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‘EU, US compromise with Turkey on human values’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Turkish government, European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are not serious about working for peace and democracy in Turkey nor in tackling the Kurdish question in the Middle East, Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition co-leader told Kurdistan24 on T ...

Analogies of injustice

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
What other conspiracies do the responsible institutions of the Czech Republic, which is member of the UN , NATO and European Union and which supposedly adheres to the principles of law and democracy have in store for my myself? I Dr Yekta Uzunoglu (also k ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets with the European Union representatives

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-24 00:07
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with a delegation of representatives of the European Union countries in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Mr. Patrick Simonnet, the head of the delegation and the EU Ambassador to Iraq, brief ...

EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...

Barzani to EU leaders: Do not oppose natural rights of Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region President and a delegation of political parties met with the representatives of European Union in Iraq to discuss the process of holding the independence referendum. On Thursday, Masoud Barzani Kurdistan Region President ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Top EU Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-06-22 17:44
Barzani: Kurdistan Region will play a more active role in the anti-terrorism efforts ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani met with a top European Union (EU) delegation headed by Patrick Simmonet, the European Uni ...

EU Considers Dispatching a Security Mission to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — The European Union considers dispatching a security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS). EU ministers held an initial discussion on Monday, considering the deployment of A multi-count ...

EU Renews Call for Protection of Civilians in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:49
SOFIA — The European Union (EU) once again called for protection of the Iraqi civilians trapped in the city of Mosul, as the operation for liberating the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS) enters its final stage. The Union further expressed stron ...

Italian Coast Guard Arrests 38 Kurdish Migrants

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Italian coast guard has arrested 38 migrants from Kurdistan Region during the past two days for trying to illegally enter the country on their way to northern European countries. According to local sources cited by Kurdistan24, 10 men, 11 women a ...

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets with European leaders

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-17 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani met with a number of European leaders during his visit to the continent this week. In the Netherlands, Mr. Talabani met separately with th ...

Ukrainians can now enter the European Union visa-free

Waar Media - 2017-06-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: On Sunday, Ukrainians celebrated their first day of visa-free access to most of the EU’s 28 nations following a measure adopted by the European Parliament in April and the European Council heads of government in May. One of many elements of t ...

EU asks Kurdistan region not to hold referendum

KurdPress - 2017-06-12 11:39
The European Union (EU) said Sunday, June 11, that the "general interest of the Iraqi people, including those in the Kurdistan region, will be best served in a united Iraq where all the different components work together for the long term stabilization of ...

Talking truth to Turkey / Ludwig Schulz

KurdPress - 2017-06-11 12:29
Ludwig Schulz looks at how scientific analysis can help counter President Erdogan’s fake narrative of Turkey’s thriving democracy and why the European Union should reconsider its policy towards EU accession countries. ...

Erbil white houses in pictures

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Derim City in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, has won the surprise of many European people as it is replete with big houses and mansions just 5 miles away from the war against the Islamic State (IS). The houses belong a wealthy generation of the K ...

Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

Waar Media - 2017-06-04 12:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their European title in the Champions League era with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Saturday’s final for their third triumph in four years. Real, who now ...

Macedonia's parliament endorses new government

Reuters - 2017-06-01 00:58
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's lawmakers on Wednesday evening endorsed a new government led by Social Democrats which is expected to steer the way out of a two-year-long political crisis and bring the country closer to membership in the European Union and ...

Report: EU countries working to block Turkey from hosting NATO summit

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Eighteen EU countries and Canada will fight for Belgium to host the 2018 NATO summit instead of Turkey, according to a report in the German newspaper Die Welt on Wednesday. A group of European countries in the NATO led by Germany, France, the ...

EU raises human rights in talks with Turkey’s Erdogan

Waar Media - 2017-05-26 18:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Senior European Union officials on Thursday pressed President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey’s human rights record while he pushed Brussels to deliver on promises of visa-free travel to Europe for Turks. Erdogan’s visit to Brussels, where he was ...

Juncker says Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus

Reuters - 2017-05-26 11:29
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday. ...

Trump meets EU chiefs in Brussels

Waar Media - 2017-05-25 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump met the European Union’s top officials on Thursday in a bid to mend ties with a bloc he deeply alarmed by backing Brexit. Trump arrived for his first ever talks with EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Comm ...

