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Syria convention in Vienna: The Friday meeting brings together more than a dozen European and Middle Eastern foreign ministers, but the inclusion of Iran, whose contribution in Syria talks had formerly been blocked by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, indicates a shift that offers more hope for diplomacy. It will likely be arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran’s very first assembly to discuss the four-year-long Syrian war. Saudi Arabia said it planned to gauge during the discussions Iran’s willingness and Russia, the main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, for a peace deal.
Iranian opposition assaulted in Iraq landed on Thursday next to Baghdad International Airport near a camp holding members. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the rockets.
Madness continues at German-Austrian border: Despite attempts to enhance coordination between Germany and Austria, madness has continued in the nations’ border. German police said that the border had been crossed by buses taking asylum seekers late on Wednesday. In the whole, some 8,150 asylum seekers had arrived by midnight. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked China for help in tackling the refugee crisis in Europe, prompting pledges by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to step up humanitarian aid and support efforts to stop the civil war in Syria.
Brussels Eurobubble living means missing your favourite football atmosphere. Not necessarily. Royale Union Saint-Gilloise is the no. 1 conventional Brussels club, playing in a 1920 Art Deco Olympic venue. French passion meets German fighting spirit on a field. That’s all-Belgian. A real ‘home from home’ feeling (and mementos) to be had! Tickets Tickets rusg.be – T-Shirts creativemidfielder.be
ECB’s Noyer says give it time: The asset purchase plan of the European Central Bank needs time says Christian Noyer, an outgoing member of the governing council of the ECB. One could not expect the present plan has its complete effect after only six months. Reuters News Network
Sakharov Prize was awarded by Raif Badawi: The European Union’s top human rights prize was awarded Thursday to Saudi-blogger Raif Badawi. Badawi was sentenced to ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia for “insulting Islam”. Parliament President Martin Schulz urged Saudi King Salman to free Badawi, so the prize can be accepted by him.
EU suspends sanctions on Belarus: United States and The European Union declared they’d temporarily ease some sanctions on Belarus for four months from Saturday. They comprise those on President Alexander Lukashenko, who has in the past been described as Europe’s last dictator. The move follows Lukashenko’s pardoning of a perceived lack of repression surrounding his re election earlier this month and political prisoners. In a statement confirming the determination, the EU noted the circumstance of improving EU-Belarus relations.
Malta holds back the EU on sexual rights: The Foreign Affairs Council approved the Commission’s strategies to augment the emphasis on the sensitive issue in development policy. The EU’s definitive Sex Action Plan -2020 is set to be adopted early next year. Sexual and reproductive rights’ question remains a touchy one in many of member states, especially Malta. The issue of abortion, which criminalised in Malta, and is not legal in many European nations, is central to questions of sexual and reproductive rights.
Visit: Russian President Vladimir Putin euractiv.de is visited by German Economy Minister Gabriel
EU Parliament: New foods to get approvement shortly euractiv.de
More transparency: Commission proposal to enhance transparency is adopted by Parliament
Mass surveillance: EU citizens’ rights still in danger, says Parliament europarl.europa.eu
Net neutrality: Deutsche Telekom considers special tariffs Spiegel
“I highly doubt that. Ultimately it might simply have been a German mark bloc.”
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis doesn’t believe a monetary union that is smaller would function better.
“Mrs Merkel has sent an incredible message to the planet. The ‘We can do it’ is one of the very most striking messages that Germany has sent in Warsaw to the world since Willy Brandt’s genuflection. Merkel stressed that there was no limit to the right to asylum, and refugees were welcomed by her. She’s so assumed responsibility for this particular policy.
Journalists critical of government policies or Erdogan are fired from papers seen as close to the president and even assaulted, while offices of pro-opposition media outlets are raided. Additionally, courts have started an investigation against a 12 and a 13 year old boys who are being accused of tearing up a poster of Erdogan.
Parliament lost a no-confidence vote Thursday and fired the Moldovan government. Sixty five lawmakers in the 101-seat legislature voted from the government. Parliament now has three months to approve a new government or a new election will likely be held.
The Swedish Migration Agency has decided to keep refugee housing facilities’ places secret, following 21 being torched since March. As a way to prevent more fires, the Migration Agency has decided to allow it to be harder for the general public to find the addresses of homes that were planned for asylum seekers. Sweden and Germany are the two states in the EU that have witnessed the most assaults on refugee shelters in 2015. They also accepted asylum seekers in the EU this season.
There may be a majority in favor however indignation being are caused by the forced privileges in the opposition. The EU has compelled the Kosovo government to attain an arrangement with Serbia. The 6 percent of Serbs are commanding more than 23 percent of the territory that is small. The opposition organises militant protests and throws tear gas in parliament.
The cent is being done away with all by Ireland: In a play to cut back on the use of one- and two-cent Euro coins, Ireland is soon to begin a campaign that is rounding, whereby willing consumers will receive their change rounded down or up to the closest five-cent total.
Serbia: Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic and Moscow derstandard.at visit
Russia: Russian police detain director of Ukrainian library
The Italian public broadcaster Rai paid 1,200 euros a minute for an interview with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
Twice Le Pen: French Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been accused of violating EU Parliament rules by getting an MEP to vote on her behalf. Based on the rules, MEPs cannot vote on behalf of another MEP. Her political group’s vice president is alleged to have voted for himself as well as for Le Pen at least eight times when parliament was left by her .