News in the category "European Community"

Coming up in plenary: Sakharov Prize, new Ombudsman, rule of law in Malta

Coming up in Strasbourg: Sakharov Prize, EU ombudsman and the rule of law in Malta
14.12.2019 / 14:28

Sakharov Prize

In recognition of his fight for the rights of China’s Uyghur minority, economist and human rights activist Ilham Tohti will be awarded the 2019 Sakharov Prize in a ceremony on Wednesday. As he is currently imprisoned for life in China on charges of separatism, his daughter Jewher...

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Boris Johnson: UK Leaves EU on January 31st - "no ifs, no buts"

Brexit
13.12.2019 / 22:47

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today that his country would leave the European Union on January 31st, after the Conservatives' big victory in yesterday's early parliamentary elections, BTA quoted Reuters.

“We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no...

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The European Commission Organizes Donors' Conference for Albania

Albania
13.12.2019 / 14:57

The European Commission will organize an international donors' conference in Tirana in mid-January to help Albania's recovery from the powerful earthquake back in November. This was announced by its chairman, Ursula von der Leyen, quoted by France Press.

The idea for an international conference...

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1.5% of the People in Bulgaria Have Unmet Medical Needs due to Treatment being Unaffordable

Blood pressure monitor
12.12.2019 / 22:03

In the European Union (EU), 3.6% of people aged 16 and above reported unmet needs for medical examination or treatment in 2018.

The most frequently reported reason was the treatment being unaffordable. 1.0% of people aged 16 and above said the treatment they needed was “too expensive”. The...

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Increase in the Bulgarian Exports to the EU

Trucks
12.12.2019 / 16:45

In the period January – September 2019, Bulgaria’s exports to the EU grew by 3.3% in comparison with the same period of 2018, and amounted to BGN 29,049.1 million, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a press release. Bulgaria’s main trade partners were Germany, Romania, Italy,...

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Green deal for Europe: First reactions from MEPs

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to MEPs: "The cost of inaction is rising by the year" © European Union 2019 - EP
12.12.2019 / 15:25

MEPs convened in a plenary session to discuss with Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans the roadmap to a climate-neutral continent.

Following Parliament’s recent declaration of a climate emergency, Commission President von der Leyen unveiled the Commission’s plans to achieve climate...

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Extraordinary General Election in the UK Today

Brexit
12.12.2019 / 14:56

The third general election in less than five years is held today in the UK.

The fate of Brexit depends on the outcome.

A total of 650 people will be chosen as members of Parliament (MPs), to decide laws and policies.

Recent polls have given the Johnson Conservative party the lead. However, it...

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MEPs have modest expectations for crucial EU budget summit

The EU’s next long-term budget will shape what Europe is able to deliver.
12.12.2019 / 13:01

Parliament’s budget negotiators are calling on the Council to finalise its position on how the EU’s budget for 2021-202 should look like. With only a year left until the current long-term budget runs out, EU leaders will need to make progress during the two-day summit.

If implementation is...

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Johnson: If we Don't Win the Election, Brexit Will be "Very Difficult" to Implement

Boris Johnson
11.12.2019 / 12:03

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Brexit will be "very difficult" to implement if his ruling Conservative party fails to win a majority in the country's new parliament, which will be formed after the December 12 election, writes the British Liberal The Guardian.

Asked if there was a...

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Sakharov Walk of Freedom

David Sassoli (right) and Lorent Saleh during the inauguration of the Sakharov Walk of Freedom
11.12.2019 / 10:29

Marking International Human Rights Day on 10 December, European Parliament President David Sassoli and Sakharov Prize laureate Lorent Saleh inaugurated the Sakharov Walk of Freedom.

The Sakharov Walk of Freedom consists of 43 ceramic-based tiles arranged on the Solidarność Esplanade outside the...

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