From January to December 2013, at least 660 prisoners were executed in Iran, with 430 of them put to death after the charade of the June 14 election - however many executions carried out inside prisons go unreported.
There are times where it may be good for the EU to apply “Occam’s razor” to its policies; a principle that gets its name from one of the most prominent representatives of European scientific thought. Chinese market economy status may be such a time, write a number of EPP MEPs.
Stability, jobs and growth will be Ireland's priorities while in charge of the Council presidency over the next six months. EP president Martin Schulz and the leaders of the political groups visited Dublin in November to discuss it with the Irish government and we have now asked Irish MEPs to tell us what they hope the presidency will achieve.