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Nearly 15 months of missed birthdays, baby showers, family reunions & weddings have taken its toll on people, and now th...
05/03/2021
Nonessential Travel to Return this Summer as Vaccine Certificates Created

Nearly 15 months of missed birthdays, baby showers, family reunions & weddings have taken its toll on people, and now they’re planning to travel with a vengeance. Editor Emmy Freedman wrote about "revenge travel," and what that means as borders reopen.
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/05/03/nonessential-travel-to-return-this-summer-as-vaccine-certificates-created/

Photo: Travel may surge this summer as borders reopen. credit: As COVID-19 cases plummet in some parts of the world, 2021 is shaping up to be a hot vaccinated girl summer. The European Union announ…

Air superiority has come to be understood as a requisite for military success. But as China, Russia and the US update th...
04/27/2021
Metal Under Tension: EU fighter jet fleets are becoming outdated. Is an upgrade necessary?

Air superiority has come to be understood as a requisite for military success. But as China, Russia and the US update their fighter jet fleets, should the EU follow suit? Editor Harrison Kass discusses:
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/27/metal-under-tension-eu-fighter-jet-fleets-are-becoming-outdated-is-an-upgrade-necessary/

Photo Credit: The National Interest. As Russia, China, and America race to develop cutting edge fighter jets, the European Union is starting to feel pressure to invest heavily in its own aero defen…

Ukraine has an ambition plan: vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of the year. Editor Evando Thompson looks at wh...
04/20/2021
Ukraine Continues to Lag Behind its European Counterparts in Vaccine Rollout

Ukraine has an ambition plan: vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of the year. Editor Evando Thompson looks at what's slowing it down compared to other European countries.
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/20/ukraine-continues-to-lag-behind-its-european-counterparts-in-vaccine-rollout/

Photo credit: In Ukraine’s second month of its immunization campaign against COVID-19, it’s attempting to reach an ambitious feat — to vaccinate most of the adult population, 70 percent of the coun…

The French Senate passed two amendments that curb Muslim women's right to wear the hijab. Now, people are taking to Tik ...
04/12/2021
French Amendments Threaten Muslim Women’s Rights

The French Senate passed two amendments that curb Muslim women's right to wear the hijab. Now, people are taking to Tik Tok and other social media platforms to protest. More here from Emmy Freedman:
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/12/french-amendments-threaten-muslim-womens-rights/

Photo: The French Senate has passed two amendments curbing Muslim women’s right to wear a hijab. People around the world are protesting the French Senate’s decision to pass two amendments cur…

In 2017, E.V. Letgers joined the 10 million Americans living abroad and moved to Coimbra, Portugal. Editor Harrison Kass...
04/05/2021
Ramble On: A Conversation with an American Expatriate Living in Portugal

In 2017, E.V. Letgers joined the 10 million Americans living abroad and moved to Coimbra, Portugal. Editor Harrison Kass caught up with her on what life as an ex-pat is like. NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. Read more here: http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/05/ramble-on-a-conversation-with-an-american-expatriate-living-in-portugal/

Photo: E.V. Letgers left the U.S. for Portugal in 2017. Credit: E.V. Legters is an American fiction writer and former English teacher. In 2017, she left America for Coimbra, Portugal. The U.S. Depa…

Last week, Turkey announced it would leave a treaty that intended to curb domestic violence toward women. Now, people ar...
03/29/2021
Turkey’s Exit from Domestic Violence Treaty Fuels National Outrage

Last week, Turkey announced it would leave a treaty that intended to curb domestic violence toward women. Now, people are taking to the streets in Izmir and Istanbul to protest. Editor Evando Thompson discusses what's to come:
http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/29/turkeys-exit-from-domestic-violence-treaty-fuels-national-outrage/

Photo: Protesters in Turkey. Credit: Last week, Turkey announced its withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a fundamental European treaty that aims to prevent and combat domestic violence and oth…

UK PM Boris Johnson and French PM Jean Castex rolled up their sleeves on Friday and got their first jabs of the AstraZen...
03/22/2021
AstraZeneca Vaccine Injections Resume in Most of Europe, Not Yet Approved in U.S.

