German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) reached a deal early on Wednesday on forming a “grand coalition” after wrangling through the night, meaning she should be able to form a government by Christmas.
Two months after Merkel’s landslide election victory and a month after negotiations began, Germany’s two biggest political forces clinched a deal at about 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) that both sides said they could live with.
Marietje Schaake, the EU’s most tech-savvy MEP, writes, “Recently I launched a global campaign against the trade in digital arms from the EU: stopdigitalarms.eu It is unacceptable that EU-made technologies are still exported, deployed and operated by European companies to third countries without oversight.”
Source: Scottish Government From the Introduction: This guide sets out the gains of independence for Scotland ? whichever party is in government ? and this Government?s vision and priorities for action if we are the first government of an independent Scotland. It also explains the process by which Scotland will become
The reporting rate of female rape has increased eight times in the past thirty years, yet the convition rate is still only 7%. New voices are entering the debate over the role of the well known ‘rape myths’ that lie behind these statistics