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#EURefMedia: Press coverage in the UK was overwhelmingly biased

#EURefMedia: Press coverage in the UK was overwhelmingly biased

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism research found that the press coverage of the UK’s EU referendum was biased. While readership of newspapers has decreased, papers can still play an important role in agenda setting. The report was based on research into press coverage in the run up to […]

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European #BorderandCoastGuardAgency boosts internal security

European #BorderandCoastGuardAgency boosts internal security

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament’s chief negotiator Artis Pabriks MEP has reached an agreement with the EU Council of Ministers (ambassador level) on the setting-up of a fully-fledged European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The speed with which this piece of legislation has moved through the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers is unprecedented. Artis […]

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#China turns on world’s largest radio telescope

#China turns on world’s largest radio telescope

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The telescope, nicknamed the ‘Eye of Heaven’, has started its grand search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Beijing has launched a multifaceted military-backed space program to explore the final frontier. Sieren’s China: Aliens in space? China is pushing an ambitious space program. Beijing plans to send a manned expedition to Mars in four years. DW’s Frank Sieren […]

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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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