[Interview] Syrian mayor in Germany speaks out against AfD

EUobserver - wt., 2024-03-26 16:06
Ryyan Alshebl left Syria in 2015 amid the ongoing war. Eight years later, he was elected mayor of the German town Ostelsheim — aged 29. He talked to EUobserver about his journey, the threat of extremism and humanitarian asylum systems.
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Asian workers pay price for EU ship recycling

EUobserver - wt., 2024-03-26 13:23
Loopholes in international regulations on ship recycling are resulting in major human and environmental damage.
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[Investigation] Poison for sale — the pesticides banned in EU in use in Kenya

EUobserver - wt., 2024-03-26 12:00
Big-Agri is using markets in developing countries to sell products banned in Europe — despite their harmful effects on health and the environment.
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[Column] EU's Gaza policy: boon for dictators, bad for democrats

EUobserver - wt., 2024-03-26 11:58
While they woo dictators and autocrats, EU policymakers are becoming ever more estranged from the world's democrats. The real tragedy is the erosion of one of Europe's key assets: its huge reserves of soft power, writes Shada Islam.
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Doubt and anger greets last-minute backtracking on EU biodiversity law

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 18:46
EU environment ministers expressed anger at the last-minute backtracking by some EU countries on the EU nature restoration law and questioned the Belgian commitment to get the important file across the finish line
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US and EU breaking taboos to restrain Israel

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 18:21
The US abstained and all EU states on the UN Security Council backed a call for an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza, as Europe prepares to also blacklist extremist Israeli settlers.
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EU commisisoner Šuica sounds alarm on demographic shift

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 17:34
The EU will have to step up its efforts to tackle looming demographic challenges over the next five years. If not, the bloc faces "sleepwalking into dark scenarios", warns EU commission vice-president Dubravka Šuica.
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EU warns Russia over Moscow terror attacks

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 16:09
Europe has warned Russia not to use the weekend's terror attacks in Moscow as a pretext to escalate its war in Ukraine and crackdown on internal dissent.
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[Opinion] With war on its doorstep, Egypt faces a delicate balancing act

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 15:47
Balancing its support for the Palestinian cause with its national interests remains a difficult task for Egypt
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Rights groups urge EU equality mandate after June polls

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 13:40
Facing a predicted shift to the right after the EU elections, anti-discrimination organisations are calling on the bloc's institutions to ensure that equality, anti-racism and fundamental rights are at the top of the EU's agenda in the next mandate.
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[Agenda] Environment, Ukraine imports, fish and Easter this WEEK

EUobserver - pon., 2024-03-25 07:00
This week, expect no more than talks on environment, agriculture and fisheries, including discussions between the Polish and Ukrainian governments over angry protests by Polish farmers objecting to cheap grain imports from Ukraine.
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EU sidelines parliament to rapidly send €1bn to Egypt

EUobserver - sob., 2024-03-23 08:10
The EU Commission is officially sidelining the EU Parliament's scrutiny role on €1bn of loans being sent to Egypt.
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EU postpones vote on landmark nature restoration law

EUobserver - pt., 2024-03-22 17:33
EU delays Nature Restoration Law vote after a Sweden, the Netherlands and Hungary retracted their support.
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[Analysis] An UK-EU defence deal is back on agenda: what could it look like?

EUobserver - pt., 2024-03-22 16:38
An EU-UK treaty on defence and security policy is back on the agenda. What it might look like is less clear.
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Will the EU finally move to integrate financial markets?

EUobserver - pt., 2024-03-22 16:24
Cash-strapped EU governments reiterate their call for a Capital Market Union, with new discussions planned for April, but a compromise remains uncertain.
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Paris 'pressured' Ukraine to stop shaming French firms in Russia

EUobserver - pt., 2024-03-22 12:20
France and China have allegedly put pressure on Ukraine to take down its online name-and-shame list of foreign companies still doing business in Russia.
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[Opinion] Why Mette Frederiksen should be next EU Council president

EUobserver - pt., 2024-03-22 11:44
The Danish prime minister understands the importance of cooperation in the face of overwhelming challenges.
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[Podcast] Podcast: Obama, transatlantic relations, Israel

EUobserver - pt., 2024-03-22 10:39
The ins and outs and ups and downs of the transatlantic relationship: before, during, after, and — possibly — again with Donald J. Trump. Obama scolds NATO-Europe.
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EU leaders to consider 'all options' to boost defence finance

EUobserver - czw., 2024-03-21 23:34
EU leaders have agreed to explore "all options" for mobilising funding to boost Ukraine's military and Europe's defence industry during their summit in Brussels.
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EU manages to issue joint call for ceasefire in Israel-Gaza war

EUobserver - czw., 2024-03-21 23:09
EU leaders agreed at their summit in Brussels to call for an "immediate humanitarian pause leading to a sustainable ceasefire" in the Israel-Gaza war — their first common statement on the situation in the Middle East since October.
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