Tag: Colombia

#Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

#Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it. The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after nearly four years of negotiations. But it needed to be ratified by Colombians in order to […]

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#Burkinis, #borders and #Brexit – unfortunate new symbols of a fragile and fearful Europe

#Burkinis, #borders and #Brexit – unfortunate new symbols of a fragile and fearful Europe

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Europe gets back to serious work, there is much to discuss, and much to do. Problems abound. Europe faces a host of challenges – many internal, some external – and next year won’t be any easier. Brace yourselves for an autumn and winter of discontent, writes Friends of Europe. The world kept turning as […]

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#Peacebuilding: Research finds that children are key in peacebuilding

#Peacebuilding: Research finds that children are key in peacebuilding

Research findings released in Brussels today reveal the role children can play in building peace and reducing violence around the world.   The report found that the involvement of children and young people in peacebuilding increases peaceful cohabitation, reduces discrimination and violence, and increases support to vulnerable groups. The report launch is being hosted by the Permanent Representation […]

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#Refugees: EU-NATO coordination set to deepen, say Mogherini and Stoltenberg

#Refugees: EU-NATO coordination set to deepen, say Mogherini and Stoltenberg

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

EU and NATO coordination has started to tackle the refugee crisis and will be further deepened, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told MEPs and national MPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday 24 February. “European and national parliaments can play a crucial role in these times and […]

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#OrganicProducts European Commission and Colombia to start negotiations on organic products trade

#OrganicProducts European Commission and Colombia to start negotiations on organic products trade

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today (9 February) the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and Colombia. Such an agreement would allow a larger market for organic farmers, a reduced burden for companies and ensure availability of more organic products to […]

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#Colombia S&Ds in full support of the Colombian peace process

#Colombia S&Ds in full support of the Colombian peace process

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

To support the intensive negotiations of the Colombian peace process taking place in neutral territory in Cuba between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas as an attempt to restore stability in the country, there was a public hearing today in the European Parliament at the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats Group, in regards […]

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Netherlands faces review by UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Netherlands faces review by UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Netherlands’ record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Tuesday 18 August and Wednesday 19 August.  The Netherlands is one of the 177 States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and so is required […]

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