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Month: November 2022

Tensions between EU and South East Asia over EU legislation deemed to ‘increase poverty’

The Council, Commission and European Parliament are currently finalising new EU legislation on mandatory due diligence to stop deforestation in supply chains.  In September, the European Parliament already voted to substantially tighten up the European Commission’s original proposal, which entails requiring companies to check whether goods sold in the EU have not been produced on …

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Interview with MEP Lars Patrick Berg: “The EU Commission deal with Azerbaijan has destroyed a lot of trust in Armenia.”

German magazine Junge Freiheit has interviewed German ECR MEP Lars Patrick Berg, who is just back from an official European Parliament trip to Armenia. The delegation of MEPs has travelled to Armenia to express solidarity with the country and to get a picture of the current situation on the ground. The article describes how MEP …

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Kosovo and Serbia reach deal to end dispute over car plates

Kosovo and Serbia have reached a deal to end a dispute over car plates, following EU dialogue, thereby preventing a dangerous escalation. end a dangerous dispute over car licence plates in northern Kosovo, which the West had warned could trigger ethnic violence. EU high representative Josep Borrell announced on Twitter: “We have a deal”, adding  …

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UAE and Egypt agree to build one of the world’s largest onshore wind farms in Egypt

Writing on the website of specialised think tank Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), researchers Arnold Koka and Veronica Stigliani discuss how the UAE and Egypt have agreed to build one of the world’s largest onshore wind farms in Egypt, noting: “The deal was inked by the Emirati renewable energy firm, Masdar, and Egypt’s renewable energy companies, …

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MEPs issue warning about ethnic cleansing in Armenia

While on a recent fact finding mission to Armenia, Members of European Parliament, including German ECR MEP Lars Patrick Berg, have issued a warning about ethnic cleansing in Armenia, thereby strongly condemning Azerbaijan for its aggression and breach of Armenia’s territorial integrity. They warned in particular that if Artsakh falls under Azerbaijani rule, there is …

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“Tunisia is currently not fit to receive more IMF funds”

  Writing for Al-Monitor, Elizia Volkmann reports that “questions are being raised across the political spectrum on whether Tunisia’s long-delayed International Monetary Fund loan will have the positive impact that many hope for. Other observers fear it will be too little, too late to save Tunisia’s drowning economy.” In her article, she notes: “This would …

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Armenian representatives welcome cooperation with MEPs

A number of Member of European Parliament, including German ECR MEP Lars Patrick Berg, have visited Armenia. At the occasion, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoyan stated: “The Members of the European Parliament contribute to maintaining stability in the region with their objective statements and steps,” Apart from Lars …

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