Tag: Indonesia

EU releases €1.5 million in emergency aid for victims of #IndonesianEarthquake

EU releases €1.5 million in emergency aid for victims of #IndonesianEarthquake

| October 3, 2018

Following the high number of casualties and damages caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia last weekend, the European Commission has released an initial €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured) said: “We are acting fast to channel emergency aid to those most affected in […]

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Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate shell game, and #rainforests are losing

Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate shell game, and #rainforests are losing

| February 14, 2018

The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and communities, and by extension, the world’s climate. Given its legacy of problematic impacts on people and the environment, civil society has viewed its corporate sustainability commitments with hopeful skepticism for […]

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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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