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2014-04-09 08:25:22

BRUSSELS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi urged the international community and the EU to put human rights front and center in their dealings with the Tehran regime. Rajavi, who heads the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran made the call during a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Scores of senior members of the European Parliament from different political groups...

2014-02-27 12:28:05

LONDON, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday a vote to approve a deal reached with member states in December on new EU tobacco rules was passed by Members of the European Parliament. As e-cigarettes caused concern for national governments regarding the unknown long-term health effects, the proposal put forward by the European Commission in 2012 called for them to be regulated as medicines, and member states also requested to ban refillable cartridges over...

2014-02-10 12:24:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The upcoming European elections and how their outcome will affect the EU-US relationship will be the topic of a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, February 11. Addressing the issue will be Jaume Duch Guillot, the European Parliament's spokesperson and director of media, along with Thibault Lesenecal, acting director of the European Parliament's web communications unit. (Logo:...

2014-01-27 23:21:48

Igor Simčič, founder of the Esimit Europa project, met with one of Europe's most influential diplomats, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, who salutes the Esimit Europa 2 yacht and its crew as a strong symbol of European unity and cooperation. Berlin (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 The Esimit Europa project started in 1995 from a visionary idea of Igor Simčič to provide a symbol of the blurring of European borders with a yacht that joins different nations onboard. The...

2013-12-14 16:20:02

BRUSSELS, December 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iran News Update (http://www.irannewsupdate.com) has learned that members of two major groups of European Parliament have rejected going to Tehran. According to several sources, members of the Europe People's Party group (Christian Democrats) and European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) have denounced the trip of a number of MEPs to Iran scheduled to take place from 12-17 December. The EPP Group is by far the largest...

2013-12-04 16:24:43

BRUSSELS, December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand full compliance of Tehran with UN Security Council resolutions before any easing of sanctions On Wednesday, Dec. 4, senior members from various political groups within the European Parliament condemned the continuation of gross human rights violations in Iran under the Rouhani presidency. They also warned against offering any concessions to the mullahs in return for their hollow gestures on the nuclear dispute, and...

2013-11-22 23:01:09

Aeros Leaders Meet with European Commission to Discuss Transportation Logistics Challenges Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 The President and CEO of Aeros Igor Pasternak, and Director of Strategic Finance, William C. Feeley, were invited to the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium late last week to discuss the economical and environmental benefits of the Aeroscraft with members of the European Commission. European aviation is a strategically important sector that makes a...

2013-11-21 08:23:56

STRASBOURG, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At a seminar on press freedom organised in the European Parliament in Strasbourg by the Brussels based Foundation for Democracy and Governance, fears were expressed of a crackdown on press freedom in Ukraine. "It is important that we look beyond the results of the Vilnius Summit, and ensure that there is full freedom of the press; this is a cornerstone of democracy and a fundamental right," a director of the Foundation said....

2013-11-18 08:27:16

BRUSSELS, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom of speech in the EaP countries will be discussed in the European Parliament ahead of the Vilnius Summit. The conference will take place on 20 November, 14.30h - 15.30h, room F-1042 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The host and Chairman of the conference is Fabrizio Bertot, EPP (Italy). The discussion is inspired by the Foundation for Democracy and Governance (Belgium). Freedom of speech has been restricted in...

2013-11-05 08:28:41

KIEV, Ukraine, November 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During the bureau meeting of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly in Kiev, Ukraine, the head of Azerbaijan's delegation issued a statement explaining why he is set to boycott the body following its recent motion in which it criticised the Presidential election in Azerbaijan. Euronest PA last month passed the motion in defiance of its own observer delegation, which had found the poll to be "free, fair and transparent"....