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The European Parliament condemns Morocco’s actions for using migration as a political weapon
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The European Parliament condemns Morocco’s actions for using migration as a political weapon

Approves by a clear majority a resolution censuring Rabat for the crisis in Ceuta and putting minors in danger and urges not to "undermine strategic relations" with the EU The King of Morocco, Mohamed VI.Carlos lvarezWORLDThe plenary session of the European Parliament has approved this noon a resolution condemning Morocco's actions in the Ceuta crisis by pushing thousands of people to try to cross into our country irregularly. MEPs have approved with 397 votes in favor, 196 abstentions and only 85 votes against a text agreed the day before by the large groups in the chamber and to which some additional amendments have been introduced today. The document criticizes and condemns the "blackmail" and pressure from the Government of Mohamed VI, and especially the use of minors without families...
The EU fines Belarus and not Morocco because Sánchez preferred to abort the "climbing" of the conflict
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The EU fines Belarus and not Morocco because Sánchez preferred to abort the "climbing" of the conflict

Pedro Sanchez he had all the elements in hand. The legitimacy and support "in line" of all the European institutions. Even France, the country most reluctant to Spanish positions on Morocco, had no choice but to silence the criticism of its Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, to the "mismanagement of migration in Spain and Italy". I even had a Extraordinary European Council by hand, this Monday, to show Rabat a position of strength from the entire EU. But that meant sanctions against the regime of Mohamed VI but, according to a government source, "you can't humiliate your neighbor". The head of the Spanish Executive could even present himself in the hands of the crisis with Belarus. To change the agenda of a European Council, to include topics, it is necessary ...
The EU bans flights over Belarus and will ban its airline after the Ryanair hijacking
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The EU bans flights over Belarus and will ban its airline after the Ryanair hijacking

The EU imposes new sanctions against the Alexander Lukashenko following the hijacking of a Ryanair plane to arrest the dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich and his partner Sofia Sapega. At the extraordinary face-to-face summit that began this Monday in Brussels, the heads of State and Government of the 27 have agreed ban flights of European companies over Belarusian airspace and prevent Belarusian airlines such as Belavia from landing in the EU. The act of "state piracy"unprecedented perpetrated by Lukashenko It has caused a stir among European leaders. Belarusian President orchestrated crash landing of a plane in Minsk traveling between two European capitals (Athens and Vilnius) with more than 100 passengers on board in order to detain Pratasevich. A "kidnapping" for...
Sánchez warns Morocco from Brussels that it is his "main ally" in Europe
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Sánchez warns Morocco from Brussels that it is his "main ally" in Europe

He thanks the institutions for their "support and solidarity" in the crisis and reiterates that the relationship with Rabat must be based on "trust and respect" Pedro Snchez, upon arrival at the summit in Brussels.AP"There is no better or greater ally of Morocco within the EU than Spain. Our relationship is strategic, we want the most constructive possible, but based on two axes: trust and respect." With this message for the neighboring country, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has arrived at the meeting that the Heads of State and Government of the EU are holding this week in the Community capital. After a week of crisis, and after receiving immediate support from all the leading institutions, emphasizing over and over again that "the borders of Ceuta they are the borders...
EU considers imposing a no-fly zone in Belarus after Ryanair hijacking
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EU considers imposing a no-fly zone in Belarus after Ryanair hijacking

The act of "state piracy"unprecedented perpetrated by the regime of Aleksandr Lukashenko It has caused a stir among European leaders. The Belarusian president orchestrated the forced landing in Minsk of a plane of Ryanair who was traveling between two European capitals (Athens and Vilnius) with more than 100 passengers on board in order to arrest the dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich. A "kidnapping" for which he used a false bomb threat and a military fighter. The heads of State and Government of the 27 will discuss in the face-to-face summit that begins this Monday in Brussels new sanctions against Lukashenko in retaliation against this action that some of them, como el polaco Mateusz Morawiecki, they have already crossed out "State terrorism". The CEO of Ryanair,...
Sánchez criticizes in Porto the dismissals in companies with "six-figure salaries"
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Sánchez criticizes in Porto the dismissals in companies with "six-figure salaries"

During this Friday, European leaders, trade unions and civil society organizations have come together in a series of high-level conferences to exchange views on Saturday's informal summit of 27Pedro Snchez, this Friday, in Porto.JOSE COELHOAFPThe president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, who is in Porto on the occasion of the celebration of the Social Summit of the European Union, has criticized that there are companies benefiting from the digital transformation "that are expelling the workforce while they are earning six-figure salaries and increasing their benefits and bonuses. . ""I do not think this is acceptable and I think that from the political dimension we also need to give a strong response," said the president, in line with recent statements by the second vice president in cha...
Sánchez vs.  Draghi: two models to combat unemployment and job insecurity
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Sánchez vs. Draghi: two models to combat unemployment and job insecurity

The social summit held in Porto has witnessed the first face-to-face duel between Pedro Sanchez Y Mario Draghi since the latter was elected prime minister, which has triggered the price of his country in Brussels. Spain and Italy have been the two EU member states hardest hit by Covid-19 from a health and economic point of view and will receive the most European aid from the fund Next Generation. So, the investment and reform plans of Madrid and Rome are the ones that will be examined more strictly in Brussels. Sánchez and Draghi have participated together in Porto in a panel devoted to the future of employment after the panemia. The two have spoken in fluent English but they have exhibited two very different styles. The Italian Prime Minister has been very specific an...
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"Sofagate" incident sparks petition for resignition

It was the snub seen around the world – and now it may have serious consequences. After the president of the European Council left his female colleague without a seat during a meeting with the Turkish president, a petition has been created, urging him to resign.  It started when European Council President Charles Michel and and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen were meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. During the meeting, Michel and Erdoğan took the only two chairs available, leaving von der Leyen to stand, then find a seat elsewhere – after looking displeased. Video of the incident quickly went viral – if not just for its awkwardness, for its apparent sexism. It has since been dubbed "Sofagate," but a group of dozens of women activists groups and le...