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#Turkey: Protecting democracy and human rights

#Turkey: Protecting democracy and human rights

Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland (pictured) has said: “I have now received formal notice from the Turkish Government confirming that the decision to impose a three-month state of emergency, in response to the failed military coup, may involve measures that derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights. “The possibility of temporary derogation is […]

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#Moldova in centre of international inquiry on corruption

#Moldova in centre of international inquiry on corruption

| July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

The international community, including the EU, has been urged to withhold future funding for Moldova until a full investigation is   held to bring to justice those behind a crime dubbed the “robbery of the century”. Anger has been building since it was revealed last year that close to 15 percent of Moldova’s gross domestic product […]

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European Union announces €194 million to support #Iraq at Washington pledging conference

European Union announces €194 million to support #Iraq at Washington pledging conference

At the International Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq, in Washington, the European Union announced new aid for the war-torn country worth €194 million ($215.5m). The new support comes as more than 3.4 million people have been displaced in the country due to the ongoing conflict, more than half of whom are children. Humanitarian Aid […]

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Stay connected: Discover the #EuropeanParliament on social media

Stay connected: Discover the #EuropeanParliament on social media

From Pinterest to LinkedIn, the European Parliament is present on most major social media platforms in order to better communicate with you. On these platforms, there is not only background information and the latest news, but also videos, photos, infographics and the opportunity to discuss topical issues. Parliament also offers EP Newshub: a special tool […]

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#Unemployment: Three in four Europeans want EU to do more to create jobs

#Unemployment: Three in four Europeans want EU to do more to create jobs

©AP Images/ European Union-EP With unemployment in the EU remaining above 8%, 77% of Europeans want the EU to do more to tackle the issue, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. Reacting to the results of the Europe-wide study, Thomas Händel, the head of Parliament’s employment committee, urged EU leaders to “endeavour to ensure investment […]

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#PostedWorkers: Commission committed to rules that are clear and fair for all workers

#PostedWorkers: Commission committed to rules that are clear and fair for all workers

The European Commission announced today (20 July) that it will go ahead with its revision of the Posting of Workers Directive, the revisions included changes on: the remuneration of posted workers, rules on temporary agency workers, and long-term posting. The proposal sets means that posted workers will benefit from the same rules governing pay and working conditions […]

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#Emigration slows eastern Europe’s catch-up with the West

#Emigration slows eastern Europe’s catch-up with the West

The opening up of eastern Europe to the rest of the world in the early 1990s brought about tremendous benefits. The inflow of capital and innovation has led to better institutions, better economic management, and higher efficiency. On the flip side, it has also led to sizable and persistent outflow of people, write Nadeem Ilahi, […]

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