The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Decision this week (31 May 2016) on the incorporation of the Regulations on the European Supervisory Authorities and some of the related Regulations and Directives into the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). This is an important step towards the extension of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) to the EEA EFTA countries: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for Tanzania’s 2015 General Elections today submitted to Tanzanian partners its final report containing proposals for reforms to improve the electoral process and enhance voter confidence in future elections.
Members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) have been sentenced by the Supreme Court of Tajikistan: deputy leaders Saidumar Hussaini and Mahmadali Hait were sentenced to life imprisonment, while long prison sentences were given to eleven other members of the party.
Des membres du parti de la renaissance islamique du Tadjikistan (PRIT) ont été condamnés par la Cour suprême du Tadjikistan: les dirigeants adjoints Saidumar Hussaini et Mahmadali Hait ont été condamnés à la prison à vie et de longues peines de prison ont été prononcées contre onze autres membres du parti.
The Somali education authorities with financial support from the European Union have this week administered the end of secondary school examinations to 33,000 students marking unprecedented subscription to standardized and centralized country-wide examinations. An additional 26,000 pupils also sat for the end of primary school examinations same week. This high turn up for a government sanctioned examinations by Somali pupils and students signals a positive step towards restoration of a government controlled and regulated education services.
I am pleased to be here today in Tirana at the fourth edition of Terra Madre Balkans, where hundreds of participants and delegates representing the "food community" (small food producers, academics, institutions, civil society) from 12 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, The Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Italy and Albania) gather every two years since 2010.