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European council, EU reaffirm opposition to death penalty

ISLAMABAD, 10 OCT (DNA) – In a joint declaration, the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland have said that, “On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty observed on October 10, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases.”   In a statement issued by the EU officeRead More

EU, Pakistan signs two financing agreements worth €59 million euros

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – The European Union (EU) and the government of Balochistan have jointly designed a six year programme in which the EU will contribute €45 million (5 billion Pak Rupees approximately) to support community-led local development and local governance. Financing Agreements of the Balochistan Rural Development and Community Empowerment Programme and the International Labour and Environment Standards programme were signed on Wednesday between the European Union and the government of Pakistan. Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan signed the Agreements on behalf ofRead More

UK divorces EU: what next? By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

In an unprecedented move witnessed in the history of the European Union,  the UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum. London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU however the rest of the regions decided to finally divorce the EU. The low turnout was witnessed in those areas where campaigners for No vote succeeded. The decision thus dealt a severe blow to the EU project as a whole. The British prime minister had to call itRead More