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Politics 17-08-2017

Hague Court holds Islamist liable for €2.7 million damages after Timbuktu destruction

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Thursday (17 August) that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for €2.7 million in damages.
Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

Navracsics: Member states need to invest more in Erasmus to iron out inequalities

EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics said the "social attractiveness" of the Erasmus programme needs to be increased and called on the member states to make the right funds available. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Languages & Culture 06-09-2016

Turkey punishes Austrian archaeologists for sins of its politicians

The Turkish government has rescinded Austria's excavation licence for the ancient city of Ephesus. The seemingly politically-motivated decision has caused outrage in the archaeological community. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

Will the UN glass ceiling be shattered this time?

While the contest to select the next UN Secretary-General may not be on a par with the slugging match for the White House, it is beginning to heat up - with some decidedly undiplomatic tactics evident in the campaign to replace Ban Ki-moon, writes Dick Roche.
Languages & Culture 25-07-2016

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

The European Commission has given eight EU countries just two months to incorporate into national law new rules on returning cultural items illegally taken from other member states. Failure to comply will mean the beginning of legal action. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 09-12-2015

EU states urge action against ISIS trade in antiques

Germany, Italy and France called yesterday (8 December) for the European Union to crack down on the illegal trade in antiquities used to bankroll attacks by the Islamic State group.
Development Policy 10-06-2015

Bokova: UN agencies’ role will increase in the post-2015 agenda

SPECIAL REPORT / The role of the United Nations specialised agencies becomes more important under the post-2015 agenda, because they are universal, just like the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Languages & Culture 13-01-2015

Cultural landscapes must be protected under EU environmental and cultural policies

EU policymakers, together with the Greek government, academia and businesses, have called for integrated management of EU cultural and natural heritage, writes Sophia Staikou.
Languages & Culture 02-12-2013

Filmmakers and public service broadcasters need greater political support

European public service media and European film exist in delicate symbiosis - neither would prosper without the other, write the heads of public services broadcasters from 19 European countries.
Development Policy 16-05-2013

UNESCO envoy: Cultural action is key for Mali’s reconstruction

Culture is essential to a sustainable recovery in Mali, Lazare Eloundou, the UNESCO envoy to Mali’s donor conference held on 15 May, told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Languages & Culture 08-09-2011

Returning disputed war monuments: Can heritage be reinterpreted?

The return by Denmark of the much-disputed Isted Lion to Germany will mark a symbolic expression of friendship between the two countries, says Dr. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen from the University of Cambridge.

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