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Pro-#Iran regime MEPs trample on EU voters’ democratic criteria

Pro-#Iran regime MEPs trample on EU voters’ democratic criteria

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

After WWII, European voters have been taught to consider human right criteria as a priority, writes Hamid Bahrami. During the many electoral campaigns in the EU, candidates tout their ideas based on human values and democratic principles such as freedom, gender equality, justice, rule of law, and rejection of fundamentalism. In reality, however, these valuable words […]

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#JournalismisNOTacrime: Europe must ensure that human rights and media freedom in Turkey are part of any agreement

#JournalismisNOTacrime: Europe must ensure that human rights and media freedom in Turkey are part of any agreement

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in cooperation with its affiliates, welcomes the “send a postcard to jailed journalists in Turkey campaign” in the framework of its #JournalismisNOTacrime / #Gazeteciliksuçdegildir project inviting everyone to send written moral support to journalists and media workers in jail. 165 journalists are still in jail according to the regularly […]

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#Turkey: EP asks Ankara to release all journalists jailed without evidence

#Turkey: EP asks Ankara to release all journalists jailed without evidence

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs today debated the situation of journalists in Turkey, following the failed military take-over. MEPs made it clear they believe that the failed coup cannot be used as an excuse for the Turkish Government to further stifle legitimate and peaceful opposition and to silence media through disproportionate and illegal actions and measures. ALDE MEP Alexander […]

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#GermanwingsTragedy: ‘People with depression are not dangerous!’, says Mental Health Europe

#GermanwingsTragedy: ‘People with depression are not dangerous!’, says Mental Health Europe

Following a recent report from the BEA (France’s air accident investigation agency) on last year’s Germanwings crash in the Alps, French investigators are now recommending tougher medical checks for pilots after uncovering fresh evidence of unreported concerns over the mental state of the German pilot. Andreas Lubitz had crashed his jet into the Alps last year […]

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#Eritrea: ‘Eritrean authorities must end detention of innocent civilians’, say S&Ds

#Eritrea: ‘Eritrean authorities must end detention of innocent civilians’, say S&Ds

Following a discussion on the human-rights situation in Eritrea during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg this week, S&D MEPs expressed their concerns about ongoing human-rights violations in the country. Gianni Pittella (Italy), president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, said: “Africa is a political priority for the S&D Group. We are […]

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#solopreneurs How European ‘solopreneurs’ are creating the future of work

#solopreneurs How European ‘solopreneurs’ are creating the future of work

Solo-entrepreneurs (solopreneurs) are fast becoming a very important part of the EU labour market. But those who work for themselves need better support from policymakers to ensure legislation is clear, accessible and not overly burdensome, writes European Forum of Independent Professionals Secretary General Marco Torregrossa. Look around: the EU is experiencing a surge in independent working […]

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Journalists disappointed: No questions allowed at Mogherini-Abbas press point in Brussels

Journalists disappointed: No questions allowed at Mogherini-Abbas press point in Brussels

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Yossi Lempkowicz Journalists who covered the press point by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of their meeting Monday evening (26 October) in Brussels left the European External Action Service (EEAS) building with a feeling of disappointment as their weren’t allowed to ask any question after […]

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