The candidate for president of the European Commission and current Minister of Defence of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen, presents her nomination to the position of European leader this Tuesday. Muslims make up approximately 5% of the population she wants to represent. A defender of “diversity” in society, this Christian Democrat has promoted the next incorporation of rabbis and imams to the German Army, but she did not always have an inclusive policy.
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The acting Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, will become the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy next Novembre. In his new job as head of European diplomacy, Borrell will also deal with issues including the common European defense and migration from outside the EU.
They also fight for women equality, but they assure that their struggle is twofold: they are forced to fight against stereotypes for being women and for being Muslim. Especially those who wear a headscarf.
Lebanon has 18 different religions officially recognized, half of the population are Muslims and about another 40% is built by Christian communities.
77% of the European citizens call for more EU intervention against terrorism, according to the Eurobarometer published on Tuesday.
Even members of the European People’s Party to which Viktor Orbán‘s Fidesz belongs voted in favour of applying Article 7 of the EU Treaty to Hungary. They see “a clear risk of serious violation” of the values of the European Union in the Magyar Government, as does the majority of the European Parliament (EP). It was a historical vote, but its consequences remain doubtful .
One in every 110 people around the world has had to leave home. It’s as if a person fled every two seconds.
Far from losing voters, Viktor Orbán’s ruling party won the elections by a landslide after putting its anti-immigrant politics at the heart of its campaign. A report from the European Parliament done before this turnout warns about a serious risk for the rule of law in Hungary.
They left home to join the self-declared ‘Islamic State’ in Syria or Iraq. They are originally from 33 other countries; 15 of them European. The UK is the European state with more returnees, while France is the one with more foreign fighters who join ISIS on the ground, according to a new study.
Anas Modamani is saddened by the good outcome of extreme right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in last Sunday’s general election, but he assures that he is not afraid and asks for more vigilance against some asylum seekers who he considers to take unfairly advantage of the circumstances.