Nepal earthquake: Should we pay more attention to building of earthquake resistant constructions?

One way to manage the risk is to build earthquake resistant constructions, but it is limited by the economic conditions. So would you say that maybe also international community should pay more attention to it and perhaps help to build earthquake resistant constructions in the most risky areas? Read few comments.

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Nepal earthquake: Are we listening to science?

Nepal’s earthquake was not unexpected from the scientific point of view. So what to do about it in your opinion, how to attract attention to what scientists are saying, maybe also to avoid future tragedies? Read few comments.

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From the West to the East: Europe’s industry is moving. Any impact?

NYT writes that Europe’s industrial heartland originally stretching stretching from Manchester to Milan has moved eastward. How do you perceive this shift, does it have some real economical and political impact on Europe in you opinion? Read few comments.

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Mediterranean migrants crisis: Also a military solution?

Italy has mentioned few times that Europe must strike the traffickers, destroying their boats. And Rome even mentioned international military or police operation. The EU has announced it is the plan to capture and destroy the smugglers vessels before they can be used. Would you say it might help, or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.

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Cyberspace: Privacy is under threat. But do we know what we want?

In your opinion, in the current info age how thick or thin is the line between probably the justifiable collection of some data by governments and the disproportionate mass surveillance? Read few comments.

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Why should ‘we’ care? Because the tragedies in the Mediterranean are the the tip of the iceberg

Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Lancaster University Aristotle Kallis writes.

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Catastrophic tragedy in the Mediterranean. How should the EU react?

After another catastrophic tragedy in the Mediterranean the questions are (again) what should the EU do. So what is your opinion on this, if I may ask. But maybe more from the external point of view. How much should we care about what is going (conflicts, economic instability) in the EU neighborhood? And what can we do about this? Read few comments.

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