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EU continues mandate for Special Envoy for religious freedom after campaigning

“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.


Mozambique set to become hub of Islamist terrorism unless action taken

“Africa cannot afford to allow itself yet another region under terrorist rule,” said Erminia Notarangelo, EEAS head.


As Brexit confusion continues, Britain’s bishops prepare for fallout

Failure to take advantage of the settlement scheme could leave EU citizens in Britain facing deportation from June 2021.


‘Nothing to be proud about in Ireland’s derogation on emissions’

'Get out' clause on agriculture is ‘an abdication of responsibility, not a diplomatic triumph,’ says Trócaire.


Benefits of welcoming refugees highlighted

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.


Detention of refugees unnecessary says report

“The recent agreement between Brussels and Ankara is an extremely unjust one. This is not about protection, it’s about deterrence.”


Panama Papers reveal non-payment of tax by richest

“Every single year, poor countries lose approximately €150 billion due to tax dodging by wealthy individuals and companies.”


Euthanasia is not palliative care: COMECE

“Intentionally bringing on the death of a patient, even if he asks for it, does not constitute caring for him.”


PLC castigates “dismissive and undemocratic” attitude of EU Commission to Citizens Initiative

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.


JRS Ireland quiz EU stance on forced migration

Only 10 EU member states responded to UNHCR appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.


Senator pays tribute to Irish petition supporters

Welcoming 'One of Us' initiative Mullen says EU must listen to 1.7 million voices.

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