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Is the ‘Index of Will’ right to rank #VladimirPutin as number one?

Is the ‘Index of Will’ right to rank #VladimirPutin as number one?

As false information and ill-informed opinions abound, politicians increasingly resort to techniques that are sometimes referred to as populist ones, and have now come to be called the “art of listening to one’s electors”. Someone across the pond has used it to make an unexpected political career and someone on this side has had to […]

| February 20, 2019

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Engagement with #Turkmenistan: A step too far?

Engagement with #Turkmenistan: A step too far?

German businessmen have always been more inclined than their counterparts elsewhere in Western Europe to look East for trade opportunities. Recent EU tensions are linked to Germany’s staunch support of the Nordstream-2 gas pipeline that will supply Russian gas to Germany (avoiding Ukraine), and in 2017 former Chancellor Schroeder was appointed to the board of […]

| February 23, 2019
More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region have sent an urgent letter to the European Commissioner in charge of Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, urging him to implement emergency measures in accordance with article 12[1] of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to protect what little remains of the eastern Baltic cod stock. This stock […]

| February 22, 2019
Pressure grows on Labour to back May’s #Brexit deal in return for a People’s Vote on EU election day

Pressure grows on Labour to back May’s #Brexit deal in return for a People’s Vote on EU election day

Leading civil rights organization New Europeans has written to the Labour party’s shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer MP (pictured), calling on him to back a grassroots proposal for Brexit to be delayed by three months to allow for a referendum on the Brexit deal on the day of the EU elections. Speaking about the latest developments, […]

| February 22, 2019
#SaferRoads – More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

#SaferRoads – More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

Cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users accounted for almost half of the road victims in 2017 ©AP Images/European Union-EP  Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance, advanced emergency-braking system and emergency stop signal will have to be installed in new vehicles. In a drive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on EU […]

| February 22, 2019
#Kazakhstan to send second military unit to UN peacekeeping mission in #Lebanon

#Kazakhstan to send second military unit to UN peacekeeping mission in #Lebanon

The Kazakh Ministry of Defence is preparing the second contingent of Kazakh soldiers to be deployed as peacekeepers in Lebanon. The troops are expected to be deployed at the end of April, writes Aidana Yergaliyeva. Photo credit: express-k.kz. “This is a matter of national importance, since it is the fulfilment by the Republic of Kazakhstan […]

| February 22, 2019
#Brexit minister says new proposals will be enough to secure Brexit deal

#Brexit minister says new proposals will be enough to secure Brexit deal

Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay (pictured) said the UK would take new legal proposals to the European Union on Wednesday and that they would be sufficient to secure an agreement in the Brexit talks, a Sky News reporter tweeted late on Tuesday (19 February), writes Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. The proposals were drawn up by British […]

| February 22, 2019
Future of the blue planet: Parliament conference on #Oceans

Future of the blue planet: Parliament conference on #Oceans

     Worried about what is happening to our oceans? Take part in the Parliament’s conference on their future taking place on 19 March. The importance of healthy oceans The oceans are of crucial importance as they are home to a rich biodiversity, act as climate regulators and offer food security. They also contribute to […]

| February 22, 2019
Commission confirms unannounced inspections in farmed #AtlanticSalmon sector

Commission confirms unannounced inspections in farmed #AtlanticSalmon sector

The European Commission can confirm that on 19 February 2019 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several member states at the premises of several companies in the sector of farmed Atlantic salmon. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices (Article […]

| February 22, 2019
Disorderly #Brexit would be shock to European economy: ECB’s de Guindos

Disorderly #Brexit would be shock to European economy: ECB’s de Guindos

A disorderly Brexit would deliver “a significant shock” to an already weakened European economy, European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos (pictured) told French daily Le Monde, writes Francesco Canepa. With six weeks until Britain is due to leave the bloc, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to win ratification of British lawmakers […]

| February 22, 2019
#Barclays launches more than 100 #Brexit ‘clinics’ for small businesses

#Barclays launches more than 100 #Brexit ‘clinics’ for small businesses

Barclays will host more than 100 clinics for small business customers in March to help them to prepare for Britain’s exit from the European Union at the end of that month, the bank said on Tuesday (19 February), writes Lawrence White. The lender said about 1,500 of its staff will talk in its branches to […]

| February 22, 2019

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Brexit and identity in NI: A delicate issue

Brexit and identity in NI: A delicate issue

How might Brexit affect identity in NI, where citizens are entitled to be British, Irish or both?

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
How are MPs deselected?

How are MPs deselected?

What are the rules? Which MPs are under threat? Who has been deselected in the past?

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Ministers spend £100m on Brexit consultant contracts

Ministers spend £100m on Brexit consultant contracts

Since the EU referendum the government has agreed £104m of Brexit consultancy and other contracts.

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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