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Belgium welcomes the extension of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria

Belgium welcomes the extension of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria The United Nations Security Council approved yesterday a one-year extension of resolution 2165. This resolution allows the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population, without requiring the consent of the Syrian regime. Millions of citizens still depend on humanitarian aid in Syria, incl...
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#SheIsEqual campaign for women’s rights exceeds wildest expectations

#SheIsEqual campaign for women's rights exceeds wildest expectations More than 780 million euros additional financial support for women's rights. This is the provisional result of the international #SheIsEqual campaign launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo. This is well in excess of the 500 million target that the minister put forward at the l...
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“We the People: Peace in the Horn & the Safety and Future of the Eritrean People.”

PRESS RELEASE “We the People:  Peace in the Horn & the Safety and Future of the Eritrean People.”  Brussels Conference, 12-14 December, 2018 Evacuate Eritrean refugees from Libya death camps – Diaspora conference calls on EU Contact:+ 32 (0)476 761 943  /+32 (0) 465 516342 Facebook.com/asmara.eritrea.50702, @EritreaPress, #ChangeinEritrea Email: Ertireapress@gmail.com Press release ...
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National governments must not block attempts to protect whistleblowers in Europe

National governments must not block attempts to protect whistleblowers in Europe S&D MEPs have urged national ministers to swiftly adopt proposals to protect whistleblowers in the EU. The European Parliament last month backed a series of measures that will ensure those who expose unethical or illegal behaviour do not face repercussions. S&D MEP and European Parliament negotiator for th...
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RED II adoption and SET-Plan implementation are big steps forward for the deployment of sustainable bioenergy, a necessary tool to mitigate climate change. Time to act is now.

PRESS RELEASE: RED II adoption and SET-Plan implementation are big steps forward for the deployment of sustainable bioenergy, a necessary tool to mitigate climate change. Time to act is now. 12 December 2018 - Brussels On December the 4th the EU Council of Ministers adopted the RED II which sets a headline target of 32% energy from renewable sources at EU level for 2030, and a target of at lea...
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European Parliament backs progressive trade agreement with Japan

European Parliament backs progressive trade agreement with Japan The European Parliament today voted in favour of a comprehensive trade agreement with Japan. It is the largest bilateral trade deal ever concluded by the EU in terms of market size, covering almost one third of world GDP. S&D Group MEP and author of the report Pedro Silva Pereira said: “With the US president attacking mult...
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Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo invests 12 million euro in a partnership with sustainable companies

Alexander De Croo invests 12 million euro in a partnership with sustainable companies The Belgian Development Cooperation and King Baudouin Foundation launch rolling call for projects for the new Business Partnership Facility 'Enterprises for SDGs' Bridging the gap between businesses, NGOs and the academic world both in Europe and developing countries with a view to achieving the Sustainable D...
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Palestine : IFJ condemns Israeli raid on WAFA news agency

Palestine : IFJ condemns Israeli raid on WAFA news agency Brussels, 11th December 2018 - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed condemnations by its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) of a raid by Israeli of the offices of the Palestinian news agency Wafa, on 10 December. The organizations demand the release of all Palestinian journalists jailed by Israe...
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Bulgaria and Romania should join Schengen without delay, partial membership is not an option

Bulgaria and Romania should join Schengen without delay, partial membership is not an option The European Parliament today backed an S&D led report calling for Romania and Bulgaria to become full members of the Schengen area without delay. Both countries meet the technical requirements to become members but have been blocked for political reasons in the European Council. PES president and ...
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