the official online magazine of LYMEC


Last month, Serbia was in mourning after two events that count amongst the worst tragedies in the country's modern history. Over two consecutive days, the country experienced a pair of mass shootings that claimed the lives of 18 people. The first shooti...

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June 07 2023

Stakes and Turkiye A hundred years ago, in 1923, the Peace Treaty of Lausanne was signed, paving the way for the international recognition of the sovereignty of the new Republic of Turkey as a successor state to the Ottoman Empire.  Nearly a century lat...

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June 01 2023

While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to hesitate on whether to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the Olympics and Paralympics in Paris in 2024, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a ...

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May 25 2023

For many years since Ukraine restored its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the country was perceived as a state not willing to support its LGBTQ+ community - much as had been the case in the times of the USSR. During that time, adult males wh...

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May 17 2023

Consider the France protests.  Popular insurrection spurred into reality due to President Macron’s decision to raise the pension age to at least 64, from the previous age of 62. Most would probably agree that such a change would likely not haul the peop...

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May 12 2023

Since its independence in 1948, the state of Israel has sought to position itself based on principles of democratic values, with a strong High Court and respect for minority rights. Across the 75 years of its existence, its political landscape has been ...

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April 25 2023