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    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women
    Oct27

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women

    Two Yazidi women, who have advocated the plight of survivors of horrific abuse by ISIL in Iraq, have been awarded the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Parliament’s president Martin Schulz announced on Thursday. Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar “are representatives for the Yazidi community...

    Romanian lawmakers cancel public broadcaster fees
    Oct26

    Romanian lawmakers cancel public broadcaster fees

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) slammed the Romanian parliament on Wednesday for abolishing a license fee for public radio and television and making it rely on state funds. The alliance of public broadcasters around the Continent said the move threatens the independence of Romanian public TV and radio. Making broadcaster TVR and Radio...

    Barack Obama to visit Germany, Greece
    Oct25

    Barack Obama to visit Germany, Greece

    U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Europe next month, making stops in Germany and Greece. He will arrive in Greece on November 15 and meet with the prime minister and president “and reaffirm our support for ongoing efforts to place the Greek economy on a path to sustainability and renewed prosperity,” the White House said in a statement....

    NATO and EU close ranks in bid to halt migrants, counter Russia
    Oct25

    NATO and EU close ranks in bid to halt migrants, counter Russia

    NATO and the EU will step up cooperation in response to recent aggressive military activity by Russia, and the alliance will act this week to accept a formal role in support of Operation Sophia, the EU’s effort to stop the flow of migrants through the central Mediterranean, senior NATO officials said Tuesday. The NATO effort in the...

    Get ready for Merkexit
    Oct24

    Get ready for Merkexit

    Brexit might be the biggest challenge European leaders may be facing in the coming year. But it’s not the only one. The turmoil in the United Kingdom has overshadowed the possibility of another dramatic exit from the European scene — if German Chancellor Angela Merkel decides not to run for a fourth term. Although Merkel is still likely to...

    Russia accuses UK of ‘shrinking’ its London embassy
    Oct22

    Russia accuses UK of ‘shrinking’ its London embassy

    Russian ambassador to the U.K. Alexander Yakovenko lashed at the British government, blaming it for reduced number of staff at the embassy in London. He said British authorities are failing to issue visas for Russians to take up posts at the embassy and replace outgoing staff. “The embassy is shrinking and if it continues the embassy will be...

    EU set for ‘dirty Brexit’
    Oct21

    EU set for ‘dirty Brexit’

    Forget hard Brexit or soft Brexit, European officials have been instructed to prepare for a “dirty Brexit.” Theresa May had hoped to use her first European Council meeting to prepare for smooth divorce negotiations early next year. But EU leaders were not in a cooperative mood. The U.K. prime minister’s confrontational Conservative Party...

    EU leaders consider new sanctions against Russia
    Oct20

    EU leaders consider new sanctions against Russia

    With France, Germany and Britain urging action, EU leaders will discuss pursuing new sanctions against supporters of the Syrian government — a thinly veiled reference to Russia, which has carried out devastating air strikes against rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The push for new sanctions at the EU’s autumn summit is...

    EU’s long wait for permission to deliver aid to Aleppo
    Oct20

    EU’s long wait for permission to deliver aid to Aleppo

    The EU is pushing to obtain security guarantees from the Syrian government and others before driving badly needed aid into the opposition-controlled part of Aleppo and bringing sick and wounded from the besieged area. Hundreds of thousands of civilians, as well as up to 1,000 rebel fighters, have been trapped in eastern Aleppo for weeks under...

    Too big to not fail
    Oct20

    Too big to not fail

    EU leaders set out to think big at their autumn summit. Instead, they are on the edge of a big fail, before they even sit down to meet. A step-back discussion on long-term Russia policy has been hijacked by events in Syria. Hopes of sealing a trade deal with Canada have been dashed by regional Belgian lawmakers. And an effort to shift the focus...

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