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#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place today, 18 October, in Luxembourg with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, confirming their joint commitment […]

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#Nagorno-Karabakh discussed in European Parliament

#Nagorno-Karabakh discussed in European Parliament

  Heidi Hautala MEP, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, gave the following speech in the European plenary on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 in Strasbourg on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. “Madam President, the only way to prevent a new outbreak of war around the line of contact and de-escalate the situation is to stop the […]

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Situation in #Nagorno-Karabakh: Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

Situation in #Nagorno-Karabakh: Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

“Madam President, let me start by saying I am very glad that we are having this debate tonight. The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh was probably the centre of my talks both in Armenia and Azerbaijan when I was visiting those countries last month. When I was looking at the last time this issue was discussed in […]

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#Nagorno-Karabakh: S&Ds call on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect ceasefire and resume negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

#Nagorno-Karabakh: S&Ds call on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect ceasefire and resume negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The S&D Group is deeply concerned about the deadly clashes that took place between Armenia and Azerbaijan from the 2nd to 5th April over the unresolved conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh.  The S&Ds deplore the loss of life; in particular the reports of civilian casualties and deaths. Following 12 April’s discussion in the European Parliament on the […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Banks, Euronest and Palestine on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Banks, Euronest and Palestine on this week’s agenda

Representatives of six European banks meet members of the tax rulings committee this week. The environment committee votes on a motion calling for mandatory country of origin labelling for meat and milk. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al-Malki and the Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawki Allam appear before the foreign affairs committee, while MEPs and parliamentarians from […]

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#Armenia ‘should strengthen ties with EU and Iran’

#Armenia ‘should strengthen ties with EU and Iran’

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Armenia can make a virtue of its position between Russia, Iran and the West – if it can muster the political will and recalibrate its relationship with Moscow, writes Anahit Shirinyan. Constrained for years by a challenging regional environment and more recently by the standoff between Russia and the West, Armenia now has two potential opportunities […]

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#GMB slams Commission over dumping of steel from China

#GMB slams Commission over dumping of steel from China

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

GMB, the union for steel workers, commented on the discussions in the EU College of the Commission yesterday (13 January) on anti-dumping and the pushing of any decision back to at least summer 2016. GMB National Officer Dave Hulse said: “The Commission ducking the decision on Market Economy Status for China shows that deep down […]

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