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A website run by a subdivision of Germany’s health ministry is providing information on sexuality, sexual violence and reproductive health to newly-arrived immigrants. The multilingual website offers users detailed information on family planning, relationships, legal rights and sexuality. Sub-sections include ‘Kinds of sex’, ‘Good sex’ and ‘Homosexuality’. In a series of colourful and comprehensive cartoons,… » read more

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France, the hosts of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), will use next week’s meeting of EU finance ministers to try to get the oft-delayed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) moving, and some of its future revenue earmarked for climate finance.

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Incumbent PES President has no competitor, and is likely to be reelected as President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) later this year. Stanishev, a former Bulgarian Prime minister (2005-2009), was elected to the post in 2012, but had taken the job already in 2011 when his predecessor, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, stepped down on… » read more

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