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Global Magnitsky Act receives unanimous approval from US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Global Magnitsky Act receives unanimous approval from US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

On 29 July, in a landmark vote, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved ‘The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act’, paving the way for its approval for a full vote in the Senate. The Global Magnitsky Act extends the concept of personalized sanctions on kleptocrats and human-rights violators around the world, giving hope […]

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Taiping Island: Key site in ROC’s territory in South China Sea

Taiping Island: Key site in ROC’s territory in South China Sea

In 1946, three years before its relocation to Taiwan, the government of the Republic of China officially declared its sovereignty over Taiping Island and other islets in the South China Sea. Since that time, the ROC has governed Taiping Island effectively while successfully avoiding armed conflicts with other nations concerning these islands or their surrounding […]

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EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of refugees from Burundi that have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 175,000 people, the majority of them women and children, are estimated to have already left the country. “We cannot overlook the deteriorating humanitarian situation affecting Burundi. Refugee numbers […]

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Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016. The European Commission is currently finalizing the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks as a matter of formality. The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by European […]

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Final dialogue between EU and UNCRPD Committee approaches

Final dialogue between EU and UNCRPD Committee approaches

The EU has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its work to implement the Convention is now reviewed by the UN Committee in Geneva. The UN Committee examined the report that the EU submitted explaining the actions it has taken to apply the principles of the Convention and […]

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MP Olli Immonen: An apology

MP Olli Immonen: An apology

On 29 July 2015, EU Reporter published an article concerning Finnish MP Olli Immonen, ”Finnish politician suggests repeating Breiviks terrorist attacks’. We now acknowledge that the claims made in this article were completely false, and would apologize unreservedly both to Mr Immonen and to our readers for any offence caused. While EU Reporter acted in good […]

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Data protection ‘trilogue’ must leave room for health research

Data protection ‘trilogue’ must leave room for health research

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan When it comes to data for medical research, the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) and many other stakeholders have been (and are) concerned that the proposed Data Protection Regulation may go too far, be too cautious and have a negative effect on […]

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