“The persistent discrimination, persecution or even mass killings of religious and ethnic minorities makes protecting and promoting this freedom inside and outside the EU all the more essential,” said EPP Group chair Manfred Weber and vice-chair Jan Olbrycht.
“Africa cannot afford to allow itself yet another region under terrorist rule,” said Erminia Notarangelo, EEAS head.
Failure to take advantage of the settlement scheme could leave EU citizens in Britain facing deportation from June 2021.
'Get out' clause on agriculture is ‘an abdication of responsibility, not a diplomatic triumph,’ says Trócaire.
Welcoming a refugee can cost up to €12,000 initially but over time they begin to work and pay tax and contribute to the economy: Philippe Legrain.
“The recent agreement between Brussels and Ankara is an extremely unjust one. This is not about protection, it’s about deterrence.”
“Every single year, poor countries lose approximately €150 billion due to tax dodging by wealthy individuals and companies.”
“Intentionally bringing on the death of a patient, even if he asks for it, does not constitute caring for him.”
Petition was signed by almost 2 million people from 20 Member States. Summary dismissal shows "the entire European Citizens Initiative (ECI) mechanism becomes a farce," says European Dignity Watch.
Only 10 EU member states responded to UNHCR appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.
Welcoming 'One of Us' initiative Mullen says EU must listen to 1.7 million voices.