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#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

| June 4, 2019

At least 35 peaceful protesters were killed in Sudan as Sudanese security forces cleared protest camps near army headquarters in Khartoum on July 3, 2019, writes EU Reporter’s David Kunz. The protests come in the wake of the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir in April. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) of Sudan took power after […]

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EU warns that blocking judicial reform ‘harms present and future of #Albania’

EU warns that blocking judicial reform ‘harms present and future of #Albania’

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pressure on Albania’s Democratic Party to take part in the country’s upcoming elections has intensified with an intervention by two senior EU political figures, writes Martin Banks. Parliamentary elections are scheduled on 18 June in Albania but the Democratic party (DP) has announced a Parliamentary boycott. It is now refusing to register for the June election, threatening […]

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Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights in #Hungary

Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights in #Hungary

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the Civil Liberties Committee will discuss the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Justice Minister László Trócsányi and civil society representatives on Monday (27 February) afternoon. MEPs are likely to raise the question of media pluralism, the independence of the judiciary and the situation of refugees and migrants. The government of Hungary will […]

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Commission to seek member states’ views on #Poland rule of law

Commission to seek member states’ views on #Poland rule of law

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission will seek the views of EU member states on whether to take further action against Poland in a dispute over the rule of law that has lasted more than a year, officials told Reuters on Wednesday (22 February), writes Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska. The EU’s executive arm accuses the nationalist-minded government […]

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#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Albania’s opposition leader announced a boycott of parliament on Wednesday (22 February), defying an appeal from the European Union not to disrupt parliamentary approval of judiciary reforms vital to starting EU accession talks, writes Benet Koleka. Several thousand members of the Democratic Party and its lawmakers have camped out since Saturday in an 800 square […]

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Billionaire #Soros accused of ‘undermining democracy’ in EU member states

Billionaire #Soros accused of ‘undermining democracy’ in EU member states

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hungarian-born US billionaire George Soros has been accused of “undermining democracy” in several member states, writes Martin Banks. It is claimed that Soros and groups backed by him have sought to secretly influence politics in Hungary as well as other east European countries. A spokesman for the powerful Soros flatly denied he had been […]

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#EU opening a new chapter of relations with The Gambia

#EU opening a new chapter of relations with The Gambia

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, is in The Gambia today meeting the newly elected President Adama Barrow and his new Government. Commissioner Mimica made the following statement: “The peaceful democratic change in The Gambia is the result of the determination of the Gambian people, as well as the regional and international coordinated efforts of the […]

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