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Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military action in Ukraine

Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military action in Ukraine

See video  On 28 August, the Russian Ministry of Justice added the NGO Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg to its official list of “foreign agents” under the 2012 law. The decision came after its leader, Ella Polyakova (pictured), spoke publicly about the alleged death of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine against the Ukrainian forces.   […]

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More than 1.6 million internally displaced by Iraq conflict says IOM

More than 1.6 million internally displaced by Iraq conflict says IOM

More than 1.6 million people have been internally displaced in 1,577 locations across Iraq since the beginning of the year following unrest in Anbar and Ninewa governorates, according to IOM’s latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). The August 28th DTM shows that a total of 850,858 people have been displaced since the fighting broke out in […]

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Crisis in Iraq: The European Union’s humanitarian response

Crisis in Iraq: The European Union’s humanitarian response

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq has been deteriorating rapidly: the ongoing conflict has been dispersing populations throughout the country and putting them in need of assistance. The European Commission is responding with all its humanitarian aid tools and co-ordinating with member states through the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC). Still, the crisis exceeds […]

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Elmar Brok: Strong EU foreign policy vital to end crises in neighbourhood

Elmar Brok: Strong EU foreign policy vital to end crises in neighbourhood

Elmar Brok (EPP, DE), chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, called on 28 August for a strong EU foreign and security policy lead by a strong personality. “Bringing peace, stability and prosperity to the broader EU neighbourhood must be the first and utmost priority,” he said following a meeting of the Committee’s Enlarged Bureau with […]

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Satellite imagery exposes Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

Satellite imagery exposes Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

NATO released new satellite images on 28 August that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of […]

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EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

In July, the Council of the EU’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed its position on the EU draft budget for 2015, which is set to be negotiated in the next months with the other EU institutions (European Commission and Parliament). The European University Association (EUA) understands the Council position* on the European Commission’s draft budget proposal […]

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