News & Analysis from Brussels 11/16


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1. Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn in Ankara for the High Level Political Dialogue
Space: US citizens and business to access EU Galileo satellite navigation signals
Higher Education: New guide to fees and financial support for students in Europe
Eurostat: Le taux d’inflation annuel en hausse à 2,2% dans la zone euro
Eurostat: la production agricole totale a augmenté de 6,2% dans l’UE en 2017 par rapport à 2016
La commissaire Thyssen participe à la conférence belge Erasmus+ sur la formation professionnelle
Animal welfare:
Euro-Mediterranean cultural partnership conference
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-18-6466_en.htm

 

2. EU-South Africa Summit –100 years after the birth of Nelson Mandela – European External Action Service
https://europa.eu/!VM76YX

  

3. Next week: More power for European research; More investment in European infrastructure; A real defence for Europe is underway
 https://shar.es/aaoViU

4. This week’s highlights and what’s coming up
https://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/sds-weekly-update-this-weeks-highlights-and-whats-coming-up-npk30ba9tw-754229?e=6ec22de9de

5. European Commission – Commissioners’ weekly activities
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-18-6465_en.htm

6. European Parliament to host Human Rights Week
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181116IPR19218/european-parliament-to-host-human-rights-week

 

7. Statement on the detention of prominent academics in Turkey including Hakan Altinay
https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/statement-on-the-detention-of-prominent-academics-in-turkey-including-hakan-altinay

 

8. Pour un sport sans danger pour les enfants : Journée contre les abus sexuels à l’égard des enfants
https://go.coe.int/hbhup
Making sport safe for children: Stop Child Sexual Abuse Day
https://go.coe.int/eVrP8

9. Romania should improve the protection of persons with disabilities, combat violence against women, safeguard press freedom and maintain the independence of the judiciary
http://bit.ly/2K6LWRR

10. Youth participation in local democracy: youth delegates present their projects to the Congress
https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/home/-/asset_publisher/EcOuMaGfRsUp/content/youth-participation-in-local-democracy-youth-delegates-present-their-projects-to-the-congress?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

  

11. Trident Juncture and the information environment
 https://www.nato.int/docu/review/2018/Also-in-2018/trident-juncture-and-the-information-environment/EN/index.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NATO%20Review%20The%20information%20environment&utm_content=NATO%20Review%20The%20information%20environment+CID_f36f3841a89493162cd984da1974104e&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Trident%20Juncture%20and%20the%20information%20environment

  

12. The Transformation of European Armaments Policies
http://www.css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/articles/article.html/c0fb726f-b537-45e7-b587-0d27cc870dd6

13. European Armaments Standardisation
http://www.css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/publications/publication.html/b71af14f-9701-4b44-baff-8a342c38ad80

  

14. Brexit: deal or no deal?
https://theconversation.com/brexit-draft-withdrawal-agreement-experts-react-107027?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20November%2016%202018%20-%201162610522&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20November%2016%202018%20-%201162610522+CID_74399fff19a64ed517aa43d016d9a7d8&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Brexit%20draft%20withdrawal%20agreement%20%20experts%20react

15. Brexit deal is dead in the water – now what for Britain? http://theconversation.com/theresa-mays-brexit-deal-is-dead-in-the-water-now-what-for-britain-107029?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

16. Key details of the Brexit deal explained by academics
 http://theconversation.com/brexit-draft-withdrawal-agreement-experts-react-107027?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

17. Merkel Sonrası Dönemde Almanya ve AB’yi Ne Bekliyor?
https://bulten.ikv.org.tr/?ust_id=9393&id=9396

18. On International Day for Tolerance:to counter hate-motivated crime as new hate crime
http://www.osce.org/node/403199

19. EU – Turkey: We have to Advance in the EU Process without Further Loss of Time
https://www.ikv.org.tr/ikv.asp?ust_id=2051&id=3308

20. Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition struggles to be heard
http://almon.co/34vo

21. Turkey ‘won’t be duped’ by US in Syria
http://almon.co/34up

22. Formalizing Regime Control over Syrian Religious Affairs http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/77712?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpNeE5UVTROelZpTldJMyIsInQiOiJHK2Y0bUd5MkNcL1FcL1hpSTZmRHh3THhSbXM5OGNlb2dya3BKZzFFek1lekFZMXdTRlwvZFFpK1A1RGdRN2ZhY2s2MXhwQnptV29kdmJZTldXK2dRb2x0MER2N3d5UGJSTlwvZkVtRCtZMXhhKzVoVCtBNm1VWWJ4VnhaYUpzckZUdFYifQ%3D%3D

