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A Europe that protects: Denying #terrorists and #criminals the means to act

A Europe that protects: Denying #terrorists and #criminals the means to act

| April 19, 2018

The European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate – denying them the means needed to plan, finance and carry out crimes. Six months after the anti-terrorism package of October 2017, the Commission is proposing measures to: bolster the security of identity cards and reduce document fraud; provide […]

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#EPBD – ‘Saving energy in buildings brings benefits to both the wallet and the climate’

#EPBD – ‘Saving energy in buildings brings benefits to both the wallet and the climate’

| April 19, 2018

The European Parliament has confirmed the agreement with the Council on a revised Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). “A more efficient use of energy in our buildings will benefit both the climate and the wallets of European citizens and businesses, and contribute to a sustainable and competitive European economy,” said Bendt Bendtsen MEP, […]

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Macron’s project for Europe will widen the democratic deficit say #GUE/NGL MEPs

Macron’s project for Europe will widen the democratic deficit say #GUE/NGL MEPs

| April 19, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron defended his record on privatization and war at a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament on 17 April. His address comes on the heels of France´s bombing of Syria – with allies UK and US – and controversial proposals that will lead to a wave of privatizations […]

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Negotiations begin on mandatory #TransparencyRegister for the three EU Institutions

Negotiations begin on mandatory #TransparencyRegister for the three EU Institutions

| April 19, 2018

Political negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission met on 16 April 2018 to discuss how to strengthen the EU Transparency Register. At their first interinstitutional negotiation, European Parliament negotiators Sylvie Guillaume and Danuta Hübner, together with Bulgarian Presidency Deputy Minister Monika Panayotova and Commission First Vice President […]

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Europe, becoming a cemetery for #Russian dissidents, uncomfortable for the Kremlin

Europe, becoming a cemetery for #Russian dissidents, uncomfortable for the Kremlin

| April 19, 2018

Over the last few years, London, the EU and the entire world have been shaken by a long line of assassination attempts, all of which point to Russia and to the special services in Moscow. Europe, the favorite place of refuge for Russian dissidents, where they have fled after they become disgraced by Vladimir Putin […]

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Kovesi Stays, so what next from #Romania’s tainted corruption fight?

Kovesi Stays, so what next from #Romania’s tainted corruption fight?

| April 18, 2018

President Iohannis’ decision to retain Laura Kovesi  (pictured above) as head of Romania’s DNA overlooks the myriad of abuses her department is accused of – By Willy Fautre This week, Romania’s President Iohannis announced his decision to retain the powerful Laura Kovesi as Chief Prosecutor at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA). This follows months of political […]

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#Kazakhstan has ‘zero tolerance’ policy on torture, officials tell European parliamentarians

#Kazakhstan has ‘zero tolerance’ policy on torture, officials tell European parliamentarians

| April 18, 2018

Kazakh officials briefed European parliamentarians, representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the media April 16 on the country’s effort to prevent domestic torture and protect citizens’ human rights, Almaty Internal Affairs Department reported. Senior representatives of the Kazakh ministries of internal affairs and foreign affairs, as well as Prosecutor General’s Office and National Anti-Corruption Bureau […]

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