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EU announces €85 million as #Uganda faces world’s fastest growing #RefugeeCrisis

EU announces €85 million as #Uganda faces world’s fastest growing #RefugeeCrisis

The EU funding will help meet the needs of the rapidly surging number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda. Uganda is now facing the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees […]

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Tajani’s position on locking up #refugees in Libya condemned by GUE/NGL

Tajani’s position on locking up #refugees in Libya condemned by GUE/NGL

GUE/NGL group has intervened at the start of today’s (1 March) mini-plenary at the European Parliament to criticise President Antonio Tajani’s recent interview with the German media in which he supported the idea of putting refugees in camps in Libya for an indefinite period. The newly-elected President of the Parliament was asked by Barbara Spinelli MEP during […]

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#Plenary highlights: #SOTEU, car emissions, Poland

#Plenary highlights: #SOTEU, car emissions, Poland

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The debate on the state of the European Union with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dominated the plenary session in Strasbourg taking place on 12-15 September. MEPs also exchanged views with Tibetan leader Dalai Lama and supported the Commission’s decision to order Ireland to recover €13 billion in illegal tax benefits from Apple. Populism, […]

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Luxembourg’s foreign minister says #Hungary should be expelled from #EU

Luxembourg’s foreign minister says #Hungary should be expelled from #EU

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Luxembourg’s foreign minister has called for Hungary to be thrown out of the European Union over its increasingly hostile approach to refugees, as campaigners accuse Viktor Orbán’s hardline government of whipping up xenophobia to block a European plan to relocate asylum seekers. Jean Asselborn said Hungary should be temporarily or even permanently expelled from the […]

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#Brexit: British exit from EU not inevitable, despite referendum

#Brexit: British exit from EU not inevitable, despite referendum

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first hours after the British public voted to exit the European Union, amid all sorts of triumphal statements and recriminations, one declaration was notably absent: the formal notification to the EU that the United Kingdom intends to leave the organization, which is required to start the clock on negotiations for a departure. Prime […]

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#EPP group mission to Greece backs common EU solution to migrant crisis

#EPP group mission to Greece backs common EU solution to migrant crisis

An EPP Group delegation has concluded a fact-finding mission on the situation of refugees in Greece. Their MEPs met with the Greek authorities and EU representatives working in the area to assess the European response to the current migration crisis and the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement for the management of migration flows. The MEPs, […]

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#RefugeeCrisis: Priorities, not wish lists, needed for a truly ‘holistic’ approach to migration

#RefugeeCrisis: Priorities, not wish lists, needed for a truly ‘holistic’ approach to migration

The European Parliament has adopted a set of recommendations for what it calls a ‘holistic’ approach to the migration crisis, but in reality the recommendations adopted represent a ‘lowest common denominator’ of what the left and the right can agree. Helga Stevens MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) lead member on the proposals, said she […]

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