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EU human rights court silent on detained minority in Turkey

Thu, 03/08/2023 - 15:10
The European Court of Human Rights has refused to help a persecuted religious minority awaiting deportation from the EU-funded Edirne centre in Turkey where rights abuses have been documented.
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Sweden braces for fresh Koran burning

Thu, 03/08/2023 - 10:02
Another Koran burning is set to take place in Sweden on Thursday, risking Muslim anger and feeding Russian propaganda.
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EU confirms watering-down of new corporate reporting rules

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 11:47
The EU Commission has published new environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting rules — confirming earlier fears of watered-down requirements.
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[Opinion] Why is Georgia strengthening relations with Moscow?

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 10:28
It is a mystery why the ruling Georgian party has pursued a warmer relationship with Russia. For months, the citizens of Georgia and Georgian opposition groups have called on their country to strengthen ties with the West.
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Security controls reinforced in Sweden after Koran burning

Tue, 01/08/2023 - 15:35
Denmark and Sweden countries are at the centre of a heated debate over religious sensitivities and freedom of expression which have sparked concerns over the potential risks to national security.
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[Editorial] Summer is here, but excited for coming year

Tue, 01/08/2023 - 10:56
With our summer holidays coming up, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the past year and share some news about the coming one.
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[Opinion] Mixed signals on anniversary of Istanbul Convention

Tue, 01/08/2023 - 10:43
With the rise of anti-gender campaigns and movements, the ninth anniversary of the Istanbul Convention has never been more important, especially in the current climate of backlash to gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
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Luxury pension for MEPs remains mired in secrecy

Mon, 31/07/2023 - 15:37
The European Parliament won't disclose recent investments made in a luxury pension scheme for MEPs — despite demands made by the EU's administrative watchdog, the European Ombudsman.
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[Opinion] The new front in conspiracy theories — farming and EU Green Deal

Mon, 31/07/2023 - 14:56
If you watched Fox News last month, you may have heard that Ireland is planning to slaughter 200,000 cows to meet its EU climate goals. Of course, there was one big problem with the reporting: the claims were untrue.
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'The boats will not stop', as migrants try to escape Tunisia violence

Mon, 31/07/2023 - 13:08
Sub-Saharan migrants escaping racism and violence in Tunisia are reaching Italy in record numbers — despite an EU push to halt migration.
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[Analysis] How Prighozin tried to steal Putin's Africa summit

Fri, 28/07/2023 - 23:00
Mercenary boss Prigozhin tried to use Niger putsch to steal limelight at Africa summit, even though Wagner played no role in the coup, sources say.
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EU proposes legal targets to cut food waste

Fri, 28/07/2023 - 15:51
With concerns over food security, inflation and the environmental impact of food waste becoming increasingly evident, the European Commission has proposed legally-binding targets to reduce food waste across the EU.
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Split on Africa Big-Agri sees boycott at UN food summit

Fri, 28/07/2023 - 12:14
At its heart, the two sides have different ideas about how this transformation should take place: by increasing production through further industrialisation — or by making the system more equitable and sustainable.
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Russian flags waved as putsch topples Niger leader

Thu, 27/07/2023 - 18:34
The sudden toppling of the EU's main ally in the Sahel has punctured Western schadenfreude on Russia's Africa-summit flop.
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ECB hikes rates for ninth time, despite recession fears

Thu, 27/07/2023 - 16:32
The European Central Bank raised interest rates for the ninth consecutive time even as the risk of recession is growing.
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July hasn’t been hotter in 120,000 years

Thu, 27/07/2023 - 15:30
July 2023 is expected to become the warmest month ever recorded, with global temperatures approximately 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. And this is just a "foretaste of the future", the World Meteorological Organization warned.
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New EU 'Youth Test' to check policies for 15-29 year olds

Thu, 27/07/2023 - 13:22
To date, existing measures to give young people a say in the policies that affect them have either been limited to areas such as culture or education, or have been designed for young people rather than with or by them.
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[Opinion] Why Spain's Popular Party is doomed to fail

Thu, 27/07/2023 - 12:25
Alberto Núñez Feijóo made three big mistakes during the election campaign that led to the Popular Party's underperformance.
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Little love from Africa for Putin at lavish summit

Wed, 26/07/2023 - 18:17
Just 17 African leaders are going to Putin's summit despite his food-deal games, in a sign of how the Ukraine war has harmed his standing.
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EU Ombudsman opens probe into Frontex role in Greece boat tragedy

Wed, 26/07/2023 - 15:02
The EU Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the role of the EU's border agency Frontex in the mid-June sinking of the Adriana trawler that led to hundreds of people drowning.
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