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By the World Food Programme BRUSSELS – A contribution of €10 million, announced today, from the European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), has been welcomed by the United Nations World Food Programme, and brings the Commission’s total assistance to WFP for its Syria operations to almost €42 million since the crisis… » read more

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By Nelly Stratieva, Project Coordinator at a management consultancy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, one of the best performing Asian economies and an example for ethnic and religious tolerance, is poised for the most hotly contested elections in its history. For 56 years, since its independence from the British Empire, Malaysia has been ruled by one… » read more

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By Kolfinna Baldvinsdottir, Vice-President of the Brussels Press-Club Why should (German) taxpayers bail out Russian oligarchs who are in danger of loosing their tax-evaded money? Silly question. Of course they shouldn’t – none of their business. Where did the ECB and the IMF get the idea to rob the savings from guaranteed saving accounts from… » read more

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Over the next three years we will witness an intense debate about the future of the EU, which could probably result in an Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) in 2015, in preparation for a new EU treaty. How Member States position themselves is crucial to this debate. 2013 is a year of thinking in terms of how… » read more

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By Michaël Privot 21 March is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Yet discrimination continues to affect the lives of many ethnic and religious minorities throughout Europe in access to education, employment, housing, goods and services as well as in how they are treated by the police and criminal justice system. This is… » read more

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By Savvas Poulos OPEN LETTER To: Chairman of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy Chairman of the European Committee, Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso Chairman of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz Athens, March 19th, 2013 Honorable Gentlemen, The befalling privatization of the Greek Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) reveals the deadlock into which the European… » read more

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By Stavros Papagianneas The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a £ 2.6 million (£ 46 million = € 53,8 million today) train robbery committed on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge in Buckinghamshire, UK. This is peanuts in comparison to what happened with Cyprus last weekend. After markets closed for the… » read more

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By Pauline GESSANT, President of JEF-Europe On 18 March 2013, on the occasion of the 7th unfortunate anniversary of Lukashenka’s condemned election victory, we, representatives of European youth, denounce the persisting human rights violation in Belarus. The last presidential elections on 19th of December 2010 ended in mass detentions of protesters, with leaders of opposition… » read more

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By Alessandra Flora (Italian) We Italians must be proud of this woman who will chair the lower house of our Parliament. 51 years-old, journalist and writer, Mrs Boldrini is one of the most honest, sober, expert women of our times. Neither a showgirl, nor an old politician, she started her career at the United Nation… » read more

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