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Bishops in Poland issue apology for sex abuse against children by clergy

Catholic bishops in Poland have asked for forgiveness to child victims of sexual abuse committed by priests and other Church workers in the mainly Catholic nation.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian government approves rules for paying whistleblowers

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday, November 14, rules for financially rewarding people who provide the authorities with valuable information on illegal activities.

Latvian authorities detain CityCommerce Bank co-owner accused of embezzlement

Reinis Tumovs, co-owner of Ukrainian CityCommerce Bank, has been detained in Latvia. He is suspected of embezzling nearly UAH 300 million (EUR 9.5 million), as confirmed by Ukrainian National Police Economy Protection Department on Thursday, 15 November.

EC wants to reduce funding for supplies of fruits, vegetables and milk to schools

European Commission’s proposed regulation on organization of agriculture products market provides for reducing EU funding for the support programme on provision of fruits, vegetables and milk for schools by EUR 29.2 million or the same as United Kingdom’s share.

Genocide verdicts handed to Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the two most senior living leaders of the Khmer Rouge Communist regime have been found guilty of their role in the atrocities that resulted in the deaths of at least 1.7 million in Cambodia between 1977 and 1979.

British government loses two more members; EU sets date for Brexit summit

In the UK government, Brexit minister Dominic Raab and Northern Ireland's junior minister have resigned in disagreement with the country's draft withdrawal agreement with the EU, already passed by the government.

EP: Moldova and Georgia should continue initiated reforms

Members of the European Parliament welcome the reforms Georgia has commenced. At the same time, Moldova was criticized for its worsened state of democracy and rule of law, as reported by EP press-secretary in Latvia Signe Znotiņa-Znota.

Germany economy shrinks for first time in three years

Germany economy has contracted by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2018, a first such result in the largest economy of the European Union in over three years.

British government supports draft Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May received the support of her government on the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the European Union, which would see the UK remain in the EU customs union until the end of 2020.

Warsaw: Kremlin's «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine

The Speaker of the upper house of the Polish parliament, has stated that Russia's «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine.

G20 industrial countries guided by fossil fuel industry, not science

Action against climate change is not meeting government commitments in 19 out of the 20 world’s 20 largest, as researchers found governments were paying more attention to the fossil fuel industry than to scientific advice.

EP's conservatives-reformists select Zahradil as their leader for election

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group of the European Parliament has chosen Czech MEP Jan Zahradil as its leader for the spring election and for the post of the head of the European Commission.

Merkel: More gender equality necessary in German politics and science

With Germany celebrating the 100th anniversary of female voting rights, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that much has to be done to achieve gender equality, in particular in politics, business, science and culture.

EU members push for serious action against deforestation

The European Commission has to quickly start serious new action to stop deforestation globally, according to a letter signed by Germany, France, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway.

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