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Global Europe 11-02-2019

Ennahdha politician: Tunisia deserves enhanced neighbourly relations with the EU

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.

Juncker: Death penalty in Turkey would mean end to EU accession talks

The European Union should continue accession negotiations with Turkey but a reintroduction of the death penalty would clearly put an end to the process, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (31 May).
Global Europe 03-02-2017

Erdogan tells Merkel to abandon ‘Islamist terror’ phrase

Ahead of today’s EU summit in Malta (3 February), German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lectured her not to use the expression “Islamist terror."

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burka

Dutch MPs yesterday (29 November) voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burka from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country.
Enlargement 28-04-2016

Turkey to seek ‘liberal interpretation’ of secularism in new constitution

Turkey's new constitution will retain secularism as a principle, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said yesterday (27 April), playing down comments from the parliamentary speaker who caused a public uproar by calling for a religious national charter.
Enlargement 27-04-2016

Turks protest Islamisation push

Turkish police yesterday (26 April) fired tear gas to break up protests over a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution that has sparked concerns of creeping Islamisation in the traditionally secular state.
Central Europe 22-02-2016

Bulgaria expels Turkish diplomat for conducting Islamist activity

Bulgaria has declared a Turkish diplomat working at the Consulate General in Burgas persona non-grata, the Bulgarian press reported yesterday (21 February).
Development Policy 19-02-2016

EU confident in Burkina Faso

Despite the terrorist attacks carried out in its capital at the beginning of the year, EU Development Commissioner Neven Mimica, confidently looked to the future of Burkina Faso during a visit to the West African nation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Paris attacks give EU leaders excuse to get tough on refugees

Reports of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night's attacks may change attitudes towards migrants across Europe. The EURACTIV network reports.
Economy & Jobs 23-09-2015

Germany wary of radicalisation of incoming refugees

The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has warned against the radicalisation of refugees by Islamists in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 22-04-2015

EU-African summit focuses on migration

Meeting on 22 April, the executive leaders of the European Union and the African Union focused on the issue of how to deal with migration from the Africa to Europe.
Med & South 30-03-2015

EU leaders march in Tunis in solidarity against Islamist militants

World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians Sunday (29 March) to march in solidarity against Islamist militants, a day after security forces killed members of a group blamed for a deadly museum attack.
Global Europe 15-12-2014

EU condemns Turkish raids on media

Turkish police raids on media outlets are incompatible with media freedom and run counter to European values, the European Union said in an unusually strongly worded statement yesterday (15 December).
Erdogan and his wife Emine at a meeting where he is named as AKP candidate for the country's first direct presidential election [Reuters]
Languages & Culture 25-11-2014

Erdo?an: Gender equality is contrary to nature

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an told a meeting on women's rights yesterday (24 November) that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognise the value of motherhood.
Enlargement 22-07-2014

Dozens in Turkey detained over alleged wiretapping

Dozens of high-ranking police officers were detained in Turkey today (22 July) accused of involvement in spying and illegal wire-tapping during an investigation into corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's inner circle, CNN Turk said.
Erdogan and his wife Emine at a meeting where he is named as AKP candidate for the country's first direct presidential election [Reuters]
Languages & Culture 01-07-2014

Erdo?an stands for Presidency, invokes Allah

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an declared his candidacy today for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule and supporters, especially conservative Muslims, who see it as the crowning prize in their drive to reshape Turkey, a NATO member, and an EU candidate.
Global Europe 15-08-2013

EU condemns violence in Egypt, deplores loss of lives

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton strongly condemned violence in Egypt that claimed scores of lives yesterday (14 August) and urged the interim government to end a state of emergency as soon as possible.
Elections 04-06-2013

Turkey’s European diaspora polarised by protests at home

Thousands of Turks have marched in several European cities to protest the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Istanbul and other cities, and against what they see as an ongoing Islamisation of their country. But some reports say some Turks living abroad see the protests as “foreign-inspired”.
Languages & Culture 15-04-2013

Turkish pianist sentenced for tweeting Omar Khayyam poetry

A world-renowned concert pianist was given a suspended jail sentence in Turkey today (15 April) for insulting religious values on Twitter, a case which has become a cause célèbre for Turks alarmed about creeping Islamic conservatism.

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