Arab uprisings: spring time continues

By |november 18th, 2019|Arab Spring, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, News, Tunisia, Yemen|

Since the rapture of the 2011 Arab uprisings, starting in Tunisia and sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East – most notably engulfing Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen – a bitter aftertaste of repression and civil war lingers, writes Sharon Lecocq.

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Ennahdha politician: Tunisia deserves enhanced neighbourly relations with the EU

By |februar 11th, 2019|Arab Spring, Democracy, Ennahdha, Islamism, Mediterranean, News, refugee crisis, terrorism, Tunisia|

The EU needs to adapt its approach vis-à-vis the different partner countries in the Mediterranean, and pay more attention to his country, which he described as a “success story”, a Tunisian politician visiting Brussels told EURACTIV.

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Angela Merkel’s legacy in the Middle East

By |november 28th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Arab Spring, asylum policy, EU-Turkey, Germany, immigration, Lybia, Middle East, News, Persian Gulf, refugee crisis|

German Chancellor Merkel's momentous 2015 decision to accept asylum-seekers from the region fell flat: the Chancellor did not rise to the occasion and chart a new course for both Europe and the Middle East, writes Faisal Al Yafai

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Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

By |junij 8th, 2018|Arab Spring, Bernd Lange, dual use goods, exports, human rights, Klaus Buchner, News, Spying, surveillance|

EXCLUSIVE / An EU proposal to impose export controls on technology products that can be used as spyware is at risk of being delayed as a group of nine countries have pushed back against the overhaul.

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MEP Nicolai: European Parliament is sometimes arrogant with EU’s neighbours

By |maj 17th, 2018|Arab Spring, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Donald Trump, Eastern Partnership, European Parliament, frozen conflicts, Iran nuclear deal, Jerusalem, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, Romania, Russia|

The EU has already failed in the Mediterranean, by trying to achieve uniformity in its neighbourhood, and may end up isolated if it repeats the same mistake with its Eastern neighbours, Norica Nicolai, the European Parliament Rapporteur on the EU-Azerbaijan Comprehensive Agreement, told EURACTIV.

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Eleven member states back EU controls on selling spyware

By |februar 21st, 2018|Arab Spring, data pri, digital trade, dual use goods, export, hazardous exports, News, Spying, surveillance|

EXCLUSIVE / Eleven EU countries have signalled their support for draft rules that would place export restrictions on companies selling surveillance technologies, a leaked working paper shows.

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Borissov: Stop inventing pretexts for keeping Bulgaria out of Schengen

By |februar 2nd, 2018|Arab Spring, Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Presidency, China, EU-Turkey deal, News, refugee crisis, Russia, Schengen, Turkey, Western Balkans|

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov used the Brussels launch of the Bulgarian EU Presidency to criticise member states and EU diplomacy.

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MEPs approve export controls tailored to stop government surveillance

By |januar 17th, 2018|Arab Spring, arms trade, Cecilia Malmström, digital trade, dual use goods, encryption, hazardous exports, human rights violations, Klaus Buchner, Marietje Schaake, News, surveillance|

MEPs approved stricter rules on Wednesday (17 January) to control how European companies export software and other technologies that could be used for surveillance, and any products that may violate human rights.

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Trade MEPs want to scrap all EU export restrictions on encryption

By |november 23rd, 2017|Arab Spring, Christofer Fjellner, Cybersecurity, data privacy, data protection, digital trade, dual use goods, encryption, exports, hazardous exports, human rights, Klaus Buchner, Marietje Schaake, News|

MEPs want the European Commission to remove export control restrictions on technology products that use encryption.

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MEPs want human rights safeguard on tech exports

By |oktober 25th, 2017|Arab Spring, Christofer Fjellner, Cybersecurity, dual use goods, encryption, exports, hazardous exports, human rights, Klaus Buchner, News, surveillance|

MEPs steering a controversial export control bill through the European Parliament have agreed to apply stricter human rights safeguards for technologies that can be used for online surveillance.

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