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"Democracy package": More cooperation needed for true peace and democratisation in Turkey to succeed, says Left MEP

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The so-called "democratisation package" presented by Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan is a step in the right direction", according to GUE/NGL (United Left Group/Nordic Green Left) Member of the Euro

Death at Lampedusa

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Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, has promised that she will try to ensure that the European Union’s border management agency, Frontex, will step up the number of patrols in the Mediterranean Sea in order to avoid further hecatombs such as the one which resulted from the Lampedusa tragedy.

What Future for Social Democracy?

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On 9 September 2013, a red-green alliance led by the social democratic Labour Party lost the Norwegian general elections.

Catalonia: Showdown with Spanish state looms after huge protest

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On September 11, Catalonia’s national day (the Diada), around 1.6 million Catalans linked arms to form the Via Catalana (Catalan Way), a 400-kilometre human chain demanding a referendum on independ

Rays of hope for the economy?

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During the last few weeks the Chairman of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has announced that there are cautious signs of recovery in the eurozone as a whole.

European left parties, talking to, listening to, and learning from each other

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report from the recent Dublin conference of left Members of the European Parliament.

Lifting the arms embargo on Syria – a decision whose results will be measured in hecatombs

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The results of the EU’s decision not to extend its embargo on arms sales to Syria will be measured in hecatombs, and not in Syria alone.

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