News & Analysis from Brussels


 

***

Have a successful, productive and peacefull new Week!

1. Speech by President Donald Tusk: “November 11, 2018: Poland and Europe. Two Anniversaries, Two Lessons”
https://europa.eu/!Kw69NH

2. Main results General Affairs Council (Art. 50), 12/11/2018
https://europa.eu/!rP89CU

3. EU support to Libya
https://europa.eu/!Wj36Nj

4. Registration opens for upcoming conference on competition policy and digitisation
Mogherini at the International Conference on Libya in Palermo
Commission on Domestic Workers and Health and Safety at the Workplace
Digital Agenda for Western Balkans and encourage progress on digital issues
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-18-6385_en.htm

 

5. EPP/PPE: Highlights of the week
https://shar.es/aa3bV6

 

6. Successful municipal elections as a starting point for further decentralisation in Tunisia
https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/home/-/asset_publisher/EcOuMaGfRsUp/content/successful-municipal-elections-as-a-starting-point-for-further-decentralisation-in-tunisia?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coe.int%2Fen%2Fweb%2Fcongress%2Fhome%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_EcOuMaGfRsUp%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-1%26p_p_col_pos%3D1%26p_p_col_count%3D3
Le succès des élections municipales, point de départ de la poursuite de la décentralisation en Tunisie
https://www.coe.int/fr/web/congress/home/-/asset_publisher/EcOuMaGfRsUp/content/successful-municipal-elections-as-a-starting-point-for-further-decentralisation-in-tunisia?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coe.int%2Ffr%2Fweb%2Fcongress%2Fhome%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_EcOuMaGfRsUp%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-1%26p_p_col_pos%3D1%26p_p_col_count%3D3

7. Secretary General joins world leaders in Paris to commemorate the end of the First World War https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_160218.htm&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=smcweb&utm_campaign=160218

Statement by the NATO Spokesperson on the reported elections in eastern Ukraine

NATO does not recognise the reported elections held on 11 November in the self-proclaimed and unrecognised “Luhansk People’s Republic” and “Donetsk People’s Republic.” They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw its forces and cease all support to militant groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

We call for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements by all sides, and support the efforts of the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group.

8. NATO-Industry Forum
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-18-6385_en.htm

 
 

9. The world according to Mohammed bin Salman: Prove your loyalty, Saudis – deny reality
https://en.qantara.de/content/the-world-according-to-mohammed-bin-salman-prove-your-loyalty-saudis-deny-reality

10. Saudi Envoy Says Khashoggi Murder ‘A Tragedy,’ But Justice Will Be Done
http://www.eurasiareview.com/12112018-saudi-envoy-says-khashoggi-murder-a-tragedy-but-justice-will-be-done/#.W-lxmC3PpFo.twitter

11. The Khashoggi Crisis: Saudi Arabia Braces For Tougher Post-Election US Attitude – Analysis
http://www.eurasiareview.com/11112018-the-khashoggi-crisis-saudi-arabia-braces-for-tougher-post-election-us-attitude-analysis/#.W-l1AhSI0qk.twitter

12. U.S. sanctions against Iran: The lonely “axis of evil”
https://en.qantara.de/content/us-sanctions-against-iran-the-lonely-axis-of-evil

13. The China/Russia Space Threat: Is Star Wars Far Away Or On The Horizon? – Analysis
http://www.eurasiareview.com/11112018-the-china-russia-space-threat-is-star-wars-far-away-or-on-the-horizon-analysis/#.W-l0u07yk0w.twitter

14. Ne laissons pas l’Europe se faire piller
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ne-laissons-pas-leurope-se-faire-piller-guillaume-maujean/?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-4Unknown&midToken=AQF-OdxGQUUb9w&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3gmfj1rJhla8w1

15. The Next Financial Crisis – OpEd
http://www.eurasiareview.com/11112018-the-next-financial-crisis-oped/#.W-l1VEiepU4.twitter

