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#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan

#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan

The central Asian region is once again being distracted by the so-called ‘China invasion’. The debate on possible Chinese sovereignty of some territories of the modern Republic of Tajikistan that began in 2013 is once again on the rise today, writes Olga Malik, independent journalist and political analyst. Earlier, at the end of 2016, a […]

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Electoral Commission launches investigation into #Leave.EU referendum funding

Electoral Commission launches investigation into #Leave.EU referendum funding

Today (21 April 2017) the UK’s Electoral Commission has decided to start an investigation into Leave.EU’s referendum spending. Leave.EU was one of the organizations that supported the ‘leave’ vote in the run-up to last year’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates […]

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#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (20 April) . “The European Parliament’s message is clear: strongly defending their interests is our first priority,” he said. The Parliament President was in […]

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EU priorities for 2017: What #EuropeanParliament has achieved so far

EU priorities for 2017: What #EuropeanParliament has achieved so far

The European Union is focusing this year on delivering results in areas that matter to all Europeans. EU institutions have agreed on a set of priorities ranging from boosting e-commerce to protecting the environment and strengthening borders. Four months into the year, check out which major legislative proposals MEPs have already approved. At the end […]

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#EPrivacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online

#EPrivacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online

The EU could soon have new privacy rules to take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings, especially when it comes to cookies. Parliament’s civil liberties committee discussed the plans by the European Commission on 11 April. Marju Lauristin, the MEP responsible for steering the […]

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It’s up to the EU to ensure May’s ‘softer #Brexit’ ploy pays off

It’s up to the EU to ensure May’s ‘softer #Brexit’ ploy pays off

“It’s about getting the best possible deal” on Brexit – that is British Prime Minister Theresa May’s new mantra to explain the surprise general election she has called for 8 June. It is intended to justify her volte face after having stoutly refused to consider fresh elections in the wake of last year’s Brexit referendum, […]

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