European Parliament votes to crack down on trade in torture goods

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on European Parliament votes to crack down on trade in torture goods 

STRASBOURG, Oct. 5 — The European Parliament, gathered for its plenary session here on Tuesday, voted overwhelmingly to crack down on European Union (EU) trade of goods and services used for torture and capital punishment in third countries.

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EU Parliament urges Poland to respect rule of law in constitutional crisis

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on EU Parliament urges Poland to respect rule of law in constitutional crisis 

MOSCOW, April 13 — European lawmakers voted in a non-binding resolution Wednesday calling on Polish leadership to respect the rule of law in the country’s constitutional crisis.

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Belgium interrupts organized migrant smuggling to UK

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Belgium interrupts organized migrant smuggling to UK 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 11 — Belgian law enforcement authorities have halted the activities of an international criminal organization involved in smuggling migrants to the United Kingdom through Belgium, local media reported Monday.

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Juncker calls for parliament's efforts on EU financial integration

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Juncker calls for parliament's efforts on EU financial integration 

STRASBOURG, Dec. 16 — The European Union (EU)'s executive chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday urged the European Parliament (EP) to make legislative efforts towards financial integration to help promote the economy, stressing the bloc's economic recovery was "still fragile."

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EU announces about 100M euros support for Ukraine

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on EU announces about 100M euros support for Ukraine 

BRUSSELS, Dec. 8 — The European Union (EU) here on Monday announced more than 100 million euros for Ukraine to support the country's "reform" and "local governance."

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Europeans' rights still threatened by massive surveillance: MEPs

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Europeans' rights still threatened by massive surveillance: MEPs 

STRASBOURG, Oct. 30 — European citizens' fundamental rights are still under threat from mass surveillance techniques, Members of European Parliament (MEPs) said in a resolution adopted Thursday during a plenary session here.

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Feature: Refugee crisis continues to create rift between pro-Europeans, Eurosceptics

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Refugee crisis continues to create rift between pro-Europeans, Eurosceptics 

STRASBOURG, Oct. 28 — Members of European Parliament (MEPs), meeting for a plenary session here, confronted each other Tuesday during a long, spirited debate held to examine measures decided on during the mini-summit organized by the European Commission Sunday in Brussels, to deal with the refugee crisis in the western Balkans.

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European broadband still not delivering on speed promises: study

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on European broadband still not delivering on speed promises: study 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 22 — Data published by the European Commission on Thursday showed that fixed broadband customers in Europe are only getting 75 percent of the download speed advertized.

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EU to offer 2.2 B euros for education, training, youth, sport projects in 2016

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on EU to offer 2.2 B euros for education, training, youth, sport projects in 2016 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 20 — The European Union (EU) announced Tuesday that the EU Erasmus+ program would provide 2.2 billion euros (USD 2.5 billion) in 2016 to fund opportunities for nearly 600,000 young people to study, train, volunteer or participate in youth exchanges and projects abroad.

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Brussels welcomes Canadia reopening markets for European beef

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Brussels welcomes Canadia reopening markets for European beef 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 20 — Brussels on Tuesday expressed welcome to Canada's decision on reopening its markets to European beef, which has been blocked for around two decades.

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