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Animal rights: ‘My Street Cats’

Animal rights: ‘My Street Cats’

Review of Raphaella Bilski’s book My Street Cats by Anna van Densky The book by Raphaella Bilski, My Street Cats, is a record of the author’s life in a genuine symbiosis with a colony of street cats: while the animals were receiving food and care, the caretaker was generously paid back by their affection and privileged to […]

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Giving citizens a say: Commission report on European Citizens’ Initiatives

Giving citizens a say: Commission report on European Citizens’ Initiatives

In the past three years, an estimated six million Europeans have supported European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECI) and used their voice to bring important causes directly to the attention of European policymakers. Today (31 March) the European Commission published a report looking at the application of this new tool since its entry into force on 1 […]

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Ukraine ambassador urges deployment of EU mission to Donbas

Ukraine ambassador urges deployment of EU mission to Donbas

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, says that the deployment of an EU mission in the Donbas region would be a step towards “real, not virtual” settlement of the conflict. In particular, it would help to restore control over the Ukrainian-Russian border and pave the way for “free and democratic” local […]

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EU continues its strong support for the vicitms of Syria’s crisis

EU continues its strong support for the vicitms of Syria’s crisis

The European Union significantly increased its funding in response to the Syria crisis at today’s Third International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. Together, the European Commission and Member States pledged close to € 1.1 billion – double the overall EU pledge at the 2014 Conference. Of this, €500 million in humanitarian aid, early recovery […]

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EU Reporter’s first stagiaire shows how it’s done

EU Reporter’s first stagiaire shows how it’s done

Jeremy Schmetterer (pictured), 21, is EU Reporter‘s first stagiaire, from the Missouri School of Journalism. In this video, filmed exclusively by Jeremy himself, he provides a fascinating insight into the daily life of an intern, with interviews from his peers and their employers. Click here to watch Jeremy’s video, On the Brussels newsbeat with EU […]

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Benchmarks: Restoring confidence in financial markets

Benchmarks: Restoring confidence in financial markets

New EU rules set out to improve the transparency of benchmarks used by the financial markets © BELGA_EASYFOTOSTOCK Benchmarks are widely used to track market developments, however financial scandals involving benchmarks such as Libor and Eurobibor have shown that they are susceptible to manipulation. The European Parliament’s economic committee votes on 31 March on new […]

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EU-US trade deal: 15 European Parliament committees have their say

EU-US trade deal: 15 European Parliament committees have their say

The European Parliament plays a crucial role in deciding the fate of a trade deal between the US and the EU ©BELGAIMAGE/AGEFOTOSTOCK The European Parliament is working on its position on the EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The international trade committee is responsible for drafting the Parliament’s recommendations; […]

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