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#TeamUrsula – S&D Group agrees to small changes in new Commissioner portfolio names 

#TeamUrsula – S&D Group agrees to small changes in new Commissioner portfolio names 

| November 13, 2019

Following several days of negotiation with the president-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen S&D president Iratxe García received confirmation from von der Leyen that she agreed to a series of changes to portfolio names for Commissioners in the future Commission.  The portfolio of Margaritis Schinas will be changed to ‘Promoting our European Way of Life’ from ‘Protecting the European Way […]

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#Ireland – Racism row in Dublin Parliament

#Ireland – Racism row in Dublin Parliament

| November 12, 2019

The Irish Parliament (The Dáil) found itself engrossed in a major racism row on Tuesday 12 November when an Independent member sought answers on what he termed were “astronomical” sums of money being transferred from Ireland to Nigeria, writes Ken Murray. Noel Grealish TD, who represents the constituency of Galway West, caused uproar when he […]

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Media hold #Armenia to account

Media hold #Armenia to account

| November 11, 2019

It is not often that Azerbaijanis are pleasantly surprised regarding the media’s reporting of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. Yet the BBC’s recent HardTalk interview with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan,did just that, writes Tale Heydarov.   For the first time in memory, a key player in the mainstream media highlighted legal facts instead of just partisan conjecture […]

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#Kazakhstan – President Tokayev’s first 100 days

#Kazakhstan – President Tokayev’s first 100 days

| October 31, 2019

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev became Kazakhstan’s first elected president on 9 June 2019 with 71% of the popular vote. The Kazakh Ambassador to the EU, HE Aigul Kuspan briefed members of the Brussels Press Corps on the President’s first 100 days of office. In Tokayev’s inauguration speech he stated his vision to uphold the national interests of […]

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Government to take away #AirMoldova for promising it to Topa

Government to take away #AirMoldova for promising it to Topa

| October 17, 2019

The authorities are struggling to take away the Air Moldova company from its owner. The mist is thickening around the Air Moldova company.  Pretty much every day, inspections run at the office of the company, documents are retrieved, staff is being questioned.  All that rocking the boat to extremes, making it incompatible with normal operation […]

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#Kazakhstan – EU to step up co-operation with and support for Central Asian countries

#Kazakhstan – EU to step up co-operation with and support for Central Asian countries

| October 10, 2019

Kazakhstan and central Asia should not be the source of a “competition” between East and West Europe, a conference in Brussels was told. The comments, by a senior EU official, come amid concern that oil-rich countries like Kazakhstan may be tempted to move towards the east,namely Russia, or Europe and the west in the future. […]

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#Huawei delivering safe networks for the 5G era

#Huawei delivering safe networks for the 5G era

| October 10, 2019

Huawei welcomes the EU coordinated 5G network security risk assessment that was released today. This exercise is an important step towards developing a common approach to cybersecurity and delivering safe networks for the 5G era. Huawei said today “We are pleased to note that the EU delivered on its commitment to take an evidence-based approach, […]

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