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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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#Taiwan, #Croatia exchanges sign co-operation agreement

#Taiwan, #Croatia exchanges sign co-operation agreement

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Taipei Exchange, the nation’s over-the-counter market, signed a memorandum of understanding with Croatia’s Zagreb Stock Exchange Feb. 15 in Taipei City, establishing a strong foundation for future collaboration in the financial services sector between Taiwan and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development recipient nations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Su Yu-ching, TPEx CEO […]

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#ClientEarth: ‘Rule of law shunned’ as #CETA deal approved in European Parliament

#ClientEarth: ‘Rule of law shunned’ as #CETA deal approved in European Parliament

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs have voted through CETA, without seeking the opinion of the European Court of Justice on the most controversial elements of the deal (ICS, ISDS), says ClientEarth. ClientEarth trade and environment lawyer Laurens Ankersmit said: “We are disappointed the European Parliament has decided to consent to CETA so hastily, without due regard for the rule of law. […]

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EU-US #trade drops for first time since 2013 amid wider slowdown

EU-US #trade drops for first time since 2013 amid wider slowdown

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trade between the European Union and the United States fell last year for the first time since 2013, estimates of the EU statistics agency showed on Wednesday (15 February), in line with a general drop in global trade. The data come as talks for an ambitious EU-U.S. trade deal have been frozen and calls for […]

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Europe-#Asia relations become a priority in the age of #Trump

Europe-#Asia relations become a priority in the age of #Trump

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Asian governments are still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s unpredictable approach to their region, writes Shada Islam. After lambasting both Tokyo and Beijing over their trade and currency policies, the new President of the United States has made constructive contact with the leaders of both Japan and China. But conflicting statements by American […]

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#EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands

#EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU job search aid worth €1,818,750 for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands was approved in plenary in a vote on Tuesday (14 February). The workers were made redundant by six retail trade companies which recently went bankrupt in the Drenthe and Overijssel provinces. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to […]

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Sovereign secures #European investment for new homes

Sovereign secures #European investment for new homes

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sovereign has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years. Sovereign, the sixth largest housing association in the country with over 56,000 homes, will be able to draw on the funding to support its 1,500 homes-a-year development programme. […]

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