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#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

| June 4, 2019

At least 35 peaceful protesters were killed in Sudan as Sudanese security forces cleared protest camps near army headquarters in Khartoum on July 3, 2019, writes EU Reporter’s David Kunz. The protests come in the wake of the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir in April. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) of Sudan took power after […]

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#Africa: Children migrating out of school and at work as hunger deepens in Southern Africa, report finds

#Africa: Children migrating out of school and at work as hunger deepens in Southern Africa, report finds

Report findings found that El Nino’s impacts were worsening the lives of children in a number of areas with more migrating out of impoverished areas, facing separation, hunger, sexual exploitation, violence, child labour and psychosocial distress.   Globally, USD3.9 billion has been requested for the 19 worst affected countries, yet the current funding gap is […]

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Belgium violates European Social Charter on corporal punishment

Belgium violates European Social Charter on corporal punishment

In a decision published last week, the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found that the corporal punishment of children is not prohibited in a sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner under Belgian legislation or case-law. The Committee, responsible for monitoring the application of the European Social Charter, also points out […]

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FYROM: ‘EU should act decisively to help stabilize the country’

FYROM: ‘EU should act decisively to help stabilize the country’

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has been rocked by violence and mass demonstrations in recent days. This afternoon (20 May) MEPs debated the situation in the country, which obtained EU candidate status in December 2005, with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. Ahead of the debate, Alojz Peterle (pictured), chairman of Parliament’s delegation to […]

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S&D Group calls on EU summit to discuss Mediterranean tragedy

S&D Group calls on EU summit to discuss Mediterranean tragedy

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The new tragedy in the Mediterranean is a further dramatic demonstration that the EU cannot be helpless when thousands of refugees put their lives at risk to flee from poverty and violence in their countries, said European Socialists and Democrats today in Strasbourg.   Ahead of a plenary debate on asylum and the role of […]

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FEANTSA: ‘Violence against women leads to homelessness and continues during homelessness’

FEANTSA: ‘Violence against women leads to homelessness and continues during homelessness’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The main reason women become homeless is violence. This is a fact, yet there is little awareness of this widespread and growing problem across Europe. 25 November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.   To mark the occasion, FEANTSA wishes to draw attention to the increasing number of women who find […]

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Speech: EU response to events in Ukraine

Speech: EU response to events in Ukraine

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle (pictured), speaking on 26 February. President, Honourable Members, “It has not even been a month since I last stood here. We have all followed the tragic developments unfolding before our eyes in the intervening period. “What I retain is a sense of immense sorrow over the […]

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