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EU Concerned over Ongoing Deadly Protests in Iraq, Calls for Dialogue

BAS News - 2019-11-29 15:01
ERBIL — The European Union expressed serious concern over the ongoing protests in Iraq with increasing casualties while several media outlets being closed down to prevent coverage of the unrest. “The use of live ammunition by security forces against demo ...

Refugees at Risk: Managing the European Union’s Declining Power in Turkey - War on the Rocks

Warontherocks - 2019-11-15 11:40

Reuters: Kurds tell EU: Get tough with Turkey or face Islamic State fighters

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-09 00:25
LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union could face a wave of returning battle-hardened Islamic State fighters from Syria unless it gets much tougher with Turkey, including breaking off any accession or trade talks, a senior Kurdish leader told Reuters. Pres ...

EU Concerned over "Extreme Violence" Against Protesters in Karbala

BAS News - 2019-10-30 11:39
ERBIL - European Union has expressed strong concerns over the "extreme violence" against the protesters in the Iraqi Shia holy city of Karbala earlier this week. As part of the demonstrations against the government in capital Baghdad and several other ma ...

Should the West also accept the cleansing of the Kurds in Rojava?

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 01:53
Shakhawan Shorash | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The US President Donald Trump withdrew US troops, left the Kurds without protection, and paved the way for a Turkish invasion of Rojava. The weak reactions coming from NATO, the European Union (EU) and the Unite ...

Better Early than Sorry: How the EU Can Use its Early Warning Capacities to their Full Potential

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-23 01:48
The European Union has put instruments and tools in place to improve its early warning mechanisms. Member states must now work with EU institutions to make them more effective. One concrete step that Germany could take is to push the new EU leadership to ...

European Parliament to meet on Wed to discuss sanctions on Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-22 12:41
Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Union Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, will inform the EU general assembly about the measures and sanctions decisions against the Turkish state tomorrow morning. ...

Turkey’s Continuous Trail of Terror and Genocide

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur | Exclusive to Ekurd.net President of Kurdish American Education Society, Los Angeles. Following Turkey’s invasion of Kurdistan in Syria, on October 9th, members of the European Union have come out to strongly condemn the Turkish ...

Thousands protest for Rojava in Freiburg and Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-10-19 23:18
In Freiburg and Stuttgart thousands of people protested against Turkish incursion into northern Syria. Demonstrators called upon the German government, the European Union and United Nations to take immediate action. ...

It’s Not Ceasefire; It’s Capitulation of Kurds: EU’s Tusk on Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-19 11:17
ERBIL — European Union Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday that the suspension of Turkish military action that was agreed on by Ankara and Washington is not a ceasefire, but a capitulation of the Kurds. Following a five-hour-long meeting between ...

EU's Tusk: Turkish halt of military operations 'not a ceasefire'

Reuters - 2019-10-18 16:17
European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on Ankara to immediately stop military operations in Syria. ...

Czech President: Europe and America "vulgarly" betrayed the Kurds

ANF - 2019-10-18 15:11
"In my opinion, Turkey is committing war crimes in Syria and should not become a member of the European Union," said Zeman. ...

DUP reject Brexit deal after talks with loyalist paramilitaries

ANF - 2019-10-18 10:05
A draft agreement has been reached on Brexit between the European Union and the British government. ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Receives New European Union Envoys to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-16 16:43
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the new European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Martin Huth. President Barzani congratulated Ambassador Huth and expressed his support for him. President Barzani encouraged the ...

Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Latest Regional Developments

BAS News - 2019-10-15 17:12
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the new European Union ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth to discuss a range of subjects. Barzani and Huth, during their meeting in Kurdistan R ...

Watch List 2019 – Third Update

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-15 16:31
Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union a ...

EU Condemns Turkish Offensive on NE Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-14 15:34
ERBIL — The Council of the European Union on Monday condemned the ongoing Turkish military offensive against the Syrian Kurds in northeast Syria, calling for an immediate leave of the Turkish troops. “The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriou ...

