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Murky world revealed in #GoldenVisa schemes to pose corruption risk to the EU

Murky world revealed in #GoldenVisa schemes to pose corruption risk to the EU

| March 6, 2018

A series of investigations published on Monday (5 March) by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a renowned investigative reporting organization, show how access to the border-free Schengen area and EU citizenship are sold to foreign investors by European countries with little scrutiny and transparency, writes Letitia Lin. According to the OCCRP’s findings, […]

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#Ukraine is again diving into heavy corruption, warns a Ukrainian mayor

#Ukraine is again diving into heavy corruption, warns a Ukrainian mayor

| March 2, 2018

Michel Terestchenko, Mayor of Hlukhiv, a Ukrainian city 10 km away from the border with Russia, said that his anti-corruption programmes since 2015 are now facing strong counterforce led by Andrei Derkach, oligarch of the region.   “The Revolution of Dignity has been stolen,” Terestchenko said on Thursday (22 February) in Brussels. After two years […]

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UN Human Rights Office calls on the EU to adopt more effective #HumanRights financial frameworks for the budget post-2020

UN Human Rights Office calls on the EU to adopt more effective #HumanRights financial frameworks for the budget post-2020

| March 1, 2018

The UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe (OHCHR) launched a position paper on Wednesday (28 February) to propose measures that could help align the EU funding with its commitment to human rights in the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework post-2020 (MFF post-2020), writes Letitia Lin. “The EU and its members have expressed strong commitment to […]

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Fisheries partnership is crucial for #EU-Morocco relations, say MEPs

Fisheries partnership is crucial for #EU-Morocco relations, say MEPs

| February 21, 2018

While waiting for the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 27 February, MEPs pointed out that the renewal of the EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement is essential for not only the mutual economic benefits, but also the EU-Morocco partnership concerning other important issues, such as migration and fighting against terrorism. “This is a […]

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#EU – #Morocco Fisheries Agreement is beneficial for both sides, says human rights group

#EU – #Morocco Fisheries Agreement is beneficial for both sides, says human rights group

| February 16, 2018

  Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), has said that the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement has brought benefits for both sides, and the renewal of the agreement will provide good opportunities for the EU to promote human rights in Morocco. “The Fisheries Agreement is one of the important mechanisms in which concerns […]

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War in #Afrin: Syrian Kurds call for international pressure on #Turkey

War in #Afrin: Syrian Kurds call for international pressure on #Turkey

| February 15, 2018

Twenty-six days since Turkey started military operations in Afrin, two high-level politicians from the de facto autonomous Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) called in Brussels for international attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Salih Muslim, former co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a leading Kurdish political party in the DFNS, and Riyad Derar, […]

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#Taipei is the city closest to Western values in the Chinese world.

#Taipei is the city closest to Western values in the Chinese world.

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ko Wen-je, mayor of the capital of Taiwan, visited Brussels on Wednesday and became the first Taiwanese mayor who spoke publicly at the European Parliament. During his brief speech, he tried to build bonds with the EU by stressing the progressive values of Taiwan. “Taipei is a city that incorporates progressive Western values into a […]

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