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The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel committee which argued that the EU had helped transform Europe “from the continent of war to a continent of peace”. (more…)

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In a confidential report sent to Brussels this week, some EU diplomats urge the European Commission to consider drafting a legislation in order to ensure that financial transactions by EU members do not support Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.(map from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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About 30,000 Hungarians have been protesting on Monday (photo, from nytimes.com) in Hungary’s capital Budapest against the country’s controversial new constitution that came into force on January 1st. (more…)

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The UK is the only EU member state which refused to back a tax and budget pact – known as a “fiscal compact” – aimed at tackling the eurozone debt crisis.

UK prime minister David Cameron (photo, from guardian.co.uk) said he had to protect key British interests, including its financial markets. (more…)

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Israeli interior ministry announced on Tuesday that it had approved plans to build 1,100 new homes in Gilo (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), a settler enclave in southeast Jerusalem, a move condemned by the European Union and the United States. (more…)

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While Alexander Lukashenko (photo, from spiegel.de), 56, is sworn in as Belarus’ president, many opposition supporters have staged a demonstration outside the country’s Palace of the Republic. (more…)

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Bulgaria and Romania will be blocked from joining the Europe’s passport-free travel zone, following French and German interior minister declared it “premature” to let them join Schengen in March 2011. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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