< 1 mn read Privacy advocates expressed concern over the implications of the proposed legislation to combat the dissemination of child sex abuse material and grooming content. Representatives of the European Commission assert that “Detection orders are limited in time, targeting a specific type of content on a specific service.” The law would also direct app stores to prevent children from downloading apps which were at high risk for solicitation.
5 mn read The German federal election of 2021 ended on September 26. The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) became the majority party with 25.7% of the vote, replacing the Union parties (Christian Democratic Union of Germany and Christian Social Union in Bavaria), which received only 24.1% of the vote. In comparison, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) received 14.7% and 11.5% of the vote, respectively, ranking third and fourth. The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a relatively right-wing party which formerly had 12.6% of the vote, received only 10.5% of the vote this time. After the election, Eat News exclusively interviewed AfD MP Jürgen Braun and asked him some tough questions.
4 mn read The Holyrood election is fast approaching, with less than a week to go until Scots take to the ballot box. The sixth Scottish Parliament elections have been long-awaited, fought with lockdown and distancing between candidates and voters. But this election is more decisive than just seeing whether Nicola Sturgeon can hold onto the reins of power, however; this election may be decisive for the Scottish independence movement too. Eat News spoke to Sir John Curtice, British political scientist, Senior research fellow, and pollster, to learn more about the election and the future for Scotland in the UK.
8 mn read Turkey has succeeded in penetrating the European Union countries after two decades of rule by the Justice and Development Party headed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, due to its dependence on the demographic weight of its extended communities in the continent, the large financial capabilities of this community, as well as on its allies from Islamic groups with a historical and deep presence in the European Union countries. And this is through political and religious networks and pressure groups that the Turkish state has established over the years. What are the manifestations of this breakthrough, its nature and the objectives that Ankara wants to achieve through it, and the European reaction to these policies and its future prospects in light of a growing European “awakening” against political Islam and its supporters.