Turkey commits genocide in western Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-10-13 06:26
Kurdistan Human Rights Association calls on the UN, the European Union, the allied coalition in the fight against ISIS, to take practical measures to force Turkey to end this genocide in western Kurdistan. Just during its days, dozens of people have been ...

French minister: Sanctions against Turkey are on the table

ANF - 2019-10-11 11:03
France’s EU affairs minister Amelie de Montchalin said that sanctions against Turkey will be debated next week at the European Union leaders’ meeting. ...

Syriac organisations: No-fly zone over Syria!

ANF - 2019-10-10 13:40
The Syriac National Council of Syria, American Syriac Union, European Syriac Union issued a statement on the Turkish attacks in North and Eastern Syria. ...

As EU candidate, Turkey must align with EU foreign policy: Commission

Reuters - 2019-10-10 13:10
Turkey must consider that its bid to join the European Union requires it to adhere to EU foreign policy, the bloc's executive Commission said on Thursday, again rejecting Ankara's military operation in northern Syria. ...

ETUC calls on EU to end migration deal with Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-09 22:05
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is calling on the EU to take the strongest possible action to prevent a Turkish invasion of Syria, and immediately end its migration deal with Turkey. ...

EU Head of Liaison Office Ms. Clarisse PASZTORY ends her tenure in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2019-08-29 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the European Union Liaison Office Mr. Clarisse PASZTORY met at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Minister Safeen Dizayee Head of DFR on the occasion of compl ...

Syriacs in Sweden call on the EU to stop negotiations with Turkey

ANF - 2019-08-21 19:32
Assyrian-Syriac organizations in Sweden protested the fascist AKP-MHP alliance taking over the Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities and called on the European Union to stop accession negotiations with Turkey. ...

The Rise of Right-Wing Populists in Estonia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-07-31 19:11
Since joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) in 2004, Estonia has been an exemplar of rationality and democratic values, becoming the epitome of digital innovation, openness, and budgetary balance. This can be ex ...

Preventing Further Conflict and Fragmentation in Ethiopia

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-19 19:02
High-profile assassinations, intercommunal violence and the question of Sidama statehood have endangered Ethiopia’s transition to a multi-party democracy. In this excerpt from its Watch List 2019 – Second Update, Crisis Group urges the European Union and ...

Crucial Reforms Languish as Colombia Seeks to Consolidate Peace

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-19 13:26
Colombia’s fragile peace is threatened by rural violence and the humanitarian burden of hosting Venezuelan refugees. In this excerpt from its Watch List 2019 – Second Update, Crisis Group urges the European Union and its member states to sustain strong s ...

Watch List 2019 – Second Update

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-17 20:07
Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union a ...

EU takes 'restrictive measures' against Turkey over Cyprus drilli

ANF - 2019-07-17 09:41
The European Union takes action against Turkey for its "illegal" drilling in Cyprus waters. ...

Protests grow against European Union - Mercosur deal

ANF - 2019-07-11 08:41
Protests are growing about the European Union deal with Mercosur. ...

Deal or no deal, Britain will leave EU on October 31: PM candidate Johnson

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
LONDON,— Boris Johnson, frontrunner to be Britain’s next prime minister, promised on Monday to lead the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without an exit deal, launching his leadership bid in a campaign video. Prime Minister Theresa Ma ...

EU Ready to Support KRG Reform Package: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-05-28 16:18
ERBIL — The European Union is ready to support Kurdistan Region in its ongoing administration and military reform package, said EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua. The envoy met with Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani, who is ...

EU Envoy Says “Regretful” that Intraparty Policy Risks KDP-PUK Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-28 15:55
ERBIL — European Union Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua expressed concern over the “intraparty policies” of a Kurdish political party that has put previous agreements between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) at r ...

Trump delays auto tariffs on EU, Japan

Waar Media - 2019-05-18 16:56
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump delayed for six months on Friday his decision whether to impose tariffs on automobile imports from the European Union (EU) and Japan. The decision comes as Trump wrangles with China over a new trade deal. The negoti ...

