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#EBU supports campaign to create first UN special representative for journalists’ safety

#EBU supports campaign to create first UN special representative for journalists’ safety

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EBU has lent its support to a Reporters Without Borders (RSF) campaign to create a Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General dedicated to the safety of journalists. Delegates at the EBU’s General Assembly in Montenegro heard how there had been a failure to reduce the frequency and scale of targeted violence that […]

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#Lebanon: Better EU resettlement tools needed to help country deal with refugee crisis

#Lebanon: Better EU resettlement tools needed to help country deal with refugee crisis

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Syrian refugees on their way to being resettled to Europe to Palestine refugees who have been living in camps for years: members from the civil liberties committee delegation got to speak to many different people during their fact-finding mission to Lebanon on 19-22 September. They were there to assess the situation to help prepare […]

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#Brexit: Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

#Brexit: Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In addition to May, Schulz also met London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday (22 September). On Friday morning he was due to meet Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party. The visit will be concluded with a lecture at the European Institute of the London School of Economics on Friday afternoon. More information Parliament President […]

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#AntiSemitism: What future for Jewish communities in Europe?

#AntiSemitism: What future for Jewish communities in Europe?

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The current situation in Europe of anti-Semitism and future prospects for Europe’s Jewish communities will be debated at a conference hosted by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and First Vice President Antonio Tajani in Parliament’s premises on Tuesday afternoon (27 September). Anti-Semitism and attacks against Jews in Europe have grown in recent years. Tajani (EPP, […]

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#DeafAndProud: Deaf people to descend on Brussels to make a noise about sign

#DeafAndProud: Deaf people to descend on Brussels to make a noise about sign

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Next week, more than 1,000 people from across the EU will descend on the European Parliament chamber to demand better recognition of sign language, and to raise awareness of how sign language interpreters are often an afterthought compared to spoken language interpretation across many public institutions, including the EU. The conference is being organized […]

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WTO confirms EU failed to comply with rulings against European subsidies to #Airbus

WTO confirms EU failed to comply with rulings against European subsidies to #Airbus

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

A World Trade Organization compliance panel has ruled that the European Union has failed to comply with its obligation to remedy the massive subsidies European governments have provided to create and sustain Airbus for more than 40 years. Rather than comply with their WTO obligations to remedy the $17 billion in past subsidies provided to […]

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#EHHA: European Holiday Home Association submits official complaint to European Commission on rules ‘stifling short-term rental sector’

#EHHA: European Holiday Home Association submits official complaint to European Commission on rules ‘stifling short-term rental sector’

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some of the most popular city destinations in Europe are stifling the ability of householders to rent out accommodation to travellers by imposing excessive and often contradictory regulations, according to a complaint submitted to the European Commission by the short-term rental industry.  Examples of the restrictions range from outright bans, to effective bans via disproportionate […]

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