European Commission reveals recovery fund plan | DW News video

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced a plan worth hundreds of billions of euros to help member states bounce back from the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.The plan includes a 500 billion Euro fund proposed by Germany and France based on common EU debt. Von der Leyen said the fund is…

Europe: DIY networking: the path to a more democratic internet — By Panayotis Antoniadis on The Conversation com| Read how the communities are creating independent networks

DIY antennas are often placed in churches for better visibility, longer distance and better quality connections. Freifunk.net, CC BY-SA The refugee crisis has revealed the limitations of the telecommunications market to offer internet connectivity to people in need. As is often the case when the market fails, citizen organisations have stepped in. Freifunk.net, one of…

‘Dialogue for the future’–Even in Donald Trump as the president, the Transatlantic Climate Bridge will be championing sustainable climate and energy policies says Deutschland de

There could admittedly be a better basis for transatlantic dialogue on CLIMATE issues. Indeed, in the person of Donald Trump a candidate was elected US president who has repeatedly sided with the CLIMATE-change sceptics. Doubts on CLIMATE change and the need for a transition to renewable energy sources have also been expressed by countless other…

Afghanistan: A step forward for civil society — By Maiwand Rahyab on BAAG Org UK

Director of new initiative AICS explains some of the challenges faced by Afghan civil society A strong, credible and proactive civil society in Afghanistan is critical for the country to continue its journey toward becoming a just, democratic and prosperous nation. To date, civil society’s contribution to the development of Afghanistan is unquestionable. Afghanistan’s key…