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Êzidîs reach Brussels, call on Europe to recognize Shengal's status
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
Participants of the “Status for Shengal” march launched from Dusseldorf have reached Brussels where they called on European authorities to act for Shengal and ensure the withdrawal of the gangs attacking the Êzidî land. ...

Turkish diasporans begin voting in referendum
Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Absentee voting for Turkish citizens living in several western European countries on the referendum for constitutional changes that is seen as increasing presidential powers begins on Monday, while Turks in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq can b ...

Das neue Präsidialsystem spaltet die Türkei - The European
Theeuropean - 2017-03-27 02:03

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers. “Right now we are holding ...

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said country may hold a Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership
Thesun - 2017-03-26 10:54

EU leaders, minus UK, declare ‘Europe is our common future’
Rojikurd - 2017-03-26 00:00
With the UK noticeably absent, European Union leaders have met in Rome to celebrate the founding treaties of the bloc. Amid trouble and uncertainty, they sought to portray a united Europe. EU leaders gathered in Rome on Saturday to mark the 60th anniversa ...

US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent that kindled with the barring of Turkish officials to campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum, with later ...

France’s Le Pen meets Putin in Moscow
Rojikurd - 2017-03-25 00:09
Front National leader Marine Le Pen has met with Vladimir Putin and Russian lawmakers in Moscow. Russia has been cozying up to right-wing candidates and meddling in European and US elections. French right-wing leader and presidential candidate Marine Le P ...

Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if ...

EU refugee policy unsustainable, says Council of Europe commissioner
Reuters - 2017-03-23 18:29
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Europe's refugee policy is not sustainable and the European Union should move fast to change it, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on Thursday. ...

London attack a reminder of fears for post-Brexit security cooperation
Reuters - 2017-03-23 17:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hours before Wednesday's attack in London, the head of the European Union police agency Europol warned that a large group of radicalized individuals posed a constant threat to Britain and Europe. ...

Bosnian, Croatian police break up migrant-smuggling ring
Reuters - 2017-03-23 16:27
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian and Croatian police said on Thursday they had arrested 13 people suspected of smuggling at least 100 migrants from Turkey into the European Union. ...

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy
Reuters - 2017-03-23 10:01
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister drew a link on Thursday between an attack in London targeting the British parliament and the European Union's migrant policy, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to take in refugees. ...

EU outsiders Norway and Iceland draw closer as Brexit looms
Reuters - 2017-03-22 13:10
OSLO (Reuters) - European Union outsiders Norway and Iceland must boost their policy coordination in response to Britain's planned departure from the block, as well as other changes in global politics, the two Nordic countries said on Wednesday. ...

KES celebrates Newroz
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-03-22 07:02
Opening speech The President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen welcomes the... ...

Keine Erpessung durch Erdogan! - The European
Theeuropean - 2017-03-22 05:36

European court ruling on headscarves sparks ire in Ankara
Al Monitor - 2017-03-21 23:47

Greece's lenders among targets of intercepted booby-trapped parcels: police
Reuters - 2017-03-21 21:55
ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank and two senior euro zone officials were among the intended targets of booby-trapped packages intercepted by Greek authorities on Monday, security sources said on Tuesday. ...

Polish minister accuses EU's Tusk over Smolensk plane crash
Reuters - 2017-03-21 13:34
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's defense minister accused European Council President Donald Tusk of working with Russia's Vladimir Putin to harm Polish interests in connection with a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia ...

Turkey uses 'Nazi' metaphors out of worry for European friends, says Deputy PM
NRT - 2017-03-21 08:38

Italy state TV pulls show over charges of sexism, racism
Reuters - 2017-03-20 19:50
ROME (Reuters) - Italian state television RAI said on Monday it was scrapping a popular weekly talk show after the program was widely attacked for using racist and sexist stereotypes about east European women. ...

Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation. Britain’s ambassador to the 28-nation EU, Tim Bar ...

Turkey won't be joining European Union any time soon - Portland Press Herald
Pressherald - 2017-03-20 00:07

Erdogan accuses EU of ‘crusade’ against Islam
Waar Media - 2017-03-17 14:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey´s president Thursday accused the EU´s top court of starting a “crusade” against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf. “The Europea ...

The choices Europe faces with Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-03-17 12:24
European leaders must choose their words and strategies carefully ...

Merkel says Dutch election result sends pro-Europe signal
Rojikurd - 2017-03-17 00:05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the election victory in the Netherlands for center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “I was very happy that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result, a clear signal,” Merkel told a conference on demograp ...

