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UNHCR and ECRE organised a roundtable meeting entitled: a new era for refugee protection in Europe? The Pact and beyond: opportunities seized or squandered?

on Thursday, 24th September 2020 After some years when asylum and migration have been addressed in a crisis mode, the new Pact on Asylum and Migration is due at the end of September. It is an opportunity for the EU and its Member States to change direction. Will the Pact attain this objective? Beyond the Pact, what are the other priorities for the EU in the domain of asylum and migration? Anal...
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UNCTAD’s Press Conference to present their Trade and Development Report 2020

On the Tuesday 22 September Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD's Under Secretary-General, organised a Press Conference to present their Trade and Development Report 2020. The report warns that if austerity wins out again, then a “lost decade” will be unavoidable, spelling an end to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  
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Press Conference of the Iraqi Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein during his visit to Brussels

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein during his visit to Brussels, which is the second round of his official tour to European countries, stated that Iraq is a promising country and has the future, adding that “We are trying to make clear to neighboring countries that we want to establish balanced relations … We ask neighboring countries to respect the sovereignty of Iraq, and not to interfere in its ...
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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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