Tag: European Union

EU, UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality

EU, UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality

Joint fund will support civil society projects to eliminate violence against women, foster women’s economic empowerment and promote women’s political participation and leadership Santiago, 15 June 2013 – The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile. […]

June 16, 2013 | By More
President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

June 14, AP – President Barack Obama has authorised sending US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a US official said after the White House said it has proof the Syrian govt had used chemical weapons against opposition forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad. The US decision came as Assad’s surging […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

June 8, AP – European Union Ministers of Justice agreed today at the Council of the European Union to pioneer a Europe-wide protection order for survivors of violence. The new regulation complements the ‘European protection order’ adopted in December 2011, extending its application from criminal to civil matters. It will guarantee that victims and survivors […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Bulgaria’s Parliament elects Plamen Oresharski as new Prime Minister

Bulgaria’s Parliament elects Plamen Oresharski as new Prime Minister

May 29, SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Lawmakers voted 120-97 to elect 53-year-old Oresharski, a former finance minister not associated with any party, to head the Cabinet. In a separate vote, legislators also approved the Cabinet itself — a 15-member government of technocrats supported by the Socialist Party and a mainly ethnic Turkish party, the Movement […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
European Union: Syria diplomacy a priority, despite EU arms vote

European Union: Syria diplomacy a priority, despite EU arms vote

May 29. BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union decision, coupled with a Russia’s renewed pledge to supply Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime with advanced missiles, could transform an already brutal civil war into an East-West proxy fight. Israel, meanwhile, threatened to strike such air defense missiles systems if delivered to Syria, portraying them as a […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
Defense Missile deal protects Syria from invasion: Russia

Defense Missile deal protects Syria from invasion: Russia

May 28, MOSCOW (AP) — Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov wouldn’t say whether Russia has shipped any of the long-range S-300 air defense missile systems, but added that Moscow isn’t going to abandon the deal despite strong Western and Israeli criticism. Russia reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the art air defense missiles, seeing […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
EU criticized for permanently lifting Myanmar sanctions

EU criticized for permanently lifting Myanmar sanctions

May 20, AP – The EU’s decision to eliminate most of the remaining sanctions on Myanmar ignores strong evidence of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims by the government, says Human Rights Watch. The New York-based campaign group released a report alleging the involvement of state security forces during last year’s violence in Arakan state. As […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
German Foreign Minister Westerwelle pushes Serbia on Kosovo deal

German Foreign Minister Westerwelle pushes Serbia on Kosovo deal

May 20, AP – The German foreign minister is scheduled to meet with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic on Monday for talks on the Balkan nation’s future ties with the European Union. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has arrived in Belgrade for talks with Serbia’s leadership. Westerwelle […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
Sugar-craving Honeybees trained in Croatia to find land mines

Sugar-craving Honeybees trained in Croatia to find land mines

May 19, AP Croatia   – Now, unlikely heroes may be coming to the rescue to prevent similar tragedies: sugar-craving honeybees. Croatian researchers are training them to find unexploded mines littering their country and the rest of the Balkans Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off […]

May 19, 2013 | By More
Thousands rally street protests for Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

Thousands rally street protests for Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

May 19, AP – Saturday’s event was held after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in April that aspects of Tymoshenko’s detention were unlawful. She was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011 for abuse of power in a case many have called politically motivated. Thousands of people have attended large rallies in […]

May 19, 2013 | By More