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High-Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits Tokyo to build on significant achievements in EU-Japan relations

High-Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits Tokyo to build on significant achievements in EU-Japan relations The High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini concluded today her three day visit to Tokyo, where on 22 October she represented the European Union at the enthronement ceremony of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito, al...
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EU 2020 Budget – highest EP stance ever on climate change and youth

EU 2020 Budget - highest EP stance ever on climate change and youth Today, in Plenary, the S&D Group pushed for the highest ever EU budget, focused on our priorities. Adding up to 3 billion euros more to the initial draft budget proposed by the Commission is what we need in order to supplement crucial priorities such as the fight against climate change, Erasmus+, migration, development or the...
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Turkey-Syria: EPP Group calls for UN-led security zone

Turkey-Syria: EPP Group calls for UN-led security zone “We strongly condemn the Turkish military intervention in north-eastern Syria and demand that Turkey immediately withdraws from Syria”, said Michael Gahler MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman for Foreign Affairs, ahead of the vote on the Resolution on the Turkish military operation in North-east Syria. “We are in favour of freezing substantial ...
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Stop blocking tax transparency, say S&Ds to EU governments

Stop blocking tax transparency, say S&Ds to EU governments Tomorrow, the European Parliament will adopt a resolution calling on member states to break the deadlock on public country-by country reporting within the Council, and finally start negotiations with the Parliament. The Socialists and Democrats urge EU governments to heed their citizens’ call for corporate accountability and tax justi...
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Special Envoys and Representatives meet on the Afghan Peace Process

Special Envoys and Representatives meet on the Afghan Peace Process Brussels, 23/10/2019 - 09:25, UNIQUE ID: 191023_3 Special Envoys and Special Representatives of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States of America met at EU Headquarters in Brussels on 22 October 2019. Respect...
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European Association Summit 2020: two days dedicated to international associations

European Association Summit 2020: two days dedicated to international associations The unmissable event for international associations in Brussels will take place on 10 and 11 March 2020 at SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre. Digital transformation, brand and change strategies, GDPR and sustainable management are just some of the topics that will be discussed during this eighth edition. Rea...
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Statement by the spokesperson on the electoral process in Bolivia

Statement by the spokesperson on the electoral process in Bolivia Brussels, 22/10/2019 - 14:59, UNIQUE ID: 191022_4 The unexpected interruption of the electronic vote counting after the first round of the general elections in Bolivia has sparked serious concerns that need to be fully and swiftly addressed.   The Bolivian authorities, in ...
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Statement by the Spokesperson on the recent election of new Member States to the Human Rights Council

Statement by the Spokesperson on the recent election of new Member States to the Human Rights Council Brussels, 22/10/2019 - 10:21, UNIQUE ID: 191022_3 In view of last week's election of 14 new Members States to the Human Rights Council for a three-year period as of 1 January 2020, the European Union expresses its strong concern over the human rights record of some of the elected cou...
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EDPS software receives Global Privacy and Data Protection Award

EDPS software receives Global Privacy and Data Protection Award  The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has received the Global Privacy and Data Protection Award for innovation. The award recognises EDPS efforts to develop a Website Evidence Collector and was presented at the annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), taking place this year in T...
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Report by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament on European Council meetings of 17 and 18 October 2019

Report by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament on European Council meetings of 17 and 18 October 2019 Please allow me to present my last report from the European Council. Let us focus on three matters. Firstly, the European Council condemned Turkey’s unilateral military action in North East Syria. No-one is fooled by the so called ceasefire. Turkey needs to end its military action ...
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