Back to the Future? The Unexpected Return of the Nuclear Debate in Italy

In the magma chamber that is the Italian government, new ebullitions have been occurring in this first half of September. These add up to the already complicated picture of government activity in summer. This time, the noise comes from the declarations of the Minister for the Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani. During a political debate forum, … Continue reading Back to the Future? The Unexpected Return of the Nuclear Debate in Italy

Cults’ Criminal Accountability in the EU Legal Framework

Cults are known as spiritual or religious movements which develop outside of mainstream religions. Over the decades, the term has taken on a negative connotation, since many of these religious groups are often characterized by an extremist and a radicalizing doctrine and have been alleged of crimes against their own adepts, including coercion, sex abuse, … Continue reading Cults’ Criminal Accountability in the EU Legal Framework

Child Marriage Continues to Rage all Over the World

What is Child Marriage? Child Marriage, a deplorable practice of marrying children under the age of 18, remains a worldwide scourge to this day.  Unfortunately, it is a custom that often involves families who either through custom or belief, consider it right. In order to provide a future for their children, they marry them off … Continue reading Child Marriage Continues to Rage all Over the World

A Glass of Shampanskoye- Don’t You Forget About the Tsar

As a new Russian law changing the labelling of French bubblies went into effect last month, one must not forget the real message sent by the Kremlin: Putin is still able to get into Western leaders’ heads. Figure 1:Photograph: Itar-Tass/Alamy To the dismay of oenologists and oenophiles around the world, the Russian government decided to … Continue reading A Glass of Shampanskoye- Don’t You Forget About the Tsar

A Fistful of Votes: the Boredom of the Italian Right-wing Rhetoric on Migration

What a lovely season! Summer! Beaches, sun, holidays. Everything is beautiful during summer. Mainly, if you live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. At least, one of the best, according to the lovely weather, for sure. Albeit we can’t talk about the political climate in the same way. August 3rd, 2021: … Continue reading A Fistful of Votes: the Boredom of the Italian Right-wing Rhetoric on Migration

Liberticidal Media Law Shakes Poland

Poland’s political scenario has recently been shaken by the ruling party's, Law and Justice (PiS), controversial new law on media funding and ownership. In mid-July, Law and Justice MPs submitted to the parliament (Sejm) a bill aimed at amending the existing Broadcasting Act in order to forbid entities from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) … Continue reading Liberticidal Media Law Shakes Poland