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Barnier shows ‘ambitious’ draft UK deal to EU members

Barnier shows ‘ambitious’ draft UK deal to EU members

| March 13, 2020

Michel Barnier said: ‘We will publish the text after our exchanges & look forward to working with UK’ Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said that he had sent an “ambitious” draft of what could be a new post-Brexit trade deal with Britain to EU capitals. Next week’s face-to-face round of EU-UK negotiations in London […]

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Here come the brides in #NorthernIreland first #SameSexMarriage

Here come the brides in #NorthernIreland first #SameSexMarriage

| February 12, 2020

Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding was scheduled to take place on Tuesday (11 February) after the government lifted a ban on gay marriage in the province, marking legalization of the practice throughout the United Kingdom, writes Amanda Ferguson. The Love Equality campaign group said in a statement that Belfast couple Robyn Peoples, 26, a healthcare […]

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UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted #Terrorists after London Bridge attack

UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted #Terrorists after London Bridge attack

| January 22, 2020

Britain will introduce tougher jail sentences for convicted terrorists and will end early release as part of a series of measures to strengthen its response to terrorism, the government said on Tuesday (21 January), writes Kylie MacLellan. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to make changes after an attack near London Bridge in November in which Usman […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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#TangerMed port essential for #Morocco – EU

#TangerMed port essential for #Morocco – EU

| July 16, 2019

Morocco has become an even more important for the EU as a partner as well as a trade hub and a bridge to Africa thanks to its cargo port Tanger Med, now the biggest port in Africa and in the Mediterranean. Located on the Strait of Gibraltar about 40 km east of Tanger, Morocco, Tanger Med 2 was […]

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Romanian MEPs question suitability of #EuropeanPublicProsecutorsOffice chief

Romanian MEPs question suitability of #EuropeanPublicProsecutorsOffice chief

| February 20, 2019

A group of Romanian MEPs have questioned the suitability of Laura Codruța Kövesi (pictured) to head the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office. An email reportedly signed by 11 of the country’s deputies and seen by this website asks if Kovesi is the right candidate for the job. Kovesi, who headed the country’s DNA (National Anticorruption […]

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#StrasbourgShooting – Three killed and 11 injured by lone gunman

#StrasbourgShooting – Three killed and 11 injured by lone gunman

| December 12, 2018

Three people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, writes the BBC. The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an exchange of gunfire with a soldier, police said. The shooting happened […]

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