Tag: European Commission

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

| June 14, 2019

The international community, including the  EU, has been urged to help Togo rid itself of its “mask of democracy”.  The plea was made by Nathaniel Olympio, who heads Parti Des Togolais, one of the main opposition parties in the country, during a visit to Brussels. He wants the EU to put pressure on the long-standing […]

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EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

| June 14, 2019

On June 11, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad joined a group of senior British politicians to demand justice for the thousands of Vietnamese women raped by South Korean troops during their country’s war for independence. The event, held near the Houses of Parliament, was attended by several survivors as well as their children, who are known […]

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Is Europe’s “#Industrial Renaissance” in jeopardy?

Is Europe’s “#Industrial Renaissance” in jeopardy?

| June 12, 2019

The outgoing Juncker Commission has been adamant about the need to prompt an “Industrial Renaissance” in the European Union, recognising as early as 2014 that European industries are intimately intertwined with the entirety of the bloc’s economic fabric and setting an ambitious target of 20% of the Union’s GDP coming from manufacturing by 2020. Is […]

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Europe after the #EuropeanElections

Europe after the #EuropeanElections

| June 7, 2019

The European elections threw up few surprises but a lot of confusion. The major blocs in previous European Parliaments, the European People’s Party and the Socialists, lost a lot of seats, although relatively few went to the more extreme populists, writes Jim Gibbons. The success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party in the United Kingdom may […]

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Europe’s new #Research programmes will strengthen EU industrial capability

Europe’s new #Research programmes will strengthen EU industrial capability

| June 3, 2019

The overall average investment in Europe in the field of research is 2%. This figure falls behind both the Americans and the Chinese. This year China will be investing 2.5% per cent GDP into research activities and the USA will be investing circa 2.85%, writes Huawei Technologies Vice President for Global Public Affairs David Harmon.  That said, […]

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Pro-#Putin alliance to shape the future of Europe?

Pro-#Putin alliance to shape the future of Europe?

| May 30, 2019

Were the European Parliament elections a referendum on attitudes towards Putin? Now that the European Parliament elections have been completed, a question arises: how will their results change the face of the European Parliament? The fact that many centrists and social-democrats (with their moderate views and agendas), who dominated the parliament for the last term, have […]

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EU executive says membership talks should start with #NorthMacedonia

EU executive says membership talks should start with #NorthMacedonia

| May 29, 2019

The European Commission formally recommended on Wednesday (29 May) that North Macedonia should start membership negotiations to join the European Union, writes Reuters’ Robin Emmott. The recommendation followed a meeting of the Commission in Brussels, Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner in charge of enlargement, said. EU governments must agree to allow talks to start and will […]

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