Visual arts
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(Mona Lisa (Gioconda), de Leonardo da Vinci cea mai populară lucrare de artă în spațiul occidental.) Visual arts are a class of art forms, including painting, sculpture, film, photography, and others, arts focusing on the creation of works mainly in … Read More

Valentine’s Day or Dragobete?
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Dragobete, in the Romanian traditions, is the son of Baba Dochia and is celebrated on February 24th as a day of love, just like Valentine’s Day, this day being identified with the awakening of all the living creatures with the … Read More

FRANCOIS BOUCHER – Vulcan presenting arms to Venus for Aeneas
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VULCAN PRESENTING TO VENUS THE FORGED ARMS FOR AENEAS BOUCHER, affirms Nécrologe of 1771, “possessed to a greater degree all the great parts of the art of painting, and could have tried and distinguished himself in all genres; but, borned … Read More

Photo album: London
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London, south-east of Britain, is the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. Long time the capital of the British Empire, it is always the political center and the seat of the Commonwealth. Founded 2000 years ago almost by … Read More

The objects of the traditional African art
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(White Lady (4000 BC), rock painting, Namibia) Traditional African art, also known as the Negro art, is subdivided into a multitude of local arts. Since international museums have long neglected African art, most of the masterpieces are in the hands … Read More

Voltaire: How Candide was brought up in a beautiful castle, and how he was expelled from it
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There was in Vestphalia, in the castle of the Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh, a young lad to whom nature had given the sweetest manners. His physiology betrayed his spirit. He had a fairly straightforward judgment, with the simplest mind; it is, … Read More

Romanian road hauliers accuse the European Commission of favoring Western countries
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The National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania (UNTR) states that the European Commission applies a double standard in the interpretation of Regulation 561/2006 on the right of truck drivers to spend their weekly rest in the cabs, depending on … Read More

US improve Europe’s defense system on the Eastern flank
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Trump intends to increase with 40% the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) budget, a program initiated in 2014 by the United States to ensure Europe’s security, especially the Eastern flank of NATO. The budget of the program increased from an initial … Read More

European Union: Lower VAT on e-books, bringing them into line with printed books
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EU citizens could pay less for e-books after plans to allow member states to reduce VAT on e-publications were backed in committee on Wednesday. An EU Commission proposal to enable member states to charge a reduced rate of VAT on … Read More

European Commission fines Facebook €110 million for misleading information about WhatsApp takeover
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The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission’s 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Today’s decision … Read More

EU: sanctions for Hungary and triggering Article 7 for violation of human rights
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The situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of the procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, MEPs say in a resolution adopted on Wednesday. MEPs see serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy Controversial laws must be suspended … Read More

Social media today
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Past year was marked by the supremacy of Facebook, with almost 2 billion members, and his older or newer acquisitions (WhatsApp and Messenger with more than 1,2 billion users each one, and Instagram with more than 200 millions daily users) … Read More

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