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Posts Tagged ‘European Parliament’

UK General Election: How the vultures are gathering

SNP photo   By Hazel Speed It has been quite sickening to watch the broadcasts today – already ‘wall to wall’ arguing-the-toss between political parties.

European Parliament negotiates Brexit terms

EP photo   By Hazel Speed It is appreciated that Brexit is a subject of which we can all be tired. Even the most ardent commentators and journalists have moments of sighing when reporting on the same.

Germany’s ‘man of the streets’ Schulz plots path to defeat Merkel

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters   By Paul Carrel and Holger Hansen His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor. She is Europe’s most powerful leader. Yet Martin Schulz wants to end Angela Merkel’s 11-year run as chancellor and fundamentally shift Germany’s role in Europe. He might just pull it off.

Observations of an Expat: Refugee Deal in Crisis

Chris McGrath   By Tom Arms The EU-Turkey deal on Syrian refugees is hanging by a thread. If the thread breaks there could be far-reaching consequences for the refugees, the future of the European Union and the future direction of Turkey.

Italy finally approves civil unions – but already there is opposition

(It is time to be “civilized” #WakeUpItaly) By Aurora M. Granata May 2016: Italy approved Civil Unions After Thirty Years of Struggle. But Someone Is Already Asking for a Referendum to Abolish Them. Finally, after thirty years of struggles on the part of some Italian associations, the Italian government officially approved on May 11, 2016 the […]

Parliament calls for the release of two DRC activists

  By Darell Maurice The European Parliament last week called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo authorities to “release immediately and unconditionally” Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala, two activists of civil society arrested in mid-March in Kinshasa.

European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to DR Congo Doctor Denis Mukwege

  By Sylvain Muyali The surgeon is honored for his work near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he has treated more than 40,000 victims of rape since 1996.