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#Turkey: Handling aftermath of coup attempt is crucial test say MEPs

#Turkey: Handling aftermath of coup attempt is crucial test say MEPs

The respect of human rights and the rule of law in Turkey in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt will be a crucial test for the state of the country’s democracy, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday (30 August). They assessed the results of last week’s fact-finding mission to Turkey by the committee […]

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#EU2017Budget: Parliament starts drawing up its position

#EU2017Budget: Parliament starts drawing up its position

The EU’s budget for next year will be decided over the coming months. Starting this week parliamentary committees adopt their opinion on the budget, while the budgets committee discusses the Council’s position on Wednesday 31 August. The committee will then draft a recommendation to MEPs, which will be put to a plenary vote at the […]

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#CRPD: 10 years of Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities – #UN event to discuss challenges and goals for next 10 years

#CRPD: 10 years of Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities – #UN event to discuss challenges and goals for next 10 years

The theme of this year’s Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council to be in held in Geneva from 3-5 October, is ‘Promotion of the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities’. The forum, which takes place in the framework of the 10th anniversary year […]

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#EU is talking instead of doing

#EU is talking instead of doing

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

EU leaders will meet in the Slovak capital on 16 September to discuss the future of the organization. They will just meet, talk, have lunch, take pictures and say goodbye to each other. Once again nothing will happen, nothing will change, writes Adomas Abromaitis.  The fact is the EU leaders really do not know what […]

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#CarEmissions: ‘We are not done with #Verheugen yet’

#CarEmissions: ‘We are not done with #Verheugen yet’

“Former Commissioner Günter Verheugen (pictured) did not bring clarity to the issue at his appearance before the inquiry committee on car emissions today (30 August). Specifically, he did not explain why EU legislation on emissions was pushed through in 2007 when it was clearly known that real-world driving car emissions vastly differ from those in […]

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25th anniversary of #Semipalatinsk closure marked in terms of progress and danger

25th anniversary of #Semipalatinsk closure marked in terms of progress and danger

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As has been underlined on many occasions, we are living in deeply uncertain times. Our world faces complex challenges and threats that put at risk all we have achieved and all our hopes for the future. The global economy remains weak. While we may have agreed on the threat that climate change poses, we are […]

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#Juno, #Jupiter and #Europa: Why space matters for Europe

#Juno, #Jupiter and #Europa: Why space matters for Europe

On July 5, this year, after a five-year voyage across 12.8 billion km, NASA’s Juno spacecraft passed into the orbit of the fifth rock from the Sun, Jupiter, writes Namira Salim (pictured), founder of Space Trust. This is one of NASA’s greatest achievements: Juno will carry out an array of tests on the planet, examining […]

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