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#Terror Statement by Quartet’s principals

#Terror Statement by Quartet’s principals

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Representatives of the Quartet — European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy United Nations Secretary-General Jan Eliasson — met in Munich on 12 February. The Quartet condemned all acts of terror and expressed its serious concern […]

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#Caucasus Changing perceptions of West in South Caucasus: Adoration no more

#Caucasus Changing perceptions of West in South Caucasus: Adoration no more

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Faultlines and Western Engagement in the South Caucasus By George Mchedlishvili Academy Fellow (2013) While perceptions of the West in the South Caucasus have deteriorated, renewed Western interest and engagement could help restore its reputation in the region. Summary In the late 1980s and early 1990s perceptions of the West in the […]

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#Poland Council of Europe criticizes Poland’s new government on rule of law

#Poland Council of Europe criticizes Poland’s new government on rule of law

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Catherine Feore Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks (pictured) has criticized Poland’s new government for hastily adopting laws and failing to hold a public debate when making changes to laws that protect human rights. Commissioner Muižnieks said that there can be no real human-rights protection without mechanisms guaranteeing the rule of […]

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#EU-Ukraine Civil society tackles corruption and energy policy issues

#EU-Ukraine Civil society tackles corruption and energy policy issues

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The second meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (CSP) focused on the much needed reforms in anti-corruption and energy policy and discussed the state of play in the implementation of the Association Agreement between Europe and Ukraine. The Ukrainian civil society organisations strongly called for a swift implementation of the Association Agreement and the Deep […]

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#Schengen is not same as free movement

#Schengen is not same as free movement

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the problematic aspects in both broader EU debates and the Brexit discussion is mixing up categories. So there is an elision between the passport free Schengen controls and free movement of EU citizens as one of the 4 EU freedoms. (Note the reference is to EU citizens, not to non-EU citizens or refugees, or […]

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#Justice EU strengthens right to presumption of innocence

#Justice EU strengthens right to presumption of innocence

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 12 February 2016, the Council adopted a directive on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings. The purpose of the directive is to enhance the right to a fair trial in criminal proceedings by laying down minimum rules concerning certain aspects […]

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#Steel Commission launches new anti-dumping investigations into several steel products

#Steel Commission launches new anti-dumping investigations into several steel products

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission today opened new anti-dumping investigations to determine whether imports of three steel products have been dumped on the EU market. If this is found to be the case, the Commission will take measures to protect the European industry from damaging effects of unfair trade. All three steel products subject to these investigations […]

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