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‘Connector’ opens at Brussels Airport

‘Connector’ opens at Brussels Airport

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brussels Airport has officially opened the Connector building, a major €75 million investment designed to increase passenger comfort. The building links the terminal above-ground to the two piers so passengers need less time to go from the check-in to their boarding gate. It means passengers can wait to board their plane in an “open and […]

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AIIB, ‘Belt & Road’ initiatives top 2015 Baoao Forum agenda

AIIB, ‘Belt & Road’ initiatives top 2015 Baoao Forum agenda

Themed  “Asia’s New Future: Toward a Community of Common Destiny”, the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will be held on March 26-29 in Hainan Province. This year’s event will be held on an unprecedented scale: A total of 16 state leaders will attend the forum, including Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Nepal’s President Hon Ram […]

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Xi attends Boao Forum to promote cooperation, development in Asia

Xi attends Boao Forum to promote cooperation, development in Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping (pictured) tops the list of distinguished guests set to attend the opening ceremony of the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia, held from March 26 to 29 in Boao, Hainan Province.   This is Xi’s third year attending the forum. While serving as China’s vice president in 2010, Xi delivered a keynote […]

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Schaffhauser: ‘Minsk 2 offers best chance for peace in Ukraine’

Schaffhauser: ‘Minsk 2 offers best chance for peace in Ukraine’

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

French MEP Jean-Luc Schaffhauser (pictured) says the Minsk 2 ceasefire deal  is expected to offer the “best chance’” for peace in crisis-torn Ukraine.The deputy was speaking in Brussels where he revealed that the leaders of Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukraine’s two breakaway regions, had agreed to approve the proposal to hold an international forum he has […]

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European Parliament approves €1.8 billion EU loan to Ukraine

European Parliament approves €1.8 billion EU loan to Ukraine

EU plans to lend Ukraine €1.8 billion to help plug its short-term balance of payments gap were approved by MEPs on Wednesday (25 March). The EU will borrow the money externally and lend it on to Ukraine with the same interest rate. The disbursement will be tied to Ukraine pledging structural reforms to tackle problems […]

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Leading author calls for ‘attack on all fronts’ against Islamic fundamentalism

Leading author calls for ‘attack on all fronts’ against Islamic fundamentalism

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading law professor Karima Bennoune (pictured, centre-left) says that religious extremism in Muslim countries and contexts “undermines human rights” by denying people the freedom to practise their religious beliefs. Speaking exclusively to EU Reporter, she also called for an “attack on all fronts” against Islamic fundamentalism and extremism which she says poses a “grave danger” […]

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MEPs urge Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers

MEPs urge Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers

The question of whether Germany’s minimum pay rules should apply to foreign lorry drivers using its roads divided MEPs evenly in a debate with transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Wednesday (25 February) evening. The European Commission is still assessing the implications of these rules, which the Germany partially suspended (for transit drivers) early this year, but […]

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