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Glifozát nélküli Európa – a kapára egyik gyom sem rezisztens

Az Európai Gazdasági és Szociális Bizottság (EGSZB) az EU jövőjével, egységével kapcsolatos számos, aktuális kérdés megtárgyalása mellett a szeptember 20-21-i brüsszeli plenáris ülésén napirendre tűzte a a „Ban Glyfozát” (Tíltsák be a glifozátot) európai polgári kezdeményezés* megtárgyalását is. Van esély arra, hogy látván a polgári kezdeményezés gyors sikerét és a mögötte álló erős társadalmi hátteret … Continue reading

2016: a year in pictures (Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Withouth Borders)

“2016 may well be the year best remembered for its tumultuous political turnarounds, hardening attitudes to refugees and migration, and continuing devastating conflicts. Looking through over 10,000 images released this year (created between October 2015 and December 2016), however, a different reality reveals itself. Whether you read it in the bravery and determination of MSF’s … Continue reading

EU 20 years of Single Market – Single Market through the eyes of the people

In October 2012 EU is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Single Market which was always one of the most important contributing pillars of the European integration. It is a good occasion to think about the past and future of the Single Market and about why and how we can or can not use yet … Continue reading

EU Single Market anomalies – Salami Ungherese made in Trento Italy

Just an example from the EU food and consumers goods market: I am living in the former „Eastern Block” in Hungary but travelling quite a lot across Europe. So I can have a quite clear overview about what is going on and available here and there. The market and the market powers are extremely unbalanced. … Continue reading

EuroGames 2012 Budapest – Out Proud and Loud!

On behalf of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights, EP members Ulrike Lunacek and Kinga Goncz delivered a clear message to the LGBT communities in their speeches on the EuroGames 2012 Budapest opening ceremony. President Lunacek stressed in her encouraging speech: “Come out, out of the crowd and out of the closet. Out, proud … Continue reading

Sustainable Energy For All EU Summit – EuroSolar

The Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative was launched by the UN Secretary General in 2011. The initiative contains three objectives which should be achieved by 2030 and which combine the development and the climate change agenda: Ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency globally, double the … Continue reading

A video for Ester: Hard thougths from an African child

Hungarian President Schmitt resigned today

Due to the high public society, civil and wide spectrum political pressure Pal Schmitt President of Hungary resigned from his mandate today in speech to the Hungarian Parliament. The known plagiarism scandal regarding his doctoral dissertation deeply shocked the Hungarian society. Schmitt’s today’s quick decision to step down was a bit surprising but well expected … Continue reading

“Misery and Distress” – Thoughts by a Hungarian: European Parlament Civil Liberties Committee debates on Hungary’s controversial laws

Interesting debate developed out yesterday in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee about the concerns regarding the recently applied new Hungarian fundamental and cardinal laws. Really elevating to feel how strongly and sensitively our plural democratic Europe and its institutions guardianning and sentinelling the Grail of our European democracy, equality and freedom which are the … Continue reading

European Commission: The Accession Treaty has been signed – dobrodošli Croatia!

The Accession Treaty has been signed – Welcome Croatia! – Dobrodošli Croatia! Related articles Croatia signs up for EU (independent.co.uk) Centre-left poised to take power in Croatia (independent.co.uk) Croatia signs treaty to join EU (bbc.co.uk) Croatia opposition on track for election victory (marketwatch.com) Centre-left coalition leading early Croatia vote count (ctv.ca) Balkan Nations Knock on … Continue reading

Today is World AIDS day

This year message is “Zero Deaths, Zero New Infections and Zero Discrimination”. European Parliament also demands fairer access to testing, treatment and care. Light a candle in your window today evening at 20.00 pm and commemorate about the millions of people died in AIDS during the last 30 years history of HIV epidemic. Think about … Continue reading

30 year of HIV epidemic, Founding cuts, New treatment directions

Interview By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News UN World AIDS Day, 1 Dec. Combating HIV has proved one of the great challenges for science ‘More money needed’ for HIV cure UN urges more funds for HIV drugs This year’s World Aids Day comes at what many scientists and campaigners agree is a decisive moment … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street: New York Police clear Zuccotti Park (BBC)

There were chaotic scenes as protesters resisted police New York police have dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested about 200 people following a raid in the early hours. Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00 (06:00 GMT), before police began removing tents and property. The New York camp was … Continue reading

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