The Houthi rebels in Yemen announced that they may no longer limit themselves merely to attacking ships in the Red Sea – they might also carry out missile strikes in the Mediterranean. This escalation presents an additional threat for Europe, yet reactions are, for now, minimal in European capitals. The war in Ukraine dominates […]

  The message in today’s media is that the West is heading toward war with Russia. Politicians are now joining in. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, has been very direct on that point. French President Emmanuel Macron has echoed him recently. Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz is petrified of provoking Russia. And Europe […]

  While the climate crisis has long been regarded as a significant threat, prompting trillions of dollars of investment in the green economy, Europe now faces another pressing concern: the threat of war. At the moment, this looming specter originates primarily from Russia, yet the continent is also grappling with challenges emanating from developments and conflicts to its […]

  True education is not about filling the mind with knowledge, but about training it to think. Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835)     TAKE AWAY Though participating 15 year old students must be able to apply their accumulated knowledge to solve problems, the kind of input/output methods used in the PISA Study always have been […]

  2024 began with a significant and necessary movement in Germany. Farmers, backed by other self-employed workers and part of the transportation sector, initiated nationwide protests against the government. They blocked roads, brought hundreds of tractors to Berlin and engaged in various other forms of protest. Germany, being the largest European economy, plays a pivotal […]

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