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It is difficult to generate an accurate estimate for the number of children being educated in their home across Europe, but by many accounts, it appears to be a growing number. Education outside the traditional norm of the classroom is well established in the United States, where the U.S. Department of Education estimates that over… » read more

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        By Laurence Wilkinson The ability to disagree well seems to be a quality that is increasingly missing in society today. While we hold up notions such as respect and tolerance as being values that are essential to democratic societies, the reality is that they become meaningless if we cannot agree to… » read more

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By Alexandra Tompson Tensions are high over North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program. With conflict looming, we face an urgent diplomatic and political problem. But also a moral obligation. Disregarding international norms, the world’s most isolated country has to-date staged five nuclear tests, two of them last year. Engagement with North Korea is… » read more

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One person’s choice affects so many others, as Tom Mortier, a teacher in Belgium discovered. He once supported the country’s liberal euthanasia laws for the reasons that many do: it seemed to him if a person wants to end their life, it’s their choice. But one person’s tragic decision changed all that. “My mother had… » read more

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by Alice Neffe In 2017, within only a couple of months, academic freedom has come under pressure in several countries. In Turkey, over 4000 academics have been dismissed, in what some called a ‘Nazi-style’ purge of academia. Controversy has also spurred around the Central European University in Hungary when a law passed in the Hungarian… » read more

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by Adina Portaru Every year on 9 May we celebrate Europe Day. The motto of the European Union (EU) is ‘United in diversity’. This came into use in 2000 and reflects the reality that the EU seeks harmonization and integration in a number of areas while being simultaneously enriched by different cultures, traditions, languages and… » read more

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