About: civil war

Development Policy 21-02-2017

Stylianides condemns ‘man-made’ famine in South Sudan, promises €82m

The EU on Tuesday (21 February) condemned as “man-made” the newly-declared famine in South Sudan, whilst pledging an initial €82 in emergency aid to the country.

Europe's East 29-11-2016

Steinmeier: Ukraine to show ‘responsibility’ at Minsk talks

Germany's foreign minister called on Ukraine and Russia to "show responsibility" and agree on a roadmap in four-way talks on Tuesday (29 November) on how to implement last year's ceasefire accord for eastern Ukraine, but dampened hopes for a breakthrough.

07-10-2016

Congratulations in order for Nobel Peace Prize winner, Colombia’s Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize today (7 October) for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surprise choice and a show of support after Colombians rejected a peace accord last Sunday (2 October).

Global Europe 25-05-2016

Cyprus leader calls off peace meeting after snub

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday (24 May) cancelled scheduled peace talks with the Turkish Cypriot leader over what he sees as attempts to recognise the Turkish-held north of the divided island.

Development Policy 11-05-2016

Protecting civilians in South Sudan in a time of war

Five years after winning a hard-fought battle for independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in a vicious civil war. Tragically, as is so often the case, the civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence and enduring years of hardship, writes David Derthick.

Europe’s terrible start to 2016

The divisions in the EU are different and more difficult to overcome than the ones faced by the bloc in the past and pose a significant threat as we start 2016, writes Judy Dempsey.

Srebrenica families ask pan-Europe court to try Dutch commanders

The families of three Bosnian Muslims who were killed after leaving UN protection in 1995 have asked the European Court of Human Rights to prosecute three ex-UN commanders for their deaths, their lawyer said Sunday (25 October).

Trade & Society 03-08-2015

Germany sees immigration boom while native population declines

More than 20% of Germany’s population has a migrant background. Migrants are almost twice as likely to have a university education as the average German. 

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War in Syria: Where do the refugees go?
Development Policy 01-05-2014

War in Syria: Where do the refugees go?

The Syrian crisis has caused the exile of millions of citizens. But only 60,000 of them took refuge in the European Union.

 

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Global Europe 03-09-2013

As Syrian refugees reach two million, EU calls for political solution

UN figures revealed on Tuesday that the number of Syrian refugees has now reached two million, half of them children. This makes it, says the UN, the worst refugee crisis in 20 years.
After such announcement, Brussels on Tuesday urged the international community to find a political solution to the war in Syria.
The plea came from the International Cooperation commissioner as Washington and France consider a military strike against the Syrian regime, which allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians.