Eastern European civil society activists awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize
The 2022 Peace Prize has been awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.
A statement published on the official website of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee in Oslo said
The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy.
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 11:41
First Summit of the European Political Community opens in Prague
In the historic settings of Prague Castle, leaders from across Europe gathered on Thursday for the first summit of the European Political Community.
Apart from the leaders of the 27 EU member states, leaders from non EU member states are also attending, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom
With the dramatic consequences of Russia’s aggression war, EU leaders agreed during the European Council meeting in June 2022 to launch the European Political Community with the aim of bringing together countries on the European continent. The ambition is to bring leaders together on the European continent and to foster their cooperation on issues of common interest, revolving around peace and security, the economic situation, energy and climate, and migration and mobility. No formal written outcome of the European Political Community is envisaged.
After the traditional family photo, the meeting kicked off with a round table discussion on peace and security in Europe.
This story will be updated throughout the day.
Thu, 10/06/2022 - 15:56