Slovenia Challenging Press Freedom?

Renew Europe says it is “very concerned” about recent political developments in Slovenia related to press freedom.  “The situation in Slovenia is becoming extremely worrying. We want the European Parliament’s plenary debate in March, on the Government’s attempt to silence free media in Poland and Hungary,  to be extended to the situation in Slovenia”, said Dacian Cioloş,…

EU Partnership with the Mediterranean Neighbourhood

Commenting on the European Commission’s recent communication on its partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood countries, the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita said that he believes that the strategy lays the foundations for a new post-Covid-19 relationship between the European Union and Morocco, provided that Europeans do not take decisions affecting the southern shore of the Mediterranean without…

Angola’s Role in the Current Crisis in the Central African Republic

The current armed crisis in the Central African Republic is one of a very complex nature, writes Frederick Ishimwe. It is not rooted in the religious or ethnic differences as some of the commentators try to present it, as we see that several ideologically opposed groups all of a sudden joined together under the CPC…

Băneasa case judge charged with abuse of office and Wrongfully Convicting Defendant #Romania

Judge Corneliu-Bogdan Ion-Tudoran, who ruled in Romania’s high profileBăneasareal estate development case,has been charged with wrongly convicting a defendant and for abuse of office for his conduct in the case. The Băneasa development involved businessman Gabriel Popoviciu and concerned 221 hectares which was owned by the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (USAMV), through…

EU-Morocco Partnership

Morocco has been recognised as having tremendous potential to help to progress the EU’s New Green Deal strategy in Africa, through the country’s experience in the development of renewable energy projects, in partnership with EU suppliers. Earlier today, in the framework of regular consultations between EU and Morocco, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African…

Lukashenko Crackdown

Concern has been voiced at the latest attack on freedom of speech in Belarus. On Tuesday, the offices of human rights organizations and apartments of journalists across Belarus were raided by state security officials in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on civil society. This situation is still developing. Raids and searches took place on…

The Future of Western Sahara

Louis Michel, Former State Minister, and Jacques Brotchi, honorary Président of the Belgium Senate issued the following joint communiqué today. “In politics, “momentum” is decisive. It makes us understand the need to go along with history. This is why we ask ourselves the question of the future of Western Sahara tossed around over the years,…

Parliament Urges Myanmar Military to reinstate government

MEPs have the military in Myanmar to immediately reinstate the civilian government. In a resolution on the situation in Myanmar, MEPs strongly condemned the military coup of 1 February and called on the military (Tatmadaw) to immediately reinstate the civilian government, end the state of emergency, and unconditionally release all those illegally arrested. The result…

Call to Scale Up Aid to Yemen

Humanitarian aid for Yemen must be increased, MEPs say. Parliament on Thursday condemned in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Yemen that has, since 2015, “degenerated into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. There can be no military solution to the conflict and the crisis can only be resolved sustainably through an inclusive…