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The EU Voting System how it works

In England, Scotland and Wales the voting system for the European elections is the d'Hondt system of proportional representation - regional closed list. In Northern Ireland the system is Single Transferable Vote. Since...

Leaders Are Failing Human Rights. I Know Because I Was in Charge of It.

I spent four years defending human rights at the U.N. — and they’ve never been more at risk. PGNlbnRlcj48aWZyYW1lIHRpdGxlPSJOZXcgWW9yayBUaW1lcyBWaWRlbyAtIEVtYmVkIFBsYXllciIgd2lkdGg9IjQ4MCIgaGVpZ2h0PSIzMjEiIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIiBzY3JvbGxpbmc9Im5vIiBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW49InRydWUiIG1hcmdpbmhlaWdodD0iMCIgbWFyZ2lud2lkdGg9IjAiIGlkPSJueXRfdmlkZW9fcGxheWVyIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm55dGltZXMuY29tL3ZpZGVvL3BsYXllcnMvb2Zmc2l0ZS9pbmRleC5odG1sP3ZpZGVvSWQ9MTAwMDAwMDA2MzA2MTQzIj48L2lmcmFtZT48L2NlbnRlcj4= In the video Op-Ed above, a former...

ECJ: multinationals before citizens

ECJ backing of ‘investment courts’ places multinationals above citizens The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has concluded that including a so-called Investment Court System in...



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