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Asian leaders to meet in #Dushanbe for major summit

Asian leaders to meet in #Dushanbe for major summit

| June 13, 2019

The Dushanbe Summit, to be held in the Tajikistan capital on June 15th, is a continuation of the efforts of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which numbers 27 members states. The summit will bring together high-level delegations who are expected to adopt an ambitious document, Dushanbe Declaration, which will cover all […]

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European values in question with the (ab)use of trade preferences in favour of #Pakistan ?

European values in question with the (ab)use of trade preferences in favour of #Pakistan ?

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1971, the European Community introduced the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP), a trade subsidy, offering it to 176 countries. In 2012, following the tightening of the eligibility criteria, the number of countries eligible was reduced to 89. Further changes have seen the suspension of several countries from the scheme for a variety of reasons, […]

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Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in South-West and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters. The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of […]

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Ring of Pakistani #migrant smugglers prosecuted

Ring of Pakistani #migrant smugglers prosecuted

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Law-enforcement authorities of Germany, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, in strong co-operation with Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre, have dismantled an organized crime group that arranged the smuggling of migrants from Hungary to Italy. Coordinated investigations revealed that members of the smuggling network were Pakistani citizens who formed their criminal enterprise in Italy. More than 100 […]

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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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#RareDiseaseDay: Rare diseases – looking better in genes

#RareDiseaseDay: Rare diseases – looking better in genes

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

28 February is Rare Disease Day. The European Commission defines rare diseases as any disease affecting fewer than five people in 10,000, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Figures estimate that, today in the EU, 5-8000 distinct rare diseases affect 6-8% of the population – that’s between 27-36 million people. […]

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Leading Pakistani political party spearheading fight against Pakistani Taliban

Leading Pakistani political party spearheading fight against Pakistani Taliban

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A leading Pakistani political party that has spearheaded the fight against the  Pakistani Taliban has appealed to the international community, including the European Union, to help “stabilize” the country. The plea came from the MQM party, the fourth largest in Pakistan with 31 MPs, during a visit to the EU institutions in Brussels by a delegation made up of some of […]

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