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#Refugees: 100,000 Syrians trapped between ISIS and Turkey

#Refugees: 100,000 Syrians trapped between ISIS and Turkey

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

New reports from Human Rights Watch show that Turkish border guards have shot at Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS. Around 100.000 Syrian refugees are trapped between ISIS and the Turkish border after it was closed by Turkey.   ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt calls on the Commission to react immediately following these reports. Verhofstadt said: “Not […]

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#Refugees: New tragedy calls for EU to intervene now on the North African routes

#Refugees: New tragedy calls for EU to intervene now on the North African routes

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 18 April another tragedy struck the Mediterranean Sea with another sinking of a boat full of migrants from Somalia. The S&D Group has called for immediate action to prevent more meaningless deaths in the Mediterranean. For S&D right solution lies on the table as it has been formulated by the Italian government with the […]

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#Russia: Russian high seas brinkmanship echoes Cold War

#Russia: Russian high seas brinkmanship echoes Cold War

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The close passes by Russian aircraft on two consecutive days this week were carried out far more aggressively than similar flights near the Donald Cook and the USS Ross in the Black Sea in 2014 and 2015, writes Keir Giles. This and other recent behaviour by Russia is both dangerous and in breach of international […]

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#Greece: The Investment Plan for Europe comes to Greece

#Greece: The Investment Plan for Europe comes to Greece

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen is in Athens on 18 April to mark the approval of the first project in Greece to benefit from the Investment Plan for Europe. The industrial company will use the financing for research and development and establishing new product lines in manufacturing. During his visit, Katainen, who is responsible for Jobs, […]

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#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs adopted an agreement on the sharing of passenger name records to help fight terrorism and debated counterterrorism measures during an eventful plenary session in Strasbourg last week (11-15 April). They also debate revelations about the Panama papers showing how shell companies are being used to avoid paying taxes as well as the migration agreement […]

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#UKExport: MEP and Chamber of Commerce in a partnership to cut red tape

#UKExport: MEP and Chamber of Commerce in a partnership to cut red tape

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

British MEP Daniel Dalton is helping businesses in Birmingham to tackle burdensome red tape on UK export.  Daniel Dalton MEP and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) are asking businesses what rules and regulations hinder them particularly when it comes to exporting. This week (18-22 April) is the UK’s Exporting is GREAT week. Dalton is promising […]

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#Caribbean: Stakeholders set path for establishment of regional creative industries body

#Caribbean: Stakeholders set path for establishment of regional creative industries body

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Caribbean is renowned worldwide for its creative culture, including music, folklore, crafts, festivals and carnivals. Despite making some progress in developing the cultural and creative sectors, the Region has lagged in translating its creativity into substantial economic gains. This reality prompted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government at their 26th Intercessional meeting held […]

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