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Report: #Berlin looks into pulling jets out of #Turkey

Report: #Berlin looks into pulling jets out of #Turkey

Germany must find alternatives to the Incirlik Air Base and pull its soldiers and weapons from Turkey, German MP Rainer Arnold told Der Spiegel magazine. Ankara has been blocking official visits from Berlin to the base. Turkey currently hosts six of the warplanes and some 240 German soldiers at Incirlik Air Base near Ankara. The […]

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#Kazakhstan wins record number of medals in Rio, places 22nd in medal tally

#Kazakhstan wins record number of medals in Rio, places 22nd in medal tally

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO – Kazakhstan won the most medals in its history at the XXXI Summer Olympics in Rio, which ended on 21 August.  Kazakh athletes claimed 17 medals – three gold, five silver, and nine bronze. This result allowed Kazakhstan to reach 22nd place in the medal tally among 206 countries. Three new Olympic […]

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Merkel urges judicious moves by remaining EU states after #Brexit vote

Merkel urges judicious moves by remaining EU states after #Brexit vote

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after Britain leaves must listen to each other carefully and avoid rushing into policy decisions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (24 August), write Andrea Shalal and Andreas Rinke.“This is a phase of listening, of understanding and learning from one another so that we can […]

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#Brexit campaigner #Farage addresses #Trump rally

#Brexit campaigner #Farage addresses #Trump rally

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nigel Farage, an anti-immigration politician who was a figurehead of the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, addressed a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday (24 August), writes Kylie MacLellan. Once dismissed by then-prime minister David Cameron as the leader of a party mostly consisting of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”, Farage […]

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Global youth #unemployment is on the rise again

Global youth #unemployment is on the rise again

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth  report shows that as a result, the global number of unemployed youth is set to rise by half a million this year to reach 71 million  – the first such increase in three years.  Of greater concern is the share and number of young people, often […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves creation of #MaltaDevelopmentBank

#StateAid: Commission approves creation of #MaltaDevelopmentBank

The Commission has found Malta’s plans for setting up a development bank to be in line with EU state aid rules. The bank will carry out non-commercial activities to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and to support infrastructure investment, without unduly distorting competition. In July 2016, Malta notified to the Commission plans to support […]

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Towards better social statistics for a #SocialEurope

Towards better social statistics for a #SocialEurope

Today (24 August) the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular. A more solid evidence base in terms of social indicators will improve the analysis of social developments […]

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