Omar Harfouch, a hope for Lebanon

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Photo by Nina Abdel Malak on Unsplash As Lebanon faces an unprecedented crisis, a new political class is beginning to emerge in the country. Mr. Omar Harfouch is the most telling example of this generation that wants to rebuild Lebanon, writes Eric Gozlan. The Lebanese Parliament has still not succeeded in electing a successor to Michel Aoun, President…

Moroccan Parliament Dismayed by EU Failure to Engage in Dialogue

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The European Parliament has urged the Moroccan authorities to respect freedom of expression and media freedom and to provide a fair trial for the imprisoned journalist Omar Radi. MEPs have called for his immediate provisional release and demand an end to the harassment of all journalists in the country, as well as of their lawyers…

EU Sanctions Against Russia Extended

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Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash EU Member States have decided to prolong by six months, until 31 July the restrictive measures targeting specific sectors of the economy of the Russian Federation. The move was announced in a statement today Friday 27 January. The sanctions, first introduced in 2014 in response to Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in…

ECR to Host Conference on Russia

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Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash The ECR group in the EU Parliament says the international community should seek a re-federalisation of the Russian state. It states, “For many who have experienced Russian oppression in the past, the war in Ukraine can only end when the Russian Federation is completely repulsed and defeated.” It says “re-federalisation” is needed…

EU Condemns Iranian Brutality

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Photo by Thiago Rocha on Unsplash MEPs say that any counter-measures targeting the EU taken by what they call the “brutal regime of Iran” will not stop them from denouncing the “lack of democracy, freedom and respect of human rights in the country.” Deputies have again “strongly condemned” the Iranian authorities’ decision to impose sanctions against EU and…

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Photo by Erica Magugliani on Unsplash Israel’s President Isaac Herzog addressed Parliament during the plenary session in Brussels today, to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola opened the solemn sitting with an introductory speech. After President Isaac Herzog’s address, MEPs observed a minute of silence. The ceremony closed with a musical performance by Chen…

Ukrainian Railways Wins award

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Photo by Marissa Beletti on Unsplash This year’s European Rail Champion Award 2023 has been awarded to Ukrainian Railways. The award is made by the Association of the European Rail Supply Industry and the community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies It aims to celebrate the achievements of inspired individuals whose bright ideas, ingenious innovations and bold policy initiatives have contributed to enhance, grow…

Russia again threatens the world with nuclear war

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Photo by Troy T on Unsplash Medvedev has warned the West not to prevent Russia from destroying Ukraine. Russia has always used blackmail as one of its key methods of information influence. Currently, the Russian army is in a strategic impasse: the winter campaign has not brought any significant results at the front, and losses in the Russian…

European Parliament Adopts Resolutions on the Respect for Human Rights in Brazil and Morocco

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Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash Parliament said it expresses solidarity with democratically elected President Lula Da Silva, his government and Brazilian institutions and condemns in the strongest terms the criminal actions perpetrated by supporters of ex-president Bolsonaro, urging them to accept the democratic outcome of the elections. MEPs said they welcome the efforts to ensure a prompt…

International Tribunal to be Established to Punish Those Responsible for War against Ukraine

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Photo by noah eleazar on Unsplash The ECR Group in the European Parliament says it  “strongly supports” the proposal adopted by the European Parliament to set up an international tribunal to punish those responsible for the criminal war of aggression against Ukraine.  Anna Fotyga, ECR Foreign Policy Coordinator, said she called for a heightened focus on the supply…