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Now the ‘still United Kingdom’ problems begin

Now the ‘still United Kingdom’ problems begin

Opinion by Denis MacShane There was a ‘Phew!’ of relief in Brussels as well as London as it became clear that after three centuries of marriage Scotland and England have decided not to divorce. An independent separatist Scotland would have been a nightmare for the EU to accommodate. Could membership continue and Scotland became the 29th […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks

Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks

Ukraine’s government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.The nine-point deal includes setting up a 30 kilometre (19 mile) buffer zone, a ban on overflights of part of eastern Ukraine by military aircraft and the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries on both sides. The agreement was announced at […]

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
President Ma receives Eisenhower Medallion for peace initiative

President Ma receives Eisenhower Medallion for peace initiative

ROC President Ma Ying-jeou was awarded the Eisenhower Medallion on 19  September by US-based People to People International for his efforts in promoting regional peace. “My acceptance of this award in my capacity as president of the ROC represents affirmation of our people’s commitment to the pursuit of peace,” Ma said at a ceremony at […]

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
European Greens’ statement on Scottish independence referendum

European Greens’ statement on Scottish independence referendum

Commenting on the results of the Independence Referendum in Scotland, European Green Party Co-Chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said: “This morning’s (19 September) result is a clear win for the campaign to keep the United Kingdom together, and we respect this decision by the Scottish people. The implications of this result remain to be seen. Going forward, we […]

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Better volcano forecasting boosted by EU funding

Better volcano forecasting boosted by EU funding

Volcanic eruptions are notoriously difficult to predict. With increased seismic activity at Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano, and lava flowing at nearby Holuhraun, experts are carefully monitoring and analyzing large amounts of data being collected from the area. Many Icelandic volcanoes are ice-covered, a factor that often contributes to explosive, ash-rich eruptions similar to Eyjafjallajökull in April […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Statement by President Barroso on results of Scottish referendum

Statement by President Barroso on results of Scottish referendum

“I welcome the decision of the Scottish people to maintain the unity of the United Kingdom. This outcome is good for the united, open and stronger Europe that the European Commission stands for. “The European Commission welcomes the fact that during the debate over the past years, the Scottish government and the Scottish people have […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ukraine: Timeline of events

Ukraine: Timeline of events

While the conflict in Ukraine continues, the country and the EU ratified a bilateral association agreement on 16 September 2014. Read up on all the latest developments in Ukraine with the help of the interactive map below. More information Ukraine top story Interactive map: EU and its closest neighbours Video: Council of the EU on […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced

Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced

Seven nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, chosen by political groups and groups of MEPs, will be presented at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development Committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee on 23 September, at 16h15. The committees will shortlist three finalists on 7 October. The laureate […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Things we learned in plenary: Ukraine, Ebola, jobs, medication

Things we learned in plenary: Ukraine, Ebola, jobs, medication

In a historic vote on Tuesday (16 September), Parliamentarians in Strasbourg and Kiev voted simultaneously to approve the EU–Ukraine association agreement. Closer to home, the EP proposed to increase financial aid for farmers affected by the Russian agricultural import ban and urged the EU to use all possible means to combat the Islamic State. MEPs […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Scotland’s referendum: Statement by Michel Lebrun, president of the European Committee of the Regions

Scotland’s referendum: Statement by Michel Lebrun, president of the European Committee of the Regions

“The European Committee of the Regions does not take any position on the internal arrangements of member states but I would like to congratulate voters in Scotland for the manner in which the debate and vote has been conducted and for the extremely high level of participation. In Europe the Committee of the Regions represents […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Now the ‘still United Kingdom’ problems begin

Now the ‘still United Kingdom’ problems begin

Opinion by Denis MacShane There was a ‘Phew!’ of relief in Brussels as well as London as it became clear that after three centuries of marriage Scotland and England have decided not to divorce. An independent separatist Scotland would have been a nightmare for the EU to accommodate. Could membership continue and Scotland became the 29th […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pak terrorists ‘using natural calamity to fuel hate propaganda against India’

Pak terrorists ‘using natural calamity to fuel hate propaganda against India’

Opinion by Jack Morton At a time when the Indian army and government are leaving no stone unturned in rescuing the civilians in Kashmir from the devastating floods, it is a real shame that the apologists of terrorism based in neighbouring Pakistan are using this tragedy to further their own vested interests. Such vested groups […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ombudsman launches public consultation on TTIP transparency

Ombudsman launches public consultation on TTIP transparency

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has launched a public consultation in relation to the transparency of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. This public consultation takes place in the context of her strategic investigation into TTIP transparency (against the Council and the Commission) which she opened in July 2014. Interested individuals or organizations are […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Scottish referendum: ‘And the winners are…democracy, Europe and devolution’

Scottish referendum: ‘And the winners are…democracy, Europe and devolution’

Commenting on the result of the referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, president of Socialists and Progressives in the Committee of the Regions, paid tribute to the Scottish people.“When has in recent European history the independence of a state been dealt with so peacefully, in full compliance with democracy and […]

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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