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Building a #NuclearWeapons free world

Building a #NuclearWeapons free world

The international community, including the EU, is being urged to step up its contribution to create a nuclear-free world, writes Colin Stevens. The issue was thrust back into the spotlight most recently when North Korea test–fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from its east coast on 25 August. The exercise drew international condemnation and Daniel A. […]

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#NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania

#NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania

NATO has just announced that Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will visit Romania on Monday 29 August 2016. There has been growing speculation that NATO will move its nuclear presence from the İncirlik air base in Turkey to its base in Romania; as yet, no such rumours been confirmed. It is no secret that […]

#LatePayments: Average payment period decreasing, but more progress needed

#LatePayments: Average payment period decreasing, but more progress needed

The European Commission adopted today (26 August) a Report on the implementation of the Late Payment Directive. The Directive puts in place strict measures to protect European companies against late payment in transactions with public authorities and other businesses. The report shows that, as a result of the Directive, the average payment period in business-to-business […]

#Europol: Prostitution network dismantled by Romania and UK

#Europol: Prostitution network dismantled by Romania and UK

Romanian police and the DIICOT Prosecutor’s Office, working together with UK law enforcement authorities and supported by #Europol and #Eurojust, have dismantled a Romanian organized criminal group involved in trafficking young women into prostitution in more than ten cities in the UK.  An extensive action day, organized by the Romanian Police in the Ploieşti region […]

#RASFF: Rapid Alert System For Food And Feed more efficient than ever after 35 years of watching over the food on European plates

#RASFF: Rapid Alert System For Food And Feed more efficient than ever after 35 years of watching over the food on European plates

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2015 annual report, published today (26 August), demonstrates the increased efficiency with which RASFF exchanges information on issues posing a serious health risk. The network thereby enables authorities to act swiftly on many food safety risks before they could become harmful to European consumers. Last year, […]

#StateAid: Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

#StateAid: Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

The European Commission has found plans by Luxembourg and Malta to support power generation from renewable sources to be in line with EU state aid rules. The schemes will increase electricity produced from renewable sources, in line with EU energy objectives, without unduly distorting competition. In September 2015, Luxembourg notified its plans to support renewable […]

The ABC of the #EuropeanParliament

The ABC of the #EuropeanParliament

  MEPs act as the voice of more than 500 million Europeans at the EU level, but how do they work and how do they organize themselves in the European Parliament? Check out this updated infographic for some basic facts about the Parliament. The European Parliament is the only directly elected EU body and one […]

Building a #NuclearWeapons free world

Building a #NuclearWeapons free world

The international community, including the EU, is being urged to step up its contribution to create a nuclear-free world, writes Colin Stevens. The issue was thrust back into the spotlight most recently when North Korea test–fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from its east coast on 25 August. The exercise drew international condemnation and Daniel A. […]

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Report: #Berlin looks into pulling jets out of #Turkey

Report: #Berlin looks into pulling jets out of #Turkey

Germany must find alternatives to the Incirlik Air Base and pull its soldiers and weapons from Turkey, German MP Rainer Arnold told Der Spiegel magazine. Ankara has been blocking official visits from Berlin to the base. Turkey currently hosts six of the warplanes and some 240 German soldiers at Incirlik Air Base near Ankara. The […]

#Kazakhstan wins record number of medals in Rio, places 22nd in medal tally

#Kazakhstan wins record number of medals in Rio, places 22nd in medal tally

RIO DE JANEIRO – Kazakhstan won the most medals in its history at the XXXI Summer Olympics in Rio, which ended on 21 August.  Kazakh athletes claimed 17 medals – three gold, five silver, and nine bronze. This result allowed Kazakhstan to reach 22nd place in the medal tally among 206 countries. Three new Olympic […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Merkel urges judicious moves by remaining EU states after #Brexit vote

Merkel urges judicious moves by remaining EU states after #Brexit vote

The 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after Britain leaves must listen to each other carefully and avoid rushing into policy decisions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (24 August), write Andrea Shalal and Andreas Rinke.“This is a phase of listening, of understanding and learning from one another so that we can […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
#Brexit campaigner #Farage addresses #Trump rally

#Brexit campaigner #Farage addresses #Trump rally

Nigel Farage, an anti-immigration politician who was a figurehead of the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, addressed a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday (24 August), writes Kylie MacLellan. Once dismissed by then-prime minister David Cameron as the leader of a party mostly consisting of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”, Farage […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Global youth #unemployment is on the rise again

Global youth #unemployment is on the rise again

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth  report shows that as a result, the global number of unemployed youth is set to rise by half a million this year to reach 71 million  – the first such increase in three years.  Of greater concern is the share and number of young people, often […]

#StateAid: Commission approves creation of #MaltaDevelopmentBank

#StateAid: Commission approves creation of #MaltaDevelopmentBank

The Commission has found Malta’s plans for setting up a development bank to be in line with EU state aid rules. The bank will carry out non-commercial activities to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and to support infrastructure investment, without unduly distorting competition. In July 2016, Malta notified to the Commission plans to support […]

Towards better social statistics for a #SocialEurope

Towards better social statistics for a #SocialEurope

Today (24 August) the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular. A more solid evidence base in terms of social indicators will improve the analysis of social developments […]

#Russia: Mufti of the North Caucasus supports #FGM for all Russian women

#Russia: Mufti of the North Caucasus supports #FGM for all Russian women

The  Chairman of the Coordinating Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus Ismail Berdiyev supports women’s circumcision. “It is necessary to make circumcision to all women to reduce lechery, to reduce sexuality,” the mufti told an Interfax-Religion correspondent on Wednesday (24 August). He pointed out that the circumcision is practiced in some towns and villages […]

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