Tag: Lithuania

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

| October 19, 2018

Four member states hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria – will shortly receive a total amount of €34 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission’s proposal by Parliament and Council. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “We had promised not to […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Parliament approves €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

Parliament approves €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

| September 17, 2018

EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) aid worth €34 million, to help reconstruction in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria after natural disasters in 2017, has been approved by MEPs. The aid includes €16,918,941 for repairs and reconstruction in Lithuania after continuous rainfall throughout the summer and autumn of 2017 caused floods that damaged drainage systems, dams and […]

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#Lithuania violates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

#Lithuania violates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

| September 12, 2018

DELFI, which is the major Internet portal in the Baltic States providing daily news, stated on 10 September that the number of emigrants from Lithuania exceeds that of immigrants by 1,000 in August, writes Adomas Abromaitis. Shocking statistics shows that the country has registered a negative migration balance. Some 4,382 people left Lithuania in August. Thus, […]

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Budget MEPs approve €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

Budget MEPs approve €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

| September 3, 2018

EUSF aid worth €34 million, to support reconstruction in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria following natural disasters in 2017, was approved by the Budgets Committee last week. The aid, which still needs to be confirmed by plenary and Council, includes €16,918,941 for reconstruction in Lithuania, following continuous rainfall and floods which damaged drainage systems, dams […]

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Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

| March 14, 2018

MEPs called on the 11 member states that haven’t ratified the Istanbul Convention to do so, in a plenary debate with Commissioner Ansip on Monday evening (12 March). To date, the 11 member states that still haven’t ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence, known as the […]

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European Commission welcomes first operational steps towards a #EuropeanDefenceUnion

European Commission welcomes first operational steps towards a #EuropeanDefenceUnion

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has welcomed the decision adopted on 11 December by the Council formally establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the plans presented by 25 EU member states to work together on a first set of 17 collaborative defence projects. President Juncker said: “In June I said it was time to wake up the Sleeping Beauty of the Lisbon Treaty: […]

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