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‘China Unlimited’ contest to mark 40 years of China-EU diplomacy

‘China Unlimited’ contest to mark 40 years of China-EU diplomacy

The Mission of China to the EU has announced a China-related contest in honour of the 40th anniversary of the EU-China diplomatic relationship. China-EU diplomacy has reached its 40th year, and the Mission of China, in collaboration with the College of Europe and Atlas International Culture, has decided to create a special contest celebrating the […]

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Call by EU ministers to label products from the West Bank settlements ‘irresponsible’, says Israeli political leader

Call by EU ministers to label products from the West Bank settlements ‘irresponsible’, says Israeli political leader

By Yossi Lempkowicz Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid (pictured) described a call by 16 European Union foreign ministers, including those of France, Italy and Spain, to label products from the West Bank settlement as “irresponsible”. Yair Lapid, who was finance minister in the outgoing government, spoke by telephone with the EU’s foreign affairs chief […]

Lvov office of Avtonomnoe LLC bugged

Lvov office of Avtonomnoe LLC bugged

Workers in the Lvov (Ukraine) office of Avtonomnoe sop rotivlenie LLC have found a hidden listening device in their offices. Activists ofAvtonomnoe soprotivlenie LLC announced they were overheard, allegedly, when during the current repair of the main discussion hall they found a well-designed equipment able to transmit information online. The device, made of three routers, […]

Ukrainian pensioners and veterans protest against increase in communal tariffs

Ukrainian pensioners and veterans protest against increase in communal tariffs

Pensioners and veterans of the Lvov region of Ukraine have held a mass meeting to protest against the increase in tariffs for communal services. The meeting gathered more than 300 senior citizens of Lvov, Brodov, Chervonograd, Novy Razdel, Drogobych, and Sokal. The senior citizens were holding posters saying ‘Let us live and not survive’, ‘No […]

Record 25 countries participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015

Record 25 countries participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015

By James DrewThe European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2015. MY SKINNY SISTER MIN LILLA SYSTER WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sanna Lenken PRODUCED BY: Annika Rogell Sweden/Germany THE INVISIBLE BOY IL RAGAZZO INVISIBILE DIRECTED BY: Gabriele Salvatores WRITTEN BY: Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano […]

European Parliament backs carry-over of EU funding to 2015-2017 for late-starter national programmes

European Parliament backs carry-over of EU funding to 2015-2017 for late-starter national programmes

Parliament agreed to changes to ceilings in the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 on Wednesday (15 April), to help fund 300 state-managed programmes, in all EU member states, that started too late to qualify for EU funding in 2014. These changes would allow €21.1 billion in unused commitment appropriations to be carried over from […]

Terrorism: Tackling threats to EU’s security

Terrorism: Tackling threats to EU’s security

Terrorism continues to pose a threat to Europe’s security, but what is the best way to tackle it? The Parliament’s civil liberties committee held a hearing on 14 April to discuss with experts the evolving terrorist threats, the fight against extremism and radicalization and what the EU could do to help. Experts discussed how Europeans […]

Analysis: The UN in Kosovo – success or failure?

Analysis: The UN in Kosovo – success or failure?

The United Nation’s achievements in Kosovo can be described as mixed at best. The organization responsible for guiding Kosovo out of the chaos of a crippling civil war, UNMIK, became somewhat of a detested figure within the region, and eight years after its start in 1999, decided to abort their mission and let the EU […]

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘China Unlimited’ contest to mark 40 years of China-EU diplomacy

‘China Unlimited’ contest to mark 40 years of China-EU diplomacy

The Mission of China to the EU has announced a China-related contest in honour of the 40th anniversary of the EU-China diplomatic relationship. China-EU diplomacy has reached its 40th year, and the Mission of China, in collaboration with the College of Europe and Atlas International Culture, has decided to create a special contest celebrating the […]

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
The week ahead in European Parliament: 20-26 April 2015

The week ahead in European Parliament: 20-26 April 2015

Political group and committee meetings, Brussels Juncker’s Strategic Investment Plan. The European Strategic Investment Fund, designed to leverage €315 billion to boost the EU economy, will be up for a joint legislative vote in the Budget and Economic Affairs committees. Arrangements for financing it will be of particular interest. Members will also vote on opening […]

Report on corruption claims within EU mission in Kosovo

Report on corruption claims within EU mission in Kosovo

Law professor Jean Paul Jacque, appointed by High Representative Mogherini to investigate claims of corruption within the EU mission in Kosovo, has presented his findings. In October 2014, Kosovar media published the story that two senior staffers from the EULEX mission had allegedly accepted bribes in return for a drop of certain charges for a […]

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Campaign petitions against different ‘Loch Ness Monster': Development of wind turbines

Campaign petitions against different ‘Loch Ness Monster': Development of wind turbines

A new campaign, named Save Loch Ness, has started a petition attempting to remove the threat of wind turbines around the historic lake in Scotland. The Save Loch Ness campaign laments the continued industrialization of an expected World Heritage Site, and the lack of initiative taken by the Scottish Government to curb the applications for […]

| April 16, 2015 | 2 Comments
MEPs urge end to Roma discrimination and recognition of Roma Genocide Day

MEPs urge end to Roma discrimination and recognition of Roma Genocide Day

The European Parliament called for more efforts to end discrimination, hate crime and hate speech against Roma people and for 2 August to be recognized as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, to commemorate the Roma genocide in World War II, in a resolution passed on Wednesday (15 April). In the resolution MEPs express their “deep concern […]

Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of small debts

Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of small debts

Plans to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad, so as to cut costs and paperwork for both consumers and businesses, were backed by the legal affairs committee on Thursday (16 April). The proposed changes would make the procedure available for more cases, cap […]

MEPs: ‘Turkey must recognize Armenian genocide’

MEPs: ‘Turkey must recognize Armenian genocide’

MEPs have stressed the need for Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide, so as to pave way for “genuine reconciliation”. They also commend the statement by Pope Francis on 12 April honouring the centenary of the genocide.  The European Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday (15 April): “Armenia and Turkey should use the […]

Flexible use of UHF band ‘essential for future of European mobile broadband and broadcasting’

Flexible use of UHF band ‘essential for future of European mobile broadband and broadcasting’

GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot (pictured) today (16 April) offered the following statement following the conclusion of the Lamy Report public consultation, urging the European Commission to embrace flexibility for future uses when considering responses to its consultation on the future of the UHF spectrum band. “The rapid evolution in mobile broadband and broadcast services […]

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