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#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

| March 18, 2019

“I presented my Peace Plan in the European Parliament, here in Brussels. It is clear, and it consists of concrete steps. It is completely in accordance with the framework of both the Minsk and Normandy formats. It has great popularity and support in Ukraine. I run for the presidential office in order to achieve peace […]

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Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads #Slovak presidential election first round

Anti-graft campaigner Caputova leads #Slovak presidential election first round

| March 18, 2019

Lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova has easily won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election.She has just over 40% with Maros Sefcovic of the ruling Smer-SD party her nearest rival on less than 19%. Ms Caputova came to prominence during mass protests sparked by the murder of a journalist who had been investigating political […]

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Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

| March 18, 2019

Even though sanctions on Russian aluminium giant Rusal were relieved in January, disputes about the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) decision continue to develop on both sides of the Atlantic. In an unlikely display of shared goals, the United States Democratic Party and Russia’s Communist Party have made bedfellows in recent […]

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European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

| March 18, 2019

The European Parliament will host a high-level conference tomorrow (19 March) that will bring together political leaders, researchers and experts to discuss the future of oceans. President Tajani will deliver a keynote speech at 16h45. Ahead of the conference, President Tajani said: “The European Parliament wants to give an immediate response to the millions of […]

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#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

#NGOs saving lives in the #Mediterranean: MEPs to assess the situation

| March 18, 2019

2018 Sakharov Prize finalist NGOs, which carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean and are now prevented from operating, will discuss their work with MEPs. On Monday afternoon (18 March), MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee will debate the legal framework of search and rescue operations as well as the challenges […]

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Parliament criticizes Council’s rejection of #MoneyLaundering blacklist

Parliament criticizes Council’s rejection of #MoneyLaundering blacklist

| March 18, 2019

MEPs expressed concern last week that member states have scuppered the Commission’s plan to place new countries on the EU money-laundering blacklist. The resolution was adopted by a show of hands with an overwhelming majority. The adopted resolution comes one week after member states refused to include 23 countries on an updated blacklist. These countries were […]

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#Brexit set to hurt UK investment for years – BoE’s Haskel

#Brexit set to hurt UK investment for years – BoE’s Haskel

| March 18, 2019

British business investment will probably stay weak for the next few years because of uncertainty linked to Brexit, a Bank of England (BoE) interest-rate setter said, calling into question suggestions of a Brexit deal “dividend” by the finance minister, writes Andy Bruce. As Jonathan Haskel (pictured) gave his first speech since joining the BoE’s Monetary Policy […]

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