Category - European Union

  • May 30, 2017

    European Union leaders should publicly and privately press China’s government to end its crackdown on human rights and immediately release all detained activists, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a joint letter with a dozen other nongovernmental organisations.

  • January 1, 2017

    Countries with close links to the UK and EU continued to occupy the ranks of the world’s most prolific executioners in 2016, research by the international human rights group Reprieve has found.

  • November 3, 2016

    Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including  beatings, electric shocks – and have even used pliers on one man's testicles – to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.

  • October 27, 2016

    The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, has reported that 2016 has become the deadliest year yet for people crossing the Mediterranean.

  • October 26, 2016

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported yesterday  that it is assisting French authorities as they begin to close the refugee camp in Calais.

  • October 19, 2016

    Fourteen children who have been living in the so-called Calais ‘Jungle’ camp have arrived in the UK to reunite with family members already living in Britain.

  • October 19, 2016

    The Church and Peace network is warning against extending a financial and political instrument at the disposal of the European Union  that could strengthen the military capacity of non-EU countries, a move the network sees as a major shift.

  • October 7, 2016

    The Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller, who is believed to have lived in ancient Greece.

  • October 3, 2016

    All 28 EU environment ministers have agreed unanimously to ratify the Paris climate agreement, paving the way for it to become international law in time for November’s UN climate talks in Marrakech.

  • August 31, 2016

    EU-Canada trade deal CETA is a major threat to UK food safety, a new report published by War on Want and allies in Europe and Canada has warned.