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Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights

Two Turkish journalists arrested this week for their coverage of arms trafficking to Islamist rebels in Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights, as it seeks an agreement with Ankara to help stem refugee...more »


Turkish Ambassador: EU accession is our strategic choice

Yusuf Ziya Özcan is Turkey's Ambassador to Poland. more »


Harlem Désir: ‘We urgently need an effective PNR system’

A former MEP and first secretary of the French Socialist party, Harlem Désir is currently France's Minister of State for European Affairs. Désir spoke with EurActiv France's Editor-in-Chief, Aline Robert.more »


Serbs question renewed US interest in Western Balkans

Visits by US Vice President Joseph Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry, to the Western Balkans, just seven days apart, have been welcomed in the region as confirmation that Washington has not lost interest, after the major...more »


Health experts call for unity in providing healthcare to refugees

In Rome this week, EU health ministers and WHO representatives met to discuss the best course to take. The UN's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UNICEF also participated and presented recommendations on vaccinations for...more »


German-bought weapons potentially used in Paris attacks

According to Bild, the Paris attacks could have been carried out using weapons procured from a German dealer.more »


Turkey arrests two journalists on terrorism charges

Two prominent Turkish journalists were arrested yesterday (26 November) on charges of assisting terrorists, CNN Turk said, after they published footage that purported to show the state intelligence agency helping send weapons to...more »

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