EU calls on Iran to fulfill nuclear deal commitments

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union on Thursday called on Iran to fulfill its commitments to the nuclear deal in a joint statement by Germany, France, and the U.K. “We remain fully committed to the preservation and full implementation of the JCPoA [Joint Compr ...

EU Rejects Iran’s Ultimatum over Nuclear Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-09 11:46
ERBIL — The European Union Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom on Thursday rejected the ultimatum by Iran over Nuclear Deal. Iran said a day earlier that it was planning to ease “some commitments” to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal, givin ...

TEV-CAND holds demonstration in front of EP against isolation

ANF - 2019-05-08 16:45
The banners included one that said the European Union and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture are accomplices in the isolation imposed upon Ocalan and other prisoners, and others urging international bodies to break their silence. ...

European Union reacted to Istanbul elections re-run decision

ANF - 2019-05-07 10:01
EU's Mogherini: "Ensuring a free, fair and transparent election process is essential to any democracy and is at the heart of the European Union’s relations with Turkey." ...

Italy asked CPT to take its responsibility on isolation

ANF - 2019-05-05 18:02
A long list of signatures have been collected in an appeal against isolation addressed to the CPT and the European Union. ...

Kurds to EP: “Don’t be party to the crime, develop a solution”

ANF - 2019-04-17 13:22
The sit-in in front of European Union institutions in Strasbourg protesting the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continues on week 4. ...

Watch List 2019 - First Update

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-17 01:28
Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union a ...

‘Brexit is not future of European Union’: EU’s Juncker

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 16:31
WAAR_DUHOK “Brexit is not the future of the European Union” and cannot pose as an obstacle before EU’s progress, the head of European Commission said on Thursday. “Brexit cannot hinder our progress and it will not. The trade agreements and relations with ...

Swedish MP: We support the hunger strikers' demands

ANF - 2019-04-16 11:31
Waldau added that when Turkey will put an end to the repression and massacre of Kurds and political prisoners would be released then it could really be accepted within the European Union. ...

EU grants UK Brexit extension until Oct. 31

Waar Media - 2019-04-11 12:19
WAAR_DUHOK Leaders of the European Union agreed late Wednesday to grant an extension to the U.K. on Brexit up to the end of October with a review in June. European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the EU’s 27 member states and the UK re ...

UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Legislation to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal crash-out from the European Union became law late Monday after clearing all stages in both houses of Britain’s parliament and receiving Royal Assent. The new law requires British Prime Minister T ...

China is Europe’s Biggest Economic Conundrum

Waar Media - 2019-04-06 17:21
WAAR_DUHOK European Union leaders will sit down next week with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to discuss the bloc’s relationship with Beijing, perhaps the biggest external economic and diplomatic challenge currently facing the EU. Li’s trip comes bare ...

UK MPs Pass Bill Delaying Brexit

Waar Media - 2019-04-04 11:22
WAAR_DUHOK British lawmakers passed a bill late Wednesday forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a further delay to the UK’s departure from the European Union in order to avoid a no-deal scenario. The legislation — also known as the Cooper Bill becau ...

EU Won’t Be Held Hostage to UK’s Brexit Crisis: Macron

Waar Media - 2019-04-03 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union will not be held “hostage” by the political crisis in the UK over Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. “The EU cannot be held hostage to the resolution of a political crisis in the United Kingdom on a long- ...

EU Opposes Capital Punishment in Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2019-04-03 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK EU foreign policy chief Tuesday said the bloc opposes capital punishments in Saudi Arabia where the number this year passed 45. “The European Union is unequivocally opposed to the use of capital punishment in all cases and without exception,” ...

KIU delegation to visit the European Union in Erbil

Kurdiu - 2019-04-02 19:51

EU-funded Programme in Iraq to Support Recovery, Stability Through Local Development

BAS News - 2019-03-28 15:21
BASRA (UNDP) — The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) continue to work together to help the people of Iraq in their pursuit of recovery and stability. On 28 March 2019 ...