Die Abkehr der Türkei von der Rechtsstaatlichkeit - The European
Theeuropean - 2017-03-16 02:00

Brussels installs memorial to mark attack anniversary
Reuters - 2017-03-15 21:33
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian artist is installing a metal sculpture shaped like rising waves near the seat of the European Union to honor the victims of the militant attacks on Brussels a year ago that killed 32 people and wounded hundreds. ...

Employers can ban female workers from wearing headscarves, European court rules
Waar Media - 2017-03-14 14:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Private employers may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday. In its first ruling on what has become a major political issue acr ...

Turkey's president says ministers will apply to the European human rights court over their treatment in Netherlands - ABC News
GO - 2017-03-13 20:22

Erdogan, Holland, and the EU
Seth Frantzman - 2017-03-13 15:52
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN in The Jerusalem Post Why have several European countries suddenly decided to stop cooperating with Turkey over an election campaign for a referendum? Why has Turkey responded […] ...

EU prolongs until September blacklist of Russians over Ukraine crisis
Reuters - 2017-03-13 14:45
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has prolonged for six months until Sept. 15 a blacklist of Russian and Crimean individuals and firms accused of undermining Ukraine's integrity and independence, an EU statement said on Monday. ...

Paylan to Take His Case to European Court of Human Rights |
Asbarez - 2017-03-12 13:07

Poland says will 'play rough' with EU after Tusk vote
Reuters - 2017-03-11 19:39
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will start obstructing European Union business and "play a rough game" in Brussels after the bloc angered Warsaw by reappointing Donald Tusk as head of the European Council, the foreign minister said. ...

European cities scramble to stop Turkish rallies | Otago Daily Times Online News
ODT - 2017-03-11 03:38

Cem Özdemir zu Europa, Erdogan und zur Türkei - The European
Theeuropean - 2017-03-11 02:02

European cities scramble to stop Turkish referendum rallies
Trust - 2017-03-11 00:49

European rights court rejects Turkish judge's case | Europe | Worldbulletin News
Worldbulletin - 2017-03-10 20:15

Will Turkey be added to European list of undemocratic countries?
Al Monitor - 2017-03-10 14:21

European Parliament President says human rights a priority in, outside of EU
NRT - 2017-03-10 11:52

European elections and Middle East
Orient News - 2017-03-10 02:08

Balkans must join the EU eventually, European leaders say
Reuters - 2017-03-09 23:55
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More Balkan states can still join the European Union if they stick to a path of economic and democratic reform, Europe's leaders said on Thursday at a summit meant to cement the bloc's long-term commitment to stabilize a region mired ...

Der Vorkämpfer einer islamischen Expansion - The European
Theeuropean - 2017-03-08 20:46

Eastern European diplomats appeal for U.S. help against Russia
Reuters - 2017-03-07 23:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Diplomats from six Eastern European countries appealed to U.S. senators on Tuesday to help them stand up against interference from Russia, including cyber attacks, and insisted that sanctions imposed on Moscow should not be lifted a ...

ESISC: Wie die neue syrische Konstitution von der Raupe zum Schmetterling werden könnte
Presseportal - 2017-03-07 22:43
European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC): Brüssel (ots/PRNewswire) - Für den vollständigen, am 6. März veröffentlichten Artikel, klicken Sie bitte hier: Auf der Website des European Stra ...

Poachers kill rhino for his horn at French zoo
BBC - 2017-03-07 16:36
It is believed to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a European zoo. ...

Germany says EU must check if Turkey funds achieving intended aims
Reuters - 2017-03-06 14:13
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin on Monday rejected as "absurd" Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comparison of current German policies to the Nazi era, and said the European Union should check if funds aimed at preparing Turkey to enter the bloc were working a ...

European Banks Risk Facing a ‘Collapse Worse Than the Financial 2008 Crisis’
Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: In a recent report, experts of the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute think-tank revealed that in 2008-2015, European Union member states spent €747 billion ($792 billion) on different bailout packages for banks. Moreover, as for October ...

Peugeot to buy GM’s Opel, creating 2nd-largest European carmaker
Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: General Motors Co. is selling its loss-making European car business – including Germany’s Opel and British brand Vauxhall – to French automaker PSA group. The 2.2 billion euro ($2.33 billion) deal announced Monday in Paris by GM and PSA – mak ...

Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish referendum campaigning
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara, Reuters has reported. T ...

18 consulates from EU not with independence of Kurdistan: PUK
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Up to 18 consulates from the European Union informed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) they were not with the split of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq, a politician said. Member of the PUK Leadership and lawmaker ...

Italy probes suspected sale of European visas in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ROME,— Italy’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it had asked a prosecutor to investigate the suspected sale of European visas by officials at its consulate in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. The move followed reports that entry visas for Italy and ...

