Macron and Merkel Discuss Significant Changes to Schengen

Berlin and Paris want stricter controls on the flow of migrants. They will have to come up with a new regime for the Schengen area by November 1st in order to get them.

Macron and Merkel Discuss Significant Changes to Schengen

France, with the support of Germany, has a plan to rewrite the Euro-area Schengen area rules. Because the current exceptions granted by Brussels for ‘temporary controls in exceptional circumstances’ expire in November and can no longer be renewed, time is of the essence. Paris and Berlin – plus the other countries that are ready to support […]

EU pushing ahead in support of open science

EU pushing ahead in support of open science

April saw lots of activity on the open science front in the European Union. On April 19, the European Commission officially announced its plans to create an “Open Science Cloud”. Accompanying this initiative, the Commission stated it will require that scientific data produced by projects under Horizon 2020(Europe’s €80 billion science funding program) be made openly available by default. […]

What is Fascism in the 21st Century?

What is Fascism in the 21st Century?

This is the first in a regular column where our Editor’s share their personal views on the most recent happenings. A recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher took up the topic of whether or not the administration of Donald Trump is an exercise in modern fascism. Maher said, “Before the election I was […]