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#Conservative win marks bad day for people of Britain, says #GUE/NGL

#Conservative win marks bad day for people of Britain, says #GUE/NGL

| December 13, 2019

A statement by GUE/NGL Co-President Martin Schirdewan on the Conservative Party’s victory in the British general election: “Today is a sad day for people living in Britain. “It is bitterly disappointing that the message of hope has not carried in the face of a dirty and dishonest campaign by the Conservatives. “Voters who had voted […]

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Coal-dependent #Poland blocks EU climate deal – for now

Coal-dependent #Poland blocks EU climate deal – for now

| December 13, 2019

After much debate, the European Council acknowledges that Poland is unable to sign up to a commitment to climate neutrality by 2050 – for now. At the 1:00 am press conference, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that Poland needs time to go through the details and it hopes that it […]

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#BorisJohnson returns to power with big majority

#BorisJohnson returns to power with big majority

| December 13, 2019

Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a big majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands. The prime minister said it would give him a mandate to “get Brexit done” and take the UK out of the EU next month. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour had a “very disappointing night” and […]

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African civil society is key partner for the future, says #EESC president Luca Jahier

African civil society is key partner for the future, says #EESC president Luca Jahier

| December 13, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate on development cooperation policy at its December plenary session, stressing that it was essential to upgrade relations between EU and African civil society in order to move from help to development to partnership. Relations between European and African civil society must be at the heart of […]

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EU ready to start talks on future with UK immediately after #Brexit – EU official

EU ready to start talks on future with UK immediately after #Brexit – EU official

| December 13, 2019

The European Union is ready to start negotiations on its future relationship with Britain as soon as Britain leaves the bloc, a senior EU official said on Wednesday (11 December), ahead of a meeting of EU leaders on Brexit today (13 December), writes Jan Strupczewski.  Britain will hold parliamentary elections on Thursday after years of […]

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Major development in #Rybolovlev affair

Major development in #Rybolovlev affair

| December 13, 2019

Monaco’s Court of Appeal has dismissed the criminal proceedings against Yves Bouvier (pictured) initiated by the Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of the AS Monaco football club. It was concluded that the investigation against Bouvier was carried out with a systematic partiality and bias which tainted the whole procedure. The criminal procedure launched by the […]

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Can #Uzbekistan president meet raised expectations?

Can #Uzbekistan president meet raised expectations?

| December 13, 2019

Shavkat Mirziyoyev has implemented a number of important reforms, but is now entering a more hazardous period. Kate Mallinson Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Kate_Mallinson1 Shavkat Mirziyoyev in June. Photo: Getty Images. In the three years since Shavkat Mirziyoyev was elected president of Uzbekistan, he has embarked on a wide-ranging reform process […]

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