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  • European Union in 2017

    January 5, 2017

    2016 has been a turbulent year for the European Union and its member states. Brexit, the armed conflict in Syria and Iraq, the refugee crisis, terrorism and the Italian referendum; all topics covered by the Peace Palace Library in several Library Specials and Library blogs.

    2017 promises to be a defining moment for the continuation of the ever closing Union. This blog touches upon a couple of developments which can lead to discussion within the European Union and its members.

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  • Enforcing the Rule of Law: The Case of Poland

    Enforcing the Rule of Law: The Case of Poland

    January 22, 2016

    After the Law and Justice Party (PiS) took control over the presidency in May 2015 and won a clear majority in Poland’s last parliamentary elections in October 2015, the new conservative PiS government quickly expanded its control over the media and judiciary. They did so by introducing controversial amendments to laws, which were first passed through the Sejm: the Polish Parliament and then approved by the Senate and Poland’s new President Duda.

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  • ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Algeria

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Algeria

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster: Algeria – distribution of food aid to Sahrawi refugees. Image: Photograph showing Sahrawi women and child. One woman […]

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  • ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Timor

    ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Timor

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster: Timor – Street children of  Covalima. Image: a photograph of  two smiling girls and a smiling boy. One girl  is […]

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  • ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Tajikistan

    ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Tajikistan

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster: Tajikistan – Access to clean drinking water. Image: photograph of an old man standing  near a hand water pomp installed by […]

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  • ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Montenegro

    ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Montenegro

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster: Montenegro – Suplying wood for heating to vulnerable people. Image: picture of an old lady behind a  window. In […]

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  • ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Thailand

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Thailand

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster:  Thailand – Burmese refugee camp. Image: picture of a Burmese child putting a piece of wood in a […]

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  • ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Angola

    ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Angola

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about ECHO. Topic of this poster: Angola – Camp for displaced people in Matala – Beneficiary. Image: fullscreen image of an Angolan child.

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  • ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Iraq

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Iraq

    August 23, 2013

    Poster for solidarity campaign of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office in the context of  Iraqi Rehabilitation project. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Image: Smiling Iraqi man and young woman.

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  • ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Burundi.

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Burundi

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster:  Burundi – Camp for displaced people in Rushubi. Image: picture of a very crowded Burundi camp. The […]

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