23. Crossing between opposing forces opens near Idlib, Syria
http://almon.co/34tp

24. Syrians forge new lives in Istanbul
https://en.qantara.de/node/33361/fid/84217

25. Is Putin getting serious on Libya?
http://almon.co/34uw

26. Is China Ahead of America in Next-Generation Unmanned Aircraft?
https://isnblog.ethz.ch/technology/is-china-ahead-of-america-in-next-generation-unmanned-aircraft

27. EU and China step up their cooperation on sustainable development
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-6408_en.htm

28. ABD Ara Seçimleri: Mavi Dalga Yükseliyor
https://bulten.ikv.org.tr/?ust_id=9393&id=9397

29. ABD’nin İran’a Yönelik İki Aşamalı Ekonomik Yaptırım Planı:Türkiye Muaf, Dünya ise Tepkili
https://bulten.ikv.org.tr/?ust_id=9393&id=9395

30. Birinci Dünya Savaşı’nın Sona Ermesinin 100’üncü Yıldönümünde Yine Yeniden Barışı Düşünmek
https://bulten.ikv.org.tr/?ust_id=9393&id=9394

31. Airport security threats: combating the enemy within http://theconversation.com/airport-security-threats-combating-the-enemy-within-106271?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

32. OECD:Bridging the Digital Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate
http://www.oecd.org/going-digital/more-needs-to-be-done-to-bridge-the-digital-gender-divide.htm?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Read%20the%20press%20release&utm_campaign=OECD%20Science%2C%20Technology%20%26%20Innovation%20News%2011%2F2018&utm_term=demo

  

30. Six surprising drug interactions you should know about http://theconversation.com/six-surprising-drug-interactions-you-should-know-about-106726?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

31. How to help people with dementia retain the power of choice http://theconversation.com/how-to-help-people-with-dementia-retain-the-power-of-choice-106880?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

  

32. Gaye Su Akyolʹs “Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir”: Singing the revolution
https://en.qantara.de/content/album-review-gaye-su-akyols-istikrarl-hayal-hakikattir-singing-the-revolution

33. Hollanda hükümetinde Türk okulları rahatsızlığı: ‘Tamamen denetimsiz olacaklar’
https://www.bbc.com/turkce/haberler-dunya-46236382

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UPDATE :

COUNCIL :

☛ Foreign Affairs Council, 19/11/2018
http://europa.eu/!hM76nx
Conseil des affaires étrangères, 19/11/2018
http://europa.eu/!Qb43BN
Foreign Affairs Council (Defence), 19-20/11/2018
http://europa.eu/!hM76nx
Conseil des affaires étrangères (Défense), 19-20/11/2018
http://europa.eu/!Yh46mc

☛ Background brief – Foreign Affairs Council, 19/11/2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/36994/background-fac_en.pdf?utm_source=DSMS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Background+brief+-+Foreign+Affairs+Council%2c+19%2f11%2f2018&utm_term=952.23594.25841.0.23594&utm_content=Press+material

☛ Note d’information – Conseil des affaires étrangères, 19/11/2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/36996/background-fac_fr.pdf?utm_source=DSMS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Note+d%27information+-+Conseil+des+affaires+%C3%A9trang%C3%A8res%2c+19%2f11%2f2018&utm_term=952.23594.25843.0.23594&utm_content=Press+material

☛ Background brief – Foreign Affairs Council (Defence), 20/11/2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/37000/background-fac-defence_en.pdf?utm_source=DSMS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Background+brief+-+Foreign+Affairs+Council%2c+19%2f11%2f2018&utm_term=952.23594.25841.0.23594&utm_content=Press+material

☛ Note d’information – Conseil des affaires étrangères (Défense), 20/11/2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/37001/background-fac-defence_fr.pdf?utm_source=DSMS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Note+d%27information+-+Conseil+des+affaires+%C3%A9trang%C3%A8res%2c+19%2f11%2f2018&utm_term=952.23594.25843.0.23594&utm_content=Press+material

NEXT WEEK:

☛ Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk
https://europa.eu/!fT84Jx

☛ EP :The Week Ahead 19 – 25 November 2018
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/agenda

