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Sakharov Prize 2014: Meet the nominees

Sakharov Prize 2014: Meet the nominees

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

They may have different jobs – rapper, gynaecologist, religious leader, journalist – but they all share a commitment to defending human rights. The seven nominations for the Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be formally presented today (23 September) at a joint meeting of the foreign affairs and development committees and the human […]

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GMB welcomes recommendation that Commission approves agreement on Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

GMB welcomes recommendation that Commission approves agreement on Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

GMB National Secretary for Energy Gary Smith said: “GMB has lobbied the Commission to secure this outcome for an important project for UK energy and for engineering construction. GMB welcome the confirmation that the Commissioner has recommended that the full Commission approve the agreement on Hinkley Point C. GMB looks forward to an early decision by […]

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WFP food assistance reaches more than 1m displaced people across Iraq

WFP food assistance reaches more than 1m displaced people across Iraq

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided urgently needed food assistance to more than one million people across Iraq who were displaced since conflict erupted in mid-June, despite a challenging security situation and the continuous movement of people. “With the help of our partners, we managed to scale up and expand our assistance […]

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Digital tech gives you the keys to the Roman Empire

Digital tech gives you the keys to the Roman Empire

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Would you like to discover secret treasures of the Roman Empire, guided by an old merchant and his nephew? New technologies make this incredible journey possible. An exciting new exhibition is being launched today (September 23) in four different cities, representing key areas of the Roman Empire: Rome (Italy), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Sarajevo (Bosnia and […]

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Europe’s railways: On track to the future

Europe’s railways: On track to the future

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Siim Kallas, speaking at InnoTrans 2014 – Berlin, 23 September 2014 “This is my third time to speak at Innotrans – an event that has fast become known as the largest rail industry event in the world. Thank You very much for inviting me back to Berlin. In my first speech four years ago I […]

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Serbia PM admits proposed spending cuts will be ‘painful and difficult’

Serbia PM admits proposed spending cuts will be ‘painful and difficult’

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The prime minister of Serbia has admitted that radical spending cuts he has proposed will be “painful and difficult” but has defended them “because I don’t want to lie to people”. Serbia has long been mired in a deep economic crisis, and faces further painful reforms as a condition of EU membership. In an interview, […]

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