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Kosovo has done its homework – citizens deserve to freely travel to Europe

Kosovo has done its homework - citizens deserve to freely travel to Europe S&D Group welcomes today’s European Commission announcement that Kosovo has made sufficient progress with regards to the fight against corruption and organised crime, and should now be granted a visa-free regime with the European Union. This means that all the conditions of EU visa liberalisation are now fulfilled. Soc...
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Israel bans Hamas-affiliated Palestinian station Al-Quds TV.

Israel bans Hamas-affiliated Palestinian station Al-Quds TV A man sits in a car trunk in Gaza City in July 2018. Israel has banned the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV from operating in the region. (Reuters/ Marius Bosch) Beirut, July 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged the Israeli authorities to lift a ban on the Palestinian broadcaster Al-Quds TV. In an order issued unde...
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S&D MEPs meet UN Secretary General António Guterres to discuss how to better promote Sustainable Development Goals

S&D MEPs meet UN Secretary General António Guterres to discuss how to better promote Sustainable Development Goals Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are deeply committed to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both in the EU and around the world. This is why three S&D MEPs - Linda McAvan, Seb Dance and Arne Lietz - are in New York this week as part of a ...
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Federica Mogherini meets with Presidents Vučić of Serbia and Thaçi of Kosovo

Federica Mogherini meets with Presidents Vučić of Serbia and Thaçi of Kosovo Today, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted a meeting of the High Level Dialogue with President Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo and President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia. The High ...
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Western Balkan Six propose recommendations ahead of the adoption of the EC’s research and innovation Horizon Europe programme

Western Balkan Six propose recommendations ahead of the adoption of the EC’s research and innovation Horizon Europe programme Horizon Europe should contribute to closing research & innovation EU-Western Balkans gaps Sarajevo - Following the conclusions of the meeting of the Western Balkans Working Group on Research and Development (R&D) that took place in Brussels on 13 June 2018, t...
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Meeting between the EU High Representative Ms. Federica Mogherini and CARIFORUM Ministers of Foreign Affairs

MEETING BETWEEN THE EU HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY AND CARIFORUM MINISTERS Brussels, 17 July 2018 On 17 July 2018, the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Ms. Federica Mogherini and CARIFORUM Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in the margins of the 2nd CELAC-EU Ministeri...
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Statement from the White House on the Visit of President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission THE WHITE HOUSE Issued on: July 17, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission to the White House on July 25, 2018. The two leaders will discuss a wide range of priorities, including foreign and security policy, counterterroris...
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EU deplores ongoing violence in Nicaragua and calls for peaceful and democratic solution

EU deplores ongoing violence in Nicaragua and calls for peaceful and democratic solution The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, has written to the Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Denis Moncada, in light of the further deterioration of the situation in the country. The Europea...
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EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, an important step forward

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, an important step forward Leading S&D MEPs today welcomed the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and will now examine the final text in detail. The S&D Group fights for a progressive trade agenda focused on sustainable growth and jobs that benefits citizens and workers. Pedro Silva Pereira MEP, S&D Group rapporteur for th...
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The flavours of the world on a plate in the International Village at the eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX festival

The flavours of the world on a plate in the International Village at the eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX festival Brussels has a great deal to offer when it comes to cuisine, from all sorts of different sources. To reflect this diversity, the International Village will once again be at the eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX festival. This year, 11 cities, provinces and regions that are partners of the...
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