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Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group said: “The Commission’s blacklist of countries bearing a high risk of money laundering is ridiculous. The list doesn’t contain any single important offshore financial centre. Replacing Guyana with Ethiopia in response to the European Parliament’s criticism seems like some kind of bad joke […]

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Opposition to #Iran strategy threatens #Syria peace efforts

Opposition to #Iran strategy threatens #Syria peace efforts

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Iran nuclear agreement has opened up the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough, essential to finding a solution to the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, according to a new report on EU-Iran strategy voted in the European Parliament today (Tuesday 25 October). Endorsing a step-by-step reopening of political, economic and human rights relations between Europe […]

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#SaudiArabia: Parliament’s vote on Saudi arms embargo will be ‘humanitarian appeal to end bloodshed in Yemen’

#SaudiArabia: Parliament’s vote on Saudi arms embargo will be ‘humanitarian appeal to end bloodshed in Yemen’

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The high-profile vote in the European Parliament today (Thursday 25 February) for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia is a humanitarian appeal to end the bloodshed in Yemen, according to S&D Group spokesperson for foreign affairs Richard Howitt MEP who proposed the measure. The vote, which is backed by four political groups in the European […]

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#Iran: Human rights are a litmus test for EU-Iran relations, say foreign affairs MEPs

#Iran: Human rights are a litmus test for EU-Iran relations, say foreign affairs MEPs

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the nuclear deal with Iran there is room to develop EU-Iran relations, but not at the expense of human rights, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in Tuesday’s 16 February debate with Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Ways to end violence in Syria and Yemen, and Iran’s relations with Saudi Arabia were also […]

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Israel ‘very much in favour’ of Netanyahu-Abbas meeting in Brussels

Israel ‘very much in favour’ of Netanyahu-Abbas meeting in Brussels

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Europe Israel Press Association Israel is “very much in favour” of the Cyprus president’s idea to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to come to Brussels to speak to the EU Council and ask for its support to help them renew the peace process, Israel’s Ambassador […]

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Statement by Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides on attack against International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen

Statement by Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides on attack against International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen

“The European Commission strongly condemns the recent attack by armed gunmen on the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Aden, Yemen, which has caused the ICRC to relocate its staff. “Such attacks are an affront to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). They not only threaten the safety of humanitarian workers, but […]

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EU gives €12 million in new humanitarian aid for crisis in Yemen and impact in Horn of Africa

EU gives €12 million in new humanitarian aid for crisis in Yemen and impact in Horn of Africa

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €12 million for people affected by the crisis in Yemen. The support will help address the most pressing needs of the suffering population. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured) said: “The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is reaching catastrophic proportions with 80% of the population […]

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