Posts Tagged ‘EU’

European leaders knowingly complicit in torture

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

European Union (EU) leaders are “knowingly complicit in the torture and exploitation” of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya. In a new report titled “Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion”, Amnesty International says the EU finances the Libyan coastguard and officials running the country’s detention camps to carry out torture and exploitation. At present, the Read more

Compassion blinds us to real refugee story

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The compassion of the crowd can make you feel heartless for reserving comment until a reasonable question has been answered. When we began getting pictures of Syrians walking into Europe last week and our media became awash with the story, my heart was stuck on one question: why is this happening now? The Syrian civil Read more

The European Union and refugees: fortress Europe

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

They come seeking refuge, but when asylum seekers cross into the European Union, they often find little compassion. In Greece, they are held in squalid detention camps, while in Italy they often end up on the street. Here is what they face at entry points across the EU. They know they are putting their lives Read more

Historian Walter Lacqueur on the decline of Europe

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

British-American historian Walter Laqueur experienced the demise of the old Europe and the rise of the new. In a SPIEGEL interview, he shares his gloomy forecast for a European Union gripped by debt crisis. SPIEGEL: Mr. Laqueur, you experienced Europe and the Europeans in the best and the worst of times. Historical hot spots and Read more

Pacific scientists push to overturn EU ban on kava

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Scientists from the Pacific are confident they can overturn a European Union ban on the export of kava – Government and agency representatives will gather at a Kava Symposium in Vanuatu next month, the biggest gathering since the ban was brought in 10 years ago.

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