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#Poland: ECR must speak up for the rule of law in Poland and sanction PiS

#Poland: ECR must speak up for the rule of law in Poland and sanction PiS

The European Party for Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) have failed to condemn the introduction of draconian laws removing judicial independence in Poland. The changes were introduced by the ECR’s Polish member party PiS (Law and Justice); the ECR’s second largest member. The group has long hosted those with far-right views, is it time for the ECR and […]

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

At this month’s G20 summit, Germany secured a major injection of private investment for Africa as a way to curtail mass migration to Europe. The drive was a win for German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been driving a campaign for a new Marshall – or “Merkel” – Plan for Africa following the realization that […]

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Statement by President Donald Tusk on the situation in #Poland

Statement by President Donald Tusk on the situation in #Poland

“Yesterday I contacted President Andrzej Duda to suggest an urgent meeting to discuss the political crisis in our country and its dangerous consequences for Poland’s standing on the world stage. It falls to us, together, to avert bleak outcomes which could ultimately lead to the marginalization of Poland in Europe. “We view the proposals put […]

#DRC:  Pre-trial violence raises the stakes in Congo’s political crisis

#DRC: Pre-trial violence raises the stakes in Congo’s political crisis

It’s a disturbing development that has passed almost unnoticed by all but a few members of the Western media – and that’s exactly how would-be president for life Joseph Kabila wants it. This Wednesday, on the eve of a hearing that has major implications for the political future of the DRC, shots were fired on […]

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

As Brexit negotiations start in earnest this week, it is essential that the UK Government and the European Union reach a comprehensive deal that addresses the many questions affecting the road transport industry. Road transport is the lifeblood of Europe’s economy, with the fortunes of the markets in both the UK and the European Union […]

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will have a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday 21 July at 11am at the Elysée Palace.  Leading the ETUC delegation will be ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, who will be accompanied by ETUC Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber and the Secretary Generals of the five […]

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

The pace of growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed over the second quarter as investment was delayed by uncertainty over Brexit and the general election, a leading property body reported on Thursday (20 July), writes Esha Vaish. The quarterly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed a reversal from the first quarter, which […]

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Commission launches public consultation on health and care in #DigitalSingleMarket

Commission launches public consultation on health and care in #DigitalSingleMarket

Today (20 July) the European Commission launches a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe. The input will feed into a new policy Communication to be adopted by the end of 2017, as announced in the recent review of […]

#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

A bespoke trade deal between Britain and the European Union should be “one of the easiest in human history” to reach, British trade minister Liam Fox (pictured) said on Thursday (20 July). Fox said Britain and the EU already have similar regulatory rules and no tariffs, writes Andrew MacAskill. “The only reason that we wouldn’t […]

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lisbon to host European conference on #addictive behaviours and dependencies

Lisbon to host European conference on #addictive behaviours and dependencies

Leading international experts in the field of addiction science will meet in Lisbon from 24–26 October 2017 for the Second European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies. ‘Lisbon Addictions 2017’ will showcase the latest scientific knowledge in this field and explore challenges relating to illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours. The conference […]

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

The European Commission and the High Representative, on 19 July, were reporting on actions taken and next steps to implement the 2016 Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats. The Communication contributes to the creation of a European Union that protects, as promised by President Juncker in the 2016 State of the Union speech. It builds […]

Getting the balance right on religion in secular #Muslim-majority state

Getting the balance right on religion in secular #Muslim-majority state

Religious faith has had a hugely positive impact. It helps people make sense of life as well providing comfort at times of distress. Even more importantly, the compassionate values – which the great religions have in common – have shaped for the better our attitude to each other and to society as a whole. The […]

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
UK’s May seeks to ease #Brexit fears at new business council

UK’s May seeks to ease #Brexit fears at new business council

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a discussion on Brexit and the economy at the first meeting of a new business council on Thursday (20 July), a bid to rebuild bridges with companies concerned over Britain’s departure from the European Union. After losing the governing Conservatives’ parliamentary majority at an ill-judged election last month, […]

#Brexit effect on UK ‘will be profound and unpredictable’: Lords committee

#Brexit effect on UK ‘will be profound and unpredictable’: Lords committee

Brexit poses a fundamental challenge to the future of the United Kingdom by removing the European Union law that has helped to bind it together, a committee of lawmakers from the British parliament’s upper house said on Wednesday (19 July), writes Kylie MacLellan. Last year’s vote to leave the EU has highlighted tensions among the […]

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
European Union steps up its support for investigations into war crimes and accountability in #Syria

European Union steps up its support for investigations into war crimes and accountability in #Syria

The European Union has announced it will provide €1.5 million to support the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria. Justice for the victims is key for an effective and inclusive reconciliation process in Syria. This is […]

#ROSATOM: Ambassadors to international organizations in Vienna pay visit to Baltijskiy Zavod and Leningrad NPP

#ROSATOM: Ambassadors to international organizations in Vienna pay visit to Baltijskiy Zavod and Leningrad NPP

This week a large delegation of 42 permanent representatives of foreign countries to international organizations in Vienna visited Saint-Petersburg to have a look at Russia’s advanced nuclear power technologies. Ambassadors visited LLC Baltijskiy Zavod – Sudostroenie where they had a tour of the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov (designed to supply electricity to the […]

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