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#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan

#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan

The central Asian region is once again being distracted by the so-called ‘China invasion’. The debate on possible Chinese sovereignty of some territories of the modern Republic of Tajikistan that began in 2013 is once again on the rise today, writes Olga Malik, independent journalist and political analyst. Earlier, at the end of 2016, a […]

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Fears of fresh violence ahead of MEP delegation visit to #Albania

Fears of fresh violence ahead of MEP delegation visit to #Albania

| April 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

The European Union’s top diplomat has called on the Democratic Party-led opposition in Albania to end its ongoing parliamentary boycott and re-engage in the legislative process, writes Martin Banks. The demand, by Federica Mogherini (pictured), the EU’s High Representative/vice president, comes amid rising tensions in Albania and on the eve of a high level  EU […]

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Electoral Commission launches investigation into #Leave.EU referendum funding

Electoral Commission launches investigation into #Leave.EU referendum funding

Today (21 April 2017) the UK’s Electoral Commission has decided to start an investigation into Leave.EU’s referendum spending. Leave.EU was one of the organizations that supported the ‘leave’ vote in the run-up to last year’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates […]

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A new reality in EU and #Kazakhstan co-operation

A new reality in EU and #Kazakhstan co-operation

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Director of the European External Action Service Luc Devigne and Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko co-chaired the Cooperation Committee meeting that met recently in Astana to make headway on issues pertaining to the EU-Kazakh Enhanced Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (EPCA), writes Colin Stevens. The Agreement, signed in Astana in December 2015, provides significant […]

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#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (20 April) . “The European Parliament’s message is clear: strongly defending their interests is our first priority,” he said. The Parliament President was in […]

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EU eyes years of #Brexit payments and immigration

EU eyes years of #Brexit payments and immigration

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain will be paying off obligations to Brussels for years after Brexit, remain subject to EU courts and go on letting relatives of European immigrants settle in the UK, draft EU negotiating documents show, write Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski. The demands are contained in a paper, seen by Reuters on Thursday, that outlines “key […]

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