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Hindus urge Europe to stop discrimination against Roma people

BRUSSELS – July 30, 2017 – Hindus are urging for an immediate end to apartheid conditions of European Roma in view of findings of the recent Pew Research Center (PRC) survey which concluded that “Roma widely rejected” in Central and Eastern Europe. The results of survey—“Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe”—in… Keep Reading

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Implications of Brexit on NHS Staffing

The question surrounding how the vote for Britain to leave the European Union, or Brexit, will impact the broader economic state has been swirling throughout a variety of industries for months. While the decision to leave the EU has yet to be finalized, the vote has the potential to reverse progress in several areas of… Keep Reading

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Thalidomide Lawsuit Hearing Date in Germany Announced

COLOGNE, Germany, February 13, 2017 – 60 years after the market launch of Contergan (active ingredient: thalidomide), the greatest pharmaceutical scandal in the Federal Republic of Germany continues to boil. A lawsuit will be heard in the Bonn Regional Court at 12:00 hrs on 15.2.2017 that is more explosive than appears at first sight. The… Keep Reading

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza spreads from Russia to Europe

It was less than two months ago that FAO issued a warning that H5N8 avian influenza virus had been detected in wild birds in Tyva Republic in southern Russia and would likely spread in a south-westerly direction with the autumn migration of waterbirds. The virus, which is highly pathogenic for poultry, appears already to have… Keep Reading

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HIV cases reach over 2 million in Europe

For the first time, the cumulative number of HIV cases in the WHO European Region increased to over 2 million. More than 153 000 new HIV cases contributed to this figure in 2015 – a 7% increase compared to the previous year and the highest annual number since reporting began in the 1980s. These are… Keep Reading

Poverty in Europe
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Almost 23 million children in the EU are poor

For every additional child, a woman’s risk of falling into poverty increases More women and men are living on the edge of poverty and social exclusion today compared to 2010, according to a new study by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). Young people, lone parents, migrants, people with disabilities and families with three… Keep Reading

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WHO conference set to improve children’s health in Europe

WHO conference set to step up collaboration across sectors to improve children’s and adolescents’ health in Europe Examples of joint action among health, education and social sectors in over 40 countries to be launched For the first time, European ministers and senior officials from health, education and social sectors will meet to consider ways of… Keep Reading

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Europol: A massive data breach revealing the risks

The European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) notes with concern the data breach at Europol, the European Police Office. On Wednesday, Europol, reacting to the story of a Dutch public TV broadcaster, has admitted that some secret files concerning terrorist activities have been posted online as a result of a “human error”.… Keep Reading

Rajan Zed
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Hindus express dismay at Slovakia’s new religion law

Hindus have expressed dismay at Slovakia’s new law on religion, which they think is a setback to religious equality. Approved by Slovakia Parliament, this new law on religion reportedly toughens conditions for minority religions with a small number of congregants to function in Slovakia. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today,… Keep Reading

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