The EU’s worst paid teachers went on strike one month before the European Parliament elections. Their ongoing protest might have had an impact on the poll results.
- The abstention risk in the Iranian presidential elections was only a spectre and on Friday May 19th voters went to vote en masse
- The very idea to gather them in a country where an authoritarian and intolerant regime is continuously violating the freedom of thought and expression and banning humanities from universities, is a challenge to every reasonable and plausible principle of dialogue, universality and openness. In these conditions, the UNESCO’s initiative is turning into the opposite of what it should be. The list of defections is confirming the warning we sent already last January to the general director of the UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova.