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Eminent jurists launch 'Call to Action' for the next European legislature

Staff Reporter, May 13, 2019

'Europe Day’ was created 34 years ago following the call by a number of European governments to strengthen a sense of European values and collectiv...
Wall to Wall - Europe's 1000 km Migrant Barriers

Staff Reporter, November 9, 2018

Member States of the EU and Schengen Area have built around 1000 kilometres of walls since the 1990s to stop migration flows On the anniversary of...
Health Intelligence, Europe's Superbug Fight

Brian Maguire, July 24, 2017

The European Commission has launched its new anti-microbial resistance Action Plan. Anti-microbial resistance is responsible for an estimated 25,000 ...
“Maternal health for refugee women needed” says Malta’s President

Staff Reporter, March 27, 2017

Parliamentarians from across Europe and other relevant stakeholders gathered in Malta in a high-level meeting on maternal health and refugee women...
Protecting Latin America's Human Rights Defenders on International Women's Day

Staff Reporter, March 8, 2017

On International Women's Day and one year after the murder - still unpunished - of the Honduran defender Berta Cáceres, the European network of N...
Big Green Light for Paris Climate Agreement

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

The UNFCCC Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, will come into force next mo...
Check Commission's Revolving Doors Says Parliament

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

The code of conduct for European Commissioners needs to be thoroughly tightened up, in order to prevent conflicts of interest for Commission membe...
Parliament's Headaches... EU-Russia, CETA, TTIP, Migration

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

Ongoing talks on trade deals such as TTIP and CETA, future EU-Russia relations and latest developments regarding relocation of migrants to achieve...
UNHCR "Takes Note" Of EU Migration Summit Failures

Staff Reporter, March 8, 2016

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees wasn’t super happy with Europe’s big migration Summit. With the calm reflex of a seasoned stoc...
How Digital is Europe? New Figures Show Jump Needed

Staff Reporter, February 25, 2016

Today the European Commission published the results of the 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). The findings show that Me...

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