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#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

2018 Sakharov Prize finalist NGOs, which carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean and are now prevented from operating, will discuss their work with MEPs. On Monday afternoon (18 March), MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee will debate the legal framework of search and rescue operations as well as the challenges […]

| March 18, 2019

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#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

“I presented my Peace Plan in the European Parliament, here in Brussels. It is clear, and it consists of concrete steps. It is completely in accordance with the framework of both the Minsk and Normandy formats. It has great popularity and support in Ukraine. I run for the presidential office in order to achieve peace […]

| March 18, 2019
Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads #Slovak presidential election first round

Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads #Slovak presidential election first round

Lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova has easily won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election.She has just over 40% with Maros Sefcovic of the ruling Smer-SD party her nearest rival on less than 19%. Ms Caputova came to prominence during mass protests sparked by the murder of a journalist who had been investigating political […]

| March 18, 2019
Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

Even though sanctions on Russian aluminium giant Rusal were relieved in January, disputes about the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) decision continue to develop on both sides of the Atlantic. In an unlikely display of shared goals, the United States Democratic Party and Russia’s Communist Party have made bedfellows in recent […]

| March 18, 2019
European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

The European Parliament will host a high-level conference tomorrow (19 March) that will bring together political leaders, researchers and experts to discuss the future of oceans. President Tajani will deliver a keynote speech at 16h45. Ahead of the conference, President Tajani said: “The European Parliament wants to give an immediate response to the millions of […]

| March 18, 2019
#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

2018 Sakharov Prize finalist NGOs, which carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean and are now prevented from operating, will discuss their work with MEPs. On Monday afternoon (18 March), MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee will debate the legal framework of search and rescue operations as well as the challenges […]

| March 18, 2019
Parliament criticizes Council’s rejection of #MoneyLaundering blacklist

Parliament criticizes Council’s rejection of #MoneyLaundering blacklist

MEPs expressed concern last week that member states have scuppered the Commission’s plan to place new countries on the EU money-laundering blacklist. The resolution was adopted by a show of hands with an overwhelming majority. The adopted resolution comes one week after member states refused to include 23 countries on an updated blacklist. These countries were […]

| March 18, 2019
#Brexit set to hurt UK investment for years – BoE’s Haskel

#Brexit set to hurt UK investment for years – BoE’s Haskel

British business investment will probably stay weak for the next few years because of uncertainty linked to Brexit, a Bank of England (BoE) interest-rate setter said, calling into question suggestions of a Brexit deal “dividend” by the finance minister, writes Andy Bruce. As Jonathan Haskel (pictured) gave his first speech since joining the BoE’s Monetary Policy […]

| March 18, 2019
Labour will support a limited #Brexit extension – finance spokesman

Labour will support a limited #Brexit extension – finance spokesman

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will support a limited extension to the Brexit date beyond 29 March to seek a compromise that can be backed by lawmakers, the party’s finance spokesman John McDonnell (pictured) said, writes Paul Sandle. “We will be putting an amendment down to ensure parliament considers an extension, it doesn’t necessarily have to be […]

| March 18, 2019
Hammond says possible EU will insist on long #Brexit delay

Hammond says possible EU will insist on long #Brexit delay

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond (pictured) said the European Union might insist on a long delay to Brexit if the UK government requests an extension to the process, writes James Davey. On Wednesday, Britain’s parliament rejected leaving the EU without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote […]

| March 18, 2019
Human rights breaches in #Iran, #Kazakhstan and #Guatemala

Human rights breaches in #Iran, #Kazakhstan and #Guatemala

MEPs deplore human rights violations and all forms of political repression in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Last week, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Iran must stop criminalizing the work of women’s rights defenders The European Parliament urge Iran to stop criminalizing the work […]

| March 18, 2019

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Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack ‘could happen in UK too’

Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack ‘could happen in UK too’

The UK also faces a “growing threat” from the far right, security minister Ben Wallace says.

Brexit: Can May still bring back her deal after Bercow statement?

Brexit: Can May still bring back her deal after Bercow statement?

How can the government get round the Speaker’s statement and get another vote on its Brexit deal?

Speaker rules out Brexit vote on same motion

Speaker rules out Brexit vote on same motion

John Bercow says the motion MPs vote on must be different to the one that MPs rejected last week.

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