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MEPs tell EU Commissioner Věra Jourová that actions to protect religious freedom are far from enough

The European Parliament discussed the EU's role in promoting freedom of religion outside the EU. MEPs highlighted the need for action and implementation of guidelines to combat religious persecution worldwide.

The legacies of eugenics in European psychology and beyond

The 18th European Congress of Psychology convened in Brighton between 3 and 6 July 2023. The overall theme was ‘Uniting communities for a sustainable world’. The British Psychological Society (BPS), through its Challenging Histories...

European Parliament strengthens its anti-harassment policy

In January 2023, President Metsola mandated the Quaestors to work on proposals to reinforce Parliament’s anti-harassment policies. Building on the recommendations of the Quaestors, the Bureau decided on 10 July to establish a mediation...

EU ethics body, Commission’s proposal “unsatisfactory”, MEPs say

In a resolution adopted with 365 votes in favour, 270 against, and 20 abstentions, Parliament calls the ethics body draft agreement “unsatisfactory and not ambitious enough, falling short of a genuine, ethics body” as...

Scientology & Human Rights, raising up the next generation at the UN

Global youth activism for human rights receives recognition as Scientology's Human Rights Office commends Youth for Human Rights Summit. EINPresswire.com/ BRUSSELS-NEW YORK, BRUSSELS-NEW YORK, BELGIUM-USA, July 13, 2023. / The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International...

Should taxpayers’ money in Belgium go to suspicious anti-cults outfits?

HRWF (12.07.2023) – On June 26, the Federal Observatory on Cults (CIAOSN / IACSSO), officially known as the “Center for Information and Advice on Harmful Cultic Organizations” and created by the law of June 2,...

States must redouble efforts against intolerance based on religion or belief

religion or belief / Urgent debate on "the alarming rise in premeditated and public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Quran in some European and other countries"

EU and New Zealand Sign Ambitious Free Trade Agreement, Boosting Economic Growth and Sustainability

The EU and New Zealand have signed a groundbreaking free trade agreement, promising economic growth and sustainability. This FTA eliminates tariffs, opens new markets, and prioritizes sustainability commitments. It also boosts agricultural and food trade while setting new standards for sustainability. The agreement is awaiting approval from the European Parliament, signaling a new era of economic cooperation and prosperity.

2024 Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections, Democracy is key to relations with the EU

The upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are crucial for EU-Bangladesh relations. Bangladesh's commitment to free and fair elections will determine the future of their cooperation.

Belgium, Is CIAOSN ‘Cults Observatory’ at odds with principles of the European Court of Human Rights?

Learn about the controversy surrounding the concept of "cults" and the legality of identifying them. Discover the conflicting views between the Belgian Cult Observatory and the European Court of Human Rights regarding "harmful cultic organizations".

Spain, alert for risk of forest fires and high temperatures

The risk of forest fires will continue to be very high or extreme in large parts of the country over the next few days. From Sunday and especially during the next week an episode of...

Spain, Hate crimes grew by 3.7% in 2022

Grande-Marlaska (Spain's Minister of Interior) presented the 'Report on the Evolution of hate crimes in Spain 2022' during the meeting of the 2nd Follow-up Commission of the 2nd Action Plan to Combat Hate Crimes...

Jan Figel, The EU must not support a caretaker government in Bangladesh

Almost nine years ago, newly appointed EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was being lauded for leading the world in standing up to the junta who usurped power away from the elected government in...

The European Times Solidifies Its Position as a Leading Online Media

The European Times, with over 1 million readers and circa 14,000 articles, delivers high-quality news on various topics. It has gained recognition from mainstream media and academic circles, and aims to expand its reach while upholding journalistic integrity. #OnlineMedia

The oppression of minorities in Iran, the Azerbaijani community as a symbol of Iranian tragedy

An international conference entitled "The oppression of Minorities in Iran: The Azeri community as an example "was organised at the European Parliament by the Azeri Front movement organization and Epp group .

Scientology in Europe Celebrated World Drug Day on June 26

In commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, European cities held activities to raise awareness about the consequences of drug use. The World Drug Report 2023 revealed alarming statistics, including an 18% increase in drug injection and a 23% rise in global drug use. In response, remarkable prevention initiatives were organized across Europe, including a cyclo-run in the Czech Republic and drug prevention activities in France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, and Austria.

UN Urges Türkiye Not to Deport Persecuted Ahmadi Religious Minority

GENEVA (5 July 2023) – UN human rights experts* asked Turkiye last Tuesday not to deport over 100 members of a persecuted religious minority who were seized last month at the Turkish-Bulgarian border. They also urged the...

Netherlands, Storm Poly Disrupts Air Travel at Schiphol Airport, 100s of Flights Affected

Storm Poly causes widespread flight cancellations and delays at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Get the latest updates on the situation, including NL-Alert messages for Noord-Holland province. Read more to find out about the impact on other regional airports and the expected duration of the disruption.

Russia, A Jehovah’s Witness to serve two years of forced labor

Read about the case of Dmitriy Dolzhikov, a Jehovah's Witness in Russia who was found guilty of extremism and sentenced to forced labor.

The Elite Club: Bikers Who Conquered the Tour de France 5 Times

The Tour de France, the pinnacle of professional cycling, has witnessed the rise of numerous exceptional athletes throughout its illustrious history of 120 years, which is its anniversary celebration yesterday and today. Among these...

Celebrating 120 Years of the Tour de France: A Legendary Cycling Journey

The Tour de France, the iconic cycling race that captivates enthusiasts and athletes alike, is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1903, this prestigious event has become synonymous with adrenaline,...

Vacations, Budget-Friendly European Destinations for Summer 2023

Looking for affordable European destinations for your summer 2023 getaway? Check out this list of the 5 cheapest cities to visit in Europe and start planning your budget-friendly adventure today!

How the EU is Addressing Fundamental Rights Challenges in 2023. Targeted Support for Refugees, Tackling Child Poverty and Hate, and Protecting Digital Rights

The Fundamental Rights Report 2023 by FRA reflects on the progress and challenges of human rights protection within the European Union in 2022. Key issues include the implications of the Ukraine conflict, rising child poverty, hate crime, and technological advancements.

70 years of the European Parliament celebrated at the Royal Palace

To mark the 70th anniversary of the European Parliament and in the run-up to the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to be held in the first half of 2024, European...

German delegate to the OSCE encourages Scientologists to seek FoRB protection when discriminated against by state agencies

EINPRESSWIRE // OSCE Viena - The protection of freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental pillar of democratic societies, and the issue of tolerance and non-discrimination is a major one that the OSCE – ODIHR approaches with...
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