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2010-10-05 13:31:28

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the Presidency of the EU and Member States to tackle urgently the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases that are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. Their call is supported by an alliance of European health professionals, including ECCO "“ the European CanCer Organisation "“ and ESMO "“ the European Society for Medical Oncology. After a meeting later today (Tuesday) between MEPs and the...

2008-09-09 12:00:15

Text of press release by International Press Institute on 9 September The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, urges the European Commission to give due consideration to the draft EU Global Online Freedom Act (EU GOFA), recently introduced by a cross-party coalition of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), including Dutch MEP Jules Maaten. The EU GOFA would, if it were to become European...

2006-01-18 07:43:34

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The credibility of the European Union is at stake over accusations the CIA ran secret prisons in the bloc, a top European lawmaker said on Wednesday as the European Parliament formally launched a probe into the scandal. "There must be no Guantanamo on European soil," foreign affairs committee chair Elmar Brok told Reuters, referring to the controversial U.S. detention center in Cuba. "We want to be clear to our people and to the rest of the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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