Society

Support women’s rights!

A little test: who among you is familiar with situations in which formal power is distributed differently than the official rules say it is? For example, at a company or in a society in which some people are more powerful than purely according to what is on paper in statutes or job descriptions, while others…

Read More
Europe

Tax Swamps and the Fight Against Terrorism

The EU Parliament has just accepted a report in which a key to the combatting of terrorism is identified: financing. To combat terrorism effectively, the financial sources of the terrorist organisations must be cut. All major data leaks in recent times, whether it is the Russian money laundering machine or the Panama Papers, show that…

Read More
Europe

The Brexit-Compromise

Juncker and May must go on, the Brexit clock is ticking. And they do not have a solution to the question of the Ireland border, so they find a compromise: “We describe the problem and list what the solution must contain”. Without having the solution. I do not want to be cynical. They must really…

Read More
Europe

The Greens vs. EFSA, Germany, Monsanto and Cheminova

Why Germany, Monsanto and Cheminova are now bringing secret studies to court and what that has to do with the glyphosate investigation committee. Up until now, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied access to studies that they use for the evaluation of glyphosate. One of their arguments against the WHO study result (glyphosate…

Read More
EuropeFeatured

The Blacklist of Tax Swamps

17 states have ended up on the so-called “blacklist of tax swamps”. According to rumour, yesterday it was still 25 countries, then 20 and today just 17 remain. Behind the scenes there was tough lobbying so that certain countries wouldn’t be listed. Not a single one of the overseas territories of Great Britain, such as…

Read More
Europe

Brexit and the Northern-Ireland-Border

The Brexit plans and negotiations of the Brits are so unprofessional and implausible that one cannot stop shaking one’s head. For example, there is the question of the Northern Ireland border. The majority of the two million northern Irish do not want to be cut off from the Republic of Ireland. They therefore want the…

Read More
Society

About Grading.

There is an interesting finding from behavioural economy on the subject of “strict evaluations” and it does not apply to students but to teachers and parents. It was discovered during the training of pilots. The trainers were of the opinion that reprimand works better than praise. They discovered repeatedly over the years when training landing…

Read More
Europe

They muck us around

Black-blue is doing a cashing-up and is “dismayed” to find a budget deficit. We will “be forced to” save, among employees, students, pensioners, patients and people who need help. And today it was leaked that the European Union is closing a tax loophole with Liechtenstein and AUSTRIA’S GOVERNMENT IS DEMANDING AN EXCEPTION! The agreement says:…

Read More
Society

National Holiday.

EP meeting in Strasbourg, of course we are always talking about the election in Austria. And the people here fit the result as a little piece of the puzzle into a wider European picture: nationalism is returning, no matter whether it is in the form of Orban, Brexit, Kurz or the right thrust of social…

Read More
GreensSociety

Back to the Future – the future of the Greens

Well, I am still far from finished and that is fine. We have prescribed ourselves a lot of talking, questioning and listening. However, it must be done correctly. As a political movement, we should surely not carry out opinion surveys and then implement the most popular answers. We are involved in politics because we want…

Read More