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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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#HumanRights: Lawyer of two Czech detainees argues for their release without deportation from Philippines

#HumanRights: Lawyer of two Czech detainees argues for their release without deportation from Philippines

Czech citizen Jaroslav Dobes, the leader of the spiritual movement Guru Jara, and Barbora Plaskova, one of his followers, who have been detained for ten months in the Camp Bagong Diwa immigration facility (Philippines), should be released and should not be deported to the Czech Republic, according to a report dated 26th February 2016 by […]

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Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, fuelling continuing uncertainty in the world economy. These are the main findings of the European Commission’s annual report on protectionism published today (17 November). “I regret to see that many countries still consider protectionism a valid policy tool. This goes clearly against […]

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Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

The Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online has been up and running since 2012. Concrete goals have been set and additional countries have joined forces, but the fight to eradicate the online exploitation of children is far from complete. At the invitation of Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and US Attorney General Eric Holder, […]

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€30 million for Philippines: Commissioner Georgieva returns to Tacloban

€30 million for Philippines: Commissioner Georgieva returns to Tacloban

The European Commission is giving an additional €30 million to the Philippine government in a further boost to the European Union’s reconstruction assistance in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. EU-funded humanitarian actions have already greatly contributed to meeting the emergency needs of the survivors of the world’s most destructive typhoon ever recorded to have made […]

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Aviation: Commission updates European safety list of banned airlines

Aviation: Commission updates European safety list of banned airlines

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has updated for the 22nd time the European list of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, better known as the EU air safety list. On the basis of safety information from various sources and a hearing both with the Nepalese aviation authorities as well as […]

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EU responds to Haiyan disaster with co-ordinated relief efforts

EU responds to Haiyan disaster with co-ordinated relief efforts

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure co-ordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities’ request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan. “We are all deeply shocked by the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Haiyan,” said International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis […]

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