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Liam Fox says UK will become #FreeTrade world leader once outside EU

Liam Fox says UK will become #FreeTrade world leader once outside EU

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a speech in Manchester Town Hall, the UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (pictured) outlined his views on the future of free trade. The speech implies that Fox anticipates the UK leaving the customs union and seeking a seat on the WTO,  saying that the UK in ‘recent years’ has chosen to be represented […]

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Measures to prevent another #emissions scandal unveiled by West Midlands MEP

Measures to prevent another #emissions scandal unveiled by West Midlands MEP

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new EU vehicle testing system aimed at preventing any repeat of the VW emissions scandal has been unveiled by West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton (pictured). Dalton’s report, presented to the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee today, proposes a rigorous programme of assessment and market surveillance by individual countries to be policed by other countries […]

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#WorldBank and #CaribbeanExport launch LINK-Caribbean

#WorldBank and #CaribbeanExport launch LINK-Caribbean

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today, 29 September, the World Bank Group together with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) launched LINK-Caribbean, an investment facilitation program aimed at enabling early-stage Caribbean entrepreneurs to raise capital from private investors, particularly business angel investors. With funding of USD$1.6 million from the World Bank, the program will contribute towards the development of […]

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Commission’s new mandatory registration for #EUlobbyists ‘must be negotiated to ensure maximum transparency’

Commission’s new mandatory registration for #EUlobbyists ‘must be negotiated to ensure maximum transparency’

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lobbyists and independent organizations wishing to have access to influence the EU decision-making process must sign up to the Transparency Register under new proposals by the European Commission. Previously, only the Parliament had a mandatory system in place. Today’s plans will widen the scope to include all three key EU institutions: the Commission, the Council as […]

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#EUBudget2017: Budget Committee of the European Parliament approves ECR’s proposal to support victims of terrorism

#EUBudget2017: Budget Committee of the European Parliament approves ECR’s proposal to support victims of terrorism

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

During today’s (29 September) vote in the committee on budgetary affairs of the European Parliament the spokesman on budgetary affairs of the ECR group, Bernd Kölmel (ALFA) (pictured), criticized the lack of will to cut EU-budgets of the upcoming year. The ALFA-MEP did however acknowledge the committee’s approval of his party’s proposition to support victims […]

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MEPs reject #EUBudget2017 Council cuts: More funds for migration, jobs, youth

MEPs reject #EUBudget2017 Council cuts: More funds for migration, jobs, youth

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Budget Committee MEPs reversed all the cuts proposed by the Council to the draft 2017 EU budget to meet the needs of the migration crisis and slow economic growth, in a vote on Wednesday, 28 September. They also boosted funding to fight youth unemployment and increased spending on research and infrastructure projects. The full plenary […]

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#ECHR dismisses appeal from alleged #Omagh bombers

#ECHR dismisses appeal from alleged #Omagh bombers

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In its decision in the case of McKevitt and Campbell v. the United Kingdom  the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the applications inadmissible. The decision is final. On the afternoon of 15 August 1998, a 500lb bomb killed 29 people (including a woman pregnant with twins) in the centre of Omagh, Northern […]

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