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Thailand Eurasian Economic Union membership – Russian ruse?

Thailand Eurasian Economic Union membership – Russian ruse?

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) and Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha at a document-signing ceremony following Russia-Thailand talks in Bangkok. (RIA Novsti/Alexander Astafyev) Thailand has confirmed its interest in creating a free trade zone with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and is expected to submit an application by the year’s end, according to […]

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Commission adopts road map for improving work-life balance in working families

Commission adopts road map for improving work-life balance in working families

The Commission has today (3 August) published a road map setting out policy options to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families. This represents a new start after the Commission confirmed last month it would withdraw the 2008 draft Maternity Leave Directive, given the lack of progress by the co-legislators and despite […]

European Commission gives €6 million for humanitarian needs in Libya

European Commission gives €6 million for humanitarian needs in Libya

The European Commission is giving €6 million in humanitarian funding to meet the most urgent needs of the people who have been severely affected by the conflict in Libya. This includes migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU will not abandon people in Libya suffering as a […]

Iran’s Supreme Leader publishes new book outlining ‘annihilation’ of Israel, giving Iran full reign in Middle East

Iran’s Supreme Leader publishes new book outlining ‘annihilation’ of Israel, giving Iran full reign in Middle East

By Europe Israel Press Association Senior Media Advisor Yossi Lempkowicz Only weeks after a deal was reached between the world powers and Iran that will lift international sanctions in exchange for some restrictions on and monitoring of its declared nuclear program, which Iran largely developed in secret. in a new published book, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali […]

European Parliament in photos: Best images of the year so far

European Parliament in photos: Best images of the year so far

As the first half of the year is behind us, the European Parliament takes a look at some of the key moments that marked 2015 so far, from political figures visiting the Parliament to legislative accomplishments. Check out the Parliament’s account on Flickr. The European Parliament in photos

Thailand Eurasian Economic Union membership – Russian ruse?

Thailand Eurasian Economic Union membership – Russian ruse?

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) and Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha at a document-signing ceremony following Russia-Thailand talks in Bangkok. (RIA Novsti/Alexander Astafyev) Thailand has confirmed its interest in creating a free trade zone with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and is expected to submit an application by the year’s end, according to […]

EU funding to strengthen security sector and support socio-economic and regional development in Tunisia

EU funding to strengthen security sector and support socio-economic and regional development in Tunisia

The EU has adopted the first part of its annual assistance package in favour of Tunisia for a total amount of €116.8 million. It aims to strengthen the security sector and to support socio-economic and regional development. Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative/European Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini said: “A strong and democratic Tunisia […]

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EU Reporter vacancies

EU Reporter has the following Brussels-based vacancies available from 1 September 2015. Stagiaires EU Reporter has Brussels-based internship vacancies from 1 September 2015 in the following areas: TV and radio news journalism, audiovisual production, written journalism, administration. These positions are non-salary, but expenses are paid. To apply please send covering letter together with CV and […]

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Spring 2015 Standard Eurobarometer: Citizens see immigration as top challenge for EU to tackle

Spring 2015 Standard Eurobarometer: Citizens see immigration as top challenge for EU to tackle

More Europeans say they have a positive image of the European Union and trust in the EU has gone up since last November. In addition, citizens see immigration as the major challenge facing the EU currently. These are some of the results of the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey published today. The survey was carried out […]

Interpol arrest warrant against Iranian former defence minister ‘still valid’ despite nuclear deal, says EU spokesperson

Interpol arrest warrant against Iranian former defence minister ‘still valid’ despite nuclear deal, says EU spokesperson

A spokesperson at the European External Action Service (EEAS) has confirmed that Interpol’s arrest warrant against a former Iranian defence minister, Ahmad Vahimi (pictured), sought for his alleged involvement in the bomb attack against a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994, is still valid. The bomb attack against the headquarters of AMIA (Asociación […]

Will Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels following a Cypriot initiative?

Will Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels following a Cypriot initiative?

By Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Senior Media Advisor Yossi Lempkowicz Will Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) address EU leaders in Brussels following a Cypriot initiative? Will the EU play a role in reviving peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians ? Will Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels for the first time as […]

Global Magnitsky Act receives unanimous approval from US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Global Magnitsky Act receives unanimous approval from US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

On 29 July, in a landmark vote, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved ‘The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act’, paving the way for its approval for a full vote in the Senate. The Global Magnitsky Act extends the concept of personalized sanctions on kleptocrats and human-rights violators around the world, giving hope […]

Taiping Island: Key site in ROC’s territory in South China Sea

Taiping Island: Key site in ROC’s territory in South China Sea

In 1946, three years before its relocation to Taiwan, the government of the Republic of China officially declared its sovereignty over Taiping Island and other islets in the South China Sea. Since that time, the ROC has governed Taiping Island effectively while successfully avoiding armed conflicts with other nations concerning these islands or their surrounding […]

EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of refugees from Burundi that have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 175,000 people, the majority of them women and children, are estimated to have already left the country. “We cannot overlook the deteriorating humanitarian situation affecting Burundi. Refugee numbers […]

Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016. The European Commission is currently finalizing the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks as a matter of formality. The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by European […]

Final dialogue between EU and UNCRPD Committee approaches

Final dialogue between EU and UNCRPD Committee approaches

The EU has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its work to implement the Convention is now reviewed by the UN Committee in Geneva. The UN Committee examined the report that the EU submitted explaining the actions it has taken to apply the principles of the Convention and […]

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