KC-EU launches a move for immediate release of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez

Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) has launched a broader campaign for early release  of famous Kashmiri human right defender Khurram Pervez who is in Indian custody  in these days. Addressing a roundtable held at European Press  Club in Brussels a day before the day of human rights on Thursday, Chairman KC-EU Ali Raza Syed said, Khurram Parvez is a humble activist, an intellectual and a brave…

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United Nations High Commissioner demands the immediate release of Khurram Parvez

United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights and International Human Rights Organizations demand the immediate release all political prisoners in Indian Occupied Kashmir, including Khurram Parvez The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA)   on Monday 22 November 2021 arrested the world famous human rights activist, Khurram Parvez during a raid on his residence and his office in the Kashmiri capital city Srinagar.   The legal…

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India’s Economic Power, Periphery Countries, and Sovereignty in South Asia

Nordic Institute of Stability Studies, a Denmark-based think tank organized an International Webinar on, “India’s Economic Power, Periphery Countries, and Sovereignty in South Asia”. Muhammad Athar Javed, DG NISS stated that lack of regional cooperation suggests that the India’s over-structured economic power and antagonistic diplomatic policies toward periphery countries have rendered an ineffective SAARC platform. Prof. Dr Scott Lucas, professor of Emeritus, University of Birmingham,…

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The aftermath of Algeria`s decision of closing down the Maghreb-EU pipeline

Algeria`s unilateral decision of of closing down the Maghreb-EU pipeline is such a great mistake which will have the consequences for Algeria. This step undermines the ambition fo building the Maghreb Union and the same time hurts the interest of the region as a whole. The gas supply agreement is signed by Spain, Portugal and the European Union. With the closing of the Maghreb-EU pipeline…

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Armenia: which way forward?

  Interview with Mr Lars Patrick Berg MEP Q: Mr Berg, you have recently been paying particular attention to the South Caucasus, especially to Armenia. What is the reason for this special attention? Berg: South Caucasus is a strategic region for Europe. The European Conservatives and Reformists Party –as also myself – expresses its concern over the dangerous escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Such an…

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Welcome migration!

EU Fundamental Rights Officer, from now on, make sure that the rights of immigrants in the EU are not violated! He will also investigate complaints from immigrants. In other words, immigrants have rights immediately they enter the territory of EU. The Liberal-led European Parliament has agreed with the EU Presidency that the EU Asylum Support Office (EASO) will be transformed into a fully-fledged agency. The…

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Wake up Europe!

Wake up Europe, it’s getting late to save Europe! Who is more of a threat to Europe’s future, the so-called “drifters” or the followers of political correctness? Who is right, those who want more Europe or those who want less Europe? I never thought that such a question would ever arise. For a long time, there was only one Europe, with member states pulling in…

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What next for the EU? The post-Merkel era has arrived

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the longest-serving German chancellor at the EU leaders’ table, said goodbye to her colleagues on Friday after the EU summit. It was the end of an era. Merkel was always the tongue of the scales. She was a sober thinker, always striving for balance. With her individuality and political credibility, she was able to settle serious differences. Interestingly, or perhaps…

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EU leaders confront Orbán over anti-LGBT+ bill

Leaders from around the EU confronted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán over anti-LGBTQ+ measures on Thursday in an extraordinary clash reflecting rising tension over the bloc’s core values. In a heated debate around the European Council table in Brussels, leaders spoke in unusually personal and emotional terms. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte suggested Orbán should leave the EU while Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel spoke of his…

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Renew Europe condemns PM Janša’s move to interfere the process of appointing EPPO prosecutors

In a debate in the European Parliament today, Renew Europe expresses its concerns regarding the Slovenian government’s process of appointing its national prosecutors to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The office, which will protect the EU’s financial interests by combating white-collar crime, went operational on 1 June. Still, out of the 22 participating countries, only Slovenia lacks in fulfilling its commitments in appointing its…

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