Greek police bust smuggling ring, arrest migrants hiding in caves
Reuters - 2017-03-03 18:35
ATHENS (Reuters) - At least 13 suspected members of an international criminal organization smuggling undocumented migrants to other European countries have been arrested, Greek authorities said on Friday. ...

European Parliament strips Le Pen of immunity over ‘Islamic State’ tweets
Waar Media - 2017-03-02 14:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been stripped of parliamentary immunity. The move allows a Paris court to prosecute her for posting images of Islamic State (ISIS) brutality on Twitter in 2015. Members of European Par ...

U.S. general wants Russia to open up major exercise to observers
Reuters - 2017-03-01 14:05
VILNIUS (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's top European commander on Wednesday called on Russia to open its major military exercise later this year to observers to assuage the anxieties of its neighbors. ...

18 EU consulates not with independence for Kurdistan: PUK official
KurdPress - 2017-03-01 13:27
An official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that up to 18 consulates from the European Union informed the party that they were not with the split of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq, EKurd reorted. ...

Life After Brexit: What Will the Future Bring for Young Britons?
Corduene - 2017-02-28 21:19
The UK’s most important referendum to date, which resulted in Britain voting to leave the European Union, has highlighted how the voices of the youth have been ignored. The tidal waves of the political impact of Brexit have crashed the stability of our c ...

Women’s Art and Literature Festival to be started next month
ANHA - 2017-02-27 14:15
Under the slogan” Women’s Art and Literature is a Guarantee for Democratic Nation” the 2nd festival of Women’s Art and Literature will be started by the beginning of next month with participation of women from Rojava cantons, Arabic and European states. ...

European Union expresses worry over situation of HDP deputies
KurdPress - 2017-02-25 13:33
The spokesman for the European Union expressed the concern of the union of the situation of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) leader and deputies. ...

France, Germany get backing from Brussels on security proposals
Reuters - 2017-02-22 17:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Germany won backing from the European Union's executive on Wednesday for proposals to tighten security across Europe, which include giving more powers to governments to monitor frontiers with other EU states. ...

Le Pen aides taken into French police custody
Reuters - 2017-02-22 14:56
PARIS (Reuters) - French police detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff in custody on Wednesday for questioning over alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants, Le Pen's lawyer sai ...

Fast Company Names Yazda One of The Top 10 Social Good Companies.
Nadia Murad - 2017-02-22 13:13
Yazda is an organization born from tragedy. After ISIS systematically attacked, enslaved, raped, and murdered the Yazidi people in northern Iraq beginning in 2014—in what now has been called a genocide by the United Nations, the European parliament, and U ...

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application at the European Court of Human Rights regarding the continued arrest of its co-leaders , Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The application was filed in Stra ...

HDP Files Application in ECHR Over Its Co-Leaders Detention
BAS News - 2017-02-22 00:12
ISTANBUL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its co-leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag, who were arrested along with 11 other HDP members of Parliament (MP) in No ...

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions –
Euractiv - 2017-02-21 11:32

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders
Aljazeera - 2017-02-21 09:56
Pro-Kurdish HDP files application at European Court of Human Rights over arrest of its leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag. ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-21 02:52
Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions - Cyprus Mail
Cyprus Mail - 2017-02-20 19:29

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions - Channel NewsAsia
Channelnewsasia - 2017-02-20 18:42

EPP Head Stresses Need of KRG-EP Ties
BAS News - 2017-02-18 22:13
German support to Iraqi and Peshmerga forces has led to significant results MUNICH — German MEP Manfred Weber, Head of the European People's Party (EPP) grouping in the EU Parliament, met with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in the margins ...

European delegation blocked from visiting Demirtas
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
Delegates expressed concern about democracy and rule of law in Turkey ...

Arrested in Erbil counterfeit currency sting includes European passport holder
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
Nationality of the European passport holder detained was not named ...

EU Calls On Iraq to Put Mosul Civilians Safety First
BAS News - 2017-02-17 22:03
LEEDS — The European Union (EU) on Friday called on the Iraqi authorities and military forces to put the protection of local civilians at the core of their military tactics in the city of Mosul. The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Styliani ...

Former U.S. Justice Department official warns Europe on election hacking
Reuters - 2017-02-16 03:23
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Justice Department official who served in the Obama administration said European countries must be willing to respond forcefully to efforts by Russia or others to use cyber attacks to meddle in their elections, saying th ...

Football: Turkey sets eyes on hosting UEFA Euro 2024
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK: Turkey will be bidding to host the 2024 UEFA European Championship, the Turkish Football Federation announced Wednesday. “We will apply on March 2,” TFF head Yildirim Demiroren told a press conference in Istanbul, adding Turkey had so far bid ...

