Last Updated 25 | 10 | 2014 at 19:03

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Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging a reprieve. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison on Saturday morning after she was arrested ...Read More >>

  • Ebola crisis: Two-year-old dies of virus in Mali

    Date: Sat, 25/10/2014 - 15:21

    According to a health official who preferred to remain anonymous, a two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case of Ebola has died in the western Malian town of Kayes where she was being treated in isolation.
  • European Council agrees on ambitious CO2 reduction target

    Date: Fri, 24/10/2014 - 16:42

    "The target of at least 40% CO2 reduction until 2030 on which the EU heads of states agreed yesterday evening is ambitious and will bring forward international climate negotiations," said Peter Liese, spokesperson for environment of the largest political group in the...
  • OSCE/ODIHR opens election observation mission for parliamentary elections in Moldova

    Date: Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:18

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today formally opened an election observation mission for the 30 November 2014 parliamentary elections in Moldova. The mission’s deployment follows invitations from the authorities of the Republic of...
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:11

    The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum. The situation in Luhansk and Donetsk remained tense. Police in Odessa told the SMM about discovered explosives and one RPG in one of the wagons of a passenger train...
  • Ukraine: EP sends important political and economic signal of support

    Date: Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:38

    At its plenary session in Strasbourg today, the European Parliament adopted, under the fast-track decision-making procedure, and by a large majority (497 in favour, 78 against, 56 abstentions), the decision to extend the EU autonomous trade preferences for Ukraine to...
  • Parliament elects new European Commission

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:37

    MEPs approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning, with   423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The new Commission now needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or...
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:21

    The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and within this context the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). The Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained tense.
  • Audit in the field of EU External Actions: EU auditors warn the incoming Commission on the use of blending

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:06

    “Blending is the next big thing in EU development policy funding. Operating in a budgetary straitjacket, the incoming Commission will be under huge pressure to stretch the leveraging of EU funds with loans to its limits” according to Karel Pinxten, the ECA Member...
  • EU Budget 2015 must promote growth and jobs

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 08:45

    The EPP Group wants to promote growth and jobs with a credible and solidary budget that strengthens scientific research, Erasmus+, the CEF and SMEs. It therefore does not accept the Council's position, presenting cuts and deepening the payments problem.
  • OSCE helps find sustainable funding model for Montenegrin public broadcaster

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 08:34

    The financial sustainability of the Public Broadcasting Service, Radio-Television Montenegro (PBS RTCG), and its preparation to digital switch-over were in focus of a seminar organized today by the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in co-operation with the European...