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Rule of law in #Poland – MEPs to discuss how the EU should respond

Rule of law in #Poland – MEPs to discuss how the EU should respond

| May 26, 2020

On Monday (25 May), Civil Liberties Committee assessed risks to democracy and separation of powers in Poland to ensure respect of EU’s fundamental values. Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) will present to the committee his draft interim report on the December 2017 European Commission’s proposal to act in view of the perceived threats to the independence of […]

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International organisations can play a crucial role in promoting #ICT for economic recovery – #Huawei

International organisations can play a crucial role in promoting #ICT for economic recovery – #Huawei

| May 25, 2020

International multilateral organisations have a crucial role to play in promoting ICT technologies – to help the European and global economies recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions Abraham Liu said during an online debate today. “Huawei has demonstrated know-how and dedication during recent months, setting up 5G networks with telecom operators in hospitals, providing technological […]

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Europe must emerge stronger from this #Coronavirus crisis

Europe must emerge stronger from this #Coronavirus crisis

| May 11, 2020

A message from the presidents of the European Parliament, European Council and Commission marking Europe Day. (From left) Charles Michel, David Sassoli and Ursula von der Leyen  In 1950, Europe was in crisis, still devastated physically and economically by the effects of World War II, and politically searching for a way to ensure that the […]

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Joint statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel following #G20 leaders’ videoconference

Joint statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel following #G20 leaders’ videoconference

| March 26, 2020

“Today, Thursday, 26 March 2020, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel (both pictured), participated in the extraordinary G20 Leaders’ videoconference called by Saudi Arabia that currently holds the G20 Presidency. “Against the backdrop that Europe currently is at the epicentre of the […]

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Human Rights Commissioner Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while #COVID-19 crisis continues

Human Rights Commissioner Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while #COVID-19 crisis continues

| March 26, 2020

“I call on all Council of Europe member states to review the situation of rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants in immigration detention, and to release them to the maximum extent possible,” writes Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović. “In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many member states have had to suspend forced returns […]

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#Coronavirus – Finance ministers agree to the use of the ‘general escape clause’ of the Stability and Growth Pact 

#Coronavirus – Finance ministers agree to the use of the ‘general escape clause’ of the Stability and Growth Pact 

| March 23, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, finance ministers discussed the flexibility of the Stability and Growth Pact on 23 March, and the communication presented by the European Commission on the economic aspects of the COVID-19 crisis on 20 March.  Finance ministers issued a joint statement in which they agree with the assessment of the Commission that […]

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#Mali – European Council increases military assistance to the G5 Sahel Joint Force

#Mali – European Council increases military assistance to the G5 Sahel Joint Force

| March 23, 2020

The Council today (23 March) decided to expand the scope of the mandate of the European Union military mission contributing to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali). The mission will be able to provide military assistance to the G5 Sahel Joint Force and to national armed forces in the G5 Sahel countries through military advice, […]

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