European Union To Turkey: Reform Or Stay Out - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-03-25 03:03

Press statement following the 54th meeting of the Association Council between the European Union and Turkey, Brussels, 15 March 2019 - Consilium

Europa - 2019-03-15 17:33

HDP’s Yagizay: Harshest EP report on Turkey in 14 years

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
HDP Representative for the Council of Europe Faik Yagizay and HDP Representative for the European Union Eyup Doru spoke about the report on Turkey which was voted on at the European Parliament yesterday evening. ...

Swedish MP: All countries should object to the isolation

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
Swedish MP Bodil Valero visited the unlimited non-alternating hunger strike activists in Strasbourg and said, “All countries, let alone the European Union and its member states, should have objected to this isolation that has continued for years. ...

Sweden’s Feminist Initiative proposes EU ministers visit Guven

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
The Feminist Initiative party in Sweden proposed that a delegation of European Union ministers visit Leyla Guven, who has been on a hunger strike for over 120 days. ...

Macron Proposes Reforms For ‘European Renewal’

Waar Media - 2019-03-05 14:03
WAAR_DUHOK French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday proposed a series of reforms within the European Union ahead of EU elections in May. “In a few weeks’ time, the European elections will be decisive for the future of our continent,” Macron wrote in an ...

Mogherini: Steps should be taken for Leyla Guven

ANF - 2019-03-02 12:25
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini responded to Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson’s letter about Leyla Guven. ...

Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament receives representative of European Union office to the Kurdistan region

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-02-27 08:03

Hard Brexit Could Wipe at Least 0.5 Percent Off German GDP – BDI

Waar Media - 2019-02-26 11:31
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – If Britain quits the European Union without a deal, that could shave at least 0.5 percent off Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP), the head of Germany’s BDI industry association said on Tuesday. BDI Managing Director Joachim Lan ...

EU Spends over $55 Million to Help Reconstruction in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-22 14:21
MOSUL (UNAMI) — Seeing firsthand the impact of the assistance provided to help the people of Mosul recover from the devastation of the conflict with Da’esh (ISIL), a joint European Union-United Nations delegation toured stabilization and development proj ...

Trump Warns of Auto Tariffs if no EU Trade Deal

Waar Media - 2019-02-21 14:46
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump issued a stern ultimatum to the European Union on Wednesday, warning that if a comprehensive trade pact is not brokered, Washington will tax European car imports. “We’re trying to make a deal. They’re very tough to ...

EU Launches Projects in Erbil to Empower Local Communities

BAS News - 2019-02-20 15:19
ERBIL (UNDP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq will benefit from two new projects funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund, MADAD. Launched today in Erbil, the projects aim at empowering local communities and improving governance in are ...

EU, Belgium Thank Kurdistan for Hosting Nearly 2 Million IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-02-19 19:17
ERBIL - The European Union and Belgium have thanked the Kurdistan Region for hosting nearly 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees and the sacrifices made by the Peshmerga fighters in the past few years. The remarks were made during a meeting of their delega ...

EU Warns of New Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea

Waar Media - 2019-02-18 13:37
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union may impose new sanctions against Russia over Crimea, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said Monday as March will mark the fifth anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula by the Russian Federation. “There can be decisions ...

Referendum on Irish unity nearing?

ANF - 2019-02-10 11:05
Signs of a growing acceptance in London that a referendum on unity in the Six Counties will be required should Britain's departure from the European Union. ...

U.S.'s Syria Ally Supplies Oil to Assad's Brokers

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-09 10:18
America’s Kurdish-led military ally in Syria has become an important supplier of crude oil to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, delivering crude to a broker that has been targeted by sanctions in the U.S. and European Union. ...

Solidarity message to Leyla Güven from Uppsala council

ANF - 2019-02-04 22:12
Smedberg called on Sweden and the European Union to put pressure on Turkey: “We should never allow human rights violations, nor crimes carried out by a State.” ...

