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The EU becomes assertive in the Middle East Peace Process | openDemocracy

The directive will prohibit the issuing of grants, funding, prizes or scholarships unless a settlement exclusion sentence is included. In other words: EU financial assistance will no longer go to Israeli entities in the occupied territories. The directive covers most areas of co-operation between the EU and Israel such as science, economics, culture, sports and academia, but it does not ...

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EU donates €300,000 Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF Pakistan | The Express Tribune

The European Union has provided €300,000 from its Nobel Peace Prize money to Unicef Pakistan to support its educational activities for children affected by a lack of security in parts of Northwestern Pakistan. The agreement was formalised in Islamabad on Wednesday between Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, and Unicef Representative Islamabad, Dan ...

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Norwegian Peace Activist: Top Role in Global Arms Trade Makes E.U. Unworthy of Nobel Prize | DemocracyNow!

Hundreds of Norwegians held a torch-lit march in Oslo on Sunday to criticize the selection of the European Union for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Its member countries account for one-third of global arms exports. “It is not only the [E.U.] member states that do export weapons, and it is not only the member states facilitating the weapons industry, but ...

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EU partially freezes aid to Rwanda | guardian.co.uk

European Union follows US and Germany in suspending donor support over fears military is supporting Congolese rebels by David Smith, Africa correspondent Rwanda’s biggest aid donor, the European Union, has partially frozen its financial support to the east African nation, dealing what may be the heaviest blow yet to president Paul Kagame. The move follows decisions by the United States, ...

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EU farm-policing drone plan sparks anger | RT

European skies are to become home to new drones. The remote–controlled unmanned aircraft are set to police Europe’s farmlands for possible cheating and law violation. The decision has sparked grave privacy concerns. ­Each year the European Union spends almost half of its budget on its Common Agricultural Policy. Europe’s farms and agricultural lands cost taxpayers billions of euros in subsidies. ...

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EU to publish CO2 offset curb plans on Thursday

The European Commission will on Thursday publish proposals to restrict the use of certain industrial gas offsets in its emissions trading scheme from 2013, it said on its website on Wednesday. The long-awaited announcement will come at 1100 GMT, instead of during UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico as it had intimated earlier this week. Read: Reuters AlertNet – EU to ...

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Common Agricultural Policy – Options for Reform

Three options to revamp the EU’s agricultural policy for a secure food supply, sustainable agriculture, a better environment and rural development. The common agricultural policy (CAP) has evolved through the years, but further reform is needed to help European farming meet the market’s changing needs and weather the economic crisis. Farmers also play a key role by tending their land ...

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