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Cameron suggests EU agreement on Russia sanctions may be imminent

Cameron suggests EU agreement on Russia sanctions may be imminent

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he and fellow European leaders have agreed that “strong” economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible. The prime minister was speaking ahead of Tuesday’s (29 July) meeting of EU ambassadors in Brussels in which details of measures are expected to be finalized. Financial, […]

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EU-Taiwan relations orientation meeting for EU-officials’ study trip to Taiwan

EU-Taiwan relations orientation meeting for EU-officials’ study trip to Taiwan

On 10 July, the Taipei Representative Office in the EU & Belgium organized an orientation meeting for the EU officials who will soon be leaving for Taiwan to take part in the ‘Taiwan Study Seminar’ or ‘Mandarin Training Programme’. Around 30 people were present. The meeting started with a welcome remark by Deputy Representative Dr. […]

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RMG sector in Bangladesh: One year on from tragic Rana Plaza collapse

RMG sector in Bangladesh: One year on from tragic Rana Plaza collapse

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ready made garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh came under global focus last year, but under very tragic circumstances. Just a month ago was the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse when more than 1,100 people were killed and 2,500 were injured when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. Ismat Jahan, the Bangladesh […]

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West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic US and European leaders agreed on Monday (28 July) to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. The new sanctions, which US President Barack Obama and leaders of Germany, Britain, France and […]

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Ukraine: European Commission adopts legislative proposals on restrictive measures

Ukraine: European Commission adopts legislative proposals on restrictive measures

President Barroso made the following statement on 25 July: “Having been mandated to prepare a package of restrictive measures in the light of Russia’s role in destabilizing and escalating the situation in Ukraine, the European Commission tabled today a legislative proposal building on the package of targeted measures presented to member states by the Commission […]

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Denmark and Germany biggest winners of European integration since creation of EU single market

Denmark and Germany biggest winners of European integration since creation of EU single market

German economy shows annual increase of €37 billion since formation of single market in 1992 – all founding countries benefiting – deeper integration means greater benefits. Since 1992, increasing European integration within the EU single market has been having a positive impact on economic growth in all founding countries. This is especially true of Germany. […]

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