EU, Latin American-Caribbean group seek common ground

Leaders of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, known as CELAC, came together here yesterday (10 June) for a 2-day summit intended to foster a consensus on facing current global challenges.

(c) EurActiv I 11.06.2015

NGOs unsure of lukewarm G7 climate deal

G7 countries have agreed on a binding 2 degree target for limiting global warming but critics say it is a mystery how the plan is supposed to work, particularly in light of a worldwide coal boom, which Oxfam says is costing the Global South billions.

(c) EurActiv I 9.06.2015

UN finds Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity

Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long UN human rights inquiry said in a report published yesterday (8 June) describing extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced labour.

(c) EurActiv I 9.06.2015

G7 leaders get tough on Russia

The Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine.

(c) EurActiv I 8.06.2015

Five takeaways from the Turkish election

Erdoğan gets a reality check from a nation sick of autocracy.

(c) Politico I 8.06.2015

Putin far worse threat to EU than ‘Grexit’

The first POLITICO Transatlantic Caucus survey finds concerns about Russia and the crisis in Ukraine greatly outweigh fears of Greece or Britain leaving the EU.

(c) Politico I 8.06.2015

International flotilla rescues 5,900 migrants from Mediterranean

An international rescue fleet plucked almost 5,900 migrants from rickety boats making the perilous sea crossing for North Africa to Europe on Saturday and Sunday (6 and 7 June), Italy's coastguard said.

(c) EurActiv I 8.06.2015

EU says SDGs relevant for human rights, despite scepticism

The EU says it is very committed to promoting civil liberties and self-determination through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to be adopted globally, in September.

(c) EurActiv I 8.06.2015

American and German unions reject ISDS

Union leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have called for TTIP negotiators to drop extra-legal arbitration systems from any future trade deal. They believe existing judicial systems offer adequate protection to investors.

(c) EurActiv I 5.06.2015

EU court backs Commission on keeping trade documents secret

The EU's top court has ruled in favour of the European Commission's right to protect the confidentiality of trade documents, in a move that will frustrate campaign groups seeking greater public access to EU trade negotiations.

(c) EUobserver I 5.06.2015

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