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Students of the International School on the Rhine (ISR) working with VR headsets on their digital lessons in Neuss, Germany, 15 December 2017. The school has been operating for a year a pilot program whereby students use VR headsets for classes, foremostly in the natural sciences. Since the start of this school year teachers and students from several grades of the ISR are also working with tables and e-books. Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa
Students of the International School on […]

EU pushes to improve digital competency in member states

European Commission has t adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (r) and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will meet in Brussels, Belgium on 09.01.2018 for bilateral talks. Photo: Wiktor Dabkowski / ZUMA Wire / dpa
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Polish government sticks to guns on justice reform after EU meeting

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have held what officials hailed as a "constructive" meeting amid concerns over the rule of law in Poland.
The Russian blogger and opposition politician Alexei Navalny is standing on 08.02.2017 in court in Kirov (Russia). The Russian opposition Alexei Navalny threatened by a conviction in a controversial criminal case a candidate lock on the presidential election in 2018. The court in the city of Kirov northeast of Moscow sentenced Nawalny on 08.02. He was sentenced to five years' probation and a fine and confirmed his first judgment in 2013. He allegedly stole lumber from a state-owned company on a large scale. On the left sits Nawalny's wife Yulia. Photo: Alexey Kudenko / Sputnik / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
The Russian blogger and opposition polit […]

EU slams Russia for not allowing Navalny to run for president

Alexei Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging Vladimir Putin, has attempted to get his name on the ballot for a March presidential election.