Europe is the region with the highest number of suicides in the world, according to World Health Organization (WHO). The group's annual world health report shows that Europe's highest suicide rate is in Lithuania, with 32.7 suicides per 100,000. The revelations come during Mental Health Awareness Month.
The European Parliament has said Israel's decision in February to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land served to "undermine the two-state solution." It also condemned "acts of terrorism against Israelis, and incitement to violence."
The Council of Europe reiterates the need for governments to have an appropriate legal and administrative framework in place to enable victims to benefit from these measures, without discrimination and irrespective of whether the perpetrator of the terrorist act has been identified, according to official statement.
Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner on European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, welcomed in a statement on Friday the agreement between the Albanian ruling and opposition parties to hold a general election.
According to a lawmaker from German Die Linke party, German government’s criticism of Kiev’s new anti-Russia targeted sanctions on media outlets and social networks is an indicator that German officials have begun to drift away from silently ignoring Kiev's behavior to acknowledging the corruption perpetuating within the government.
After a marathon seven year legal stalemate, Swedish prosecutors have dumped their investigation into allegations of sexual assault against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. While a cause for celebration for the Australian computer programmer, who has spent five years confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, his ordeal is far from over.
Ahead of the snap parliamentary elections scheduled for June 11 in the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, Sputnik Serbia talked to Kosovan political scientist Nexhmedin Spahiu, who explained that Kosovo is the "creation of the west", and it will be the west who will now form the country's parliament.
For the first time in a quarter of a century, the British electorate has an opportunity to make a clean break with the banker-friendly neoliberal policies which have dominated politics since the era of Margaret Thatcher and which have led to a major redistribution of wealth away from the majority to the super-rich.
The European Commission's latest harsh rhetoric against Poland indicates that the country is, in fact, under a cloud in the EU, Warsaw-based political analyst Marcin Domagalа told Sputnik.
As a result of dramatic cuts in Sweden's military budget that started the early 1990s, the Swedish Defense Ministry sees itself as being in dire need of materiel and new equipment. Swedish researchers expect the peak to be reached a few years into the 2020s.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski called on Friday EU threats to introduce sanctions against Warsaw over controversial reforms of the country's justice system, which violate the judiciary independence, a "speculation."
The Ukrainian government will have to prolong its temporary energy emergency measures, initially introduced due to power shortages resulting from the conflict in the Donbass region, until September in order to economize anthracite coal, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk said Friday.
FN's Vice President Florian Philippot said that Marine Le Pen's intent has always been to dismantle the eurozone rather than simply canceling the euro as France's national currency.
The UK Metropolitan Police is obliged to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves office due to a warrant of Westminster Magistrates' Court, according to official statement.
69 percent of French citizens approve of the appointment of Edouard Philippe as prime minister and the composition of the new government under President Emmanuel Macron, according to the poll.
France’s new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has set a new tone for the country's foreign policy: this week the country's Foreign Ministry has been renamed the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. French geopolitical analyst Emmanuel Dupuy told Sputnik that it is signaling that European affairs will now prevail in France's foreign policy.
High-tech projects seem to be spreading like an avalanche nowadays. The Norwegian Green Party believes an ultra-fast rail transportation system known as a Hyperloop will be the next big thing, and believes that Norway should be in the driver's seat.
Sweden has lately been reinforcing its historic fear of Russia with unfounded speculations and fear-mongering. In a recent meeting with the US Secretary of Defense, where Sweden was promised US support in the event of Russian "aggression," Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist once again went over Sweden's anti-Russian narrative.
Over 8,700 people plan to rally against US President Donald Trump's administration and policies on May 24 in the Belgian capital during his visit to the NATO leaders’ summit, as of Friday.
Tsipras said he expected Greece’s creditors to keep their end of the bargain and approve debt relief.
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