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Study points towards Germany’s future dependency on immigration

Study points towards Germany’s future dependency on immigration

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the coming decades, Germany will be “more dependent than ever before” on immigration, a new study has concluded. It says that without immigrants, the number of people of working age  in the country would sink from approximately 45 million today to less than 29 million. That would represent a decline of 36%. It says […]

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Israeli minister says Europe needs to be ‘more fair’ with Israel if it wants to play a mediating role between Israel and Palestinians

Israeli minister says Europe needs to be ‘more fair’ with Israel if it wants to play a mediating role between Israel and Palestinians

As the European Union urged Israel and the Palestinians to quickly resume peace talks, in view of the upcoming formation of a new Israeli coalition government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior Likud figure said that Europeans need to have a “more fair” attitude towards Israel should they want to mediate between Israel […]

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Gabrielius Landsbergis: ‘Sanctions against Russia are already bearing fruit’

Gabrielius Landsbergis: ‘Sanctions against Russia are already bearing fruit’

Ukraine will benefit from €1.8 billion worth of financial assistance after MEPs approved it during plenary on 25 March. Although this constitutes the EU’s largest package ever given to a non-EU country, Ukraine’s troubles are far from over. Lithuanian EPP member Gabrielius Landsbergis (pictured), who wrote the resolution on financial assistance as well as a […]

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Mukwege: ‘Whenever there is evil, society must mobilize to fight it’

Mukwege: ‘Whenever there is evil, society must mobilize to fight it’

“When I look ahead to the future of Congo, I can’t picture it without these women activists, who have suffered atrocities,” said Dr Denis Mukwege during a visit to Parliament on 26 March. The 2014 Sakharov Prize Winner, who treats victims of sexual violence in DR Congo, discussed his country’s future as well as violence […]

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Summer time: All you need to know to make your life easier

Summer time: All you need to know to make your life easier

EU countries switch to summer time every year, as they will do this Sunday (29 March), but what are the benefits and are there any drawbacks? These and other questions were discussed by MEPs and experts on 24 March. “We need to move forward with this legislation and giving an oral question to the European […]

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Week ahead: 30 March-5 April 2015

Week ahead: 30 March-5 April 2015

Committee meetings, Brussels NATO/counter-terrorism. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove will join the Foreign Affairs Committee for two separate debates. Libya, Tunisia and the EU response to terrorist threats are likely topics. (Monday (30 March)) LIBOR/EURIBOR scandal. Draft EU rules to improve the transparency and reliability of benchmarks that may […]

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Putin’s communications difficulties reflect serious policy problem

Putin’s communications difficulties reflect serious policy problem

Vladimir Putin attends a rally in Moscow on 18 March, marking the one-year anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. Photo by Anastasiya Karagodina/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. By John Lough Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House  Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, faces a formidable communications challenge because of the need to maintain domestic support for his […]

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