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Statement by Spokesperson for President of the European Council Charles Michel on Armenia-Azerbaijan normalisation

Armenia says it has counted 42,500 refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, while the European Council works on on Armenia-Azerbaijan normalisation. 26 September 2023 Under the auspices of President Michel, his Diplomatic Advisers Simon Mordue and Magdalena Grono hosted...

Spain awards next level of religious recognition to the Bahá’í Faith

Madrid, 26 September 2023- After 76 years of development as an integral part of Spanish society, the Bahá'í Community has been officially recognised by the Government as a community as deeply rooted in the...

Scientology In Hamburg Celebrates Half A Century Of Fighting For And Winning Freedom For All

HAMBURG, GERMANY, September 28, 2023 /EINPresswire/ -- On the first weekend in September, the Church of Scientology Hamburg celebrated its 50th anniversary in Hamburg with members and invited guests. In an illustrated journey through...

Europe’s most stressed-out country is revolutionizing mental healthcare

Discover the hidden reality of Greece's mental health crisis and its efforts to enhance services. Learn about the 5-year plan and challenges faced.

Consumer credits: why updated EU rules are needed

MEPs have adopted new rules to protect consumers from credit card debt and overdrafts. Parliament approved new consumer credit rules in September 2023, following an agreement reached with the Council in December 2022. Consumer credits are loans for the purchase...

Free movement: Schengen reform to ensure border controls only as a last resort

The reform of border controls within the free movement Schengen area can only be reintroduced when absolutely necessary.

Reducing pollution in EU groundwater and surface waters

Parliament adopted its position on reducing groundwater and surface waters pollution and improving EU water quality standards.

Anti-coercion instrument: the EU’s new weapon to protect trade

The anti-coercion instrument will be the EU’s new tool to fight economic threats and unfair trade restrictions by non-EU countries. Why does the EU need a new tool to tackle trade conflicts? Global trade can help...

Over 2000 homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses searched in 6 years in Russia

Discover the shocking reality faced by Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Over 2,000 homes searched, 400 jailed, and 730 believers charged. Read more.

Break the silence on persecuted Christians

MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen held a conference and exhibition at the European Parliament to denounce the silence surrounding the suffering of persecuted Christians worldwide. The EU must take stronger action against violations of freedom of religion, especially in Africa where lives are lost due to this silence.

Abaya Ban in French Schools Reopens Contentious Laïcité Debate and Deep Divisions

The ban on the abaya in French schools has sparked controversy and protests. The government aims to eliminate religious differences in education.

The EU has banned Russians from coming in private cars

The European Commission has confirmed that entry into EU countries with cars registered in Russia is prohibited. Personal belongings of Russians crossing the border, such as smartphones, jewelry and laptops, are also at risk...

EC ends monitoring for Bulgaria and Romania

The Commission introduced the reports from 2007 and first prepared assessments and recommendations every six months and later annually The European Commission announced on September 15 that it is terminating the cooperation and verification mechanism...

OSCE, Independent and pluralistic media are a cornerstone of democracy and conflict prevention

VIENNA 15 September 2023 – On the International Day of Democracy, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Teresa Ribeiro, underscores the mutually reinforcing nature of democracy, the rule of law, and media...

PES says at State of the European Union, Putin is a criminal

In the final State of the European Union debate, MEP Iratxe Garcia, from the Socialists and Democrats, commended the collaborative efforts of President von der Leyen and the commissioners. Garcia highlighted the unity and...

Doorstep by EP President Metsola ahead of State of the EU debate

You can follow it live on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS. State of the European Union debate At 9.00, Commission President von der Leyen...

23 Spanish-speaking Jewish communities worldwide demand the deletion of a derogatory definition

All representative institutions of the Spanish-speaking Jewish communities support the initiative. The removal of the definition of "Jew" as "avaricious or usurious person" is requested, as well as the definition of "judiada" as "a...

Critical raw materials – plans to secure EU supply and sovereignty

Electric cars, solar panels and smartphones - all of them contain critical raw materials. They are the lifeblood of our modern societies.

Plans to protect consumers from energy market manipulation

The law aims to tackle increased energy market manipulation by strengthening transparency, oversight mechanisms

Media Freedom Act: strengthens transparency and independence of EU media

The Culture and Education Committee amended the Media Freedom Act to make sure it applies to all media content and protects editorial decisions

OECD Survey – EU needs a deeper Single Market and to accelerate emissions reduction to growth

The latest OECD survey looks at how European economies are reacting to the negative external shocks as well as the challenges facing Europe moving forward.

Odesa Transfiguration Cathedral, international uproar about Putin’s missile strike (II)

Bitter Winter (09.01.2023) - 23 July 2023 was a Black Sunday for the city of Odesa and for Ukraine. When Ukrainians and the rest of the world woke up, they discovered with horror and anger...

Moscow’s deportation of 20,000 Ukrainian children to Russia, says a report filed with the UN

Learn about the deportation of Ukrainian children by Russia and the efforts to bring them home. Read the report by Human Rights Without Frontiers.

Denmark takes steps to give jail time for public Quran burnings

The Danish government believes that such acts are causing harm to the nation's interests and putting citizens at risk abroad. Under the proposed legislation desecrating the Quran or Bible would become an offense with...

Defense, Critical Role of EU Satellite Centre in Bolstering European Security

On August 30 2023 in Madrid, the defense ministers of the European Union and High Representative Josep Borrell gathered at the European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen) in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain for a...
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