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India-EU deal could risk right to healthy life
Apr 29, 2010 A new trade agreement between India and EU is likely to result in a hike in the cost of life-saving medicines. The agreement once in effect, will have millions of lives at stake as India is the major source of drugs to various humanitarian agencies working in different developing countries.
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India not ready for European cheese
May 04, 2010 Anti-poverty activists are advocating the exclusion of the dairy sector from the scope of EU-India free trade, as the EU has displayed scant concern for the plight of India's rural farmers. Women especially would be the worst victims of the expose of the dairy sector to outside competition.
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More humanitarian funding for victims of Pakistan's floods and conflicts
May 03, 2012 The European Commission is giving an additional €20 million to assist victims of last year's monsoon floods in Pakistan and people displaced by recent military interventions, according to a recent press release by the EU.
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Stop media suppression: US, EU to Sri Lanka
Jul 02, 2012 Lanka Business Online, an online financial news service, reports that the European Union and the United States have called upon Sri Lanka not to suppress media and limit the freedom of expression. This development, reports LBO, comes after the arrest of journalists working for two websites allegedly critical of the ruling administration.
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IATA develops new standard for CO2 emissions
Aug 01, 2012 The International Air Transport Association reached an important milestone in the carbon emissions debate by a decision to come up with a comprehensive global solution for aviation emissions.
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Sri Lanka at loggerheads with EU over rights
Jul 06, 2010 Starting August 15, Sri Lanka will lose its preferential trade access by the European Union after it refused to make written pledges to improve its human rights record. EU being their largest trading partner, the country’s exports are going to be hit badly by the decision.
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Suspend arms and military deal with Israel
Jun 14, 2010 Italian Disarmament Network has called the country to immediately suspend arms sales and military deals with Israel in response to the assault on humanitarian aid 'Peace Flotilla'. With the country's arms export reaching 61%, it could play an instrumental role in intervening crisis situation and change them for the better.
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Land grab for biofuel to augment food crisis
Aug 30, 2010 A recent Friends of Earth report accused EU countries of land-grabbing throughout Africa for producing biofuel crops that is increasing food prices and landlessness. Biofuel companies, however, claim that they consult with local governments and utilise land not intended for food production.
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Hungary chemical sludge spill threatens Danube
Oct 08, 2010 Toxic red sludge from an alumina plant has reoprtedly “extinguished” all life in one of the rivers in Hungary . The sludge is now feared to have reached the Danube and may be catastrophic to its ecology.
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EU-Uzbekistan trade deal condemned for backing child labour
Feb 18, 2011 Rights groups have condemned EU’s textile trade agreement with Uzbekistan as a move that implicitly backs child labour. Uzbek cotton industry is increasingly being boycotted by Western countries on the grounds that it uses raw cotton harvested by forced child labour and the agreement is seen as violating international laws on child and human rights.
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Fuel industry pushes for controversial shale gas
Apr 22, 2011 Petroleum biggies have launched massive lobbying for shale gas as cheap and “green” fuel. Their propaganda stems from a report by European gas forum even as environmentalists question how “green” shale gas is.
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BRICS to ensure affordable drugs
Jul 11, 2011 With the data exclusivity clauses ruled out from the India-European Union free trade agreement (FTA), BRICS nations have decided to produce affordable generic drugs. These inexpensive drugs treat millions in poor countries.
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EU-India trade deal could wreck agriculture, retail
Dec 16, 2011 The proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement will flood Indian markets with imported agricultural goods and snatch away the livelihoods of small farmers and retails, concludes a report by NGOs at the 8th ministerial meeting of WTO.
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Sri Lankan textile sector unaltered by suspension of EU trade agreement
Mar 29, 2011 Sri Lanka’s textile industry has remained mostly unaffected despite the suspension of European Union’s preferential trade agreement with the country more than seven months ago, government officials said. The EU had suspended the concession in protests over the nation’s non-conformity to the international human rights conventions.
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UN upholds the right of French Sikh national to wear turban
Jan 18, 2012 The United Nations' rights body has defended the religious freedom of a French Sikh national to wear his turban after he was denied identity documents on the basis of his religious head cover.
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UNISDR backs European cities climate adaptation project
May 04, 2012 UNISDR today backed a newly launched project from the European Commission, Adaptation Strategies for European Cities, designed to provide capacity building and support for European cities in developing and implementing an adaptation strategy for climate change.
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