How best to combat Islamophobia in Europe?

A conference on the theme “Europe and the Islamic World”, held in Brussels on 14 April 2015 explored difficult issues that have come to the forefront in the public debate in Europe in recent weeks as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. Participants highlighted the important role that Muslim communities in…

Happy Europe Day

9 May is celebrated annually as Europe Day. It marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration that was proposed by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950 and that was to be the foundation for the establishment of what later became the European Union. The Schuman Declaration proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel…

Brussels Conference will contribute to dialogue between Europe and the Islamic World

The Conference “Europe and the Islamic World: there is more that unites us than divides us” will be held in Brussels, on Tuesday 14 April from 09.00-14.30.  It is being organised by LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) and the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Co-operation (ICYF-DC) under the auspices of the United Nations…

LINKS Director addresses European security issues in keynote speech at NATO PA Baku Seminar.

LINKS Executive Director, Dennis Sammut was the keynote speaker at the 86th Rose-Roth Seminar organised by  the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the Azerbaijani capital Baku from 16-18 June 2014. in his speech Dennis Sammut addressed key issues in European security and particularly the impact of the crisis in Ukraine on European security, and more specifically…

Azerbaijan at the crossroads. Unusually frank and open discussion in Brussels on EU-Azerbaijan relations and the way forward.

Officials and experts discuss problems in EU-Azerbaijan relations and the way forward at an unusually frank and open discussion in Brussels. The European Policy Centre in Brussels and the SAM, the Strategic Studies centre under the Presidential Administration in Azerbaijan hosted a round table discussion in Brussels on Tuesday, 4 March 2013 with the theme…

Amazing art project brings graffiti art to Tunisia’s tallest minaret.

French-born Tunisian artist eL Seed is currently suspended 57 meters in the air in an effort to paint Tunisia’s largest graffiti mural on the country’s tallest minaret, located at the Jara Mosque in the south-eastern industrial city of Gabès. Reacting to the recent clashes between religious sects and the art community in Tunisia, the artist embarked…