January 22nd 2023

January 22nd 2023

The EU will make “major progress” in protecting women in the coming months – that’s according to Frances Fitzgerald. The Fine Gael MEP has been told that the EU will sign up to the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. Ireland is already a signatory, but Frances Fitzgerald says it needs to apply right across the EU.

♪ Music from Germany (Nina Chuba) and Denmark (Tobias Rahim)

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December 26th 2022

Thursday, 10 November 2022 – Brussels

Brussels, 18 September 2020
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) welcomes the fact that for the first time, the EU explicitly acknowledges the existence of structural, institutional and historical dimensions of racism in Europe and the need to address them through wide-ranging, proactive policies. This is an important shift from the current limited focus on combating racial discrimination by individuals.

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December 04th 2022

December 04th 2022

The risks of imposing gas price caps proposed by the European Commission yesterday, will be followed closely. That’s according to the European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson who outlined details of the plans to MEPs in Strasbourg this morning.

The proposed “market correction mechanism” would enable the bloc to automatically intervene in gas markets in cases of severe price hikes.

Music this week from Romania and Italy

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