EU to double size of Mediterranean rescue operations

As the first of up to 900 bodies from the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe were brought ashore, the European Union yesterday (20 April) proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations.

(c) EurActiv | 21.04.2015

EU mulls boat-sinking plans to curb migrant smugglers

Plans to destroy boats used by EU-bound migrants are among a list of ten EU-led solutions to address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

(c) EUobserver | 21.04.2015

Expert teams in Niger to steer migrants home

Italy is spearheading a pilot project in Niger to convince migrants en route to Europe to stop their journey.

(c) EUobserver | 21.04.2015

FBI director offends Poland and Hungary with Holocaust comment

The director of the US intelligence service FBI James Comey has caused a diplomatic row between his country and Poland with comments on Polish and Hungarian complicity in the mass killings of Jews during the Second World War. Hungary has also protested against the comments he made.

(c) EUobserver | 21.04.2015

Berlin to finally call 1915 slaughter of Armenians 'genocide'

Berlin has long resisted using the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of 1 million Armenians in 1915 but now the Chancellor and her coalition government have given in to pressure from Bundestag MPs in their own ranks.

(c) EurActiv | 21.04.2015

EU to charge Gazprom with market abuse

The European Union will launch a legal attack on Russian gas giant Gazprom this week, ramping up tensions with Moscow, when antitrust agents will accuse it of overcharging buyers in eastern Europe, EU sources told Reuters yesterday (20 April).

(c) EurActiv | 21.04.2015

Post-2015 development agenda inspires 291 Parliament amendments

A six-page draft resolution on financing for the EU's post-2015 development aid agenda has attracted 291 amendments from MEPs, a total of 135 pages, despite its light legal character.

(c) EurActiv | 20.04.2015

EU states renew call to label Israeli settler goods

Sixteen EU states have said products made by Israeli settlers should be marked in shops so that European consumers can boycott them if they want to.

(c) EUobserver | 19.04.2015

EU charges Google in Internet search anti-trust case

The European Union accused Google of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favor of its Google Shopping service.

(c) Reuters I 15.04.2015

Hundreds of EU-bound migrants drown near Libya

Charity group Save the Children on Tuesday (14 April) estimated that some 400 people died after a boat capsized en route to Italy from Libya.

(c) EUobserver I 15.04.2015


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