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Europe’s trains at risk

Europe’s trains at risk

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

European security forces will increase spot checks on trains and expand the exchange of information about terror suspects, European officials said after a meeting to confront the risk of attacks on the continent’s rail networks. The interior and transport ministers also said they’ll consider listing passenger names on all international rail tickets, and asked the […]

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‘The migration crisis is not somewhere far away. It is happening right in front of us’

‘The migration crisis is not somewhere far away. It is happening right in front of us’

The news of the 50 migrants found asphyxiated in the hull of a ship last night (27 August), and the lost souls of 20 or more migrants discovered abandoned in a truck on an Austrian highway today are frankly shocking. These are sinister, criminal acts, carried out by smugglers with no scruples whatsoever. In a […]

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‘Commission must provide more resources to help Western Balkan countries deal with refugee crisis’ says S&D Vice President

‘Commission must provide more resources to help Western Balkan countries deal with refugee crisis’ says S&D Vice President

Socialist and Democrat Group Vice President Knut Fleckenstein (pictured) in the European Parliament, has called on the European Commission to make more resources available to Western Balkan governments to help deal with the refugee crisis in a co-ordinated and humane way.  Speaking ahead of a summit of Western Balkan leaders in Vienna, Fleckenstein said: “The countries […]

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Joint statement on signature by President Kiir of peace agreement for South Sudan

Joint statement on signature by President Kiir of peace agreement for South Sudan

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini, International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica and Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the signature by President Kiir of the peace agreement for South Sudan. “Today (26 August), President Kiir decided to sign the peace agreement endorsed by other South Sudanese parties in […]

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Agreement on establishing LEU bank in Kazakhstan signed in Astana

Agreement on establishing LEU bank in Kazakhstan signed in Astana

On 27 August, 2015, the government of Kazakhstan signed an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing an international low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in the country in 2017. The ceremony took place in Astana and was attended by delegates from countries that have supported the project, including the five permanent members of UN […]

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Regional policy: EU invests €34 million in border regions of Croatia and Serbia

Regional policy: EU invests €34 million in border regions of Croatia and Serbia

The new 2014-2020 programme adopted by the Commission will invest in the border regions of Croatia and Serbia. It will focus on improving the quality of public social and health services, on increasing the use of sustainable resources, on boosting cross border tourism activity and on strengthening the links between businesses and research institutions. Regional […]

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Statement by Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides on attack against International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen

Statement by Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides on attack against International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen

“The European Commission strongly condemns the recent attack by armed gunmen on the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Aden, Yemen, which has caused the ICRC to relocate its staff. “Such attacks are an affront to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). They not only threaten the safety of humanitarian workers, but […]

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