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#EURef: British expats robbed of vote

#EURef: British expats robbed of vote

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Appellants have challenged the lawfulness under EU law of the UK’s EU Referendum Act, in respect of its exclusion from the EU Referendum of British citizens who, in exercising their EU freedom of movement rights, reside outside the UK and have been resident outside the UK for a period of more than 15 years, writes […]

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#Data: Safeguarding your privacy – MEPs scrutinize new data-protection agreement with US

#Data: Safeguarding your privacy – MEPs scrutinize new data-protection agreement with US

How your online data is being used Everything you do online – from typing in search terms to page clicks and likes – is registered. Even when the information is collected in the EU, it can still be processed and sold to advertisers in the US to help them to figure out how to best […]

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#AvoidableDeaths: One death out of three in EU in 2013 could have been avoided

#AvoidableDeaths: One death out of three in EU in 2013 could have been avoided

In the European Union, 1.7 million persons aged younger than 75 died in 2013. Among them, around 577,500 deaths (or 33.7% of total deaths) could be considered as premature, as they could have been avoided in the light of medical knowledge and technology. Heart attacks (184,800 deaths) and strokes (almost 94,000 deaths) accounted together for […]

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#Turkey #Greece: MEPs assess refugee camps in Greece and call for smoother implementation of EU-Turkey deal

#Turkey #Greece: MEPs assess refugee camps in Greece and call for smoother implementation of EU-Turkey deal

A delegation from the civil liberties committee visited Greece last week to assess refugees’ situation at the EU’s external borders and the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal to manage the influx of migrants and refugees. The delegation was led by Hungarian S&D MEP Péter Niedermüller. Members also met with representatives from the Greek authorities, international […]

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#Migration:  EU says it can effectively deal with current and future migratory challenges

#Migration: EU says it can effectively deal with current and future migratory challenges

Following a meeting of EU foreign ministers, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said that a strong, ambitious and well-coordinated approach can effectively deal with the current and future migratory challenges. The Council said that this will require effective use of all relevant EU tools and instruments as well as adequate financing. The […]

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#Austria: Professor Van der Bellen victory over far-right candidate Norbert Hofer

#Austria: Professor Van der Bellen victory over far-right candidate Norbert Hofer

The European Green Party and the European Socialists warmly congratulate Professor Alexander Van der Bellen (pictured) for his election as president of Austria. Socialists backed the Green candidate in the 2nd round of voting, as he represented an open, inclusive, modern, tolerant and pro-European Austria. Commenting on the election of Alexander Van der Bellen as Austrian […]

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#Taiwan continues to fight infectious diseases, playing its part in ensuring global health security

#Taiwan continues to fight infectious diseases, playing its part in ensuring global health security

According to the WHO estimate released on 21 April 2004, a total of 774 lives were claimed in the SARS outbreak in 2003. Far beyond the nations where it claimed the most victims, SARS traumatized the world with vast economic disruptions, deeply impacting international trade and travel that year and in the nervous months that […]

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