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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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#AustrianElection ‘must be final wake-up for EU elite’

#AustrianElection ‘must be final wake-up for EU elite’

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A statement by GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer on Austrian vote results: “The provisional Austrian election results ought to strike fear into everyone across the EU. Sebastian Kurz (pictured) has clearly moved the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) to the right, winning Sunday’s vote through bigotry and prejudices towards migrants and Muslims. Meanwhile, a party with a […]

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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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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