France’s Yellow Vests to Take Part in EU Elections

Waar Media - 2019-02-02 12:44
WAAR_DUHOKI The Paris coordinator of France’s Yellow Vest protest movement said Friday they are preparing to participate in European Union parliamentary elections. In remarks made on the BFM TV news channel, Thierry Paul Valette said they have created a ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives EU delegation

KRG-Spain - 2019-02-01 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the European Union Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Jean-Christophe Belliard, EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua, the head of the European Union Offi ...

Masrour Barzani, EU Delegation Discuss "New Chapter" in Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-01-30 13:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday a delegation from the European Union to discuss a range of regional issues, including the improving relations between Erbil and Baghdad. The EU delegation, headed ...

Brexit deal not open for re-negotiation: EU

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 12:25
WAAR_DUHOK Despite Britain seeking to re-discuss the deal, the agreement reached for its withdrawal from the European Union is not open for re-negotiation, the European Council president said on Tuesday. “The withdrawal agreement is and remains the best ...

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani Meets EU Delegation

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday received an EU delegation headed by Mr. Jean-Christophe Belliard, Deputy Secretary-General of the European Union. The delegation praised the improvement in the discussion between Erbil and Baghdad, ...

UK should lead, not Leave EU, Says Prominent Campaigner

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 09:12
WAAR_DUHOK The UK should renegotiate the terms of its European Union membership with the bloc instead of leaving it, according to a prominent Remain campaigner. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Gina Miller said she thinks the UK should ditch Prime Minister Th ...

EU Calls no-deal for Leaving EU ‘Default Scenario’

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
The “default scenario” for the U.K. is to leave the EU with a no deal, European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday. Michel Barnier discussed the latest developments on Brexit at European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. “There are t ...

Germany, France sign new treaty pledging deeper ties

Waar Media - 2019-01-22 14:21
Germany and France have signed an ambitious treaty on Tuesday to deepen political, economic and defense cooperation between the two countries, and strengthen the European Union. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron signed ...

EU to prepare for UK’s ‘disorderly exit’ scenario

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 14:28
The European Union will continue preparations for the UK’s “disorderly exit” scenario, the spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday. “We will continue our preparations for all outcomes, including a no-deal scenario. The risk of a ...

EU says risk of no-deal on Brexit imminent

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 11:15
The risk of no-deal on Brexit is imminent, European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday following British lawmakers’ rejection of Brexit deal. Speaking at the EU parliament, Michel Barnier said: “We are fearing more than ever, that there is ...

Crunch time for Brexit as lawmakers prepare to vote

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 08:25
British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking much needed approval from the House of Commons for her European Union withdrawal agreement in a historical vote to be held Tuesday evening. The deal was originally scheduled for a parliament vote in December, ...

Taking Stock of U.S. Sanctions on Russia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-01-14 17:43
Ever since the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) was signed into law in August 2017, European Union and United States sanctions policy has been out of sync. The most important difference lies not in the firms or individuals w ...

EU to Enact Sanctions against Iran Intelligence Service

BAS News - 2019-01-08 13:47
ERBIL — The European Union has agreed to enact sanctions against Iranian intelligence Service for assassination attempts on EU soil. “EU just agreed to enact sanctions against the Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. ...

Turkey: Almost 300k Syrians return home in 2018

Rûdaw - 2019-01-06 17:25
Turkey hosts the refugees due in part to an agreement with the European Union ...

EU Ready to Support Future KRG: Envoy

BAS News - 2018-12-19 23:35
ERBIL - The European Union has showed readiness to support the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and its initiatives to better serve the people of the Kurdistan Region, the EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua said. The EU envoy made the remarks in ...

EU Signs Contracts of €57.5 Million to Support Mosul Recovery

BAS News - 2018-12-13 10:01
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — A delegation from the United Nations in Iraq and the European Union Mission to Iraq yesterday toured a number of EU-funded and UN implemented projects in Mosul, seeing first-hand the clearance, stabilization, rehabilitation and develop ...

