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Conference “Green Deal, from ambition to action!” with Daniel CALLEJA, Director General of the DG Environment, European Commission

This conference jointly organised by the Centre Kantar sur le Futur de l’Europe and Europe Jacques Delors at the Press Club Brussels Europe on the 3rd March 2020 placed citizens’ attitudes towards climate change and the environment at the centre of the debate on the European Green Deal. How do European citizens perceive climate change and the environmental challenges facing our society? What role ...
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Press briefing with the authors of the study “Places of Safety in the Mediterranean: The EU’s Policy of Outsourcing Responsibility”, Prof. Dr. Anuscheh Farahat and Prof. Dr. Nora Markard.

On the 19 February, the Heinrich Böll Foundation organized a press briefing  with the authors of the study "Places of Safety in the Mediterranean: The EU’s Policy of Outsourcing Responsibility", Prof. Dr. Anuscheh Farahat and Prof. Dr. Nora Markard. EU dilemma: Returning migrants to unsafe places (by Mose Apelblat Brussels times) A new report claims that EU member states, in particular Italy...
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Cambre’s #BrusselsCalling media debate with the European Commission’s climate chief Mauro Petriccione

By Cambre Associates Cambre’s #BrusselsCalling media debate series is back, kicking off the year with the European Commission’s climate chief Mauro Petriccione asking leading journalists how they cover climate – Europe’s highest-profile topic this year. From dwindling public interest to high profile policy action, here are the key takeaways from our heated debate with the FT’s Mehreen Khan, Eur...
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The Climate Change Dialogues with Nobel Laureate Prof. William Moomaw

The Climate Change Dialogues – the first of the Global Affairs Leadership series at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy – were launched on 03 February at the Press Club Brussels Europe. The full-house event was moderated by Global Affairs Advisor Ambassador Dr. Len Ishmael with welcome remarks delivered by BDA Director Gunter Gaublomme.  The two were joined on stage once again by  Nobel Laureate P...
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Brussels and London based NGO New Europeans came to Brussels Press Club to present its citizens manifesto

After Johnson’s victory, post-Brexit citizens’ rights at stake, by Mose Apelblat The Brussels Times Sunday, 15 December 2019 The general elections last Thursday in United Kingdom resulted in the Conservatives gaining a solid majority in the House of Commons. An orderly Brexit, based on the deal agreed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the European Council Summit in Brussels in October ...
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Panel Discussion on the future of Hong Kong co-hosted by the EU-Asia Centre and Belgium Hong Kong Society.

On 10 December, the EU-Asia Centre and Belgium Hong Kong Society co-hosted a lively panel discussion on the future of Hong Kong. Opening the event, Fraser Cameron (Director of the EU-Asia Centre) said that it was a timely moment to take stock of what was happening in Hong Kong and the future opinions. Eddie Cheung (Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the EU), a HK...
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UN human rights expert: International community failing to ensure justice in Kashoggi killing

3 December 2019 by UNRIC The international community is failing in its duty to punish those responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnès Callamard told a press briefing at the Press Club Brussels Europe on Tuesday 3 December. “I want to denounce the seemingly unwillingness and passivity of the international community to hold Saudi ...
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Vice-president designate Vĕra Jourová speaks at the conference “Towards a breakthrough on lobbying transparency?”

 Vice-president designate Vĕra Jourová speaks at the conference "Towards a breakthrough on lobbying transparency?" On the 13 November, Transparency International EU and EPACA organised a panel discussion "Towards a breakthrough on lobbying transparency?" with Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman, Tytti Tuppurainen, Finnish Minister for European Affairs, Council of the European Union, Věra Jourová...
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European Think Tanks Group’s presented an Agenda for Europe in the World

On the 31st of October, the European Think Tanks Group’s presented ‘Agenda for Europe in the World’. The agenda outlines what we think the new EU leadership should focus on when it comes to foreign and development policy. It spells out concrete proposals for action in key areas where the EU can make a difference – ranging from peace and security to mobility and migration, climate action, energy an...
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The Kazakh Ambassador to the EU, HE Aigul Kuspan briefed members of the Brussels Press Corps on the President’s first 100 days of office.

By James Wilson - 30 October 2019 In Tokayev’s inauguration speech he stated his vision to uphold the national interests of Kazakhstan, to ensure the unity of society and protect the rights of every citizen. He has been as good as his word. One of his earliest key actions as President was to establish in June a National Council of Public Confidence, to improve the public consultation proce...
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