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More than 5,800 kilograms of cocaine seized in maritime enforcement operation « Sports Bag-2″

septembre 25, 2018

More than 5,800 kilograms of cocaine seized in maritime enforcement operation « Sports Bag-2″

 Forty-four countries and 52 seaports participated in a two-week maritime enforcement operation in the second quarter of 2018, aimed at disrupting the flow of possible container shipments contaminated with drugs. The intercontinental operation led to 14 seizures and the confiscation... [...]

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Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men

septembre 25, 2018

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men

More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths... [...]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools

septembre 25, 2018

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools

The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty.... [...]

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ECB unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes

septembre 25, 2018

ECB unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes

New €100 and €200 banknotes to start circulating on 28 May 2019 Banknotes to incorporate new and innovative security features: a satellite hologram and an enhanced emerald number €100 and €200 banknotes complete Europa series The European Central Bank (ECB)... [...]

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VAT: EU Member States still losing almost €150 billion in revenues

septembre 25, 2018

VAT: EU Member States still losing almost €150 billion in revenues

EU countries lost almost €150 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2016, according to a new study published today by the European Commission The so-called ‘VAT Gap’ shows the difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually... [...]

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Armenia’s new government should place human rights at the centre of its policies

septembre 25, 2018

Armenia’s new government should place human rights at the centre of its policies

“Armenia’s peaceful transfer of power in May 2018 has been truly remarkable. However, popular expectations are high that there will be tangible improvements to people’s lives, and the government should devote its attention to upholding the long-neglected rights of those... [...]

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Hungary must better identify victims of human trafficking among migrants and asylum seekers – including children

mai 2, 2018

Hungary must better identify victims of human trafficking among migrants and asylum seekers – including children

The ability to detect potential victims of human trafficking among migrants and asylum seekers in Hungary has worsened, according to a new report, along with the Hungarian government’s reply, by the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against... [...]

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China means opportunity to 500 million EU consumers

février 4, 2017

China means opportunity to 500 million EU consumers

A European expert on China-EU cooperation has expressed optimism over the perspective of collaboration between Beijing and Brussels despite concerns expressed by some EU officials. In a recent written interview with Xinhua, Luigi Gambardella, president of ChinaEU, a Brussels-based business-led... [...]

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Security Union: Commission adopts stronger rules to fight terrorism financing

décembre 28, 2016

Security Union: Commission adopts stronger rules to fight terrorism financing

The European Commission adopted a package of measures to strengthen the EU’s capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime, delivering on the commitments made in the Action Plan against terrorist financing from February 2016. The proposals being... [...]

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Data protection: Snowden case highlights need for trustworthy rules

décembre 5, 2016

Data protection: Snowden case highlights need for trustworthy rules

Trust in the US took a hit following revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden, but an agreement on data protection adopted by MEPs should help to restore it. The deal known as the umbrella agreement covers the transfer of... [...]

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