16. Electoral Authoritarianism, Elective Dictatorship
https://www.socialeurope.eu/electoral-authoritarianism-elective-dictatorship

17. The 2018 EU Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process: Stemming the trade in conflict diamonds and supporting sustainable livelihoods
https://europa.eu/!hQ66qF

18. Belgium leading the fight against conflict diamonds
http://press.fb.emailing.belgium.be/c321/h044db

19. Times of Malta to disclose a source of information used in a report on a planned takeover of a building project
http://www.osce.org/node/402704

20. Ne ayrılabiliyorlar ne de birlikteliklerine imza atabiliyorlar. Türkiye ile Avrupa Birliği arasındaki ilişkiler uzun zamandır donmuş durumda. Şimdi stratejik ortaklık gündemde. Peki, bu ne kadar mümkün?
https://p.dw.com/p/383pQ

 
 
 

21. Air Pollution Linked With Increased Emergency Department Visits For Heart And Lung Disease
http://www.eurasiareview.com/12112018-air-pollution-linked-with-increased-emergency-department-visits-for-heart-and-lung-disease/#.W-lxS9kbE64.twitter

22. The report Developing Robust Project Pipelines for Low-Carbon Infrastructure 
http://www.oecd.org/environment/developing-robust-project-pipelines-for-low-carbon-infrastructure-9789264307827-en.htm?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Report%20Developing%20Robust%20Project%20Pipelines%20for%20Low-Carbon%20Infrastructure&utm_campaign=Forum%20CGFI%20and%20pipelines%20report&utm_term=demo

23. Ne pas avoir de héros nuit gravement à la santé
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ne-pas-avoir-de-h%C3%A9ros-nuit-gravement-%C3%A0-la-sant%C3%A9-isabelle-deprez/?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-5-Unknown&midToken=AQF-OdxGQUUb9w&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=2rTmqnMSRma8w1

24. Half Of Countries Have Fertility Rates Below Replacement Level http://www.eurasiareview.com/11112018-half-of-countries-have-fertility-rates-below-replacement-level/#.W-l1w7PzJVE.twitter

25. Eat Your Vegetables (And Fish): Another Reason Why They May Promote Heart Health
http://www.eurasiareview.com/11112018-eat-your-vegetables-and-fish-another-reason-why-they-may-promote-heart-health/#.W-l1-xD25jg.twitter

26. Artificial Intelligence May Fall Short When Analyzing Data Across Multiple Health Systems
http://www.eurasiareview.com/11112018-artificial-intelligence-may-fall-short-when-analyzing-data-across-multiple-health-systems/#.W-l2Ph2vChk.twitter

 
 

27. Bigger, Heavier, Hungrier: Harder To Feed All In Future http://www.eurasiareview.com/12112018-bigger-heavier-hungrier-harder-to-feed-all-in-future/#.W-lwjXOBlw8.twitter

28. Making Steps Toward Improved Data Storage http://www.eurasiareview.com/12112018-making-steps-toward-improved-data-storage/#.W-lxGHrYv3w.twitter

29. Big Data Used To Predict The Future http://www.eurasiareview.com/12112018-big-data-used-to-predict-the-future/#.W-lw6_tz2lU.twitter

30. Quoi de neuf cette semaine dans le monde des médias et du journalisme?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/n10-quoi-de-neuf-cette-semaine-dans-le-monde-des-et-du-de-volontat/?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-3-Unknown&midToken=AQF-OdxGQUUb9w&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=38Z52d78lka8w1

***
UPDATE:

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION:

1. Rede von Präsident Juncker anlässlich des SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfels „Vertrauen schaffen“: „Wohin steuert Europa?“
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-18-6387_de.htm
Statement by the Spokesperson on the deteriorating situation in Yemen
https://europa.eu/!hx99BM

