system for the ruling, right-wing party PiS and thus the question: where is the opposition?
Kaja Kallas
Estonia is the first country in the world that appointed a female president and a female prime minister. Since the previous PM Juri Ratas from the Centre Party (Eesti Keskerakond) resigned after a corruption scandal, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid (Independent) appointed Kaja Kallas from the Reform party (Reformierakond) as the first female to be PM in Estonia. So, what can we expect from the new coalition government that was formed in January?
COVID-19 immunisations begin
A political as much as a health issue, vaccination becomes a by-product of Brexit, puts the EU at odds with developing countries and sees China and India compete in Asia. Inexhaustible disruptor, Covid-19 continues to advance science, in its multiple disciplines. At lightning speed, geopolitics was enriched with a new object of analysis, and the power of a new instrument: the vaccine. A year after the start of the pandemic, the vaccine is the most contested political weapon.
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