UK PM Boris Johnson and French PM Jean Castex rolled up their sleeves on Friday and got their first jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine in an effort to restore public confidence in it. Editor Emmy Freedman discusses the implications in this week's article. NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/22/astrazeneca-vaccine-injections-resume-in-most-of-europe-not-yet-approved-in-u-s/

Photo: The AstraZeneca vaccine will now come with a warning label. Credit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French Prime Minister Jean Castex are rolling up their sleeves to receive their first …

After criticizing his home country and Putin, allegations surfaced that Russian-born NY Rangers player Artemi Panarin at...
03/15/2021
Russian Politics Disrupt New York Rangers Season

After criticizing his home country and Putin, allegations surfaced that Russian-born NY Rangers player Artemi Panarin attacked an 18-year-old Latvian woman. However, the timing and nature of the allegations seem suspicious.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/15/russian-politics-disrupt-new-york-rangers-season/

Russian-born Artemi Panarin is easy to root for. He’s got something of an underdog’s persona, which is odd considering he is arguably the best winger in the entire National Hockey League. Maybe the…

This week, we're looking at how progressive politicians in the NYC mayoral race, a small town in Austria and some UK Par...
03/01/2021
Amid Pandemic Job Losses, UBI Gains Traction in NYC and Europe

This week, we're looking at how progressive politicians in the NYC mayoral race, a small town in Austria and some UK Parliament members are adopting some form of a universal basic income into their platforms.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/01/amid-pandemic-job-losses-ubi-gains-traction-in-nyc-and-europe/

As more people continue to struggle due to the coronavirus, politicians in New York City and Europe are incorporating the idea of a universal basic income into their platforms. And with stimulus ch…

Harrison Kass discusses the virulence of cancel culture and how the mob is now taking aim at classic literature greats s...
02/22/2021
“Beat the Bullet: Cancel Culture now targeting classic European literature”

Harrison Kass discusses the virulence of cancel culture and how the mob is now taking aim at classic literature greats such as Homer and Shakespeare, aiming to get them out of high school curriculums.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/22/beat-the-bullet-cancel-culture-now-targeting-classic-european-literature/

Metastasizing further and further into our daily lives, cancel culture has become a governing force throughout entertainment, business, politics and journalism. Constantly guarding against a deviat…

Evando Thompson looks at how Estonian citizens use e-cards to sign up for and receive vaccines, thus streamlining a proc...
02/15/2021
How The UK’s Vaccine Strategists Can Learn From Estonia

Evando Thompson looks at how Estonian citizens use e-cards to sign up for and receive vaccines, thus streamlining a process that has proven difficult elsewhere, such as the UK, which could benefit from an online ID system such as Estonia’s.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/15/how-the-uks-vaccine-
strategists-can-learn-from-estonia/

No country in Europe boasts a higher vaccination rate for COVID-19 than the United Kingdom, as the political union has 21 vaccine doses per 100 people currently. The UK also ranks second in the wor…

Many NYC students haven't stepped foot in a classroom in nearly a year, but that's not the case in England and Germany. ...
02/09/2021
NYC School Reopening Plans More Inconsistent than Those in England and Germany

Many NYC students haven't stepped foot in a classroom in nearly a year, but that's not the case in England and Germany. Read more about how the countries have handled school reopening plans: https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/08/nyc-school-reopening-plans-more-inconsistent-than-those-in-england-and-germany/

Many New York City Public Schools students have not stepped foot inside a classroom for nearly a year, even as people continue to workout indoors and shop in stores. But across the Atlantic, Europe…

Editor Susanne Schweitzer lists the most festive European Christmas markets, and which ones you can still enjoy in-perso...
12/07/2020
Love at Frost Sight

Editor Susanne Schweitzer lists the most festive European Christmas markets, and which ones you can still enjoy in-person this year. Though the coronavirus pandemic has halted many celebrations, there’s still joy to be found in reminiscing on past ones.

http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2020/12/07/love-at-frost-sight/

Must-See Christmas Markets in Europe and Their Fate in 2020

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as Biden's special presidential envoy for climate, and he's going to hav...
11/30/2020
John Kerry’s Role in Biden Cabinet Expected to Improve EU-US Relations

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as Biden's special presidential envoy for climate, and he's going to have to work hard to regain the trust of the international community after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. But thanks to his past accomplishments in negotiating and signing the agreement in 2016, Kerry is up to the task.

http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2020/11/30/john-kerrys-role-in-biden-cabinet-expected-to-improve-eu-us-relations/

