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#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return empty handed to the UK today (14 December). She put forward a ‘package’ to help her get the Withdrawal Agreement adopted in the UK, arguing that with the right assurances it would be possible that the UK parliament would support her deal, describing it as the “only one […]

| December 14, 2018

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Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and continue to do so: Today, there are […]

| December 17, 2018
EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

The EU Trust Fund has adopted projects worth €122 million to support access to education and basic health care for refugees and vulnerable local communities in Jordan, to provide livelihood opportunities in Turkey and make available critical health care services in Iraq. In view of the continued impact of the crisis and the current 5.6 […]

| December 17, 2018
#Employment and social developments in Europe: Record number of people in employment in EU

#Employment and social developments in Europe: Record number of people in employment in EU

The winter edition of the Commission’s Employment and Social Development in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review published today (17 December) confirms overall positive labour market developments. Total employment hit a new record of 239.3 million people in the third quarter of 2018. The largest share of new jobs is permanent and full time jobs. In the […]

| December 17, 2018
#REACH – Commission further limits consumers’ harmful exposure to #Phthalates

#REACH – Commission further limits consumers’ harmful exposure to #Phthalates

The Commission has today (17 December) adopted a decision to restrict the use of four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) – substances known to have toxic effects on human reproductive health – in consumer products on the EU market. The restriction decision has been adopted by amending the EU’s REACH regulation, the most advanced and comprehensive […]

| December 17, 2018
EU companies increase #EUResearchInvestments amidst global technological race

EU companies increase #EUResearchInvestments amidst global technological race

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year, according to the new 2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard published by the Commission today. The findings show that EU companies’ 2017 R&D investments grew by 5.5% as compared to the previous year. In a telling sign of […]

| December 17, 2018
Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

The final plenary session of the year for the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission included several high profile opinions, including for Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey.  The Venice Commission legal experts find that the power of the prime minister in Malta widely overshadows that of other government bodies, including the president, parliament, cabinet of ministers, […]

| December 17, 2018
EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

Research by Oceana shows Denmark, France and the UK would register the highest increases in tonnes of fish if ministers followed scientific advice when setting 2019 catch limits at an EU meeting today (17 December). The EU could increase the amount of fish landings from the North-Eastern Atlantic and the North Sea by 56%, up […]

| December 17, 2018
No one will deter #Russia in Baltic region

No one will deter #Russia in Baltic region

Recently, researchers and analysts of the RAND Corporation issued the report Exploring Requirements for Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression, writes Viktors Domburs. The stated aim of this report is “to provide a fresh look at the subject in this context, with two primary purposes: to review established concepts about deterrence, and to provide a framework for […]

| December 17, 2018
Bad time for #ICC ‘game’ and their accomplices

Bad time for #ICC ‘game’ and their accomplices

Some Central African citizens and alleged perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity, who are on the side of anti-balaka, (an alliance of militia groups based in the Central African Republic) are currently experiencing bad times, for example the case of the two “big fish”, who go by the name of Alfred Yekatom (alias […]

| December 15, 2018
Sale temps pour les gibiers de la CPI et leurs complices

Sale temps pour les gibiers de la CPI et leurs complices

Si certains citoyens centrafricains auteurs et coupables présumés de crimes de guerre et crimes contre l’humanité côté anti-balaka connaissent actuellement de sales moments, cas des deux gros poissons que sont Alfred YEKATOM alias ROMBOT déjà transféré le 17 novembre 2018 à la CPI à La Haye et l’autoproclamé « coordinateur national » des anti-balaka Patrice Edouard NGAISSONA […]

| December 15, 2018

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Brexit: David Cameron ‘advising Theresa May on options’ if deal rejected

Brexit: David Cameron ‘advising Theresa May on options’ if deal rejected

David Cameron is talking to his successor about a “greater role” for MPs in case of future deadlock.

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Student loan change adds £12bn to deficit

Student loan change adds £12bn to deficit

A change in how student loans appear in the public finances will add pressure to cut tuition fees.

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brexit: Journalists Isabel Hardman and Robert Hutton on writing

Brexit: Journalists Isabel Hardman and Robert Hutton on writing

Journalists Isabel Hardman and Robert Hutton on writing books to escape Brexit.

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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