Tag: European Union

Oleg Deripaska: The Profoundly “Political” Oligarch at the Heart of the Sanctions Debate

Oleg Deripaska: The Profoundly “Political” Oligarch at the Heart of the Sanctions Debate

| March 19, 2019

Last month Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny heavily criticised the incoherent action against Russian oligarchs by the US and UK, telling the Financial Times that the two countries have no real interest in tackling “dirty money” and singling out “political” oligarch Oleg Deripaska as an egregious example. Navalny described the US policy as “a chaotic, incomprehensible mess” […]

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Chinese asylum-seekers in the EU: Immigration offices in the dock

Chinese asylum-seekers in the EU: Immigration offices in the dock

| March 19, 2019

Members of a Chinese Church are denied asylum across the EU as national immigration offices remain unaware of their story and the magnitude of the persecution – writesLea Perekrests, deputy director of Human Rights Without Frontiers Recently, news regarding the complete absence of freedom of religion or belief in China has been seeping out of […]

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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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The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

| March 12, 2019

Gibraltar has always had a complicated relationship with the United Kingdom – and Brexit is about to make things even more complicated. The tiny area just at the southern tip of the vast Iberian Peninsula has always been a point of contention between Britain and Spain. Encircled by water and bordering the Spaniards at the […]

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May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

| March 12, 2019

Theresa May is this week heading for a triple defeat. Tonight her illusory deal will be voted down. Tomorrow Parliament will take a suicidal ‘no deal’ scenario off the table. On Thursday, the Article 50 period will be extended to take us beyond the 29 March cliff edge that has been threatening for the past […]

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Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

| March 11, 2019

Good news for truck drivers everywhere as new regulations come into force in the EU. At the end of 2018, the Council of the EU have agreed that they will help to improve the road transport system within the next few years and beyond. This includes improving enforcement of EU regulations, such as the use […]

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#Arlem – Euro-Mediterranean meeting in Seville

#Arlem – Euro-Mediterranean meeting in Seville

| March 7, 2019

The Spanish city of Seville, capital of the region of Andalucia, hosted the 10th annual meeting of the  European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Regional and Local Euro-Mediterranean Assembly (ARLEM), February 26-27. Gathering 100 participants from 19 country members of the Euro-Mediterranean region, the plenary session opened in the sumptuous and emblematic Alcazar Palace. Nasser […]

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