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European Parliament discusses Yemen; calls for increased humanitarian assistance and confidence-building measures

European Parliament discusses Yemen; calls for increased humanitarian assistance and confidence-building measures

The European Parliament discussed the humanitarian and political updates in Yemen this week. The EU Parliament stressed the need to increase humanitarian support to Yemen. The Parliament outlined its vision in a resolution released on 11 February, which also marks the 10 year anniversary of the popular uprisings that toppled former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. 
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Opinion: Resolving the crisis of legitimacy in Yemen is essential for any peace process to succeed

Opinion: Resolving the crisis of legitimacy in Yemen is essential for any peace process to succeed

The State’s lack of legitimacy in Yemen over many decades created a vacuum which has been exploited by key socio-political groups that felt marginalised, resulting in the erosion of the country’s sovereignty. In this op-ed Noman Ahmed argues that addressing this issue is key for any future peace process to succeed.
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European ambassadors visit Aden to express support for legitimate Yemeni government

European ambassadors visit Aden to express support for legitimate Yemeni government

A delegation of European Ambassadors arrived in Aden, Yemen on Saturday (6 February) for meetings with the leadership of Yemen's legitimate government and to support a comprehensive and sustainable peace for the country. The delegation, led by Hans Grundberg, EU Ambassador to Yemen, met Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed and Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak.