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EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers
EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers
EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers

The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers. Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the General Court's view of 2014 that the Council of the European Union, the 28-nation grouping, had insufficient evidence to maintain…

Reuters - Jul 26 15:06 GMT - more ... [ Tags: LTTE, EU, World ]

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  - European Union top court removes Tamil Tigers from terrorism blacklist - India Today
Ensure no impunity for hate crimes: EU
Ensure no impunity for hate crimes: EU

The European Union (EU) today emphasized the importance of the Sri Lankan Government and the Police to ensure that there is no impunity for hate crimes in the country. EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka Tung-Laï Margue said it was important that religious communities are at the forefront of efforts to promote understanding and oppose the spreading of hate. "Sri Lankans…

Daily Mirror - Jun 02 15:26 GMT - more ... [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • The EU grants enhanced market access for Sri Lanka as a reform incentive

    The EU grants enhanced market access for Sri Lanka as a reform incentive

    The European Union will remove a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products entering the EU market in exchange for the country's commitment to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human rights, labour conditions, protection of the environment, and good governance. These one-way trade preferences will consist of…

    EU - May 16 15:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, Economy, WarCrimes ]

  • -First round win but issues ahead

    -First round win but issues ahead

    The Sri Lanka Government claimed victory on Friday after an unexpected resolution before the European Parliament objecting to the resumption of GSP+ concessions was defeated but issues loom ahead when eventually concessions are secured. While welcoming the pro-Sri Lanka vote in the European Parliament, Felix Fernando, Chairman – Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters…

    ST - Apr 29 21:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, Economy ]

  • EU Parliamentary group opposed to Lanka tariff concession

    EU Parliamentary group opposed to Lanka tariff concession

    A European Parliamentary group has tabled a resolution in the EU Parliament against granting the GSP+ tariff concession to Sri Lanka for its exports to the 28- member bloc, citing concern over Colombos "worryingly slow" progress on key issues like human rights. The motion if approved by 376 out of 751 members would see the non granting of the concession which would…

    PTI - Apr 22 23:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Members of the European Parliament to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment

    Members of the European Parliament to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women\'s empowerment

    Progress on national reconciliation and ways to empower Sri Lankan women politically and economically will be the focus of the visit from 31 October to 3 November 2016 by a four member delegation. Progress on national reconciliation and ways to empower Sri Lankan women politically and economically will be the focus of the visit from 31 October to 3 November 2016 by a…

    EEAS - Oct 31 13:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka has long term stability

    Sri Lanka has long term stability

    Yes, I am a foreigner in Sri Lanka and I cannot see and feel as a Sri Lankan. But that does not mean that if the underlying factors which caused the war remained unaddressed that the issues would simply disappear; or, that I should expect the rule of law to pertain to me because I am an Irishman and a European, but that if I were a Sri Lankan I should somehow expect…

    CDN - Aug 25 15:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • EU to revise development strategy for Sri Lanka

    The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Sri Lankan government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka - EU joint statement said on Monday. The joint statement said that the Working Group on Cooperation under the framework of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission concluded its meeting in…

    Xinhua - May 31 18:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • EU links human rights to trade: 58 conditions for GSP Plus

    EU links human rights to trade: 58 conditions for GSP Plus

    In its haste to regain the GSP Plus facility, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has agreed with the European Union (EU) to implement a sprawling list of 58 conditions linking human rights, national security and other domestic concerns with trade, a document obtained by the Sunday Times shows. Among the 58 conditions imposed are to revoke the Prevention of Terrorism…

    ST - May 09 14:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lankan president seeks to win back EU relief on garment exports

    Sri Lankan president seeks to win back EU relief on garment exports

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visits Germany on Monday, seeking political support in a fight to reinstate a trade concession for garment exports, the government said, after the European Union abolished the measure six years ago. With annual exports of around $5 billion, the Sri Lankan industry produces garments for some of the world's most popular…

    Reuters - Feb 16 20:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, Economy ]

  • Man tried in Germany for backing Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers

