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#Ceta: ‘This trade deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically’

#Ceta: ‘This trade deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ceta passed a crucial hurdle on 15 February when MEPs voted to back the landmark EU-Canada trade deal. The agreement removing more than 99% of tariffs can provisionally enter into force as early as April. Speaking following the vote, Artis Pabriks, Parliament’s lead MEP on Ceta, said: “Europe cannot survive without free and fair trade […]

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#UK union fears grow over future of GM’s Vauxhall plants: source

#UK union fears grow over future of GM’s Vauxhall plants: source

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of Britain’s biggest trade union is likely to meet the CEO of PSA Group (PEUP.PA) on Friday (25 February), writes Costas Pitas. This news comes amid growing concerns over the future of Vauxhall plants if the French carmaker buys the business from General Motors, a union source told Reuters. Peugeot-maker PSA is in […]

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#Brexit: House of Lords may try to amend #Article50 bill

#Brexit: House of Lords may try to amend #Article50 bill

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February), the bill on notification to withdraw from the European Union, the legal act that allows the UK government to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU, will be debated in the House of Lords – the British upper chamber. The debate starts this afternoon and will continue tomorrow. More than 190 members of […]

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Press statement by European Commission President #Juncker on the occasion of the visit of #MikePence, Vice-President of the United States

Press statement by European Commission President #Juncker on the occasion of the visit of #MikePence, Vice-President of the United States

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am very happy to welcome wholeheartedly the Vice-President of the United States. I am very grateful for the fact that he chose Europe for his first overseas trip. He was in Munich, as everyone knows. We were listening carefully to what he was saying. And we will address – after the conversation the Vice-President […]

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#EAPM: ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’

#EAPM: ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

…so said Benjamin Franklin. But in these days of the information superhighway, Big Data and even ‘fake news’ it’s very hard for most citizens to separate the wheat from the chaff even in their daily lives – to decide what actually is knowledge, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. When […]

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#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday (22 February), writes Padraic Halpin. With calls increasing for Kenny to spell out his plans, his spokesman said on Monday that the prime minister would not comment on the issue until […]

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EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country. Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit […]

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