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Opinion: Why NATO cannot continue with enlargement neutrality

Opinion: Why NATO cannot continue with enlargement neutrality

By Steven Keil, program officer in the Foreign and Security Policy Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC The re-emerging security challenges posed by Russia on Europe’s periphery have forced NATO to shake the rust from its aging toolbox and respond to what US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria […]

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‘Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples’

‘Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples’

“We must ensure the participation of indigenous peoples – women and men – in decision-making at all levels. This includes discussions on accelerating action towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and defining the post-2015 development agenda.” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed […]

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United Nations announces agreement for 72-hour Israel-Hamas humanitarian truce

United Nations announces agreement for 72-hour Israel-Hamas humanitarian truce

On Thursday (31 July), the 25th day of Operation Protective Edge, the United Nations released a statement saying that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, starting at 8h Friday. “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry announce that the United Nations Representative in Jerusalem, Special Coordinator Robert […]

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Re-discover Europe with Parliament’s new Foursquare list

Re-discover Europe with Parliament’s new Foursquare list

An abandoned rail road, a sand castle and a secret Soviet bunker…last year Parliament asked you to discover Europe with the help of its list of 28 little-known attractions, one per member state. This year, we are making a tradition of it and asking you to re-discover Europe once again with a new Foursquare tip […]

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Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund receives binding bid for Mutual Horsebetting License

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund receives binding bid for Mutual Horsebetting License

On 31 July, HRADF announced that the Consortium ‘Intralot (SPV No.1) Limited’ and ‘Intralot (SPV No.2) Limited’ submitted its binding offer for the exclusive right to organize and conduct mutual betting on horse races in Greece. The board of directors of HRADF will decide during its next meeting on the validity of the offer and […]

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EU urged to stop importing horsemeat from non-EU countries

EU urged to stop importing horsemeat from non-EU countries

Four years after strict import requirements for products of animal origin entered into force in the European Union, Humane Society International (HSI) is renewing its call to the European Commission to halt the import of horsemeat from outside the EU. Joanna Swabe, HSI EU director, said: “These EU import requirements look great on paper, but […]

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