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Letter from President Barroso to President Putin

Letter from President Barroso to President Putin

The following letter was sent today (1 October) by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. “Mr. President, “Following your letter of 17 September, I would like to welcome the constructive engagement from all sides in the trilateral ministerial meeting on the implementation […]

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Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

The Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online has been up and running since 2012. Concrete goals have been set and additional countries have joined forces, but the fight to eradicate the online exploitation of children is far from complete. At the invitation of Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and US Attorney General Eric Holder, […]

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FUW: ‘Single payment exchange rate a further blow for Welsh farmers’

FUW: ‘Single payment exchange rate a further blow for Welsh farmers’

The fall in the euro-sterling exchange rate for single payment calculations to its lowest level in seven years could not have come at a worse time, says the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW). The exchange rate, set by the European Central Bank at £0.7773/€1 on Tuesday (September 30), is the lowest since 2007, and comes […]

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Britain’s party-political gatherings fret over Europe

Britain’s party-political gatherings fret over Europe

Opinion by Denis MacShane As the dust settles on the party political conferences of the two main British parties – Conservatives and Labour – what indicators are there on future Europe policy? Britain and the EU is now a major issue for the Conservatives. The party was thrown of balance by the decision of two […]

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Taiwan issues four-point statement on universal suffrage in Hong Kong

Taiwan issues four-point statement on universal suffrage in Hong Kong

The Republic of China  (Taiwan) Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) released the following statement on 30 September regarding ongoing Hong Kong demonstrations calling for universal suffrage. With regard to the recent protests by the Hong Kong people demanding universal suffrage, the Mainland Affairs Council issues the following statement: I.      The ROC government has long […]

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S&Ds support Maroš Šefčovič’s vision to modernize transport and defend workers’ rights

S&Ds support Maroš Šefčovič’s vision to modernize transport and defend workers’ rights

Commissioner-designate for transport and space, Maroš Šefčovič (pictured), showed competence for his new task on 30 September, according to the Socialists & Democrats, and has already proven his willingness to work closely with the Parliament in his previous position as Commission vice-president, said Socialists and Democrats following the hearing of the candidate by the transport […]

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