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MEPs react to ECB’s asset purchase programme

MEPs react to ECB’s asset purchase programme

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 22 January the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its quantitative easing programme through which it will buy €60 billion worth of eurozone government bonds and private sector assets per month until at least September 2016. The ECB’s move aims to push up inflation and breathe life into the economy in general but is also […]

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Easing sanctions on Russia should not be on the table

Easing sanctions on Russia should not be on the table

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House A pullback of Western sanctions now would only benefit Vladimir Putin and his regime. He is in no mood to negotiate. Russia has frequently claimed that the aim of the Western sanctions, in particular for the United States, is to change Russia’s regime. […]

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ONE Youth ambassadors meet commissioner and MEPs on fight against extreme poverty

ONE Youth ambassadors meet commissioner and MEPs on fight against extreme poverty

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against extreme poverty. This is the year in which world leaders will decide on a new set of anti-poverty goals.  The ONE Youth Ambassadors are young activists who will be campaigning all year to ensure these new goals are ambitious, financed and tracked. On the day of […]

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Labour MEP calls for progress on medical devices regulation

Labour MEP calls for progress on medical devices regulation

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 22 January, a Labour MEP today called on the European Council to push forward with work on a proposed new medical devices regulation. Glenis Willmott MEP, who is leading the European Parliament’s work on the proposed law, used an appearance of the Latvian health minister in the public health committee to call for faster […]

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Economics Committee Chairman Gualtieri welcomes ECB decision to buy sovereign bonds

Economics Committee Chairman Gualtieri welcomes ECB decision to buy sovereign bonds

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB) met on 22 January and decided to expand the asset-purchase programme at a €60 billion per month pace until September 2016, including the purchase of sovereign bonds. Roberto Gualtieri (IT, S&D), chairman of Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (pictured), said: “I welcome today’s decision by […]

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ECB unveils massive quantitative easing (QE) boost for eurozone

ECB unveils massive quantitative easing (QE) boost for eurozone

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Central Bank (ECB) will inject at least €1.1 trillion (£834 billion) into the ailing eurozone economy. The ECB will buy €60bn bonds each month from banks until the end of September 2016, or even longer, in what is called quantitative easing (QE). QE in theory increases the supply of money, something that keeps […]

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Oleg Sentsov: Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner in Russia

Oleg Sentsov: Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner in Russia

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On behalf of the Open Dialog Foundation, please find below the latest update on the case of  Ukrainian activists, from Simferopol, Crimea, currently detained as political prisoners in Russia. The attached report describes particularly the case of Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, who faces up to 20 years in prison. The Open Dialog Foundation calls on members of the European […]

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