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University of Kent to Hold Free Lecture on “Lessons of Referendums” for the Public

KENT, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hosted by the University’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), the 2017 John Burton Annual Lecture will address the lessons to be learned from other countries’ experience of referendums. The lecture, entitled ‘How to Win and Lose … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

Geopolitical Disruptions Are Driving Companies to Pursue Divestments

82% of companies say macroeconomic volatility will increase their likelihood to divest over the next year 48% believe tax-related divestment challenges have increased in the last 12 months 88% say advanced analytics would help make faster, better divestment decisions LONDON, … Read the full press release

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on 31 January, 2017

STOCKHOLM, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Talks between the two will primarily address the future of the EU and current issues such as security and migration. … Read the full press release

German Association of the Automotive Industry: Restrictions within NAFTA would have a major adverse effect on the economy

BERLIN, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, comments on the latest announcements by future US President Donald Trump “We take the statements seriously. However, first of all we have to wait … Read the full press release

Switzerland involved in global action plan on role of statistics in sustainable development

The first UN World Data Forum was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-18 January. It concluded with the presentation of a global action plan in which Switzerland has been actively involved. Switzerland was represented by a mixed delegation … Read the full press release

Switzerland and China signed ten agreements, conventions and protocols during Chinese president XI Jinping visit to Switzerland

The Chinese president, XI Jinping, ended his state visit to Switzerland on Wednesday and was seen off by Federal Councillor Alain Berset, the vice president of the Federal Council, in Geneva. Earlier Federal Councillor Berset and President XI Jinping met … Read the full press release

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

NEW YORK, 31-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes European Parliament’s move to recognize the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness

The European Parliament has asked for the launch of a comprehensive and coherent industrial policy framework to support Europe’s cultural and creative sector. The EBU welcomes this move which recognizes the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness … Read the full press release

Chinese Foreign Minister WANG Yi on an official visit to Bern

BERN, 13-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today ( 12.12.2016), Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter had a meeting in Neuchâtel with Chinese Foreign Minister WANG Yi as part of the latter’s official visit to Switzerland. The two men discussed bilateral relations and various current international … Read the full press release

Italian banking sector post referendum: Dexia Group exposure to Italy amounts to EUR 27.4 billion as of 30 September 2016

BRUSSELS, PARIS, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 4 December 2016, the constitutional reform promoted by the Italian government was rejected by referendum by a large majority. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi submitted his resignation. This rejection creates a risk of political instability … Read the full press release

OSCE: European human rights officials urge Polish parliament to reconsider amendments to the law governing public assemblies

WARSAW / STRASBOURG, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — European human rights officials today expressed serious concern over legal amendments passed last week in the Polish Sejm that could undermine the right to freedom of assembly if they become law. Urging the … Read the full press release

South-East Europe countries two-day anti-money laundering meeting in Budva, Montenegro

Budva, Montenegro, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The OSCE Mission to Montenegro facilitated a two-day meeting of the heads of Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) of the six South-East Europe countries, hosted by the Montenegrin FIU on 1 and 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

OSCE trained youth in Tajikistan on tackling gender stereotypes

Dushanbe, Tajikista, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A two-day training course for youth on tackling gender stereotypes and further supporting the advancement of women and girls in all spheres of public and political life concluded on 2 December 2016 at the … Read the full press release

OSCE workshop in Yerevan on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention

Yerevan, Armenia, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the context of recent constitutional and legal developments in Armenia was the theme of a workshop held by the OSCE office in Yerevan on 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

Green German MEP Jan Albrecht on EU/US data protection agreement adopted by MEPs

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Trust in the US took a hit following revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden, but an agreement on data protection adopted by MEPs today should help to restore it. The deal known as the umbrella … Read the full press release

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, visited today the European Parliament in Brussels, where he was welcomed by Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments in Tunisia and EU-Tunisia relations. Essebsi called the visit is … Read the full press release

3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Georgia

Joint press release following the 3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Georgia BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union and Georgia held the 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 2 December 2016. The Council is the … Read the full press release

EPP proposes four key solutions to protect lives and control migration to Europe

BRUSSELS, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Migration remains one of the main concerns of EU citizens. Even if the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe has considerably dropped in 2016, the EU’s current migration strategy needs to be adapted to … Read the full press release

China and Russia expand cooperation in the nuclear sector based on the principles of balance of interests and mutual benefits

MOSCOW, 10-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A statement of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, on the development of the strategic cooperation in peaceful uses of … Read the full press release

Ranieri Sabatucci formally assumed the role of Head of Delegation of the European Union to the African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 09-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci presented his credentials to H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the Commission’s headquarters in Addis Ababa on November 3 2016, formally assuming the role of … Read the full press release

Soldi troppo in nero: una compagnia Europea paga a gli guerriglieri

KIEV, 08-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — “Giornalisti contro la corruzzione e illegittimità” – un gruppo di giornalisti-investigatori Ucraini – ha comunicato dei documenti compromettenti che si sono trovati a loro disposizione e confermano la collaborazione della compagnia europea Flame SA con … Read the full press release

L’argent trop «noir»: Une société européenne paye aux rebelles

KIEV, 08-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — «Les journalistes contre la corruption et l’illégalité», un groupe de journalistes enquêteurs ukrainiens, a signalé des documents compromettants dont on avait saisi, qui témoignent de la collaboration de la société européenne «Flame SA» avec la … Read the full press release

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire confirmed new UK government funding for UK-Colombia strategic partnership on peace-building

LONDON, 04-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New UK government funding for a UK-Colombia strategic partnership to share expertise on peace-building was confirmed today by Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire as he officially welcomed the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel … Read the full press release

China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai visits the offices of CACEIS in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — During an official visit to Luxembourg on 20th October 2016, China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai led a delegation to visit the offices of CACEIS. CACEIS CEO, Jean-François Abadie commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016: Prospects for Workplace Gender Equality Slip to 2186

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 finds economic parity between the sexes could take 170 years after a dramatic slowdown in progress Slowdown partly down to chronic imbalances in salaries and labour force participation, despite the fact … Read the full press release

WEF launches new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) to promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues facing South-East Asia

The World Economic Forum together with its business members will launch a new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) The RBC will promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues in South-East Asia The council will be launched at the World … Read the full press release

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Iraq for fight against Daesh discussions

STOCKHOLM, 26-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 October 2016), Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is visiting Iraq. The Prime Minister will discuss developments in the country, particularly the fight against Daesh and the offensive against Mosul, as well as Swedish-Iraqi cooperation, which … Read the full press release

Sweden opens Embassy in Tunisia

STOCKHOLM, 26-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will visit Tunisia on 25–26 October for the official inauguration of Sweden’s Embassy in Tunisia. During her visit Ms Wallström will meet with President Beji Caid Essebsi, Minister of Foreign … Read the full press release

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visits Switzerland

BERN, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — President of the Swiss Confederation Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard received Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende for working meetings on 24 October 2016. The talks focused on bilateral political … Read the full press release