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The threat of far-right populism in #Ukraine

The threat of far-right populism in #Ukraine

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The slogan “Celebrate diversity” has been chosen as the strapline for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv this May, writes Olexandr Vilkul, Co-Chairman of the Opposition Block in Ukraine “Celebrate diversity” is an attractive soundbite, but the reality on the ground in Ukraine presents a different picture. […]

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NATO Enlargement and the case for Montenegro: A debate

NATO Enlargement and the case for Montenegro: A debate

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Montenegro‘s accession to NATO has hit a a snag. While 25 of the necessary 28 nations have already approved expanding NATO to include this small Balkan state, US Senator Rand Paul is leading the charge not to expand NATO and is holding up the bill in the Senate. During his 2016 campaign, President Trump made NATO’s very […]

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Five member states progress towards full #visa reciprocity with the United States

Five member states progress towards full #visa reciprocity with the United States

Yesterday, Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos met with government officials from five EU member states that aren’t allowed Visa-free travel in the Unites States.   The countries, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland and Cyprus allow US citizens to travel due to their participation in the Schengen zone. They are seeking fair and equal treatment for their citizens visiting […]

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Spanish media denounces xenophobia and unjustified use of pre-trial detention

Spanish media denounces xenophobia and unjustified use of pre-trial detention

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Spanish Courts have so far ignored the request to identify the Judge of the High Court (Audiencia Provincial) of Las Palmas (Spain) who made xenophobic and offensive remarks in the courtroom during a deliberation with three other judges.  The tape of the conversation taking place between judges Salvador Alba, Emilio Moya and Carlos Vielba […]

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#Brexit: ‘We will not participate in a race to the bottom’ European Central Bank

#Brexit: ‘We will not participate in a race to the bottom’ European Central Bank

In a statement to introduce the European Central Bank’s (ECB) annual report on its supervisory activities. Sabine Lautenschläger, Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB took the opportunity to make a clear statement of the ECB’s views on Brexit and the situation of British banks. While the EU and the UK have not started […]

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Initiative gives #Erasmus+ students the chance to win free travel

Initiative gives #Erasmus+ students the chance to win free travel

Students in Europe will be encouraged to travel throughout different EU Countries under the Move2Learn, Learn2Move initiative. It will give a chance to 5,000 young citizens to study in different countries while traveling sustainably. The initiative was linked with the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme and will focus on increased student mobility as well […]

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Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he is doing so “amicably.” The party’s only MP defected from the Conservatives in 2014. Former leader Nigel Farage recently called on Mr Carswell to quit, accusing him of “actively working against UKIP.” Party leader Paul Nuttall said Mr Carswell was […]

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