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Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

This will be the first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative signed last month by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye. 

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine 

The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having “a disproportionate impact” on persons with disabilities, especially children with disabilities in institutions

Council adopts regulation on a voluntary reduction of gas demand by 15% this winter

The regulation on the voluntary reduction of gas demand by 15% this winter foresees the possibility for the Council to trigger a "Union alert" and then the reduction of gas demand would become mandatory.

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Consumer credits: why updated EU rules are needed

MEPs support updating EU rules on consumer credit to protect consumers faced by new digital options and the difficult economic situation.

Water scarcity: Commission gives advice on water reuse in the agricultural sector

Today, the Commission published guidelines to help Member States and stakeholders apply the rules on the safe reuse of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation. With several Member States increasingly suffering from droughts, reusing...

Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

UN experts on Wednesday denounced the decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that upholds people’s right to access information, as well as justice, in environmental matters. 

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Safety at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement in Support of the IAEA’s Efforts to Promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

24 yo woman, 2 months “locked” in psychiatric ward against her will and without psychiatric diagnosis

Rocío Muñoz, Carla's mother, tells Europa Hoy a story that will not leave you unmoved. A young girl, 24 years old, held against her will in the HUBU, specifically in the psychiatric ward of...

Italy: 50 Muslim and Scientologists joined to clean up the main Street of the Great Mosque of Rome

Rome - On Saturday 23 July 2022, more than 50 volunteers from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy and Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology cleaned up the stretch of Viale della Grande...

Ukraine: the EU imposes restrictive measures on Viktor and Oleksandr Yanukovych

The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on two additional individuals in response to the ongoing unjustified and unprovoked Russian military aggression against Ukraine. The Council added the pro-Russian former President of Ukraine Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych and...

Fate of Iran nuclear deal in limbo in Vienna talks

… with skepticism from both sides. European Union states have refused to send … talks in Vienna, according to European Union diplomats talking with Bloomberg. EU …

Estonian Prime Minister: It’s in our interest for Ukraine to become more stable

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas was the first EU leader to address the European Parliament in the “This is Europe” series of debates, on 9 March. Opening the debate, Parliament President Roberta Metsola said: "We...

Italy’s Prime Minister Draghi calls for faster EU integration

MEPs backed Mario Draghi’s call to reform the EU to guarantee sustainable economic growth, during a “This is Europe” debate in Strasbourg on 3 May.

European Population and its Drug Problem, a 2022 overview

Being present across European countries and in direct contact in the streets, markets, any kind of shops, associations, schools, administrations, and agencies, with the youth, parents and the populations at large gives the right...

Successful European Universities Games concluded in Lodz

… , city, university and university sport officials, and showed highlights of … of them nominated through European sport governing bodies. The European Universities … Futsal, Handball, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Sport Climbing, Swimming, Table Tennis (including …

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Myanmar Military Junta’s Executions

… the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, the G7 … the High Representative of the European Union, strongly condemn the four executions …

Ukraine: Prospects for end to war look bleak, despite ‘encouraging’ grain deal

The war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, more than five months after the Russian invasion, and fighting is intensifying, the UN Security Council heard on Friday. 

EP leaders condemn Prime Minister Orbán’s recent racist declarations

EP political group leaders adopted a statement Friday condemning the openly racist declarations by PM Viktor Orbán and underlined that these declarations are in breach of EU values.

Russian representative of FECRIS: “Russia has always been a bone in the throat of the US, UK and their satellites”

Archpriest Alexander Novopashin, Russian correspondent member of the FECRIS (European Federation of Centres for Research and Information on Sects and Cults), recently called Ukrainian “Nazis”, “Satanists” and “cannibals”. On July 20, in a lengthy...

Italy loses Draghi as its leader — for now

… from its cooperation with the European Union. The Draghi government’s program … of its GDP) from the European Union by 2026. Thanks to these … the leader of the larger European Union countries most strongly opposed to …

President Metsola: “An opportunity to transform Ukraine”

Dear President Zelenskyy, Dear President Nauseda, Dear Speaker Stefanchuk, Dear Members of Verkhovna Rada, Thank you for having me with you here today. It is a privilege, but more importantly it is a responsibility for me, as the...

Top rights expert questions ‘double standard’ on Ukraine’s war displaced

A top UN-appointed human rights expert on Thursday raised the issue of an alleged “double standard” in Poland and Belarus towards those forced to flee the war in Ukraine.

United Kingdom: How sensationalist journalism obscures view of reality

Experienced journalists sat with the UK Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs to explore how news reporting can promote understanding and dialogue.

Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the Launch of the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism

… Cooperation, Qatar, Turkey, Pakistan, the European Union, and others – urging the Taliban …
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