    A Sri Lankan-born man went on trial in Germany Monday charged with membership of the rebel group the Tamil Tigers which Germany considers a terrorist organisation. The 53-year-old German national, identified only as Yogendran G. by the court, is accused of having raised funds from 2007-2009 for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in and around the northern…

    AFP - Jan 20 01:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, EU ]

  • Council conclusions on Sri Lanka

    Council conclusions on Sri Lanka

    The following press release was issued by the European Council on November 13, 2015 7:35 pm. The Council welcomes the significant advances made by the Government of Sri Lanka since the presidential elections held in January 2015 to restore democratic governance, initiate a process of national reconciliation and re-engage with the international community and the…

    European Council - Nov 16 16:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, EU, WarCrimes ]

  • EU Seeks Solution For Tamils

    EU Seeks Solution For Tamils

    The European Union (EU) has called on Sri Lanka to address the issues faced by the Tamils, as the country prepares to celebrate six years since the end of the war. The EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka David Daly said that the EU would like to see Sri Lanka finding mechanisms to be able to work through complicated issues with all of the stake holders. “I think there…

    Sunday Leader - May 10 13:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, WarCrimes ]

  • EU ban on Sri Lanka fish exports continues; rumors of suspension incorrect

    The European Commission has told Undercurrent News that no decision to suspend the ban on Sri Lankan seafood imports has been taken. "No decision of suspension of the ban of import of fisheries products from Sri Lanka has yet been taken by the European Union," said a spokesperson. "We are continuing positive contact with the Sri Lanka minister and authorities, and…

    UnderCurrent News - Feb 05 19:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • EU to ban fish imports from Sri Lanka for illegal fishing

    Today, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF welcome a decision by the European Union fisheries ministers to sanction Sri Lanka for its failure to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. “This decision reiterates that EU fisheries ministers are serious about confronting illegal fishing globally. We…

    EJF - Jan 26 14:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka Presidential Election 2015 Interim Statement

    The Group commends domestic observer groups and civil society for the role they played in monitoring and reporting during the election period. Their robust and fearless work ensured that democratic processes were safeguarded. The efforts, integrity and determination of the Commissioner of Elections was deeply impressive throughout the election period. All major…

    Commonwealth - Jan 11 11:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, Elections, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka warns EU not to intervene in polls

    Sri Lanka Friday warned the European Union not to be "prescriptive" about next week's presidential elections after Colombo-based ambassadors urged the government to ensure a peaceful election. The Ministry of External affairs took objection to a statement issued earlier Friday by Colombo-based European ambassadors that Sri Lankans should be "free to choose their…

    AFP - Jan 03 20:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, EU, WarCrimes ]

  • EU court cancels Tamil Tiger sanctions on technicality

    EU judges struck down anti-terrorism sanctions imposed on the Tamil Tigers by the European Union, citing a technicality, but said on Thursday that the assets of the Sri Lankan group should remain frozen for the time being.However, the court rejected the LTTE's contention that it was exempt from EU anti-terrorism legislation because it was engaged in an "armed…

    Reuters - Oct 16 12:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, EU, SriLanka ]

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      - Sri Lanka to be mindful on the ECJ decision over the LTTE ban - Nation
      - EU court overturns Tamil Tiger sanctions but maintains asset freeze - Reuters
  • EU to ban fish from Sri Lanka, saying lax on illegal fishing

    The European Commission proposed a ban on imports of fish from Sri Lanka for not tackling illegal fishing properly and lifted a ban on fish imports from Belize following the reform of its vessel inspection practices. "Five countries receive today our appreciation for getting serious on illegal fishing. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for Sri Lanka" said EU…

    Reuters - Oct 14 17:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, World, SriLanka ]

  • We Remain Hopeful Global Tamil Forum

    We Remain Hopeful Global Tamil Forum

    Let’s not forget the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed two consecutive resolutions calling for the Government to address the issue of accountability and resolve the Tamil National question through genuine political negotiations with the Tamil representatives. Looking for amnesty for the aggressors without addressing accountability in full – for…

    Sunday Leader - Dec 27 13:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: EU, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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