Monthly Archives: October 2016

Statement of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on today’s raid against Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet

Today’s detentions of the Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and several Cumhuriyet authors, including an arrest warrant against Can Dündar, constitute a further very worrying development against the freedom of expression in Turkey. The EU is very disquieted that on the … Continue reading

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Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on deadly attacks on schools across Syria

European Commission – Statement Brussels, 27 October 2016 Deadly attacks on schools yesterday and today across Syria in Idlib, Western Aleppo and Douma which have left more than 25 children and several teachers dead are totally unacceptable. At this sad time of mourning, … Continue reading

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€2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme

ERASMUS + PROGRAM €2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme Today, the European Commission published its 2017 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for … Continue reading

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Statement by Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey

Bruxelles, 26/10/2016 Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey We have seen very worrying reports of the arrests of the democratically elected co-mayors of Diyarbakir, in south east Turkey, … Continue reading

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EU Mission to Igdir (17-19 October)

EU Mission to Igdir (17-19 October): Every year, several hundred people around the word, including many children, step on a landmine and are killed or injured. In addition to the individual suffering, landmines also cause serious social and economic problems, … Continue reading

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145 projects to further social integration set to start in November 2016

145 grant contracts were signed in Ankara yesterday (20 October 2016) with Turkish NGOs, municipalities, universities and other stakeholders, for projects aiming at improving social integration and employability of disadvantaged persons in Turkey. The contract signature ceremony was attended by the … Continue reading

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European Council conclusions on migration, 20 October 2016

20/10/2016 | PRESS RELEASE I. MIGRATION 1. The European Council took stock of the latest developments concerning the EU’s comprehensive migration policy, highlighting the importance of implementation. The debate focused in particular on the external dimension. Protecting the external borders 2. … Continue reading

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Award-winning posters of an EU funded project!

Posters, developed and used within the framework of "Let’s Stop Women Killings" project have received the Crystal Apple Award under the "Media-Civil Society Organizations" category in international "Crystal Apple Festival". Crystal Apple Festival is a meeting point for creative disciplines … Continue reading

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Turkey joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

Turkey, together with other EU candidate countries Albania, Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), with Serbia set to follow. Managed by the European Commission, in close cooperation with EU social partners, the European … Continue reading

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Restoring a political process and humanitarian aid delivery in Syria

Bruxelles, 12/10/2016 – 22:10 – UNIQUE ID: 161012_7 Press releases High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini holds a number of phone-calls on Syria, to restore a political process and humanitarian aid delivery In view of the continued escalation of the conflict in … Continue reading

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World and Europe Day against the Death Penalty

The European Union and its Member States hold a strong and principled position against the death penalty, in all circumstances and for all cases. This position stems from the universal and fundamental right to life. It is also embedded in “human dignity” … Continue reading

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Joint Declaration by Federica Mogherini and Thorbjørn Jagland, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2016

10/10/2016 Joint Declaration by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, on the European and World Day against … Continue reading

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack in Hakkari-Semdinli, Turkey

Bruxelles, – – UNIQUE ID: 161009_8  At least 18 people, both soldiers as well as civilians, were killed and dozens more were injured today in a car bomb attack on a security post in Hakkari-Semdinli in the south east Turkey. … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission Reports on Progress in Fourth Steering Committee

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 4 October 2016 Today, the Steering Committee of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels for the fourth time. The European Commission reported on the solid progress made to date, including the … Continue reading

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Implementing the EU-Turkey Statement – Questions and Answers

Brussels, 28 September 2016 On 18 March 2016, EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey agreed to end the irregular migration from Turkey to the EU and replace it instead with legal channels of resettlement of refugees to the … Continue reading

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