Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tag Archives: MEPs

EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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Three killed in France Christmas market attack

STRASBOURG: Hundreds of security forces were Wednesday deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. Some 350 people, including police, ...

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EU parliament votes to ban controversial weedkiller by 2022

STRASBOURG: The European Parliament called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its licence. MEPs approved a resolution which is not binding but will add fresh pressure on the European Commission, the ...

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EU parliamentarian condemns Indian atrocities in Kashmir

Member of European Parliament (MEP) and other delegates from the United Kingdom and Canada have unanimously supported the right of self-determination of Kashmiris, saying that the world should come forward to stop the sufferings of the Kashmiris in Indian Kashmir (IoK). MEP Julie Ward, said that the excesses against people ...

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Pro-Kashmir UK Pakistani MEP denied official visa to visit India

LONDON: A British Pakistani parliamentarian has been barred from official India visit over his support for the people of Indian occupied Kashmir. Amjad Bashir, who is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament, told this scribe on Tuesday that he has been effectively banned from a European Parliament delegation to ...

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European Parliament backs controversial Canadian trade deal

PARIS: MEPs overwhelmingly backed the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the European Union and Canada. The vote saw fierce protests with around 700 campaigners taking to the streets outside the parliament building. Some pushed a mock Trojan horse, fearful that the Investment Court System (ICS) brought in with the ...

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EU to vote on declaring robots to be ‘electronic persons‘

PARIS: MEPs have voted to propose granting legal status to robots, categorising them as “electronic persons” and warning that new legislation is needed to focus on how the machines can be held responsible for their “acts or omissions”. The draft report, tabled by Mady Delvaux-Stehres, a socialist MEP from Luxembourg, states ...

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