European Socialist Women’s Union salutes Guven

ANF - 2018-12-07 14:43
European Socialist Women’s Union saluted Leyla Guven’s resistance and said, “Now everybody has the responsibility to show more solidarity with the hunger strike Leyla Guven started.” ...

EU Hopeful about Masrour Barzani’s Future Role as Prime Minister

BAS News - 2018-12-06 14:50
ERBIL — The European Union has welcomed the nomination of Masrour Barzani to lead the next government of Kurdistan Region in the position of prime minister, said Dilawar Azhgayi, head of KRG’s EU mission. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representativ ...

Iranian lawyer gets 12 years for 'insults' after representing hijab protester

Rûdaw - 2018-12-02 07:59
The European Union Parliament awarded Shahidi the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought ...

EU Steps up Assistance for Reconstruction of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-27 14:16
BRUSSELS, (European Commission) — The European Union has adopted today a €56.5 million package to promote sustainable job creation and strengthen support to refugees, internally displaced populations and their host communities in Iraq. This brings the to ...

Turkey's foreign minister says EU comments on rule of law 'out of line'

Kathimerini - 2018-11-24 23:18
and the detention of a Kurdish politician. Turkey on Friday criticized the European Union’s foreign... rebuked Ankara over arrests of journalists and the detention of a Kurdish politician. In an interview ...

EU alarmed by Turkish arrest of academics, activists

Reuters - 2018-11-16 19:04
The European Union voiced alarm over Turkey's detention of several academics and rights activists on Friday, calling for their swift release. ...

Moustafa Rechid: Kurdish Literature in Europe

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-11-05 14:33
An Historical Outlook Though in 30s and 40s of the last century, there have been certain activities of the Kurdish intellectuals in Europe, it was only 1956 when a first pan-European Kurdish organisation was founded: A Cultural Union of the Kurdish Studen ...

KRG Representative to EU holds meetings with number of envoys asking more support

Waar Media - 2018-11-02 16:24
Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative to the European Union, Dlawar Azhgayi speaks to WAARTV WAAR-DUHOK: A Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) delegation, headed by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative to the European Uni ...

Kurdistan Representatives Meet World Envoys in Europe

BAS News - 2018-11-01 23:23
ERBIL - A Kurdish delegation, headed by the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Union, Dlawar Azhgayi, met on Thursday with a number of world envoys in hopes of achieving more support for the region. The Kurdish delegates ...

23. October 2018 – The European Union should stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2018-10-24 22:40

Council Of EU extends mandate of advisory mission in Iraq until 2020

Waar Media - 2018-10-16 13:10
The Council of the European Union announced on Monday that it had decided to extend the mandate of its Advisory Mission in Iraq until 2020. WAAR-DUHOK: The Council of the European Union announced on Monday that it had decided to extend the mandate of its ...

Brexit deal made harder by May comments: EU official

Reuters - 2018-10-16 13:07
British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech to the UK parliament on Monday has shown that reaching a deal on the country's exit from the European Union will be even harder than expected, a senior EU official said on Tuesday. ...

EU praises Kurdistan Parliamentary Election as “peaceful and orderly ballot”

Waar Media - 2018-10-02 12:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union has praised the Kurdistan Region parliamentary elections held on Sunday, saying that it “offered the region’s voters a crucial opportunity to exercise their democratic rights.” According to a statement by the spokesperson f ...

EU Hails Kurdistan Election's Transparency

BAS News - 2018-10-01 21:20
ERBIL - The European Union has praised the Kurdistan Region parliamentary elections held on Sunday, saying that it "offered the region's voters a crucial opportunity to exercise their democratic rights." According to a statement by the spokesperson for t ...

Brexit, Bridges and War Zones: Crazy World of the European Union's Land Borders - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2018-09-19 08:49

WBG and EU Support Iraq’s Public Financial Management Systems, Institutions

BAS News - 2018-09-16 13:57
Baghdad, (WBG) – The World Bank Group and the European Union signed today a €15.6 million (US$18.1 equivalent) technical assistance program to strengthen public financial management (PFM) oversight and accountability Institutions in Iraq and increase the ...
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