7 April Apr 2016 1535 07 April 2016
Living with diabetes and educating others
On 7 April 2016, World Health Organization marks World Health Day with a focus on "beating diabetes". In the WHO European Region, an estimated 64 million people live with diabetes. Here is the story of one of them: Idriz, a man who learnt to live with type 2 diabetes and made it a priority to help others with diabetes.
7 April Apr 2016 0830 07 April 2016
EU-Africa: A common future
Today, the African Union Commission and the European Commission hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital, Addis Ababa. On this occasion, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, wrote an Op-Ed released to a pool of media, amongst which is Vita International.
30 March Mar 2016 1419 30 March 2016
Integrate or leave. Germany plays the trump card
German interior minister Thomas De Maiziere sends a clear message to migrants: If the newcomers would not make an effort to integrate, they will lose the right to stay.
30 March Mar 2016 0819 30 March 2016
New legal channels for migration and mobility
A new report from Migration Policy Institute Europe, No Way Out? Making Additional Migration Channels Work for Refugees, explores ways to open additional legal migration opportunities for refugees.
24 March Mar 2016 1410 24 March 2016
Syrian refugee who swam in the Aegean Sea heading to the Olympics
Seven months after fleeing Damascus, 18 years- old Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini is hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and join the Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes. A great and touching journey of courage, hope and determination.
18 March Mar 2016 1009 18 March 2016
First EU social finance deal to support €33m for social enterprises
It will benefit 300 micro and social entrepreneurs, many of whom face difficulties in accessing credit from traditional banking sources. Marianne Thyssen:This agreement marks a key milestone in European Union financing for social entrepreneurship.
17 March Mar 2016 1508 17 March 2016
Federica Mogherini civil society engagement doctrine
Without the contribution of social players, the EU foreign policy will not be effective. The takeaways from the EU Top diplomat speech on Global Strategy for European Foreign and Security Policy.
17 March Mar 2016 0940 17 March 2016
Car lobby "no need for compromise" in negotiating new emissions tests
As the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into the dieselgate scandali begins its work in Brussels, a leaked lobbying document from the European car manufacturers' lobby, ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association), reveals a sophisticated, multi-faceted behind-the-scenes lobbying strategy aimed at weakening new emissions tests.
15 March Mar 2016 0939 15 March 2016
Migrants and refugees have rights!
The preview of the findings and proposals of the upcoming Caritas report "Migrants and refugees have rights! Impact of EU policies on accessing protection”.
11 March Mar 2016 1410 11 March 2016
EU NGOs: bring down digital barriers for disabled and older citizens
European Blind Union (EBU) and several other European NGOs warned the Digital Affairs that their proposed exemptions for the web accessibility directive could prevent millions of people from accessing digital information and services. 80 million persons with disabilities and 150 million older people will be affected.