Over 104,000 cocaine seizures were reported in the EU in 2017, amounting to 140.4 tons. This is double the quantity seized in 2016. "Social media, encryption techniques and darknet marketplaces" are correlated with the increase.
The recent European elections show that many countries in Europe are struggling to contain the rise of far-right populist parties antagonistic towards democracy. In Ireland, however, democracy has a spring in its step.
Last week, the European Parliament elections saw voter participation exceed 50%, a resounding rejection of the corruption-fueled party in power, the Social Democrats Party (PSD). [But] many challenges remain for the people of Romania, far too many of which are exacerbated by corruption.
“This is a huge victory. It is the largest win for farm animal welfare, ever. Not only that, it is the largest coalition that has been brought about in the name of farm animal welfare. We are phenomenally proud of this collaborative effort."