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#Kazakhstan global diplomacy contributes to resolving #Syria conflict

#Kazakhstan global diplomacy contributes to resolving #Syria conflict

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 23 January, Astana is scheduled to host talks between the Syrian government and the opposition. Russia, Turkey and Iran will serve as guarantors of the negotiations. All sides have made it clear that the upcoming talks are not an alternative to the Geneva Process and instead will complement it. The main task of the […]

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The UK’s post-#Brexit growing pains

The UK’s post-#Brexit growing pains

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

With Brexit looming ever closer, where will Britain end up? Even after UK premier Theresa May’s speech this week laying out her vision of a “hard Brexit” without going into specifics, that’s a question few dare hazard an answer. But if Article 50 negotiations are to be a success, dodging a clear answer cannot be an […]

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In search of peace for #Syria: World’s eyes are on #Astana

In search of peace for #Syria: World’s eyes are on #Astana

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

At a time when there is a clear need for international cooperation, there has been no greater example of failure than the continuing tragedy of Syria. In fighting which began nearly six years ago, more than 300,000 people have been killed and 12 million – half the country’s population – have been forced to flee […]

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#China: Just what Europe wanted to hear

#China: Just what Europe wanted to hear

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since Jan 17 media attention has been monopolized by the annual World Economic Forum, which brings together leaders in politics, business, economics, technology and society. This year the main topic discussed was how to promote responsible and responsive leadership, writes Claudia Vernotti, Director of ChinaEU (for China Daily). As shown by recent voting, the gap […]

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Who’s who: Overview of people in charge of #EuropeanParliament

Who’s who: Overview of people in charge of #EuropeanParliament

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs elected Antonio Tajani as Parliament president on 17 January and on 18 January voted for who they wanted as vice-presidents and quaestors for the second half of the parliamentary term. Together with the Parliament president, vice-presidents and quaestors make up the bureau, which takes decisions on matters of internal organisation for the institution. While […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket: Commission presents all major initiatives

#DigitalSingleMarket: Commission presents all major initiatives

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

First, the Commission has worked to ensure a wider access to online content and services for Europeans. We have made a series of concrete proposals to boost e-commerce and modernize EU copyright rules. Second, we have designed the right framework for our digital economy to develop, with, for example, new telecoms rules which encourage investment […]

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EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman have today (20 January) published a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013. While nobody thinks immediate progress will be made on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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