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#Georgia overtures to #Abkhazia and #SouthOssetia are flawed

#Georgia overtures to #Abkhazia and #SouthOssetia are flawed

| November 20, 2018

In its latest ‘peace initiative’, the Georgian government has failed to engage with important political questions that cannot be sidestepped. Rustam Anshba Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @rerikovich LinkedIn In April, the Georgian government made a new attempt to formulate a policy towards the disputed territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, publishing […]

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#NuclearEnergy can help #Poland reduce emissions and create jobs

#NuclearEnergy can help #Poland reduce emissions and create jobs

| November 20, 2018

Poland must invest in a new low-carbon energy source if it is to reduce its CO2 emissions, according to Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski. The minister was speaking at the inaugural World Nuclear Spotlight Poland conference in Warsaw – a high-level event which brought together Polish decision makers and global nuclear industry leaders and stakeholders. Tchórzewski […]

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#Greece – Austerity violated people’s right to food

#Greece – Austerity violated people’s right to food

| November 20, 2018

New research shows that almost 40% of rural citizens in Greece are at risk of poverty and, at the same time, food insecurity has doubled throughout the country. Democracy Not For Sale: The Struggle for Food Sovereignty in the Age of Austerity in Greece, by the Transnational Institute, FIAN International and Agroecopolis, offers an unique […]

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Former UK Brexit minister Raab says PM May must change course on #Brexit deal

Former UK Brexit minister Raab says PM May must change course on #Brexit deal

| November 20, 2018

Britain’s former Brexit minister Dominic Raab (pictured) said on Sunday (18 November) that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was fatally flawed but she could still change course, writes Kylie MacLellan. Raab, who resigned on Thursday saying he could not support the deal, said he would back May if there was a confidence vote and […]

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#Brexit – Threshold for triggering challenge to UK PM May has not yet been met says lawmaker

#Brexit – Threshold for triggering challenge to UK PM May has not yet been met says lawmaker

| November 20, 2018

The threshold for triggering a confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet been met, the chairman of the committee in charge of Conservative Party leadership contests told BBC radio on Sunday (18 November), writes William James. “The intention is clear that if it were to happen it ought to be a […]

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#Brexit agreement: EU negotiator informs Parliament’s political leaders

#Brexit agreement: EU negotiator informs Parliament’s political leaders

| November 20, 2018

Michel Barnier (left) and Antonio Tajani with the agreement  Parliament will play a crucial role in approving the Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU. EU negotiator Michel Barnier presented the withdrawal agreement agreed late last week to Parliament’s political leaders this morning. Afterwards he, President Antonio Tajani and Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt spoke […]

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European Parliament to host #HumanRightsWeek

European Parliament to host #HumanRightsWeek

| November 20, 2018

A conference to honour the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels today (20 November). The European Parliament is hosting its first ever Human Rights Week from 19-22 November to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A high-level conference […]

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