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Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

| June 4, 2020

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union as they do not meet international safety standards. The Commission wishes to ensure the highest level of air safety for all passengers travelling in the European Union. […]

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Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting #Eritrea and #Ethiopia

Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting #Eritrea and #Ethiopia

| February 11, 2019

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica visited Eritrea on 8 February, where he launched an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports. During his visit, Mimica met with the President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki to discuss the situation in the region and explore ways for […]

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#Eritrea: ‘Eritrean authorities must end detention of innocent civilians’, say S&Ds

#Eritrea: ‘Eritrean authorities must end detention of innocent civilians’, say S&Ds

Following a discussion on the human-rights situation in Eritrea during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg this week, S&D MEPs expressed their concerns about ongoing human-rights violations in the country. Gianni Pittella (Italy), president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, said: “Africa is a political priority for the S&D Group. We are […]

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Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks China and Iran are the two countries in which the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers International has identified the highest number of believers imprisoned for exercising their basic rights to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The violations are detailed in the NGO’s last annual prisoners’ list “Behind Bars for their […]

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European Parliament President Martin Schulz promises to help protect Christians wherever possible

European Parliament President Martin Schulz promises to help protect Christians wherever possible

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I can assure you that Parliament will make its contribution wherever it can to protect Christians,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz, closing Tuesday’s (1 December) conference on inter-faith dialogue and the situation of Christians around the world. The meeting, organized by Parliament Vice President Antonio Tajani, focused on the persecution of Christians around the […]

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Schulz in Lesbos: ‘People are really running for their lives’

Schulz in Lesbos: ‘People are really running for their lives’

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

European Parliament President Martin Schulz travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos in order to visit a refugee registration and identification centre where almost 2,500 people are recorded on a daily basis. Speaking at the so-called hotspot at Moria, he said: “We must urgently reinforce efforts to complete hotspots. To be effective, however, all member […]

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EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (4 June) reveal the 16 energy projects that will receive €95 million funding, thanks to the EU’s new rural electrification programme. The projects include hydro, wind, solar and biomass projects across nine African countries. The projects will address energy challenges in rural areas and are part of the EU’s […]

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