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Global Europe 17-10-2018

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday (16 October).
Global Europe 03-09-2018

EU demands freedom for two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

The European Union called today (3 September) for the immediate and unconditional release of two Reuters journalists handed jail sentences in Myanmar for their reporting of the Rohingya crisis.
Freedom of thought 24-10-2017

Nations pledge $345 million to Rohingya response

Nations have pledged $345 million (€294 million) to care for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an "encouraging" step in the response to the intensifying crisis, the UN said on Monday (23 October).
Global Europe 12-12-2016

MEPs: EU should recognise ISIS crimes against the Yazidi as genocide

The European Parliament's 2016 Sakharov Prize will be awarded tomorrow (12 December) to Iraqi Yazidi survivors and activists. On this occasion, 104 MEPs signed a letter to EU’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, asking the EU to recognise the ISIS genocide against the Yazidis.
Armenia 02-09-2016

Berlin denies backtracking on Armenian Genocide resolution

The German government is seeking to distance itself from a recent resolution that saw the Armenian massacre recognised as genocide, according to media reports. Berlin hopes Turkey will overturn its ban on MPs visiting troops stationed in the country as a result. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 02-08-2016

Surrender or genocide in Aleppo will fuel the IS terror

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia appear to mounting a humanitarian operation in Aleppo by opening safe corridors for the 300,000 civilians and rebels they have laid siege to. In effect, they are offering surrender or genocide. Some choice, writes Hamish de Bretton-Gordon.
Enlargement 22-07-2016

Poland votes that WWII massacre by Ukraine was ‘genocide’

Poland's right-wing dominated parliament on Friday (22 July) recognised as "genocide" a massacre of 100,000 Poles by Ukrainian nationalists seven decades ago, in a move that quickly drew criticism from Kyiv.
Development Policy 15-07-2016

Germany urged to recognise Namibia massacre as genocide

More than a century since the German Empire carried out racial extermination in Namibia and in the wake of its recognition of the Armenian genocide, Germany is being urged to do the same for Namibia. But Berlin’s unwillingness to grant reparations has been criticised. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 09-06-2016

German parliament condemns Turkish threats against lawmakers

The president of Germany's parliament condemned threats against German lawmakers of Turkish origin after the Bundestag last week passed a resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide.
Global Europe 29-01-2016

Will the Parliament support Christians in the Middle East?

Islamic State has perpetrated some of the most fearsome acts of the War on Terror. On Wednesday (3 February), the European Parliament will vote on a resolution that seeks to class their brutality as genocide, writes Lars Adaktusson.
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Languages & Culture 29-10-2015

Christians in Middle East have a ‘vocation’ to stay

The violence and terror of IS has effectively driven all Christians and Yazidis from their homes in Iraq. To stay in the Middle East or not - that’s the most pressing question for refugees in the region, writes Benoit Lanoo.
Enlargement 15-07-2015

Tensions high between Bosnia and Serbia on massacre anniversary

Commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre have stirred old ghosts in the Balkans, and shown that reconciliation is still a delicate process. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Global Europe 14-07-2015

A Syrian no-fly zone will save lives and help end the conflict

Reckless diplomacy disguised as caution cost lives in Srebrenica. And it's happening again, this time in Syria, argue Muhamed Sacirbey and Najib Ghadbian.
Development Policy 12-05-2015

Steinmeier puts pressure on Burundi leadership

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is hoping to serve for another term. He feels he has been appointed by God himself. But there are demonstrations against him in Burundi, and the international community is calling for compliance with the 2000 peace accords.
Development Policy 28-04-2015

Tensions grow as Burundi leader clings to power

Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station Monday (27 April) as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.
Enlargement 04-02-2015

Serbia and Croatia digest genocide ruling

As widely expected, the International Court of Justice Tuesday (3 February) rejected the genocide lawsuits Croatia and Serbia launched against one another. Observers turned their attention to the vast sums of money wasted in hopeless proceedings. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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Agrifood 20-01-2014

‘Forgotten’ Central African Republic at risk of genocide, says UN agency

'Unhappily they [rebels] came and there are a lot of people who are dead. They came and stripped us of all our resources, our goods and all that we had. They attacked our children, our young people, and they exterminated them.' said Julienne Yasso, victim of the Central African Republic armed conflict. Julienne Yasso is only one of the thousands of civilians affected by a wave of killings and widespread looting in the Central African Republic, where a sectarian armed conflict erupted almost a year ago.
Global Europe 06-12-2013

France takes the lead to stop Central African Republic genocide

France said it would act immediately in Central African Republic after securing U.N. backing to halt sectarian violence that rocked the capital yesterday (5 December) and risked escalating into widespread civilian massacres.
Global Europe 22-11-2013

Central African Republic ‘on the verge of genocide’

France said yesterday (21 November) that the Central African Republic was "on the verge of genocide" and it expected the United Nations to give Paris and the African Union permission to intervene.

Hague tribunal frees two Croatian military leaders

Appellate judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague have overturned the convictions of two Croatians - Ante Gotovina and Mladen Marka? - for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz. Gotovna's extradition to the tribunal had been a major hurdle in Croatia’s EU accession talks.
Armenia 10-10-2011

Armenia row hits Turkish-French relations

Relations between Turkey and France could be headed for a new crisis after French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged Ankara to recognise the mass killings of Armenians by the Turkish army in 1915 as genocide, the Turkish press reports.
Global Europe 23-02-2011

EU prepares for worst after Gaddafi ‘genocide’ threats

European diplomats are meeting around the clock to minimise risks for their nationals after a speech by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi yesterday (22 February) was interpreted as "a code to start genocide".

History at the forefront of current US foreign policy

"Recognition of the Armenian genocide by the full Congress and [US] President [Barack] Obama's administration would pave the way for Turkey's eventual acknowledgement of these events," writes Harout Harry Semerdjian, a foreign policy expert based in Washington, D.C. and currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.
Armenia 18-03-2010

Turkey threatens to chase out Armenian immigrants

Turkey's prime minister has warned that he might deport up to 100,000 Armenians living in Turkey without citizenship, after resolutions were passed by US and Swedish lawmakers defining First World War-era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.