Chinese outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Europe NEW
The 5 minutes video created by ESADE business school shows where Chinese capital invested in European and examines the various motivations Chinese companies have for investing overseas. (via the China Observer) Written by Oiwan Lam · comments...
Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship? NEW
“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.
UK Court Revokes Immunity of Bahraini Prince Accused of Torture NEW
Bahrain's Prince Nasser Bin Hamad AlKhalifa, who often travels to Europe for equestrian competitions, was the target of a recent Twitter campaign #torturePrince.
France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists NEW
France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.
It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris NEW
The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.
Non-Japanese Who Stayed in Sendai After 3.11 Earthquake Walk for Recovery NEW
Despite being uncertain of what the future might bring, dozens of non-Japanese people decided to remain in their adopted home of Sendai, a coastal city located in the north of Japan hit by massive tsunami triggered by the earthquake of March 11,...
Newspapers Predict Spain's Conservative Party Will Shelve Their Restrictive Abortion Bill to Save Face in Elections NEW
Spain's abortion bill has met with pushback not only from parties in the opposition but also from within the current governing party's rank and file.
To Go or Not to Go? Scotland Votes on Independence from UK NEW
Twitter and Facebook have been flooded with heated discussions, with the #indyref hashtag mentioned over 2.6 million times just in the past 30 days.
Right to Be Forgotten: With Free Expression Under Threat, Europe Needs a ‘Marco Civil Moment’ NEW
In the second installment in our "right to be forgotten" series, Felix Treguer explains how the new EU rules affect corporations like Google -- and their impact on the public.
Russian Nationalists Grasp at Straws with ‘Scottish Solidarity’ Campaign NEW
Russians' connections between the Scottish and Eastern Ukrainian independence movements are, for the most part, thoroughly imagined, but the fantasy has produced several funny pictures.
Are You a European ‘Expat’ Under 40? ‘Generation E’ Wants to Hear Your Story NEW
"Generation E" is calling for stories of young Europeans who are crossing the imaginary boundaries of the Old Continent to reinvent day-to-day life in another country.
Spain's Alternative Political Party Podemos Is Growing in ‘Circles’ NEW
Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.
EXCLUSIVE: German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators – and Making Millions NEW
Data analyzed by two leading researchers on surveillance and digital security technology suggests the majority of surveillance technologies produced by German companies have been bought and sold under the table.
Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource the Web We Want Festival NEW
Twenty-five years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and gave it to the world. To mark this anniversary, we are building a major new three-part festival at Southbank Centre, where we will ask all kinds of people to share their ideas...
An Election Film Week in Lebanon to Say #NoToExtension of Parliament Term NEW
What better than the seventh art to mobilize? In another effort to push for Elections in Lebanon and prevent an extension of the Parliamentary term #NoToExtension, Lebanese NGO Nahwa Al Muwatiniya (meaning Towards Citizenship) held an &ldqu...
From Liberia to South Korea, West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Is Met With Ignorance and Paranoia NEW
A pub in South Korea posted a notice turning away Africans "due to Ebola virus," and a Nigerian millionaire preacher is offering to cure Ebola patients with his special water.
Scholars and Experts Are Urging the German Government to Rethink Its Unconditional Support of Israel NEW
Due to several anti-Semitic outbursts from some protesters, reporting on Gaza in Germany over the past few weeks has been overshadowed by a debate on anti-Semitism.
Eerie Similarities in Deaths Provoked by Police Brutality in Staten Island and Paris NEW
Garner was a 44 year old African American man who died following an attempted arrest by the NY Police Department. On July 17, 2014, when police officers attempted to arrest Garner, he had broken up a fight. Garner who suffered from asthma was wrestle...
The Internet Never Forgets: Join a Global Conversation on the EU’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ NEW
If the 'Right to be Forgotten' were implemented in your country, would it threaten the public interest? Global Voices editors are asking experts worldwide for their thoughts on the issue.