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Britain’s new leader – #BrexiteerBorisJohnson to be prime minister

Britain’s new leader – #BrexiteerBorisJohnson to be prime minister

| July 23, 2019

Image copyright: REUTERS Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday (23 July), write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper. His victory catapults the […]

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Britain’s anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain’s anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

| July 23, 2019

Britain’s anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson (pictured) as its new leader on Monday (22 July), as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into influence in a deadlocked parliament, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Swinson, 39, won just under 48,000 votes, beating her […]

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Greater #Eurasia – Moving towards a common future

Greater #Eurasia – Moving towards a common future

| July 23, 2019

A major event important not only for Kazakhstan, but for all European and Asian countries will take place in our capital this autumn. On 23-24 September, the city of Nur-Sultan will host the Fourth Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments titled Greater Eurasia: Dialogue. Trust. Partnership, writes Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Chairman […]

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Commissioner Mimica signs new EU funding package for the African Peace Facility in #Ethiopia

Commissioner Mimica signs new EU funding package for the African Peace Facility in #Ethiopia

| July 23, 2019

International Co-operation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 22 July, where he met with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, to sign a new EU funding package for the African Peace Facility. During his visit, Commissioner Mimica also signed a €36 million budget support contribution to support Ethiopia’s green […]

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#SecurityUnion – EU-US co-operation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results

#SecurityUnion – EU-US co-operation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results

| July 23, 2019

Co-operation between the EU and the US on tracking terrorist financing has continued to yield positive results with over 70,000 leads generated between 2016 and 2018 – some of which were instrumental in bringing forward investigations relating to terrorist attacks on EU soil, including those in Stockholm, Barcelona and Turku. According to the Joint Report, […]

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#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

| July 23, 2019

To help the most affected communities in south and south-east Asia hit by natural disasters and humanitarian crises, the European Commission has mobilized a new humanitarian funding package worth €10.5 million. This includes €1.5m in emergency aid for the victims of ongoing monsoons in India and Bangladesh, where more than 500,000 people have been displaced. […]

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#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

| July 23, 2019

Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday (22 July), but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei and Macao. The last of three wildfires that broke out […]

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