Free Raif Badawi and all prisoners of conscience, because such a precedent would create more opportunities for human rights reforms in Saudi Arabia, writes Alyn Smith.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s new circular economy package will include fresh legislation on waste, fertilisers, and water reuse, “strong commitments” on Eco-design, strategies for handling plastics and chemicals, and “major” funding for innovation, EurActiv has learnt.
Thomas Fabian is Deputy Mayor of Leipzig and chair of the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum.
The impact of exclusion from the labour market is far-reaching. Not only economic, it has serious social consequences, like poverty, homelessness and health implications.
Member states face billions of euros in expenses for assisting refugees arriving in Europe. While the European Commission is ready to take this into account, the criteria remain unclear.
The last 24 hours have seen Vienna change its mind on how best to deal with the refugee influx.
Karsten Dybvad, Jyri Häkämies, Carola Lemne, Kristin Skogen Lund and Thorsteinn Víglundsson are the respective Director Generals of the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
Two-thirds of the world's population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday (28 October), in its first estimate of global prevalence of the disease.
The Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), have been outspoken in their criticism of her "open doors" policy towards asylum seekers, in part because their home state of Bavaria is the entry point for virtually all of the migrants arriving in Germa
Speaking in parliament ahead of a trip to Iceland where he is expected to make the same point, Cameron said he would "guide very strongly against" seeing Britain's European future being akin to that of Norway, a successful economy that exists closely with but outside the bloc.
Parliament voted 557 to 75 against a law that took the European Commission years to negotiate, amid deep suspicions about the possible health and safety implications of GMO products.
Transferring remittances can be very expensive, for both the sender and for the recipient. The United Nations Capital Development Fund is working to address this issue, Judith Karl, Executive Secretary of UNCDF, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.