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EU #migrant crisis: #Austria can deport #asylum-seekers, court says

EU #migrant crisis: #Austria can deport #asylum-seekers, court says

The EU’s top court has ruled that a law requiring refugees to seek asylum in the first country they reach applies even in exceptional circumstances. The case, brought by Austria and Slovenia, could affect the future of several hundred people who arrived during the migrant crisis of 2015-16. The ruling concerns two Afghan families and […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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#Austria presidential election: Van der Bellen win ‘shows a progressive alternative is possible’ say Greens

#Austria presidential election: Van der Bellen win ‘shows a progressive alternative is possible’ say Greens

| December 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

Greens/EFA President Philippe Lamberts has reacted to the victory of Alexander Van der Bellen in the Austrian presidential election. “The victory of Van der Bellen gives hope for the whole European Union. He shows that there is an alternative that is not right-wing populism. That with Van der Bellen a candidate from the Green family […]

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Liviu Dragnea calls for more effort to preserve Europe’s last remaining virgin forests in #Romania

Liviu Dragnea calls for more effort to preserve Europe’s last remaining virgin forests in #Romania

| November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Liviu Dragnea, the leader of Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD), has called for more effort to preserve Europe’s last remaining virgin forests in Romania. At a meeting on Thursday with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, Dragnea described the forests as a “national treasure.” His comments come amid claims that a major Austrian timber company that supplies DIY […]

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#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The primary forum to debate all things health policy for nearly 20 years, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), 28-30 September, opens today (28 September). This year’s theme is ‘Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health’, with key input from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, World Health Organization […]

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#Austria denies chancellor backed down on EU talks with #Turkey

#Austria denies chancellor backed down on EU talks with #Turkey

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern (pictured) on Saturday (17 September) denied a German newspaper report which said he had backed down from his call to end European Union accession talks with Turkey, writes Kirsti Knolle. “The chancellor maintains his call for breaking off EU accession negotiations with Turkey,” a spokeswoman for Kern said. German weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine […]

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#Austria threatens to block acceleration of #Turkey EU talks

#Austria threatens to block acceleration of #Turkey EU talks

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (pictured) has threatened to block the expansion of negotiations with Turkey on its accession to the European Union, which could scupper a landmark migration deal between Brussels and Ankara. The Turkish government’s crackdown on followers of a U.S.-based cleric whom it blames for last month’s failed coup has strained relations […]

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