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#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

“Even though we may leave the European Union, we are not leaving Europe,” said London Mayor Sadiq Khan visiting the Parliament on 28 March. “For issues from security and defence to finance and culture, we are still going to be a part of the European family.” Khan met Parliament President Antonio Tajani to discuss issues […]

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#Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

#Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia’s long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation’s painful two-year recession, writes Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov. A year before facing re-election, President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: […]

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#Security: ‘We need to work quickly and effectively in order to combat terrorism’

#Security: ‘We need to work quickly and effectively in order to combat terrorism’

Only days after the terrorist attack in London the civil liberties committee discussed the EU’s security situation with German Interior Minister Interior Thomas de Maizière and his French counterpart Matthias Fekl debated on 27 March. Both ministers spoke about the need to secure the EU’s external borders, to better share information between EU countries and […]

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#Serbia on EU path seeks to improve ties with Moscow

#Serbia on EU path seeks to improve ties with Moscow

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Serbia is committed to European Union membership but it will work hard to improve relations with its traditional ally Russia, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić told Reuters ahead of a presidential election on Sunday (2 April). The poll will test the popularity of Vučić, a frontrunner in the race, as well as his center-right Serbian Progressive […]

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#Belarus: EU must reconsider its relations following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians

#Belarus: EU must reconsider its relations following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the massive crackdown launched by riot police on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Belarus. Almost a thousand people were arrested and many of them were beaten by police and needed medical attention over the weekend.  Protesters in Belarus took the streets in reaction […]

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#Media Literacy in Europe

#Media Literacy in Europe

    Media literacy – our capacity to access, have a critical understanding of and interact with the media – has never been as important as today. It seems that every day, some “fake news” sets the internet alight, only to be revealed later as a hoax. In the era of #badbuzz we are literally […]

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Just three EU countries step up to the plate for Paris #climate deal – ranking

Just three EU countries step up to the plate for Paris #climate deal – ranking

Only three countries in Europe are on the right track to deliver on the Paris climate agreement, a new ranking published today reveals. The EU Climate Leader Board looks at the position of each European government towards the EU’s largest climate law, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Sweden tops the list, followed by Germany and […]

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