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Roundtable on Energy Poverty

Over a billion people globally lack access to basic electricity. A billion. Since the developed world takes electricity for granted, it becomes almost difficult to identify with the effects which hinder an ability to improve in areas like healthcare and education. While this is a “global issue,” Europe has been impacted as well. MEP Theresa… » read more

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EU leaders, on Monday, December 19, extended economic sanctions against Russia until mid-2017, noting that the conditions of the Minsk peace deal have not been met. The restrictions, which were due to expire on January 31, and have now been extended to July 31. The sanctions prohibit the import and export of certain energy-related equipment… » read more

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In a scathing report by Human Rights Without Frontiers International, an NGO, the EU is sharply criticized for aiding the political cleansing of former Yanoukovych Administration members in Ukraine. The report hinges on the case of Andrii Volodymyrovych Portnov, a former adviser to the President of Ukraine. Mr. Portnov was placed under Restrictive Measures on… » read more

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Since being unceremoniously turfed out of office by a military coup in May 2014, Yingluck Shinawatra has seldom made public comment. In fact, her silence since the generals seized power has most notably been broken by a simple social media post, highlighting the quiet rural life she now favours. And it is easy to see… » read more

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