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The EU Children of Peace projects: how the European Union keeps bringing peace closer to those who need it the most | European Commission

A year ago, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union for its six decades of service to the advancement of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights. On the occasion of the ceremony in Oslo on 10 December 2012, the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Council Herman ...

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EU Nobel peace award ‘unlawful’: peace organisation | thenews.com.pk

OSLO: Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is “unlawful” since it is not a “champion of peace” as defined by the will of founder Alfred Nobel, the International Peace Bureau said on Monday. In an open letter to Sweden’s Nobel Foundation, the organisation asked that this year’s eight million kronor-prize (932,000 euros or $1.19 million) be withheld, ...

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EU issues second document blasting Israel | JPost

For the second day in a row, the European Union issued a document that had some harsh words for Israel, saying a spate of “potentially discriminatory or even anti-democratic bills” were tabled in the Knesset, and blasting Jerusalem for not prosecuting those responsible for settler violence. For more on this story, visit: EU issues second document blastin… JPost – Diplomacy ...

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European FMs criticize Israel, settler violence | JPost

Italy and the Netherlands toned down a statement on the Middle East by EU foreign ministers Monday that, even with their intervention, sharply criticized Israel and settlement violence. According to Western diplomats, the two countries – led this time by Italy – moderated some of the language in the three-page “Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process” that emerged following ...

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Diplomacy, not war: New Iran nuclear talks seen | The Guardian

Associated Press — WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by rising talk of war, the United States, Europe and other world powers announced Tuesday that bargaining will begin again with Iran over its fiercely disputed nuclear efforts. Tehran, for its part, invited inspectors to see a site suspected of secret atomic weapons work. In Washington, President Barack Obama declared he had been ...

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Top US general warns of civil unrest in EU | Al Jazeera English

The top military commander in the US has said that he believes the eurozone is at great risk and warned that any breakup of the bloc could have consequences for the Pentagon, even threatening its top weapons programme. “The eurozone is at great risk,” General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an event hosted by the ...

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UK shipping industry rejects EU’s carbon reduction programme | The Guardian

The UK’s shipping industry has roundly rejected the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, defying calls for shipping to be included in the carbon reduction programme. Mark Brownrigg, the UK Chamber of Shipping’s director general, told the Guardian: “The EU’s emissions trading scheme will not work for shipping. It is not suitable. It is not a global system, and shipping is.” ...

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France and Italy in call to close EU borders in wake of Arab protests | The Guardian

Sarkozy and Berlusconi want passport-free travel within the EU suspended as north African migrants flee north France and Italy have thrown down the gauntlet over Europe’s system of passport-free travel, saying a crisis of immigration sparked by the Arab spring was calling into question the borderless regime enjoyed by more than 400 million people in 25 countries. Read more here: ...

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