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President Ma receives Eisenhower Medallion for peace initiative

President Ma receives Eisenhower Medallion for peace initiative

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

ROC President Ma Ying-jeou was awarded the Eisenhower Medallion on 19  September by US-based People to People International for his efforts in promoting regional peace. “My acceptance of this award in my capacity as president of the ROC represents affirmation of our people’s commitment to the pursuit of peace,” Ma said at a ceremony at […]

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European Greens’ statement on Scottish independence referendum

European Greens’ statement on Scottish independence referendum

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the results of the Independence Referendum in Scotland, European Green Party Co-Chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said: “This morning’s (19 September) result is a clear win for the campaign to keep the United Kingdom together, and we respect this decision by the Scottish people. The implications of this result remain to be seen. Going forward, we […]

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Better volcano forecasting boosted by EU funding

Better volcano forecasting boosted by EU funding

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volcanic eruptions are notoriously difficult to predict. With increased seismic activity at Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano, and lava flowing at nearby Holuhraun, experts are carefully monitoring and analyzing large amounts of data being collected from the area. Many Icelandic volcanoes are ice-covered, a factor that often contributes to explosive, ash-rich eruptions similar to Eyjafjallajökull in April […]

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Statement by President Barroso on results of Scottish referendum

Statement by President Barroso on results of Scottish referendum

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I welcome the decision of the Scottish people to maintain the unity of the United Kingdom. This outcome is good for the united, open and stronger Europe that the European Commission stands for. “The European Commission welcomes the fact that during the debate over the past years, the Scottish government and the Scottish people have […]

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Ukraine: Timeline of events

Ukraine: Timeline of events

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

While the conflict in Ukraine continues, the country and the EU ratified a bilateral association agreement on 16 September 2014. Read up on all the latest developments in Ukraine with the help of the interactive map below. More information Ukraine top story Interactive map: EU and its closest neighbours Video: Council of the EU on […]

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Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced

Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, chosen by political groups and groups of MEPs, will be presented at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development Committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee on 23 September, at 16h15. The committees will shortlist three finalists on 7 October. The laureate […]

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