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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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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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#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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#EuropeanParliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe

#EuropeanParliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If the EU is to boost its capacity to act, restore citizens’ trust and make the eurozone economy more resilient to outside shocks, it needs to make full use of the Lisbon Treaty. But to go further, it needs to reform itself more fundamentally. This was the key message of three resolutions exploring the future […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau to address Parliament

Canadian Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau to address Parliament

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a formal speech to MEPs on the EU-Canada relationship on Thursday (16 February) at 11.00 in the Strasbourg chamber. Mr Trudeau will be the first Canadian Prime Minister to address the European Parliament. On Wednesday 15 February, Parliament approved the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). EP President […]

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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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