Tag: Syria

MEPs want EU to step up its peace-building efforts in #Syria

MEPs want EU to step up its peace-building efforts in #Syria

Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role. Syrian-led peace efforts with support from UN More active EU Set up Syria war crime tribunal MEPs endorsed the EU strategy for Syria and advocated […]

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New European Union support for education in #Syria

New European Union support for education in #Syria

The European Union has again this week renewed its commitment to the right of every human to education, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, the European Union will provide €10 million to support Education Directorates in opposition-held areas in Syria. The European Union’s priority is to […]

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Fourth Astana Process talks achieve gains toward peace in #Syria

Fourth Astana Process talks achieve gains toward peace in #Syria

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ending the conflict in Syria has proved to be stubbornly difficult. The lack of trust between opposing sides has led to unbearable suffering for the people of Syria. In April, the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria announced that more than 400,000 people have died in this brutal civil war, making it the […]

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Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group said: “The Commission’s blacklist of countries bearing a high risk of money laundering is ridiculous. The list doesn’t contain any single important offshore financial centre. Replacing Guyana with Ethiopia in response to the European Parliament’s criticism seems like some kind of bad joke […]

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US launches missile strike on #Syria after gas attack

US launches missile strike on #Syria after gas attack

The US launched a cruise missile attack against Syria after accusing Bashar al-Assad’s regime of using poison gas to kill scores of civilians, an act President Donald Trump called “an affront to humanity”, writes Anthony Capaccio. “Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” […]

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Brussels to host next #Syria donor conference

Brussels to host next #Syria donor conference

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now into its seventh year, the Syrian conflict has also triggered the biggest humanitarian disaster in modern times. Some 4 million Syrians have fled the country and more than eight million are internally displaced. Addressing the hardship, the European Union, Germany, Norway, Qatar, the UK, UN, and Kuwait will co-chair the ‘Conference on supporting the […]

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EU urged to do better ahead of Helsinki conference on #Peace4Syria

EU urged to do better ahead of Helsinki conference on #Peace4Syria

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

World Vision is among 28 aid agencies urging donor countries to redouble their efforts to support refugees fleeing Syria, one year after pledges were made at a major summit in London.  The call comes as a conference gets under way on Tuesday 24 January in Helsinki, to discuss long-term solutions to the Syria crisis. The […]

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