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I will need to bribe someone to ride the London Eye for me and take my camera. I would die if I tried.

Happy first day of June, dear readers! 🙂

When you are reading this, I am having a great time in London. I hope you are also having a wonderful weekend, wherever you are in the world. 🙂

Since this post was pre-scheduled on Thursday before I left, I only had time to read half of the usual stuff. So this is it for now, I’ll be back with a proper Sunday Smack next week.

Thank you all for reading, have a great summer! 🙂 

A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe. What Does It Mean?

A great overview of European election results. I am not sure though how much overrated the danger of the expansion of far-right parties in Europe is. In terms of European politics, I’ve never quite understood why anti-EU parties want to get in the European Parliament in the first place. In terms of national politics, well, I think even one person who thinks hating people for their race or origin is the right ideology to follow, is one too many.

Hungary: Court backs former Supreme Court President in “sacking” human rights row

The European Court of Human Rights held in the case of former president of the Hungarian Supreme Court that his removal from office violated several of his rights. All the elements of the – not yet final – judgement are important, let me just cite this one: his dismissal (…) “had been due to the criticism he had publicly expressed of government policy on judicial reform when he was President of the Supreme Court, underlining that the fear of sanction, such as losing judicial office, could have a “chilling effect” on the exercise of freedom of expression and risked discouraging judges from making critical remarks about public institutions or policies”.

Maya Angelou’s Ode to the United Nations

I just had to include this. Rest in peace Maya Angelou.

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