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Riga summit: Amorphous partnership

Riga summit: Amorphous partnership

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Anna van Densky Unlike the Riga Summit of 2013, which triggered a sequence of events ending in the current Ukranian conflict, this year’s meeting of the EU and six Eastern Partnership (EaP) contries did not contain any substantial challenges to struggle towards. On the contrary, the ambitious project of integrating the former Soviet […]

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Email mistake reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project

Email mistake reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project

The Bank of England has confirmed it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it “inadvertently” sent details of its work to a national newspaper. A senior official sent an email about its confidential project on the issue to an editor at the Guardian newspaper. A spokesman for the bank […]

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Ireland overwhelmingly accepts same-sex marriage

Ireland overwhelmingly accepts same-sex marriage

The Republic of Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 3.2 million people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country’s constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while prominent ‘No’ campaigners have conceded defeat. Counting started […]

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72 countries plus EU, Euratom and ECOWAS adopt International Energy Charter

72 countries plus EU, Euratom and ECOWAS adopt International Energy Charter

On May 20-21, 2015, energy ministers and other high level officials from around the world gathered in The Hague, The Netherlands, in order to adopt the International Energy Charter: a political declaration for international energy cooperation. The result of lengthy negotiations, involving around 8o states, the International Energy Charter represents a new and dynamic institutional […]

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The week ahead: 25-31 May 2015

The week ahead: 25-31 May 2015

TTIP. International Trade Committee MEPs are to approve their recommendations to EU negotiators in ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks with the USA. Investor protection rules, public health, data protection, public procurement and environmental sustainability will be among the issues addressed in the resolution. The deal, once signed, needs Parliament’s approval to enter […]

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Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Formula One: A dangerous cocktail

Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Formula One: A dangerous cocktail

Opinion by Eurocare Formula One alcohol sponsorship exposes audience to alcohol brands every five seconds. A new report, which presents data on the extent of alcohol advertising during the 2014 Formula One (F1) Monaco Grand Prix together with an analysis of F1 teams’ sponsorship by the alcohol industry, was issued today (22 May) by the […]

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Insolvency: Throwing a lifeline to struggling companies

Insolvency: Throwing a lifeline to struggling companies

New insolvency rules would give companies in financial difficulties another opportunity to turn their situation around ©BELGA/AGEFOTOSTOCK/Bilderbox Struggling companies will be given a second chance to improve their financial situation under new rules on insolvency approved by MEPs on 20 May. Every year 1.7 million jobs are lost in the EU due to companies going […]

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