EU Pressed on Exploitation of Migrant Fishermen

November 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League DOI has written to the EU Fisheries Directorate urging action to tackle abuse of migrant labour from the third world on trawlers registered in EU countries. We have cited recent allegations about Ireland and also

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Ireland: ‘The Depressing Saga of Europe’s Battle Groups’

October 9, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE One wonders what sort of homework that Irish TDs who voted this week to support the latest Battlegroup deployment had done. Precious little I would warrant. Even Defence Minister, Simon Coveney TD, if he was not being disingenuous,

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Irish Branch Support for EU Language Protest

March 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Earlier this week Yn Conradh Ceilteach/the Celtic League Irish Branch wrote to Liadh Ní Riada MEP expressing their wholehearted support for staging a language strike in the European parliament in protest against what she called the discrimination against

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We Don’t Need EU Says Iceland

March 14, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE What a difference a few years make! Following the ignominious collapse of elements of its banking sector just over five years ago Iceland had to put up with bullying from the UK government which ceased its assets and

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EU Commissioner Urged to Press UK Over Traveller Discrimination

March 13, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has written to the European Justice Commissioner, Věra Jourová, urging her to support concerns raised by the Celtic League over discrimination suffered by the Traveller community in the United Kingdom. A recent letter to UK

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EU Obsfucates: IMO

February 12, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea where several hundred refugees have died fleeing war and poverty via the hazardous crossing from North Africa to Italy was predictable. In November 2014 the EU said its members States would

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League EU Maritime Safety Call Vindicated

July 25, 2011

A sensationalised headline in the United Kingdom Sunday Mail today purports to have uncovered a plan by the EU to `scupper’ the UK Coastguard. However the truth is somewhat more prosaic. The EU has for several years now been developing a coordinated approach

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Racist Attacks On Travellers Raised With EU

August 9, 2010

The Celtic League has reiterated concerns to the EU Commission about the victimisation and harassment of members of the Roma/Traveller community in the United Kingdom. The latest move comes following eviction moves against a Traveller site in N E Scotland which came just

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EU Commissioner Shares Concerns About Treatment of Roma/Travellers

May 25, 2010

The EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Lazlo Andor, has said the EU Commission shares the concerns of the Celtic League about the ongoing discrimination against the Roma/Traveller communities. The League wrote in March to express its growing concern following

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