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A new reality in EU and #Kazakhstan co-operation

A new reality in EU and #Kazakhstan co-operation

Director of the European External Action Service Luc Devigne and Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko co-chaired the Cooperation Committee meeting that met recently in Astana to make headway on issues pertaining to the EU-Kazakh Enhanced Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (EPCA), writes Colin Stevens. The Agreement, signed in Astana in December 2015, provides significant […]

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

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#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan

#China territorial claims cause unease in #Tajikistan

The central Asian region is once again being distracted by the so-called ‘China invasion’. The debate on possible Chinese sovereignty of some territories of the modern Republic of Tajikistan that began in 2013 is once again on the rise today, writes Olga Malik, independent journalist and political analyst. Earlier, at the end of 2016, a […]

Fears of fresh violence ahead of MEP delegation visit to #Albania

Fears of fresh violence ahead of MEP delegation visit to #Albania

The European Union’s top diplomat has called on the Democratic Party-led opposition in Albania to end its ongoing parliamentary boycott and re-engage in the legislative process, writes Martin Banks. The demand, by Federica Mogherini (pictured), the EU’s High Representative/vice president, comes amid rising tensions in Albania and on the eve of a high level  EU […]

| April 21, 2017 | 2 Comments
Electoral Commission launches investigation into #Leave.EU referendum funding

Electoral Commission launches investigation into #Leave.EU referendum funding

Today (21 April 2017) the UK’s Electoral Commission has decided to start an investigation into Leave.EU’s referendum spending. Leave.EU was one of the organizations that supported the ‘leave’ vote in the run-up to last year’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates […]

A new reality in EU and #Kazakhstan co-operation

A new reality in EU and #Kazakhstan co-operation

Director of the European External Action Service Luc Devigne and Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko co-chaired the Cooperation Committee meeting that met recently in Astana to make headway on issues pertaining to the EU-Kazakh Enhanced Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (EPCA), writes Colin Stevens. The Agreement, signed in Astana in December 2015, provides significant […]

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
End of #RoamingCharges for travellers in the EU in 2017

End of #RoamingCharges for travellers in the EU in 2017

1. Roaming in the EU How does roaming work in the EU? When you travel to a foreign country and phone, text or surf online with your mobile phone or device using your home country’s SIM card, you are roaming. Your operator in your home country pays the operator in the foreign country for the […]

#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (20 April) . “The European Parliament’s message is clear: strongly defending their interests is our first priority,” he said. The Parliament President was in […]

EU eyes years of #Brexit payments and immigration

EU eyes years of #Brexit payments and immigration

Britain will be paying off obligations to Brussels for years after Brexit, remain subject to EU courts and go on letting relatives of European immigrants settle in the UK, draft EU negotiating documents show, write Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski. The demands are contained in a paper, seen by Reuters on Thursday, that outlines “key […]

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit makes campsites cool again as Britons tighten belts

#Brexit makes campsites cool again as Britons tighten belts

Before last year’s Brexit vote, Scott McCready was struggling to fill his holiday cabins on the coast of south-west England. Now the site is fully booked with British tourists avoiding more expensive foreign trips following a plunge in the pound, write Kate Holton and William Schomberg. This turnaround in the 10 months since Britons decided […]

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Kazakhstan education ministry establishes working group to transfer alphabet to Latin

#Kazakhstan education ministry establishes working group to transfer alphabet to Latin

The Kazakh Ministry of Education has created a working group to transfer the Kazakh alphabet based on the Cyrillic script to Latin, the ministry’s Science Committee Chairperson Bolatbek Abdrasilov announced 13 April. The announcement followed Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s direction to adopt a single standard of the Kazakh alphabet in the Latin script by the […]

| April 21, 2017 | 3 Comments
#China ‘Taobao villages’ create more than 840,000 job opportunities

#China ‘Taobao villages’ create more than 840,000 job opportunities

Thanks to the rapid development of China’s e-commerce industry, over 1,000 “Taobao villages” across the country are turning poor communities into huge online retail hubs, creating more than 840,000 job opportunities, writes Du Yifei. These villages are so-named because at least 10% of the population living in these rural communities makes its living by selling […]

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU priorities for 2017: What #EuropeanParliament has achieved so far

EU priorities for 2017: What #EuropeanParliament has achieved so far

The European Union is focusing this year on delivering results in areas that matter to all Europeans. EU institutions have agreed on a set of priorities ranging from boosting e-commerce to protecting the environment and strengthening borders. Four months into the year, check out which major legislative proposals MEPs have already approved. At the end […]

Chinese #smartphone company climbs technology ladder with self-developed chip

Chinese #smartphone company climbs technology ladder with self-developed chip

Xiaomi, one of China’s leading smartphone manufacturers, released its first independently developed smartphone chip on Tuesday (18 April), making it the fourth cellphone company in the world that can independently develop processor after Apple, Samsung and Huawei, writes Liu Ningning. Pengpai S1, the fingernail-sized chip, cost Xiaomi over 1 billion yuan ($145 million) in research […]

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU’s #Tusk says Polish intelligence probe part of ‘smear campaign’

EU’s #Tusk says Polish intelligence probe part of ‘smear campaign’

European Council President Donald Tusk testified for eight hours on Wednesday (19 April) in a Polish intelligence probe by Warsaw’s right-wing government that he described as a smear campaign to discredit him, writes Marcin Goettig. Tusk was called as a witness in an investigation into former heads of military counter-intelligence (SKW) suspected of cooperating with […]

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#EPrivacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online

#EPrivacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online

The EU could soon have new privacy rules to take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings, especially when it comes to cookies. Parliament’s civil liberties committee discussed the plans by the European Commission on 11 April. Marju Lauristin, the MEP responsible for steering the […]

Britain will lose more from #Brexit than EU, bloc’s foreign policy chief says

Britain will lose more from #Brexit than EU, bloc’s foreign policy chief says

Britain will lose more than the European Union from its decision to leave the bloc, the EU’s top diplomat said on Thursday (20 April), and talks with London were expected to be difficult, writes Christian Shepherd. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the EU last month, declaring there was no turning back, […]

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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