During a pandemic, vaccines become the most valuable commodity, allowing the countries and entities that develop and produce them to gain significant political influence at the regional or global level. When looking at the “spheres of expansions” of the types of vaccines, it is notable that although most of the biggest pharmaceutical companies are based in either the United States or Europe, Western companies seem to have been caught off guard by some of their competitors, especially those from China and Russia. Continue Reading
by Adrian Bazavan (PhD candidate in artificial intelligence, based in Beijing)
The new “nuclear race” is the race to reach a critical A.I. level, also called the technological singularity, which is likely to secure world supremacy to the power who reaches it first.
During the 19th century, Europe opened a new era for humanity by leading the Industrial Revolution. Continue Reading
A SPECULATIVE FICTION NOVEL BY GIUSEPPE PORCARO
Could you one day sway the fate of all European citizens with a simple swipe on your phone? At a crucial time when regulating the cyberspace has become a priority for European States and institutions alike, one cannot ignore the rise of algorithms in our daily lives. VoteWatch is happy to recommend Guiseppe Porcaro’s first book Disco Sour. Continue Reading
By Sean McLaughlin
The few British Europhiles are looking for every chance to say ‘I told you so’. Yet, a sober assessment tells us that Brexit may well have some positive affects and opportunities.
Information and Euroscepticism
For decades, Euroscepticism has been a prominent movement in the UK with only hypothetical premises. These premises are now real and Brexit is playing out. Continue Reading
VoteWatch has received this call for action from the European Doctors, which we believe it is worth passing on to our readers.
(if you also have a message for our EU citizens and decision-makers that follow our website, feel free to contact us at [email protected]).
CPME statement on cooperation in the European Union
The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) represents National Medical Associations across Europe. Continue Reading
The EP adopted a resolution welcoming the Minsk ceasefire agreement and criticising its violation by Russian troops and separatists. The resolution also strongly condemns the Russian Federation for conducting a “hybrid war” against Ukraine and calls on Russia to withdraw all its military forces from the country.
The text reiterates EU’s commitment to the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and that the international community will not recognize the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. Continue Reading