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By Alexandra Tompson “Keep calm and carry on” is something of the British mantra when in crisis. The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe. An attack is highly likely. Following the Manchester bombings, it was raised to its highest level – “critical” – something that had not been done since… » read more

  Posted by The Freedom Blog

By Chenoa Geerts, Associate Political Consultant Running up to the Brexit referendum it was often referred to as “scaremongering”, when politicians, industry representatives, academics or economists emphasised the adverse consequences of leaving the EU. Many today still say that those negative effects have not materialised over a year after the referendum. However, it is safe… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

Guest post by Antonio Calcara – Ph.D. Candidate at the LUISS Department of Political Science – Rome   The prospect of an integrated EU defence stance at the international level has always been a controversial issue. Despite more than 30 Common Security and Defence Policy civilian and military crisis management missions, EU member states` political,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

“This invaluable report suggests a practical course of action for governments and civil society. While every conflict has different causes and solutions, we know from Northern Ireland that long-term grassroots peacebuilding between the contending parties is always essential to achieving peace.” (Jonathan Powell, the chief British negotiator during the Northern Ireland Peace Process )  … » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

Q&A: Impunity and journalist safety are priority says new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir Tom Gibson/CPJ European Union Representative The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media plays a vital role that is valued by journalists and media freedom groups for its ability to speak out in defense of press freedom… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

Thorrrbjorn Jagland, Secrétaire général du Conseil de l’Europe, Gianni Buquicchio, président de la Commission de Venise et Nils Muiznieks, commissaire aux droits de l’homme du Conseil de l’Europe ont exprimé leur profonde inquiétude face aux projets de réforme du système judiciaire adopté le 12 juillet par la chambre basse du Parlement polonais – le Sejm… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Das Gedenken an den vereitelten Putsch vor einem Jahr könnte sich die Türkei eigentlich sparen, denn niemand im Land hatte bisher auch nur die Möglichkeit, die Ereignisse vom 15. Juli 2016 zu vergessen. Kaum ein Tag verging, ohne dass jemand entlassen, festgenommen oder verurteilt wurde. Das Jahr wurde genutzt, um die öffentlichen Einrichtungen zu säubern….… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

Ces dernières années, le ‘droit à l’oubli’ a fait couler beaucoup d’encre. Si les procédures pour opposer son droit à l’oubli ont été simplifiées, peu de personnes en connaissent aujourd’hui l’étendue et les moyens de recours possible. Plus de trois ans après l’arrêt Google Spain (C-131/12, FR) rendue par la Cour de justice de l’Union… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

by Merijn Chamon, Sabrina Wirtz and Jacopo Alberti On 27 and 28 June 2017 the University of Luxembourg hosted the TARN Conference on the External dimension of EU agencies and bodies, organized by professors Herwig Hofmann, Ellen Vos, Morten Egeberg and dr. Merijn Chamon. Political and legal scientists discussed different aspects of the EU agencies’… » read more

  Posted by TARN

Niels Muiznieks, Commissaire aux droits de l’homme du Conseil de l’Europe, s’inquiète de cette tendance prononcée à compliquer le regroupement familial. Il le fait avec des paroles fortes : « Les réfugiés seront là pour longtemps ; ça n’a aucun sens de nier un besoin humain fondamental en les séparant de leur famille, c’est complètement… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

European governments are setting global precedents that often hinder people’s search for safety and dignity. Speaking in Brussels among EU leaders and civil society at the European Development Days, Sipho Mthathi, Oxfam’s Executive Director in South Africa, made clear that EU policies have dangerous knock-on effects in parts of the world where people are often… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Water Matters

  Water matters. It is essential to life, the environment and to the economy. Ensuring water availability is, therefore, essential to generating and sustaining social and economic prosperity. Water is at the heart of all policies because it is the most important shared resource. Our sector provides clean, safe and reliable drinking water to our… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Depuis 1994, le 3 mai est consacré à la liberté de la presse. C’est l’occasion pour l’organisation Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) et les institutions de l’Union européenne, au premier chef desquels le Parlement européen, de sensibiliser et de faire le point sur l’état de la liberté de la presse dans le monde. Afin de sensibiliser… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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