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#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will have a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday 21 July at 11am at the Elysée Palace.  Leading the ETUC delegation will be ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, who will be accompanied by ETUC Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber and the Secretary Generals of the five […]

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Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (17 July) Brexit negotiators will start to get their teeth into the substance of the discussions, in particular citizens’ rights, writes Catherine Feore The first round of Article 50 negotiations between the UK and the European Commission took place on 19 June. It was agreed to create working groups on citizens’ rights, the financial […]

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#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption. The operation was carried out in coordination with Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 65 people arrested In Spain, 65 people were arrested and charged […]

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#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may have been the early start, or maybe it was the absence of a large group of young people singing ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, but the Labour team looked rather gloomy on their arrival at the Berlaymont building, writes Catherine Feore. Jeremy Corbyn, accompanied by […]

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#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

The European Commission has today (13 July) put forward new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity. Today’s proposal marks one of the final steps set out in the Commission’s action plan to strengthen the fight […]

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UK government could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’ in the face of Brexit challenge

UK government could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’ in the face of Brexit challenge

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Without further resources Brexit could result in government falling “apart like a chocolate orange”, says Sir Amyas Morse. Morse, the UK’s Comptroller and Auditor General, is the chief official in the National Audit Office (NAO), has previously warned about the scale of the Brexit challenge, writes Catherine Feore. Morse’s comments come after the publication of a report […]

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#Ukraine: European Council adopts EU-Ukraine association agreement

#Ukraine: European Council adopts EU-Ukraine association agreement

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (11 July), the Council adopted a decision to conclude the Association Agreement with Ukraine on behalf of the European Union. The day before the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv, on 12 and 13 July. This is the final step of the ratification process through which the EU and Ukraine commit to a close, long-term relationship […]

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