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#BlackLivesMatter – ‘In our Union there is no place for racism or any kind of discrimination’ Von der Leyen

#BlackLivesMatter – ‘In our Union there is no place for racism or any kind of discrimination’ Von der Leyen

| June 18, 2020

Following the death of George Floyd an African American man who died while being arrested by police officers on the street in the US city of Minneapolis on 25 May. The European Parliament organised a debate to discuss the racism, discrimination and police violence often faced by minorities, in particular, those of African descent. Floyd’s […]

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MEPs to quiz Commissioner Oettinger on new #budget portfolio

MEPs to quiz Commissioner Oettinger on new #budget portfolio

Three parliamentary committees (Budget, Budgetary Affairs and Legal Affairs) will quiz Commissioner Günther Oettinger about his new portfolio for Budget and Human Resources, which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has asked him to take over from former commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. Oettinger was caught (26 October 2016) making explicitly or implicitly discriminatory remarks in respect of Chinese, […]

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#China: Deglobalization, discrimination and openness

#China: Deglobalization, discrimination and openness

My recent piece of work on de-globalization and China-WTO issues was published by #China Daily and #EUReporter. I very soon received lots of feedback either favouring globalization or against Chinese social-economic-political directions and presence on its fake presence of openness, non-discrimination, and equality, writes Ying Zhang, Associate Dean & Associate Professor on Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of […]

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World AIDS Day 2015: Joint Statement by EU High Representative Mogherini and Commissioners Andriukaitis, Mimica and Moedas

World AIDS Day 2015: Joint Statement by EU High Representative Mogherini and Commissioners Andriukaitis, Mimica and Moedas

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the eve of World AIDS Day (1 December), High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Health & Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica and Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, on behalf of the Commission, expressed […]

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Pittella: Africa is and will remain a key priority for the S&D Group

Pittella: Africa is and will remain a key priority for the S&D Group

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following today’s (2 September) meeting with the EU Ambassadors in Africa, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) said: “Today’s meeting with the EU Ambassadors in Africa, along with S&D vice-presidents, Elena Valenciano and Victor Boștinaru; chair of the EP development committee, Linda McAvan and member of the ACP-EU joint parliamentary assembly, Marie Arena, was a […]

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Migrants crisis in Europe

Migrants crisis in Europe

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today (1 September), European Commission Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos are visiting the Calais migrants crisis. They are both continuing their European Borders Tour to Kos (Greece) next Friday, to Traiskirchen (Austria) and Rosenheim (Germany) on 7 September. A few  days ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany will not return Syrian refugees […]

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MEPs assess reform efforts of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and FYROM in 2014

MEPs assess reform efforts of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and FYROM in 2014

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday (24 February) welcomed the resumption of high-level talks between Kosovo and Serbia and called for the full normalization of relations. However, they pointed to continuing problems in Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with the rule of law, corruption, anti-discrimination, the pace of structural reforms, and […]

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