Shortly after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) issued a largely positive statement praising yesterday's parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, three of the mission's 28 members took the dramatic step to publish a critical counter-statement.
Time may be running out for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic integration dreams.
The European Commission has approved € 2.4 billion ($2.6 billion) funding to European Union (EU) member countries as they attempt to manage the impact of the increasing numbers of people migrating from North Africa and the Middle East.
A British court has sentenced Ashley Mote, a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP), to five years’ imprisonment for theft, fraud, false accounting, obtaining money transfers by deception and obtaining criminal property.
The European Parliament has passed the fourth anti-money laundering directive (AMLD4), a law that will oblige European Union (EU) member states to keep central registers of company ownership accessible both to authorities and the public.
The European Commission’s attempt to launch a comprehensive strategy to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean has apparently failed, as major member states such as France and Spain withdrew their support for the controversial quota system at its heart.
By Michael Mattson
World leaders continue the search for solutions this week to a human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean.
The European Union has suspended €1 billion (US$ 1.13 billion) in funding to Romanian projects, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Thursday.
The European Union (EU) and United States (US) have been forced into action over the use of slavery by Thai fishing firms whose produce has reportedly found its way onto global markets.
Italian authorities have arrested two suspected human traffickers thought to have been involved in the case of a migrant vessel that capsized in the Mediterranean on Saturday, killing more than 800 migrants.
Up to 700 migrants were killed when their boat capsized late on Saturday night in what has been called the Mediterranean’s worst tragedy in living memory.
Unfair and opaque lobbying practices have left governments in the European Union (EU) prone to corruption, according to a report released by watchdog Transparency International (TI).
More than 60 journalists have been targeted by 100 lawsuits since a corruption probe incriminated government ministers in 2013, according to a prominent member of the Turkish Journalism Association (TGC).
Khadija Ismayilova, the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and OCCRP investigative journalist detained in Azerbaijan, has written a letter sharply criticizing the government of Azerbaijan and the West’s inaction in the face of human rights abuses.
International groups are asking Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union’s representative for human rights, to challenge Azerbaijani authorities this week over the jailing of a number of political activists and journalists.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)is calling on the EU to step up its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean after a drastic increase in deaths aboard smugglers’ boats. The agency describes the current EU operation, Triton, as a “woefully inadequate” replacement for Italy’s Mare Nostrum, which ended in October 2014.
New measures to curb the illicit trade in wildlife have beenadopted by the European Parliament (EP), coming into force Thursday.
Preliminary results of Moldova’s Nov. 30 national elections show the outcome tipping toward parties in favor of closer ties with the European Union (EU) – if they can put aside their differences to form a coalition.
More than 10,000 Hungarians protested on Monday, Nov. 17 against Prime Minister Viktor Orban, saying he is too close to the Kremlin and employs corrupt officials.
An unprecedented cross-border journalistic initiative, called The MEPs Project, was launched on Nov. 20 to demand greater transparency about expenditure of allowances paid to members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
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