☛ The week in corruption
https://transparencyinternational.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/A229731448ED6E152540EF23F30FEDED/1EAC24DF247BCED9C06B463AA70A4F2C

 

NATO:

☛ Visit by His Majesty the King of Spain to NATO/Visite à l’OTAN de Sa Majesté le roi d’Espagne
https://nato.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/94FAB4697D0D3B432540EF23F30FEDED/E7BC9B25B70A85FDF039C523302FD418

☛ NATO Update
http://nato.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/5F93331D31B4F8722540EF23F30FEDED/E7BC9B25B70A85FDF039C523302FD418

COUNCIL of EUROPE:

☛ ECHR: Forthcoming judgments and decisions 20-22.11.18 Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (no. 2) (no. 14305/17)The case concerns the arrest and pre-trial detention of Mr Selahattin Demirtaş, who at the time of the events was one of the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing pro-Kurdish political party.Relying on Article 5 §§ 1 and 3 (right to liberty and security and right to trial within a reasonable time or release pending trial), the applicant complains that his initial pre-trial detention and its continuation were arbitrary; that the duration of his pre-trial detention has been excessive; and that the relevant judicial decisions contained no reasons other than mere citation of the grounds for detention provided for by law and were worded in abstract, repetitive and formulaic terms. Relying on Article 5 § 4 (right to speedy review of the lawfulness of detention), the applicant complains that his lack of access to the investigation file prevented him from effectively challenging the order for his pre-trial detention. He submits that the proceedings before the Constitutional Court did not comply with the Convention requirement of “speediness”. In addition, he complains that his pre-trial detention amounts to a violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections). Relying on Article 18 (limitation on use of restrictions on rights) in conjunction with Article 5 § 3, he contends that he has been detained for expressing critical opinions about the political authorities and argues in that regard that the purpose of his pre-trial detention has been to silence him. The applicant also alleges a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) and Article 34 (right of individual petition).The Court will give its rulings in writing on the following cases, some of which concern issues which have already been submitted to the Court, including excessive length of proceedings.
Asma v. Turkey (no. 47933/09)
Erduran and Em Export Dış Tic A.Ş. v. Turkey (nos. 25707/05 and 28614/06)
Günana and Others v. Turkey (nos. 70934/10, 6560/11, 23599/12, 39367/12, and 66687/12)
http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng-press?i=003-6253718-8138064

☛ World Forum for Democracy 2018 : “Gender equality: Whose battle ?”
https://www.coe.int/en/web/world-forum-democracy/forum-2018

☛ Finland assumes Presidency of Committee of Ministers
https://www.coe.int/en/web/cm
https://search.coe.int/cm/Pages/result_details.aspx?ObjectId=09000016808ef1ba

☛ The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr
https://www.coe.int/en/web/europarisks/home

INTERNATIONAL:

☛ Is this the start of Arab NATO plan?
http://almon.co/34ti

☛ Riyadh seeks death penalties in Khashoggi killing as US sanctions Saudis
http://almon.co/34vr

☛ Brexit: The Beginning of the End?
 http://fedtrust.co.uk/brexit-the-beginning-of-the-end/

☛ In Brexit Negotiations, Both Sides Have Now Compromised
https://shar.es/aaWbdw

☛ Destroying a Country’s Standard of Living: What Libya Had Achieved, What has been Destroyed
 https://shar.es/aaWb4Q

☛ Money, Might and Mindset: China’s Self-centred Global Ambition
https://shar.es/aaWbw4

☛ India: Alarming Erosion of Labour Laws
https://www.ituc-csi.org/india-alarming-erosion-of-labour#.W-76luPT_hs.twitter

HEALTH:

☛ Health IT Opportunities in the UK and Ukraine
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USITATRADE/bulletins/21bcd46

☛ Beyond 2019: The Future of Drug Policies, and the Lessons Learned
https://mailchi.mp/ipinst/ipi-event-beyond-2019-the-future-of-drug-policies-143493?e=f1cae593c6

DIVERS:

☛ Istanbul’s LGBTQ community finds pride on soccer field
http://almon.co/34t5

☛ The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA 12th Annual Washington Summer Internship Program.
http://tc-america.org/internships/

☛ Youth Parliament to finalise millennials´ priorities for future of the EU http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181116IPR19220/youth-parliament-to-finalise-millennials’-priorities-for-future-of-the-eu

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