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April 10th, Conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, themed: A FUTURE FOR DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

Highlevel conference 9:30 – 12:45 (EP, Room PHS1A002) and press-conference 13:30 – 14:00 (EP, press room) AMERSFOORT, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WIth this high level conference, we would like to present to Europe and European decision makers, politicians and media … Read the full press release

EPP Group: 2017 Sakharov Prize will contribute to restoring freedom, democracy, peace, human rights and rule of law in Venezuela

BRUSSELS, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not give up, but fight for their freedom and for their dignity”, … Read the full press release

Public Symposium: The balance between democracy, economic growth, and inclusion policies in Brazil at the Latin American Institute of Freie Universität Berlin on January 30, 2015

BERLIN,  23-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The balance between democracy, economic growth, and inclusion policies in Brazil is the topic of a symposium to be held at the Latin American Institute (LAI) of Freie Universität Berlin on January 30, 2015. The … Read the full press release

European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) marks one year anniversary – the world’s first direct, digital and transnational tool of participatory democracy

9-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) today convened key stakeholders to mark one year since the establishment of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) – the world’s first direct, digital and transnational tool of participatory democracy. Organised … Read the full press release

EU-Albania: Elections will be crucial test of democracy

Brussels, 27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Brussels (25th February) – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration Ilir META in Brussels today to exchange views on the follow-up to the Council Conclusions from … Read the full press release

Speech: Fighting poverty and preserving democracy through social investment

László ANDOR – European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Council of Europe Conference on Poverty and Inequalities in Societies of Human Rights / Strasbourg Strasbourg, 21-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, I am grateful to the Council of Europe … Read the full press release

Threats to democracy are “unacceptable” says Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki

6-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Arab revolutions are “first and foremost social and democratic”, not “nationalistic and xenophobic”,Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki told MEPs on Wednesday. He condemned the murder, this morning in Tunis, of Chokri Belaïd an “old friend” and figurehead … Read the full press release

European Endowment for Democracy

Štefan Füle – European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Second meeting of the Board of Governors of the European Endowment for Democracy, Brussels Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to address this second … Read the full press release

Participatory democracy in the EU and the banking union up for discussion at this week’s European Economic and Social Committee plenary session

14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The plenary session on 14-15 November will kick off with a debate on the prospects for participatory democracy in Europe featuring Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Jean-Marc Roirant, President of the European Civic Forum and … Read the full press release

The European Endowment for Democracy – Support for the unsupported

Brussels, 13-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the European Commission allocated € 6 million to ensure the swift launch of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED). The allocation will finance the establishment and initial functioning of the Endowment, which was conceived in the framework … Read the full press release

World’s largest superhero statue to be built in Central Europe

BUDAPEST, 6 Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Congress of Superhero Fans nominates Warsaw, Budapest and Bratislava as contenders to host the world’s largest superhero statue. The superhero statue is meant to promote a free, democratic and open society in places … Read the full press release

The top chefs of the 13th Culinary Cinema at the 69th Berlinale are Haya Molcho, Angela Hartnett, The Duc Ngo, Kiko Moya and Sebastian Frank

BERLIN, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The 13th Culinary Cinema will be held under the motto “A Taste for Balance” from February 10 to 15, 2019. Ten documentaries and two fiction films focussing on the relationship between food, culture, and politics are being presented … Read the full press release

OSCE-supported conference on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Podgorica, Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Strong democracy and good governance are necessary prerequisites to ensure adequate protection of human rights, affirmed participants in an OSCE-supported conference held on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December in … Read the full press release

EU unveils an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond

BRUSSELS, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the … Read the full press release

Volkswagen apprentices from Germany and Poland talk about their conservation work, encounters and experiences at Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Transparent Factory: Apprentices from Germany and Poland report on conservation work, encounters and experiences Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer: “It is so important not to forget – and to stand up for your opinions!” Managing Director for Human Resources and Organization … Read the full press release

European Parliament to host “The future of international election observation” conference, 10-11 October

BRUSSELS, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A conference on “The future of international election observation” will be held in the European Parliament, in Brussels, on 10-11 October. Since 2000, the European Union has deployed more than 140 Election Observation Missions in more … Read the full press release

European Commission opens applications for 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism on development topic

BRUSSELS, 06-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Applications for the European Commission’s 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which recognises journalists doing outstanding reporting on development topics, are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print and audio-visual works. Commissioner for International … Read the full press release

Sweden: Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vocational education and training, ministerial meetings and panel discussions on women’s leadership – these are some of the programme points when Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

ZURICH, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two researchers from the University of Zurich have been awarded lucrative Consolidator Grants: The European Research Council has awarded funds to Prof. Daniel Moeckli, whose research focuses on the interplay between people’s sovereignty and the rule … Read the full press release

Freie Universität Berlin: Nine research projects in Berlin can enter the decisive round in the competition for the German government’s Excellence Strategy

Joint press release of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Nine research projects asked to submit full proposals as part of the German government’s Excellence Strategy.  BERLIN, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freie Universität … Read the full press release

Jean-Claude Juncker: Our Union needs a democratic leap forward

BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: “Our Union needs a democratic leap forward. Too often Europe-wide elections have been reduced to nothing more than the sum of national campaigns. … Read the full press release

European Commission issues Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendationaddressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) held its 52nd annual Joint Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

PARIS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) held its 52nd annual Joint Meeting in Nicosia on 16 June, at the invitation of the Cypriot government. The event brought together the members of the Bank’s Governing Board, … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia: Insufficient funding for electoral services could ultimately threaten the democratic process

Insufficient resources to maintain the electoral register, plan for the poll and encourage voters to participate could ultimately threaten the democratic process, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and ClearView Research. NORWICH, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Ninety New Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Minaam Abbas has not yet started his PhD, but he is already co-founder of two businesses with the potential to transform how cancer is treated and how small enterprises are supported. Minaam, who will start his … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to Honor Notable persons in science and technology

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A space plane designer, someone who manipulated individual atoms to form what became an iconic image, and a leading policy maker on global climate change are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of … Read the full press release

Landmark EBRD Transition Report to be unveiled at Kopaonik Business Forum

EBRD report on perceptions of reforms and inequality will be presented at main business event in Serbia LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), one of the largest institutional investors in Serbia and the Western … 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

Cambridge’s Department of Engineering: the issue of trust is becoming increasingly important as machine learning becomes more common

Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in ‘high-stakes’ applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can  trust them. CAMBRIDGE, 21-Oct-2016 … Read the full press release