The former Secretary of State must use his diplomatic ties to prove the U.S.’s commitment to Paris climate agreement

Germans stayed up all night, gambled on the outcome, and awaited the results of one of the most divisive elections in mo...
11/23/2020
The Breaking of a New Dawn: Trump Loss Expected to Improve US-German Relations

Germans stayed up all night, gambled on the outcome, and awaited the results of one of the most divisive elections in modern American History. What could a Biden presidency mean for the relationship between the two countries? Assistant Editor Evando Thompson tells us why Biden's win is the result Germany hoped for:

The Biden win of the 2020 US Presidential Election capped off one of the most turbulent election seasons in recent American history. An event that saw ballots being counted a week after Election Da…

While the world anxiously awaited the US 2020 presidential election results, Editor Susanne Schweitzer looked into the s...
11/07/2020
“Either You Decide, or the Virus Is Going to Decide For You”

While the world anxiously awaited the US 2020 presidential election results, Editor Susanne Schweitzer looked into the second COVID-19 lockdowns being enforced in many European countries.

http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2020/11/07/either-you-decide-or-the-virus-is-going-to-decide-for-you/

In the midst of the US election, the US has seen its highest daily number of cases, while European countries are enforcing second lockdowns.

In the heat of election season and turmoil in Eastern Europe, assistant editor Evando Thompson shows why a Georgian elec...
10/13/2020
With Pivotal October Election, Georgia Seems to be on the Verge of a New Democracy

In the heat of election season and turmoil in Eastern Europe, assistant editor Evando Thompson shows why a Georgian election should matter to Americans. This past week, Thompson interviewed the moderator of a panel discussion hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute on the significance of the Georgian election. Read about the potential reshaping of Georgia's democracy here:
http://nyta.us/2020/10/12/with-pivotal-october-election-georgia-seems-to-be-on-the-verge-of-a-new-democracy/

From massively rigged elections to surges of disinformation on social media, this election season is one to pay attention to — not only in America but also in countries across Europe.  The Rep…

In this episode of our podcast series Jet Lag, editor-in-chief Susanne Schweitzer looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has...
09/24/2020
Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 2 – COVID-19 and the EU’s Political Landscape

In this episode of our podcast series Jet Lag, editor-in-chief Susanne Schweitzer looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has been reshaping Europe’s political landscape. Joining the discussion is Christian Martin, the Max Weber Visiting Chair in German and European Studies at NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean studies. He was with us in mid-April and helps assess how the situation has shifted over the last few months.

http://nyta.us/2020/09/23/jet-lag-season-3-episode-2-covid-19-and-the-eus-political-landscape/

Jet Lag Season 3, Episode 2 – COVID-19 and the EU’s Political Landscape (Produced by Susanne Schweitzer with Harrison Kass as host) (Photo Credit: Pixabay) In this episode of Jet Lag, w…

The NYTA is back from its summer break! We're starting off our new Jet Lag podcast season with an episode on the current...
09/08/2020
Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 1 — Debate within the European S*x Industry

The NYTA is back from its summer break! We're starting off our new Jet Lag podcast season with an episode on the current debate within the European s*x industry. Tune in to hear
Zijia Eleanor Song discuss the contentious definition of human trafficking with Anna Zobina, the chair of the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW), and Luca Stevenson, coordinator at the International Committee on the Rights of S*x Workers in Europe (ICRSE).

http://nyta.us/2020/09/04/jet-lag-season-3-episode-1-debate-within-the-european-s*x-industry/

Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 1 — Debate within the European S*x IndustryProduced by Zijia Eleanor Song and Susanne Schweitzer. In this episode, we look at the European commercial s*x industry and dis…

Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have...
03/09/2020
A courageous fight against corruption

Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have died investigating issues that powerful people wanted to keep hidden.

Read more in our latest article about the documentary "Yuri Shchekochikhin: His Life in Words and Deeds."

What one journalist’s life, and death, reveals about press freedom in Russia.

ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!
02/28/2020
The Domino’s Effect

ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!

What is the allure of American fast to Europeans?

With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for r...
02/27/2020
Crossing New Borders, Carrying Old Burdens

With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for refuge in Europe, but the EU doesn't seem to have a plan. Read more on this here:

Migrants find new routes into Europe despite roadblocks

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