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#ACPEU: Strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership

#ACPEU: Strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 32nd session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and European Union (EU) member states, which closed on Wednesday afternoon, approved a declaration on the future of ACP-EU co-operation. The text outlines a renewed partnership between the two regions after 2020, when the Cotonou Agreement expires, and calls for […]

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#EUTurkey: Médecins Sans Frontières will no longer take funds from European Union

#EUTurkey: Médecins Sans Frontières will no longer take funds from European Union

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced today (17 June) that they will no longer take funds from the European Union and member states, in opposition to what they perceive as damaging deterrence policies and intensifying attempts to push people and their suffering away from European shores. The decision takes immediate effect and will apply to […]

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#SouthSudan: Protecting civilians in a time of war

#SouthSudan: Protecting civilians in a time of war

Five years after winning a hard-fought battle for independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in a vicious civil war. Tragically, as is so often the case, the civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence and enduring years of hardship, writes David Derthick. Today, 200,000 South Sudanese are living in UN-protected sites, having fled to peacekeeping bases […]

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#Taiwan: Kenya accused of forcing Taiwanese on plane to China

#Taiwan: Kenya accused of forcing Taiwanese on plane to China

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The authorities in Taiwan have accused Kenya of forcing 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China. Eight other Taiwanese were deported to mainland China on Monday 11 April, prompting Taiwan to accuse Beijing of ‘extrajudicial abduction’. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Kenyan police had forced 22 Taiwanese citizens, arrested on suspicion of fraud, to […]

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Peasant sovereignty?

Peasant sovereignty?

Opinion by Evaggelos Vallianatos In May 2014, the Spain-based international agrarian organization, Grain, reported that small farmers not only “feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland,” but they are also the most productive farmers on Earth. For example, small farmers and peasants in nine European countries outproduce large farmers. The “productivity of […]

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Two decades of European Parliament observation missions

Two decades of European Parliament observation missions

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament is not only the EU’s only directly elected institution, but it also does its best to promote democracy outside Europe. This year marks 20 years of European Parliament involvement in election observation. Last year the Parliament sent delegations to observe elections in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Nepal, Pakistan, […]

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Commissioner De Gucht heading for official visit to East Africa

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 October, Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht will travel to Kenya to meet with a number of high level government representatives in the area of foreign affairs and international trade, East African affairs, finance, industrialization and agriculture. The visit follows conclusion, two weeks ago, of the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the […]

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