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- Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:34
The EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, participated this week at the G 7 foreign Minister meeting in Lübeck. The central topics of this gathering, which lasted for two days, were the Ukraine Crisis, the mutual fight against ISIS and the current situation in Jemen. Economical problems were discussed as well. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his colleague Mogherini criticized a possible Greek exit from the Euro.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:33
On Monday, the 30th of March, the second international university ranking
U- Multirank was launched.
The ranking was founded by the European Commission in 2013
and is financed by the Erasmus+ program with 4 million Euros. Until 2017
it is supposed to give transparent information on benefits and failings of
universities from 83 countries.
In contrast to other university rankings U-Multirank is based on another
evaluation system. Indicators like research performance, quality of teaching and learning, international orientation, success in knowledge transfer (partnerships with business and start-ups) and regional involvement, have influence on the ranking.
- Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 11:20
Due to the increasing number of people seeking asylum and imigrants in many EU states, the European Commission startet to work on a new, europe wide migrationagenda. The Agenda will be presented by the commission in May 2015.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:40
In 2013 there were 15.4 million refugees worldwide. Only 19%, however, arrived in developed countries – most refugees fled to developing countries. (Source: UNHCR) In the EU Member States 215.000 refugees applied for asylum in the first half of 2014, 65.700 of these in German (Source: UNHCR).
Currently around 5500 refugees live in Cologne, with increasing numbers weekly. Yet, to provide suitable accommodation to them is becoming increasingly difficult – the capacity limits will be reached soon. In order to provide the refugees with accommodation, the city council even rented hotels and converted an old hardware store into a refugee-home. Additionally, new dormitories are built. What is the current situation and how does the city council deal with the shortages of accommodation?
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