Germany's Schaeuble wants creative ways to build stronger EU

Reuters - 2017-05-23 21:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should find ways to cooperate more closely on migration, security, foreign and economic policy, without waiting for a change to EU treaties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday. ...

ECHO Donates Additional €3 Million in Humanitarian Response to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:34
BAGHDAD — Through a grant of €3 million, the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is funding the UN Migration Agency (IOM) to implement the fourth phase of its humanitarian response, supported by ECHO to IOM Iraq, to assist co ...

US Asks Iraq to Suspend 785 Iranian-affiliated Officials

BAS News - 2017-05-23 12:29
US says these officials are implementing Iran's agendas ERBIL — The United States has asked Iraq to suspend the work of 785 officers in the ministries of defense and interior who are following the Iranian agendas, Secretary General of the European Depart ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 16, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Delegation from European Union visits Kurdistan Parliament, says MP A delegation from the European Union visited the now-closed Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Tuesday to discuss the reactivation of the region’s parliament, a Kurdish lawmaker said on Tuesd ...

France's Macron, Tusk begin work on European overhaul

Reuters - 2017-05-17 20:54
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would begin working immediately with European Council President Donald Tusk on the overhaul of the bloc, which needed a new and ambitious policy. ...

German Holocaust denier arrested in Hungary

Reuters - 2017-05-16 18:33
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An 81-year-old German far-right activist has been arrested in Hungary on a European warrant for offences committed while serving a prison term for denying the Holocaust, Hungarian police said on Tuesday. ...

EU calls for elections in Venezuela

Reuters - 2017-05-15 15:08
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers urged Venezuelan authorities to hold elections and release political prisoners to help end six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro that have killed dozens of people. ...

Sadr: EU Countries Better Stop Putting Pressure on Muslims

BAS News - 2017-05-14 22:21
BAGHDAD — The powerful Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned the European countries to end pressuring the Muslim refugees as the move is likely to provoke violent acts in their countries. The remarks are app ...

Merkel says wants close cooperation with France's Macron

Reuters - 2017-05-13 14:24
AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she wanted close cooperation with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. ...

EU urges U.S. not to cut U.N. funds, stay committed to climate deal

Reuters - 2017-05-09 18:34
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union foreign policy chief urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U.N. agencies that deal with issues such as food aid, refugees and children, describing their work as sometimes more important to peace a ...

Kes Meets Gorran In Brussels

Kurdish-European Society - 2017-05-08 22:17
The President of the Kurdish-European Society (KES) Kahraman Evsen met a high-level delegation of... ...

Projections: Macron wins French presidency by a large margin

Roji Kurd - 2017-05-08 00:03
PARIS (AP) — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar ...

Kurdish Academician Awarded for Best Research in CEE e-Dem e-Gov Conf.

BAS News - 2017-05-06 21:42
ERBIL— The research by an instructor form the University of Raparin in Raniya (Sulaimaniya province) was selected as the best academic article in the Central and East European e-Democracy e-Government Days 2017. The work by Payman Ramadan was chosen from ...

EU Seeking to Deport Iraqi Asylum Seekers by Their Will

BAS News - 2017-05-05 08:43
ERBIL— European Union's Iraq Ambassador Patrick Simonnet said the EU is discussing the ways to deport Iraqi asylum seekers to their home country. In a press conference on Thursday in Baghdad, Simonnet stated the EU members are involved in talks with Bagh ...

Turkey’s EU dream is over, for now, top official says

Waar Media - 2017-05-02 15:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan has turned its back on joining the European Union, at least for now, the bloc’s top official dealing with Ankara said, offering economic cooperation instead if both sides can restore friendly ties. After ...

Impossible to speak to hungry people about independence: PUK official

KurdPress - 2017-05-02 10:57
A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) blamed ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Kurdistan Region for saving oil revenues in European banks on the pretext of dedicating it to the people of the region in the future, adding that ...

EU on course to renew Russia sanctions barring Le Pen election win

Reuters - 2017-04-28 12:26
VALLETTA (Reuters) - The European Union will seek to renew economic sanctions against Russia when they expire at the end of July, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpectedly frosty relations with Moscow, EU diplomats and officials said. ...

EU ponders stronger social protection as populist wave rises

Reuters - 2017-04-26 15:00
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to strengthen social protection across the bloc as the European Union struggles with a wave of populism triggered by globalization and a migration crisis. ...

EU lawmaker: Turkey can’t join EU with new constitution

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on Wednesday. Kati Piri’s comments ...
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