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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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EU opens doors to #Indonesia licensing scheme for exports of verified legal timber

EU opens doors to #Indonesia licensing scheme for exports of verified legal timber

The Commission has amended the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Regulation (FLEGT) to recognize Indonesia’s licensing scheme for exports of verified legal timber to the EU. The delegated regulation amends the FLEGT Regulation to include Indonesia and its Licensing Information Unit under the list of ‘Partner countries and their designated licensing authorities’. It […]

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Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks China and Iran are the two countries in which the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers International has identified the highest number of believers imprisoned for exercising their basic rights to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The violations are detailed in the NGO’s last annual prisoners’ list “Behind Bars for their […]

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Indonesia’s executions: MEPs call for immediate moratorium on death penalty

Indonesia’s executions: MEPs call for immediate moratorium on death penalty

Members of all European Parliament political groups condemned the recent execution of eight people in Indonesia, and called for an immediate moratorium on the death penalty there. In a debate on Thursday with International Cooperation Commissioner Neven Mimica, MEPs stressed that even though they respect Indonesia’s sovereignty and its fight against drug trafficking, the death […]

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Plenary opening: Minute’s silence for Nepal earthquake victims and Mediterranean migrants

Plenary opening: Minute’s silence for Nepal earthquake victims and Mediterranean migrants

The European Parliament plenary session opened with a minute’s silence for victims of the Nepal earthquake on 25 April and migrants drowned in the Mediterranean on 20 April. President Schulz conveyed Parliament’s deepest sympathy to their families and friends. Schulz noted that the Nepal earthquake, the worst in 100 years, had left 4,000 dead, 6,500 […]

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Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, fuelling continuing uncertainty in the world economy. These are the main findings of the European Commission’s annual report on protectionism published today (17 November). “I regret to see that many countries still consider protectionism a valid policy tool. This goes clearly against […]

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EU at G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia: Supporting global recovery

EU at G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia: Supporting global recovery

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the G20 summit in Brisbane (Australia) on 15 and 16 November 2014, the president of the European Commission and the president of the European Council will push for the adoption of a strong Brisbane Action Plan on Growth and Jobs to put the G20 collectively on a higher growth trajectory. This and the European […]

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