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#Brexit: House of Lords may try to amend #Article50 bill

#Brexit: House of Lords may try to amend #Article50 bill

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February), the bill on notification to withdraw from the European Union, the legal act that allows the UK government to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU, will be debated in the House of Lords – the British upper chamber. The debate starts this afternoon and will continue tomorrow. More than 190 members of […]

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Press statement by European Commission President #Juncker on the occasion of the visit of #MikePence, Vice-President of the United States

Press statement by European Commission President #Juncker on the occasion of the visit of #MikePence, Vice-President of the United States

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am very happy to welcome wholeheartedly the Vice-President of the United States. I am very grateful for the fact that he chose Europe for his first overseas trip. He was in Munich, as everyone knows. We were listening carefully to what he was saying. And we will address – after the conversation the Vice-President […]

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#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday (22 February), writes Padraic Halpin. With calls increasing for Kenny to spell out his plans, his spokesman said on Monday that the prime minister would not comment on the issue until […]

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EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country. Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit […]

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British parliament to vote on Magnitsky #AssetFreezing legislation on Tuesday

British parliament to vote on Magnitsky #AssetFreezing legislation on Tuesday

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow, on the 21st of February 2017, the UK House of Commons will vote on the Magnitsky legislative initiative which seeks to impose asset freezes in the UK on human rights violators from anywhere in the world. The initiative is presented as an amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill which was introduced to the parliament […]

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European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament today (17 February), during the plenary session in Strasbourg, has approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. By this initiative, MEPs have both expressed their concerns and acknowledged the work carried out by human rights defenders. For this reason, they urge the Guatemalan government to adopt […]

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#Robots and #ArtificialIntelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

#Robots and #ArtificialIntelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU-wide rules are needed for the fast-evolving field of robotics, e.g. to enforce ethical standards or establish liability for accidents involving driverless cars, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday (16 February).  MEPs ask the EU Commission to propose rules on robotics and artificial intelligence, in order to fully exploit their economic potential and […]

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