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2014-06-04 12:33:17

In Open Letter, Prime Ministers, President of European Commission and EU Development Commissioner call on world leaders to reverse education funding decline WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt,Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the European Union Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs joined Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Partnership for...

2014-04-01 15:13:34

In 1809, when Finland became a part of Russia after being under Swedish rule, Czar Alexander I described the event in very similar terms as President Vladimir Putin used in his speech on 18 March 2014 on the annexation of Crimea to Russia. "Both rulers strove to reassure their audience of their goodwill towards the well-regarded people in the area and appealed to both history and divine right. Alexander cited Napoleon and Putin the United States as the arrogant enemy," asserts Anneli...

2014-01-31 08:23:46

BRUSSELS, January 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming at a time where Ukraine faces serious political turmoil, yesterday's event taking place at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, examined the EU's relations with its geographical neighbours and the prospects for Association Agreements in countries like Moldova and Georgia. Co-hosted by the EU- Ukraine Business Council, in light of the Vilnius Summit's shortcomings, the panel aimed to answer the question of whether...

2013-10-07 15:32:53

The eradication of poverty and advancement of sustainable development are key goals in the European Union, but they suffer from compromises and policy incoherence for development, says the first doctoral dissertation on the topic. Along with its member states, the EU is the biggest trade partner of the developing countries as well as provider of aid, but the internal dynamic of the Union is hampering its efforts to realize development policy goals. Problems are caused by both tensions...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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