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Carolus V Festival “Brussels during the Renaissance”

Carolus V Festival Brussels during the Renaissance From May to September, the Carolus V Festival is a chance for Brussels to relive the spirit of the Renaissance. Among the many activities offered, the exhibitions and guided walking tours through the Capital of Europe introduce visitors to the time of Charles V, the most powerful Emperor of the 16th century. Read the press kit
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United States Prevails in Showing EU Subsidies to Airbus Continue to Break WTO Rules

Flash! United States Prevails in Showing EU Subsidies to Airbus Continue to Break WTO Rules On Appeal, WTO Confirms EU Failed to Comply with WTO Rules and Continues to Breach WTO Obligations with Massive Subsidies to Airbus                                                                                     Washington, D.C. – The Trump Administration today achieved an important victory in it...
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Palestine: Thirteen journalists injured in bloody repression of Gaza protests

Palestine: Thirteen journalists injured in bloody repression of Gaza protests Brussels, 15 May 2018 - Thirteen journalists covering protests in Gaza were injured on Monday, 14 May when Israeli military opened fire on Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Sy...
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S&D President calls for avoiding further loss of life in Gaza

S&D President calls for avoiding further loss of life in Gaza The S&D Group calls for an immediate end to violence and condemns the loss of Palestinian lives in the Gaza Strip. About 60 Palestinians were killed and more than two thousands injured amid clashes with Israeli forces on the Gaza border yesterday. S&D Group president Udo Bullmann said: “Yesterday and today mark anot...
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S&Ds: Trump’s decision extremely irresponsible; we have to preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

S&Ds: Trump’s decision extremely irresponsible; we have to preserve Iran Nuclear Deal The S&D Group finds Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw the US from the Iran Nuclear Deal extremely irresponsible. We call on the rest of the international community to remain committed to the full implementation of this historical agreement. S&D leader Udo Bullmann said: “President Trump...
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May 9: Europe Day – European foundations strengthen the democratic civil society

May 9: Europe Day - European foundations strengthen the democratic civil society The organisations that make up the civil society are essential threads in the fabric of a democracy. To support them, 17 foundations from Europe and the United States have come together to create the Civitates Fund, which will be chaired by the King Baudouin Foundation. These foundations have acquired considerab...
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Uzbekistan releases remaining jailed journalists

Uzbekistan releases remaining jailed journalists New York, May 7, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from custody today of Uzbek journalists Bobomurod Abdullaev and Hayot Nasriddinov, who had been on trial in Tashkent since March 5, 2018. With the pair's release, there are no journalists behind bars in Uzbekistan for the first time in two decades, according to CPJ r...
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S&D Group supports Armenia’s aspiration for a better future

S&D Group supports Armenia’s aspiration for a better future Following a wave of massive protests in Armenia, linked to a perceived attempt by the hitherto political elites to continue “business as usual” through major constitutional change from a presidential to a parliamentary system, the country’s National Assembly elected today the opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan, as the country's new...
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