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Midnight deadline looms for Netanyahu to present coalition government to President Rivlin

Midnight deadline looms for Netanyahu to present coalition government to President Rivlin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) is slated to present his 61-member coalition to President Reuven Rivlin later Wednesday, ahead of a midnight deadline to present his government. By law, if Netanyahu does not form a government by midnight on Wednesday, Przesident Rivlin will be required to call upon another Member of the Knesset to […]

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Fair trials: MEPs strengthen EU-wide standards for legal aid

Fair trials: MEPs strengthen EU-wide standards for legal aid

People who are suspected or accused of a crime, or are named in a European Arrest Warrant, but cannot afford a lawyer or court proceedings, should have access to EU member state funding and assistance for both “provisional” and “ordinary” legal aid, say Civil Liberties MEPs in amendments, voted on Wednesday, to a proposed EU […]

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Unaccompanied minors’ asylum applications: Process where the kids are, say MEPs

Unaccompanied minors’ asylum applications: Process where the kids are, say MEPs

EU asylum applications for unaccompanied minors should be processed in the EU country where the child is present, even if this is not where the child first applied, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Wednesday (6 May). Processing where children are present is usually in their best interests, and avoids moving them unnecessarily between member […]

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‘Seven to eight years for Ukraine industry to reach  European standard’

‘Seven to eight years for Ukraine industry to reach European standard’

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

A top Ukrainian industrialist says it will take seven to eight years before the war-torn country reaches “European standards”. Speaking exclusively to EU Reporter, Anatoliy Kinakh (pictured), a former prime minister of Ukraine, said the major challenge for Ukraine was to create the necessary “conditions” to allow it to emerge from the economic damage caused […]

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Energy security and poverty alleviation in Africa: How intergovernmental organizations can contribute

Energy security and poverty alleviation in Africa: How intergovernmental organizations can contribute

By Victoria Nalule Reducing poverty has become an international concern. Alleviating energy poverty is crucial if development is to occur in Africa and Inter-governmental organizations like the Energy Charter have a big role to play in ensuring alleviation of energy poverty. According to the 2012 World Bank, Poverty & Equity Databank, 46.8% of the population […]

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Tax rulings: ‘We need a common corporate tax base,’ says Commissioner Vestager

Tax rulings: ‘We need a common corporate tax base,’ says Commissioner Vestager

Why did the European Commission take so long to launch investigations into member states’ tax rulings? Is its strategy to go only after small countries, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland? Will the instruments available to it suffice? And if not, what would it take to do away with unfair tax competition? These […]

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GSMA calls for urgent telecom rule changes to support EU industry investment

GSMA calls for urgent telecom rule changes to support EU industry investment

GSMA Europe Vice President Afke Schaart commented on today’s (6 May) launch of the EU Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy by Vice President Ansip: “We welcome the DSM Strategy, which sets out the right priorities and objectives to encourage the significant digital network investment required to successfully realize the Digital Single Market. “At the same […]

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