Javier Larrondo In Cuba, the repression remains very strong

Javier Larrondo: “In Cuba, the repression remains very strong”

Javier Larrondo is the co-founder and representative for the European Union of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) and the founder of the NGO Cuban Prisoners Defenders, based in Madrid. The two NGOs have just lodged a complaint against Cuba for slavery, concerning the hundreds of thousands of professionals sent every year to a hundred […]

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Angela Merkel admits to having a "conflictual relationship" with Emmanuel Macron

Angela Merkel admits to having a “conflictual relationship” with Emmanuel Macron

Angela Merkel admits to having “confrontations” with Emmanuel Macron, in an interview published Wednesday by European dailies. “Of course, we have confrontations,” says the German Chancellor, adding that “there are differences of mentality” between her and the French president and “differences in (their) understanding of roles.” In an interview with the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, […]

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Iran: european union rejects US tension strategy

Iran: european union rejects US tension strategy

The Europeans expressed concern on Monday over renewed tensions between Washington and Tehran and signaled US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo their concern over the risk of an “accidental” conflict in the Gulf. On his way to Russia, the head of the US diplomacy has been invited to a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in […]

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Iran: Europeans regret American decisions

Iran: Europeans regret American decisions

France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union on Saturday regretted the US decision not to extend the exemptions allowing oil transactions with Iran. In a joint statement, the High Representative of the Union and the French, German and British Foreign Ministers took note of it “with regret and concern”. They also regret that […]

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poland the Poles are fighting for their rights

Poland: the Poles are fighting for their rights

In this issue of Insiders “Europe off the beaten track”, we are interested in civil rights in Poland, in full rise of nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiment in the European Union. Our reporter, Damon Embling, went to Gdansk, a liberal-minded city in a predominantly Catholic and conservative country. Places like Gdansk are rare. This port city […]

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Venezuela Juan Guaido recognized as president by 19 European countries

Venezuela: Juan Guaido recognized as president by 19 European countries

The opponent Juan Guaido has been recognized as interim president of Venezuela by 19 countries of the European Union, immediately accused by the socialist president Nicolas Maduro of “supporting the putschist plans” of the United States. While diplomatic support is growing, Juan Guaido, 35, is trying to organize the arrival of humanitarian aid to Venezuela, […]

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Strasbourg validates inclusion of Sahara in EU Morocco agreement

Strasbourg validates inclusion of Sahara in EU / Morocco agreement

The European Parliament gave its green light on Wednesday to amend the trade agreement between the European Union and Morocco to include the southern part of Western Sahara, administered by Morocco without being under its sovereignty from the point of view international law. Former Spanish colony, Western Sahara is claimed since 1976 by Morocco, which […]

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Donald Tusk EU to extend sanctions against Russia

Donald Tusk : EU to extend sanctions against Russia

Donald Tusk was certain on Friday that the European Union would renew its economic sanctions against Russia in December after the incident between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Sea of ​​Azov. EU Heads of State and Government, to meet in Brussels on 13 and 14 December, will extend measures for the Russian defense, […]

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