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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 steps up aid for #Nigeria, #Niger and #Cameroon as humanitarian crisis worsens

EU steps up aid for #Nigeria, #Niger and #Cameroon as humanitarian crisis worsens

The European Commission is providing additional humanitarian assistance to help address the worsening situation in the Lake Chad region. Today (4 August) the European Commission has announced an additional €12.5 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Today’s additional emergency assistance will help […]

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#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

The session began with a minute’s silence for the 32 people killed and 340 injured by the 22 March bomb attacks in Brussels. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz condemned the attacks as a cruel, inhuman and cynical attempt to infect Europeans with fear and hatred. These attacks made Tuesday 22 March a black day for Belgium […]

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MEPs condemn Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria

MEPs condemn Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nigerian security men inspect the scene of a bomb blast at the Jos Terminus Market, Nigeria ©BELGAIMAGE/AFP MEPs strongly condemned the atrocities committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria and voiced their solidarity with the families of victims and the Nigerian people, in a debate with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday (14 January). […]

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MEPs to debate Nigeria, Ukraine, Egypt and Italian marines case with Mogherini

MEPs to debate Nigeria, Ukraine, Egypt and Italian marines case with Mogherini

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

European Parliament holds its annual debate on the main lines of the EU’s foreign, security and defence policies with the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini (pictured) at 15h today (14 January). Later this afternoon, MEPs will debate the recent atrocities in Nigeria, the crisis in Ukraine, the situation in Egypt and the case of […]

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Gianni Pittella: ‘From Paris to Nigeria – EU must be front-runner in defending democracy and human rights’

Gianni Pittella: ‘From Paris to Nigeria – EU must be front-runner in defending democracy and human rights’

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

After the terrifying reports of massacres from Boko Haram in Nigeria, including children used in kamikaze attacks, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group, Gianni Pittella, called for a strong response from Europe and the international community: “Whether in Europe or Nigeria, we have to defend the values of democracy against terrorism and extremism. What is […]

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Israel summons French ambassador following Paris’ vote in favour of Palestinian resolution, expresses ‘disappointment’

Israel summons French ambassador following Paris’ vote in favour of Palestinian resolution, expresses ‘disappointment’

Israel on Friday (2 January) summoned the French ambassador over his country’s support this week for a failed Palestinian bid to pass a United Nations resolution calling for a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines by 2013, formally expressing its “deep disappointment”. The Foreign Ministry’s Director-General Aviv Shir and Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave said that […]

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