#Europe agenda: “Big Science and Research Infrastructures in Europe…. “Teacher beheaded by Islamofascists in France…

What are Research Infrastructures and what roles do they play in the European integration process? These and other questions are addressed in recently published book Big Science and Research Infrastructures in Europe, edited by Katharina Cramer and Olof Hallonsten. In this Q&A with Europe of Knowledge blog, they explain origins, key concepts and findings of this book.


Q1: What have been the rationales and origins of this book?

Teacher beheaded in France

A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Oct. 16, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack”.
Pupils who identified Samuel Paty to the attacker before gruesome killing among those investigated.

#CyprusPapers, if the EU passport is for sale

Cyprus has cancelled its controversial “citizenship for investment” programme after an investigation by Aljazeera – called #CyprusPapers – uncovered corruption

Norway is the latest country to accuse Russia of infiltrating its systems. Government officials claim Russian state-sponsored hackers were behind a breach of its parliament‘s email system which was disclosed back in August. “This is a very serious incident, affecting our most important democratic institution,” said Norway Foreign Affairs Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide. “Based on the information the government has, it is our view that Russia is responsible for these activities.” The Russian Embassy in Washington, DC hasn’t yet addressed the allegations, but the Embassy in Oslo has downplayed the claims as “unacceptable” and “destructive for bilateral relations,” CyberScoop notes. Although

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