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ROC provides aid to Nepal quake victims

ROC provides aid to Nepal quake victims

The government of the Republic of China announced on 25 April that it would immediately donate US$300,000 for disaster relief in Nepal in the wake of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country the same day, to be followed by emergency medical aid and relief supplies. The ROC government sent condolences to the government […]

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Kazakhstan: Stage-managed elections against backdrop of authorities’ crackdown on dissent

Kazakhstan: Stage-managed elections against backdrop of authorities’ crackdown on dissent

Opinion by The Open Dialog Foundation Early presidential elections resemble a staged play under the facade of democracy. Uncompetitive elections are a way for Nazarbayev to consolidate autocratic power. On the eve of the election, the president’s political opponents are either in prison or in exile; independent media outlets are closed, activists are intimidated, and […]

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Olga Sehnalová on eCall: ‘We have put great emphasis on the protection of personal data’

Olga Sehnalová on eCall: ‘We have put great emphasis on the protection of personal data’

Imagine having a serious car accident and not being able to call the emergency services. Soon your car might do it for you. MEPs debate the deployment of the eCall automatic alert system for cars on Monday 27 April and vote on it on 28 April. Czech S&D member Olga Sehnalová (pictured), who wrote the […]

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Personalised medicine: An unstoppable force for good

Personalised medicine: An unstoppable force for good

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan Many stakeholders believe that personalised medicine is the way forward in a European Union with an ageing population of 500 million. These are all potential patients spread out across 28 member states and this innovative, ground-breaking method of treating individuals – largely based on their […]

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If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon

If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon

By Paul Taylor (Reuters) “We’re going bust.” “No, you’re not.” “You’re strangling us.” “No we’re not.” “You owe us for World War Two.” “We gave already.” The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight. […]

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CIVEX Commission calls for comprehensive European response to tragedies in Mediterranean Sea

CIVEX Commission calls for comprehensive European response to tragedies in Mediterranean Sea

The European Committee of the Regions’ Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External affairs (CIVEX) has welcomed the outcome of the extraordinary Summit on migration, but has expressed reservations on whether the decisions taken are far-reaching enough. In a declaration calling for a “comprehensive European response” to the migrants crisis, CIVEX urges the EU and […]

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Deaths in the Mediterranean: The European Council’s dishonour

Deaths in the Mediterranean: The European Council’s dishonour

Opinion by migreurop 23 April 2015 was a terrible day: the European Council, that was at last to take action as regards a “tragic” situation in the Mediterranean, merely attempted to shelter the European Union and its member states from migrants by toughening border protection. The European Union heads of government, who met with great ado, had […]

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