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Thursday, 18 May 2017

EU Commission: Press release - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya: MEPs call for urgent investigation

Press release - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya: MEPs call for urgent investigation

Plenary sessions : Chechen authorities must end the persecution of gay men and an investigation must be held as a matter of urgency, MEPs said on Thursday.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

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Implementation Plan on Security and Defence, factsheet
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Carbon dioxide emissions from new vans in Europe continued to fall in 2016

Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new vans registered in 2016 in the European Union (EU) fell by 4.5 grammes (g) per kilometre, compared to the previous year. The reported fuel efficiency improved by 2.7%, according to preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is the highest annual reduction since 2013.

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Press release - EP urges EU countries to speed up relocation of refugees, particularly children

Plenary sessions : EU countries must fulfil their obligations to take in asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, giving priority to unaccompanied minors, said Parliament on Thursday.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

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Press release - MEPs want EU to step up its peace-building efforts in Syria

Plenary sessions : Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

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