First World War: Charity and Liverpool’s Home Front

Exhibition examines untold stories of First World War First World War: Charity and Liverpool’s Home Front, supported by Armed Forces Covenant, runs from 17 June to October 2016 at the Museum of Liverpool. The exhibition explores the many charity organisations established at the time through photographs, oral histories and case studies. It is part of … Read more

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016: Get ready for plain packaging

Recent moves to introduce plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products, according to WHO and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat (WHO FCTC). Plain packaging of tobacco products restricts or prohibits the use of logos, colours, brand images and promotional information on packaging other than … Read more

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe. The IT Companies support the European Commission and EU Member States in the effort to respond to the challenge of … Read more

EU steps up humanitarian aid for Burundi crisis: €22 million in 2016

The EU is increasing its support to respond to emergency needs of those fleeing the country due to ongoing instability in Burundi. The European Commission has announced additional €10 million in humanitarian aid to help the increasing number of displaced Burundians. This comes on top of the €12.2 million already provided since the beginning of … Read more