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Media advisory: Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue meeting on Monday 19 July

On Monday, 19 July, a high-level meeting of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue will take place in Brussels. It will be facilitated by High Representative Josep Borrell and supported by EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajčák. President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti will participate. There will be a statement to the media by the High Representative at the start o...
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Taiwan : Joint Press Release on the Fourth EU-Taiwan Human Rights Consultation

The fourth European Union (EU) – Taiwan Human Rights Consultation took place on 15th July 2021 by video conference. The consultation, formally opened by EEAS Deputy Managing Director for Human Rights, Global & Multilateral Issues Kristin De Peyron, was co-chaired on the EU side by Luisa Ragher, Head of Human Rights Division, and Jonathan Hatwell, Head of Division for China, Hong Kong, ...
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S&Ds on Data Governance Act: “Monopolistic practices detrimental to citizens must be avoided”

The report on European Data Governance (also known as the Data Governance Act) was adopted today in the committee on industry, research and energy of the European Parliament. The Socialists and Democrats included their key objectives in the document. These include a push towards fair European data spaces that enable the use of data for players of all sizes, solid legislative framework for data int...
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Lebanon: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepping down

The European Union takes note of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri recusing himself from government formation. The EU deeply regrets the persisting political stalemate in the country as well as the lack of progress in the implementation of urgent reforms. Lebanon has remained without a fully empowered government for almost a year, which has precipitated an unprecedented financial and...
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EPP Group: Sustainable forestry must be economically sustainable

Sustainable forestry must equally take into account the economic, social and environmental aspects of forests and respect local views”, underlined Herbert Dorfmann MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on Agriculture, on the proposal for a European Forest Strategy. “Forests and forestry create a value chain that is fundamental for jobs and welfare, not only in rural communities but also in wider regions all...
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EEAS: Belarus: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the crackdown against civil society

On Wednesday, the Belarusian regime carried out a further wide-scale attack on independent voices in the country. The raids on private houses and offices targeted a long list of human rights, educational and political groups and organisations, charities and think-tanks. Human rights defenders and other activists have been arrested. This new wave of repression is yet another proof that t...
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Brussels Regional Media Hub: July 16 Briefing with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown

EVENT: Please join us on Friday, July 16, for a telephonic press briefing with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown. General Brown will provide his vision for U.S. Air Force operations, strategic investment in airpower, and partnership capabilities in the European and African theaters. He will take questions from participating journalists. DETAILS: Date:                 ...
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Princess Camilla de Bourbon pays her fine but requests guarantees from the State of Jersey.

Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Sicilies has placed on account funds to discharge the entirety of the two million pound fine ordered by a Jersey court in civil proceedings.  Princess Camilla requests in return that the court guarantees her reimbursement in the event that she wins her appeal in "the Privy Council" of London and possibly the European Court of Human Rights, if matters are appealed at...
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S&D Group: Frontex investigation reveals failures of management and urgent need for change

In an investigation carried out by the Frontex Scrutiny Working Group, MEPs found that the border agency’s management failed to address illegal pushbacks, did nothing to prevent these violations of fundamental rights and has done nothing to reduce the risk of future violations. Drawing on evidence from various international organisations, reporters and NGOs, the report recommends an urgent change ...
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EPP Group: Russia can be a democracy

“The EU's strategy towards Russia needs to combine two major objectives: stop the Kremlin’s external aggression and internal repression and, at the same time, engage with the Russians and assist them in building a democratic future”, said Andrius Kubilius MEP, author of a European Parliament Report on the future of political relations with Russia, which will be voted on today in the Parliament...
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