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Eurochild urges Luxembourgish EU Presidency to prioritize poverty reduction

Eurochild urges Luxembourgish EU Presidency to prioritize poverty reduction

As Luxembourg takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at a difficult time in Europe’s history, Eurochild calls for renewed efforts towards reducing poverty. In its recommendations to the Luxembourgish Presidency, Eurochild seeks prioritisation of the Europe 2020 target of lifting 20 million people out of poverty. This is pertinent as […]

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UKIP accuses European Commission of ‘breath-taking hypocrisy’ over latest Luxleaks scandal

UKIP accuses European Commission of ‘breath-taking hypocrisy’ over latest Luxleaks scandal

UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe (pictured) says that ordinary  British taxpayers will be outraged by the revelation that a firm involved in one of Europe’s largest tax scandals is now giving tax advice to the European Commission and member states. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the main tax firms involved in the Luxleaks scandal, is on an […]

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The day Thailand’s democratic erosion was approved and the world stood silent

The day Thailand’s democratic erosion was approved and the world stood silent

18 June 2015 is set to become a momentous date in Thailand’s history for all the wrong reasons. For millions of Thai citizens, 1932 will forever represent the end of absolutist monarchy and the introduction of parliamentary government. Meanwhile, 1973 is etched on the collective Thai memory as the moment when military dominance gave way […]

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EU counter-terrorism chief car robbed

EU counter-terrorism chief car robbed

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EU’s counter-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove (pictured) has himself become a victim of crime. The top official, whose job is to spearhead Europe’s fight against Islamic terrorism, revealed that thieves smashed into his parked car in Brussels and stole a briefcase containing his diplomatic passport and two I-Pads. But he says he was relieved […]

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Greece crisis: Eurozone rules out talks until after referendum

Greece crisis: Eurozone rules out talks until after referendum

Eurozone finance ministers have ruled out any further talks on a fresh bailout for Greece until the country holds its referendum on Sunday (5 July). Greeks will be asked to accept or reject proposals made by creditors last week, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urging a ‘No’ vote. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused the creditors […]

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European Disability Card ‘marks step towards barrier-free Europe’

European Disability Card ‘marks step towards barrier-free Europe’

The free movement of persons is one of the basic rights guaranteed by the European Union to all its citizens. Still, people with disabilities are often prevented from traveling freely by the lack of recognition of their disability status, and by their inability to access services they would normally be entitled to in their home […]

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Social media platforms have ‘crucial role to play in combating extremist rhetoric’

Social media platforms have ‘crucial role to play in combating extremist rhetoric’

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The head of a leading NGO says that social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can help “challenge extremist rhetoric” and combat the 
radicalization of young Muslims. Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday (1 July), Tehmina Kazi, director of British 
Muslims for Secular Democracy and a Fellow of the European Foundation for Democracy, said that it is not […]

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