2. Remarques de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini lors du point presse avec le Ministre des affaires étrangères algérien, Abdelkader Messahel
https://europa.eu/!FT98NN

3. Remarques de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini lors de l’ouverture de la 2ème session du Dialogue de haut niveau UE-Algérie en matière de sécurité régionale et de lutte…
https://europa.eu/!tK34FQ

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT:

4. Session Opening – World War I Armistice remembered
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18314/opening-world-war-i-armistice-remembered

5. Angela Merkel to debate future of Europe with MEPs on Tuesday at 15.00 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18333/angela-merkel-to-debate-future-of-europe-with-meps-on-tuesday-at-15-00

6. European Council should not undermine European Parliament’s call to sanction Hungary and take serious action to protect civic rights 
https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/european-council-should-not-undermine-european-parliaments-call-sanction-hungary-and-take

7. CLEAN ENERGY: S&Ds lead EU transition towards increased energy savings and more renewables
https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/clean-energy-sds-lead-eu-transition-towards-increased-energy-savings-and-more-renewables

8. S&Ds criticise Austrian presidency on political exploitation of UN global migration compact  https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sds-criticise-austrian-presidency-political-exploitation-un-global-migration-compact

COUNCIL OF EUROPE:

9. SHORT FILM COMPETITION
The EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, with the support of the Council of Europe, invites you to take part in its first Short Film Competition. Until December 5th, you have one month to express yourself on the chosen theme “Proud of Our Heritage, Open to the World”.
https://www.coe.int/en/web/human-rights-channel/film-competition

10. Belgium signed Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 214).
https://www.coe.int/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/214

11. The Russian Federation signed the Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (CETS No. 221).
https://www.coe.int/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/221

12. Portugal ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS No. 216).
https://www.coe.int/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/216

13. Council of Europe offers its experience in building democratic security to Med countries
http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/News/News-View-EN.asp?newsid=7266&lang=2&cat=137

14. Coping with the debt burden: Congress stresses need to provide local authorities with adequate resources
https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/home/-/asset_publisher/EcOuMaGfRsUp/content/coping-with-the-debt-burden-congress-stresses-need-to-provide-local-authorities-with-adequate-resources?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coe.int%2Fen%2Fweb%2Fcongress%2Fhome%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_EcOuMaGfRsUp%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-1%26p_p_col_pos%3D1%26p_p_col_count%3D3

NATO:

15. Secretary General stresses importance of transatlantic bond, INF Treaty https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_160246.htm&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=smcweb&utm_campaign=160246

16. Turkey Brief: Erdogan Ramps Up Pressure on the U.S
http://iswresearch.blogspot.com/2018/11/turkey-brief-october-20-november-6-2018.html

INTERNATIONAL:

17. Turkey turns up heat on Saudis, shares recording of Khashoggi murder
http://almon.co/34t6

18. Election Gambit: What’s Behind Russia’s Sanctions on Ukrainian Politicians and Businessmen?
http://bit.ly/2RQRimT

19. Iranians and the nuclear deal

http://almon.co/34sj

20. Israel pins hopes on American sanctions against Iran
http://almon.co/34s7

21. Hamas, Palestinian factions back Iran against US sanctions
http://almon.co/34rf

22. The gatekeeper of Israeli democracy and rule of law
http://almon.co/34s0

23. Will Iraqis get green light to enter restricted Green Zone?
http://almon.co/34s4

24. Commemorating the ‘Great War,’ America’s forgotten conflict : Are memories of WWI fading away?http://theconversation.com/commemorating-the-great-war-americas-forgotten-conflict-106397?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton  

25. Why women’s peace activism in World War I matters now http://theconversation.com/why-womens-peace-activism-in-world-war-i-matters-now-75254?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

26. On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s end, lessons on life in health care’s trenches
http://theconversation.com/on-the-100th-anniversary-of-wwis-end-lessons-on-life-in-health-cares-trenches-106401?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: