If marriage depended on the exclusion of gay love, then its inclusion fundamentally shakes its core function for patriarchy.
Dubliners celebrating Ireland’s marriage equality referendum. Demotix/ Robin English. All rights reserved. Since its greedy omnipotence in the 1980s, the catholic church in Ireland has been blown into ignominy.
This afternoon I tried to go into the European Parliament. The EU institution that is supposed to represent people like me – citizens of the European Union.
I am not a lobbyist or a journalist or an employee of another EU institution. So I could not get in.
Sixty nine members of Golden Dawn are currently on trial in Greece for serious crimes. Can it really be mere coincidence that so many Golden Dawn members are implicated in such serious and violent offences?
Poles are getting older. By 2050, 33% of Poland’s population will be over 65 years old, and 10% over 80. It reflects a broader trend in the whole Europe: people are living longer. EurActiv Poland reports.
Everything you need to know about Poland’s recent presidential election, at a glance.
The European Commission firmed up its plans for refugee quotas on Wednesday. 40,000 people are to be transferred to other states from Greece and Italy. The opposition of many countries to taking in migrants is selfish, some commentators criticise. Others believe the proposed quotas could overburden smaller countries.
The worst-case scenario for the EU’s future looks increasingly likely: “Grexit” (Greece leaving the eurozone), “Brexit” (the UK leaving the EU), and a Spanish election result that resembles Greece’s. In other words, nearly 60 years of European integration could be undone in the next 18 months.
Ten years ago today, the French voted down the European Constitution Treaty, which was supposed to replace existing EU Treaties and institute key changessuch as the appointment of a EU foreign minister. This was followed by an even stronger ‘No’ in the Netherlands three days later. These ‘No’ votes succeeded where the Danish 1992 ‘No’ to Maastricht and the Irish 2000 ‘No’ to Nice had failed, forcing EU leaders to come-up with a new reform Treaty, the Lisbon Treaty.
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