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Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights in #Hungary

Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights in #Hungary

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the Civil Liberties Committee will discuss the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Justice Minister László Trócsányi and civil society representatives on Monday (27 February) afternoon. MEPs are likely to raise the question of media pluralism, the independence of the judiciary and the situation of refugees and migrants. The government of Hungary will […]

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#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Albania’s opposition leader announced a boycott of parliament on Wednesday (22 February), defying an appeal from the European Union not to disrupt parliamentary approval of judiciary reforms vital to starting EU accession talks, writes Benet Koleka. Several thousand members of the Democratic Party and its lawmakers have camped out since Saturday in an 800 square […]

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Billionaire #Soros accused of ‘undermining democracy’ in EU member states

Billionaire #Soros accused of ‘undermining democracy’ in EU member states

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hungarian-born US billionaire George Soros has been accused of “undermining democracy” in several member states, writes Martin Banks. It is claimed that Soros and groups backed by him have sought to secretly influence politics in Hungary as well as other east European countries. A spokesman for the powerful Soros flatly denied he had been […]

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#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday (22 February), writes Padraic Halpin. With calls increasing for Kenny to spell out his plans, his spokesman said on Monday that the prime minister would not comment on the issue until […]

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#EU opening a new chapter of relations with The Gambia

#EU opening a new chapter of relations with The Gambia

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, is in The Gambia today meeting the newly elected President Adama Barrow and his new Government. Commissioner Mimica made the following statement: “The peaceful democratic change in The Gambia is the result of the determination of the Gambian people, as well as the regional and international coordinated efforts of the […]

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#FreedomReligion: Ex-Commissioner Figel’ becomes religious freedom Special Envoy for outside EU

#FreedomReligion: Ex-Commissioner Figel’ becomes religious freedom Special Envoy for outside EU

Jan Figel’ (left) and Viktor Orban at the EPP summit Speaking from the Vatican, on the occasion of the award of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, President Jean-Claude Juncker announced his decision to appoint Slovakian Ján Figel’ as the first special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European […]

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#FreedomReligion: Ex-Commissioner Figel' becomes religious freedom Special Envoy for outside EU

#FreedomReligion: Ex-Commissioner Figel' becomes religious freedom Special Envoy for outside EU

Jan Figel’ (left) and Viktor Orban at the EPP summit Speaking from the Vatican, on the occasion of the award of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, President Jean-Claude Juncker announced his decision to appoint Slovakian Ján Figel’ as the first special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European […]

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