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12.03.2013

Hungary: Constitution Changes Warrant EU Action

Hungary: Constitution Changes Warrant EU Action

The European Union (EU) should take resolute action in response to the latest constitutional changes adopted in the Hungarian parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. The changes adopted on March 11, 2013, respond directly to a series of critical rulings in 2012 by Hungary’s Constitutional Court, which struck… »

10.03.2013

Launch of the first Initiative for media pluralism

Launch of the first Initiative for media pluralism

Pressenza is endorsing the European Initiative for Media Pluralism.  We call on all readers of Pressenza in the European Union to go to the website and sign the initiative.  The campaign requires 1 million signatures. On February 7th, a pan-European coalition of citizens and nearly one… »

18.12.2012

Russia/EU: Moment of Truth Over Human Rights

Russia/EU: Moment of Truth Over Human Rights

The European Union should urge President Vladimir Putin at the upcoming EU-Russia summit meeting to end the crackdown on Russia’s civil society, Human Rights Watch said today. The 30th summit meeting since two sides started meeting regularly will be on December 21, 2012, in Brussels. “The EU should convey… »

15.11.2012

General Strike Sweeps Europe as Millions Reject Austerity as Solution to Economic Crisis

General Strike Sweeps Europe as Millions Reject Austerity as Solution to Economic Crisis

A general strike is underway across Europe today as millions are protesting spending cuts and tax hikes they say have deepened the region’s economic crisis. Spanish and Portuguese workers are coordinating their strike with work stoppages underway in Greece, Italy, France and Belgium. We go to Madrid for an update… »

12.10.2012

Peace Bureau critical of Nobel Peace Prize for the European Union

Peace Bureau critical of Nobel Peace Prize for the European Union

“For a peacemaking bloc, this is a highly militarized one” The IPB finds the award of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union surprising in that it awards a prize not to a head of state but to an entire bloc of states, thus making it difficult to… »

12.10.2012

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 goes to… The European Union

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 goes to… The European Union

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU). The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. In the inter-war years,… »

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