European delegation in Diyarbakir to meet Ocalan
KurdPress - 2017-02-15 09:19
A European delegation arrived in Diyarbakir on Tuesday, February 14, is to meet Kurdistan Workers’ Party leader Abdullah Ocalan, who has been imprisoned for 19 years on Imrali Island in Turkey. ...

European delegation in Diyarbakir to meet PKK leader
NRT - 2017-02-14 18:10

15,000 European Kurds protest for leader’s release | World |
Thenews - 2017-02-12 15:04

15,000 European Kurds gather in Strasbourg to demand freedom for Ocalan
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-11 23:21
15,000 European Kurds gather in Strasbourg to demand freedom for Ocalan ...

15,000 European Kurds demand leader’s release
Gulf Times - 2017-02-11 23:05

Hundreds protest far-right meeting in Italy, scuffles break out
Reuters - 2017-02-11 19:15
ROME (Reuters) - Hundreds took to the streets in the northern Italian city of Genoa to protest against a meeting of European far-right political groups on Saturday, and tension simmered at times with police. ...

15,000 European Kurds protest for leader's release
Yahoo - 2017-02-11 15:53

EU's Mogherini: U.S. says will fully implement Iran nuclear deal
Reuters - 2017-02-10 16:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Friday she was reassured during meetings with the Trump administration that the United States was committed to the full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. ...

EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson
Reuters - 2017-02-10 00:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In their first meeting, the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke "at length" about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the EU said in a statement. ...

International Community’s Support for Yezidis “Insufficient”: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-08 21:50
ERBIL — The United Nations, European Union and the United States are not sufficiently supporting the Kurdish Yezidis whom have been subjected to various atrocities at the hand of the Islamic State (IS), said an official. Keiri Bozani, the representative ...

UK parliament gives PM May power to trigger Brexit
Reuters - 2017-02-08 21:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May won approval from parliament's lower chamber on Wednesday to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union, defeating attempts by pro-EU lawmakers to attach extra conditions to her plan to start divorce talks ...

United Nations, EU condemn Israel legalizing settlements on Palestinian land
Reuters - 2017-02-07 21:46
BRUSSELS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief and the United Nations secretary-general on Tuesday criticized an Israeli move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. ...

Anti-ISIS Kurdish hacker targets European websites, promoting Peshmerga - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-06 19:48

European Aviation Agency says Iraqi Airways not removed from blacklist
E-Kurd - 2017-02-05 08:42
COLOGNE,— The European Aviation Safety Agency denied a report on Iraqi state TV on Thursday that it had lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace. Iraqi State TV had earlier cited Iraq’s transport minister Kadhim al-Hamami saying the agenc ...

EASA lifts ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace
E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
BAGHDAD,— The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace, Iraq’s transport minister Kadhim al-Hamami told state television on Thursday. The national carrier was banned from flying to Europe in 2015 ...

Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action-plan with Libya
BBC - 2017-02-03 05:09
European leaders gather to find ways to tackle people smugglers in the North African country. ...

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - The European
Theeuropean - 2017-02-02 20:41

British Brexit paper stresses hope for mutual EU/UK benefit
Reuters - 2017-02-02 15:50
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will do its utmost to negotiate a divorce deal with the European Union that is mutually beneficial, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday, setting out the government's strategy in an official policy document. ...

European Aviation Safety Agency removes Iraqi Airways from ban list
NRT - 2017-02-02 10:48

EU must see a working parliament in order to work with Iraqi Kurdistan: envoy
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The European Union is keen to support Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s economic reform programs aimed at ending an ongoing financial crisis, on the condition that the region will “re-establish” its parliament which has not ...

Ocalan's isolation is human rights violation: President of European Court of Human Rights
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
Ocalan's isolation is human rights violation: President of European Court of Human Rights ...

EU's Donald Tusk sees Trump as threat to Europe
BBC - 2017-01-31 20:00
The European Council head warns the administration may reverse 70 years of US foreign policy. ...

Young Syrian inventor wins European Youth Award
Orient News - 2017-01-29 02:01

Lawmakers reject EU laundering blacklist, want tax havens included
Reuters - 2017-01-19 17:21
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers rejected on Thursday an EU blacklist of ten countries at risk of facilitating money laundering or terrorist financing on the grounds that the list is too short and needs to be expanded to include tax havens. ...

Security turns U.N. in Geneva into ghost town as China's Xi visits
Reuters - 2017-01-18 17:52
GENEVA (Reuters) - Security blanketed the United Nations' European headquarters on Wednesday to avoid any risk or embarrassment to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, while police swiftly ended a small pro-Tibetan protest on the square outside. ...

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