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#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

| March 18, 2019

2018 Sakharov Prize finalist NGOs, which carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean and are now prevented from operating, will discuss their work with MEPs. On Monday afternoon (18 March), MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee will debate the legal framework of search and rescue operations as well as the challenges […]

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Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

| March 15, 2019

“The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the two terrorist attacks that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier today (15 March). “We stand in full solidarity with the people and authorities of New Zealand at this extremely difficult time and stand ready to support in […]

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UK must make clear what it wants, MEPs say in #Brexit debate

UK must make clear what it wants, MEPs say in #Brexit debate

| March 13, 2019

© CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP MEPs today (13 March) commented on yesterday’s rejection of the Brexit deal in the House of Commons. Most members underlined that the UK must make up its mind and say what it wants. Click on names of speakers to watch the individual statements. “We are not […]

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May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

| March 12, 2019

Theresa May is this week heading for a triple defeat. Tonight her illusory deal will be voted down. Tomorrow Parliament will take a suicidal ‘no deal’ scenario off the table. On Thursday, the Article 50 period will be extended to take us beyond the 29 March cliff edge that has been threatening for the past […]

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#Brexit – May jets to Strasbourg for last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal

#Brexit – May jets to Strasbourg for last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal

| March 11, 2019

This evening (11 March) it has been confirmed that British Prime Minister Theresa May is jetting to Strasbourg this evening for last-ditch negotiations with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, writes Catherine Feore. The European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas updated journalists at 12h on the conversation between Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May on […]

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#Huawei cyber security transparency centre opens in Brussels

#Huawei cyber security transparency centre opens in Brussels

| March 5, 2019

Huawei opened their Cyber Security Transparency Centre today (5 March) in Brussels, with more than 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises, and the media attending the event. Representatives from the European Union, the GSMA, and the World Economic Forum spoke at the opening ceremony. Trust in cyber security is a major challenge that the […]

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#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

| March 1, 2019

When Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko announced she was launching impeachment proceedings against incumbent Petro Poroshenko this week, it looked like a last throw of the dice for a campaign in trouble. Tymoshenko’s ratings have been sliding for weeks and latest polls put her a distant third, behind Poroshenko and pace-setter Volodymyr Zelensky, just a month out from the first […]

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