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European debate: Should laws target prostitutes or their clients?

CS Monitor, August 7, 2015 Feminist advocates differ on the best way to protect female sex workers. A number of European countries and Canada have passed – or are considering – new laws. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Prostitution is under intense scrutiny in several countries, with feminist-inspired attempts to criminalize [...]

Will Britain leave EU? How lessons from Greece could sway voters.

CS Monitor, August 5, 2015 Horror over the Greek crisis is fueling left-of-center British euroskepticism – for decades largely the preserve of Conservatives. A referendum on the EU has been promised for next year. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON — Euroskepticism in the UK was for decades the preserve of Conservatives, with pro- and anti-EU [...]

In UK, heated debate as migrants’ numbers grow across the Channel

CS Monitor, August 3, 2015 Public support for allowing migrants from Calais to enter is very low. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent KENT, ENGLAND; AND PARIS — Scenes of asylum seekers camped near the French port of Calais trying to enter the UK have ignited a conversation across the English Channel about how welcoming a country [...]

Which country does the most good?

CS Monitor Weekly, April 25, 2015 (dated May 4, 2015) Click here to download PDF

The tragic irony of censoring Queen’s University’s Charlie Hebdo discussion

Little Atoms, April 21, 2015 Censorship by the Vice Chancellor of Queen’s has done far more damage to the university’s reputation than an academic discussion on citizenship after Charlie Hebdo ever could.

How should a country’s ‘goodness’ be measured?

CS Monitor, April 9, 2015 Simon Anholt says we should measure a country’s success through its engagement with the world, and has set up an index to that end. His No. 1? Ireland. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer Jason Walsh, Correspondent BRUSSELS; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Economic indicators in Ireland are finally pointing in [...]

Un-writing history: The ‘right’ to be forgotten

VoxEurop, June 10, 2014 Jason Walsh Google has announced it has taken steps to comply with the EU’s freshly minted ‘right to be forgotten’. Is this a cause for celebration or are history and truth under threat?

Has Europe turned fascist, really?

VoxEurop (formerly PressEurop), May 29, 2014 Europe has voted for fascists. It’s the end of the world as we know it—except it’s not. Jason Walsh

Ireland’s new challenge: ‘brain drain’

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, March 17, 2014 EDUCATED YOUTH ARE LEAVING FOR OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD. By JASON WALSH CORRESPONDENT Click here to download PDF

Briefing: Greece’s Golden Dawn

CS Monitor Weekly, October 16, 2013 What’s behind the rise of this violent, extremist nationalist party?