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Finnish politician suggests repeating Breivik’s terrorist attacks

Finnish politician suggests repeating Breivik’s terrorist attacks

Finnish right-wing extremist MP Olli Immonen (pictured) from the nationalist True Finns party has recently suggested violent attacks against multicultural society and building a new “one true Finnish nation”. He dated his Facebook statement on the anniversary of Breivik’s terrorist attacks. Immonen also appeared in public as a perfect copy of Breivik. The statement caused […]

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State aid: Commission approves €33 million for charging infrastructure used by electrical vehicles in the Netherlands

State aid: Commission approves €33 million for charging infrastructure used by electrical vehicles in the Netherlands

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Dutch plans to provide almost €33 million of public funding for the installation and operation of charging stations for electric vehicles. This scheme will contribute to the roll-out of the necessary infrastructure to make electric cars a viable alternative in the Netherlands. It contributes to […]

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EU referendum: George Osborne hopeful of ‘win-win’ agreement

EU referendum: George Osborne hopeful of ‘win-win’ agreement

George Osborne has said he is hopeful of a “win-win” agreement between the UK and the rest of the European Union in talks over its future membership. Speaking in Paris as he met French counterparts, the chancellor said there was “goodwill and a willingness to engage” with British arguments. But he would not be drawn […]

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NATO to meet upon Turkey’s request

NATO to meet upon Turkey’s request

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced the North Atlantic Council meeting upon Turkey’s request under Article 4, foreseeing consultations in case a member  considers its territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened. The Council will lanuch consultations on Tuesday 28 July following the rules of the Washington Treaty, stating that such an aciton can be […]

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EU concerned about humanitarian situation in Iraq

EU concerned about humanitarian situation in Iraq

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides travelled to Iraq’s Kurdistan region this weekend (25-26 July), meeting key government officials and humanitarian partners. The Commissioner’s visit is the second to Iraq this year as the humanitarian situation is proving to be one of the most rapidly escalating crises in the world. The EU recently […]

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State aid: Commission refers France to Court for failure to recover incompatible aid from airlines

State aid: Commission refers France to Court for failure to recover incompatible aid from airlines

The European Commission has referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover incompatible aid received by Ryanair and its subsidiary Airport Marketing Services (AMS) for using Pau, Nîmes and Angoulême airports, as well as Transavia for using Pau airport. The Commission decisions of 23 July 2014 (see also MEMO) required France […]

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Migration: MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to reception centres in Sicily

Migration: MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to reception centres in Sicily

A Parliament delegation visited reception centres for asylum seekers in Sicily Countries such as Italy and Greece dealing with an influx of asylum seekers should receive more support from other member states, MEPs said on a delegation visit to the Italian island of Sicily from 22 to 24 July. “Italy spends over €1 billion every […]

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