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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#ISSG: Statement of the International #Syria Support Group

#ISSG: Statement of the International #Syria Support Group

Meeting in Vienna on 17 May as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, The Netherlands, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, […]

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ROC nationals now granted visa privileges by 148 countries and regions

ROC nationals now granted visa privileges by 148 countries and regions

ROC citizens are now eligible for visa waivers, e-visas, or landing visas from six additional countries or regions, bringing the total to 148.  The government of India has announced that effective 15 August, ROC passport holders will be included in its e-visa programme. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes this move, which is expected to […]

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European Parliament this week: Outcome of EU summit, trade talks with US

European Parliament this week: Outcome of EU summit, trade talks with US

A quiet week on the legislative front, MEPs turn their attention to last week’s EU summit results and relations with the US, including trade talks and a common line on Russia against the backdrop of the EU-US Summit in Brussels on 26 March. Also on the agenda: a seminar for journalists about European elections and […]

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Qatar 2022 World Cup charter ‘totally inadequate’ for workers says GMB

Qatar 2022 World Cup charter ‘totally inadequate’ for workers says GMB

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The GMB union is calling on the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights hearing on migrant workers in Qatar, which takes place in Brussels on 13 Feb 2014, to make clear that the Qatar welfare charter, made public today (11 February), is totally inadequate and falls far short of what is required. GMB is asking […]

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European Parliament this week: NSA, Troika, eCall, election of new Commission president

European Parliament this week: NSA, Troika, eCall, election of new Commission president

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parliamentary committees will this week (10-14 February) vote on a report on how NSA surveillance has affected Europeans’ fundamental rights, rules clarifying the conditions for buying a travel package and a proposal to equip cars with the life-saving e-call system. Meanwhile MEPs will also continue their inquiry into the impact of Troika decisions on bail-out […]

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Questions and answers on EU ratification of second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

Questions and answers on EU ratification of second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

1. What is the European Commission proposing? The Commission has tabled a proposal for the ratification of the so-called Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol. The Doha Amendment, agreed at the UN climate conference in Doha, Qatar in December 2012, comprises a number of amendments to the Kyoto Protocol which establish a second commitment period […]

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