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Germanwings crash: How to improve aviation safety in the EU

Germanwings crash: How to improve aviation safety in the EU

Patrick Ky (right), executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, during the meeting with the transport committee The Germanwings disaster in the French Alps on 24 March raised important questions about air safety after investigators discovered the co-pilot has intentionally crashed the plane, killing 150 people. The transport committee discussed on 29 June how […]

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Transatlantic partnership launched in fight against extremism

Transatlantic partnership launched in fight against extremism

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new transatlantic campaign has pledged to challenge extremist groups such as ISIL, which misuse the internet to spread their radicalizing and extremist ideology and recruit vulnerable Europeans to fight in overseas conflict zones, including Iraq and Syria.  The Counter Extremism Project Europe (CEP Europe) is a partnership between organizations in the US and Europe and among […]

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Extraordinary Conference of Presidents convenes to discuss Greece

Extraordinary Conference of Presidents convenes to discuss Greece

On 29 June, an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of Presidents took place to discuss the latest developments concerning Greece with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The Conference of Presidents then discussed the situation further and adopted a position on the immediate next steps that should be taken. It called for all parties to the talks […]

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EU mobile roaming charges to be scrapped by 2017

EU mobile roaming charges to be scrapped by 2017

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A political deal has been reached to scrap mobile roaming fees in the EU by 2017, following almost two years of negotiations. All roaming surcharges for travellers in the EU, whether for calls, texts or data, will be completely abolished as of 15 June 2017. In an interim phase, fees will be capped in April […]

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EU-China summit

EU-China summit

The 17th bilateral summit between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China took place in Brussels on Monday 29 June 2015. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China celebrated the 40th anniversary […]

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‘Grexit': Descending into pandemonium

‘Grexit': Descending into pandemonium

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Anna van Densky An abrupt Greek withdrawal from Brussels’ emergency Eurogroup meeting marked a belligerent era in the relationship between Athens and the ‘Troika’. The EU and Greek electorate have been hit hard by the Greek drama, because the Greeks have been haphazard in their decisions – the negotiators learned about the end […]

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European Parliament hosts photo exhibition on Dalai Lama’s life

European Parliament hosts photo exhibition on Dalai Lama’s life

Tomorrow (30 June), MEPs Thomas Mann (Germany, EPP) and Csaba Sógor (Romania, EPP), the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the Office of Tibet in Brussels and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will jointly hold a special event to mark the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama in the European Parliament.   A photo exhibition […]

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