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An OSCE-supported conference on mechanisms to enhance the effectiveness of international co-operation in preventing and combating violent extremism and terrorism is being held today in Astana. The...Read More >>

  • Investment plan is an opportunity Europe should use

    Date: Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:36

    “The European Council has given the green light to Jean-Claude Juncker’s investment plan. This is an important and strong signal”, said Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, on the results of the European Summit. “However, Member States...
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:08

    The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). The SMM observed no shelling or use of fire-arms, although the JCCC did report on a number of...
  • Cuba-US normalization shows dialogue only way to resolve differences

    Date: Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:40

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has warmly welcomed the decision by the USA and Cuba to begin normalizing relations between them following 18 months of brokered talks. The decision, following an agreement on prisoner exchange and a series of steps that would ease...
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:09

    The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). According to the Kherson regional border guard department, Russian military have withdrawn from...
  • Steel sector: innovating to preserve EU industry

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:54

    "The steel industry plays a key role in the European economy. We cannot stand by helpless while production is reduced and jobs are lost," said Antonio Tajani MEP, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, on the sidelines of a vote on a resolution on defending...
  • Steel sector: innovating to preserve EU industry

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:54

    "The steel industry plays a key role in the European economy. We cannot stand by helpless while production is reduced and jobs are lost," said Antonio Tajani MEP, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, on the sidelines of a vote on a resolution on defending...
  • New measures to counter unfair Russian trade practices in Moldova

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 13:07

    “The EPP Group continues to be one of the most active supporters of Moldova's European option”, said Iuliu Winkler MEP, Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee, on Wednesday in Strasbourg, after the adoption of the European Parliament’s...
  • The martyrdom of the Pakistani children

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:37

    The students, the majority of them children of the first elementary, communicate how the attackers used them as human shields before detonating their explosive belt. "They fired repeatedly against those who had already fallen to the ground. They were looking for us in...
  • Deal on EU Budget 2015 allows for jobs and growth

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:15

    “It was the Parliament’s unity and tenacity that brought about this good deal on the amending budgets for 2014, the 2015 budget and an EU payment plan. This arrangement allows the EU Institutions to remain credible and strengthens our priorities on jobs and growth”,...
  • Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:58

    On 15 December, the SMM monitored the rotation of Ukrainian army personnel based at Donetsk International Airport. The SMM observed two green military trucks carrying 36 Ukrainian soldiers and a third military truck containing food, water and supplies. The trucks were...

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