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#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

Today (25 May) Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission and Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, meet Donald Trump, president of the USA. This is the first meeting between the leaders, writes Catherine Feore. After the meeting, Tusk said that many issues were discussed including […]

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Course towards the future: modernization of #Kazakhstan identity

Course towards the future: modernization of #Kazakhstan identity

Kazakhstan has entered a new period in its history. In April, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, published his vision for the modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity and society. President Nazarbayev explained: “The large-scale economic and political reforms that we have started should be complemented with advanced modernization of our identity. This won’t just complement political […]

| May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
#CaribbeanExport: More firms set to get #Angel investment

#CaribbeanExport: More firms set to get #Angel investment

The Caribbean Export Development Agency co-hosted the inaugural Caribbean Angel Investor Forum in Montego Bay on 12 May, 2017 together with the World Bank Group. The event, which attracted some of the region’s most influential business people, came together to lay the foundation for a more buoyant and active Angel Investor ecosystem within the Caribbean.  […]

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

Today (25 May) Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission and Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, meet Donald Trump, president of the USA. This is the first meeting between the leaders, writes Catherine Feore. After the meeting, Tusk said that many issues were discussed including […]

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

Why has the Commission adopted an EU Strategy for international cultural relations? In a fast-changing, inter-connected world, cultural relations offer a unique opportunity for improving relations with EU partner countries. Culture is a valuable resource to tackle many of the challenges Europe and the world are currently facing – such as the integration of refugees […]

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules Slovakia’s support for the construction of the national football stadium in Bratislava. The Commission found that the measure will further the promotion of sport and culture while preserving competition in the EU’s Single Market. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to grant in total […]

35 million dirty #Diesels are driving on Europe’s roads today, new research finds

35 million dirty #Diesels are driving on Europe’s roads today, new research finds

More than one-and-a-half years after the dieselgate scandal erupted the number of dirty diesels poisoning the air Europeans breathe keeps growing. New T&E research shows that there are 35 million of these diesel cars and vans driving on Europe’s roads today, six million more than in 2015. These Euro 5 and 6 diesel cars and vans were sold in […]

EU to impose sanctions on more #Congo officials: diplomats

EU to impose sanctions on more #Congo officials: diplomats

The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila (pictured) overstayed his mandate and pushed back elections, writes Gabriela Baczynska. One source said the EU will add nine names to its Congo blacklist of people subjected to asset freezes […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tens of thousands people in Brussels expected to participate in an #Anti-Trump protest

Tens of thousands people in Brussels expected to participate in an #Anti-Trump protest

An anti-Trump protest will take place at 17:00 today (24 May) at Brussels North Station. According to the Facebook event, the participants are expected to be tens of thousands, writes Denitsa Tsekova. The march is named “Trump not welcome’ and is organized by four University of Ghent students in response to Donald Trump’s visit on […]

#FairTaxation: EU finance ministers agree position to resolve double-taxation disputes

#FairTaxation: EU finance ministers agree position to resolve double-taxation disputes

Today (24 May), EU finance ministers have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes, writes Catherine Feore. “This directive is an important part of our plan for strengthening tax certainty and improving the business environment in Europe,” said Edward Scicluna, Maltese minister for finance – Malta currently holds the Council presidency. Vice-President […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Minute of silence at the EP for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

Minute of silence at the EP for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

The European Parliament will hold a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester at 15.00 today. President Tajani, Members and staff of the Parliament will be joined by the UK Permanent Representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, and the UK Ambassador to Belgium, Ms Alison Rose, for the […]

The EU must become the world leader in meeting #SDGs

The EU must become the world leader in meeting #SDGs

The EU needs to do more. It has to grab the unique chance of implementing the SDGs and transform the challenges into opportunities for businesses and industry, agriculture and food production, helping to fight climate change and becoming a more equal society. This is the bottom line of a two-day conference on The 2030 Agenda for […]

Foreign selling of German debt drying up, creating headache for #ECB

Foreign selling of German debt drying up, creating headache for #ECB

Foreign holdings of German government bonds have fallen to their lowest since before the financial crisis in 2008, data suggests, a potential headache for the European Central Bank which buys the bulk of assets for its stimulus scheme from among the debt, writes Dhara Ranasinghe. Based on data from the ECB, Eurostat and the International Monetary […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
#EAPM: Genetics, empowerment, and doner kebabs…

#EAPM: Genetics, empowerment, and doner kebabs…

Giant leaps in genetics have advanced certain key areas in medicine, (drugs and treatments, both) and have also shed light on what we might think of as anomalies, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. For example, the majority of us know somebody who has, or has had, cancer but the […]

#PDM justice minister welcomes EU support for reforms

#PDM justice minister welcomes EU support for reforms

Moldova’s Justice Minister Vladimir Cebotari (pictured) has welcomed the European Commission’s “steadfast support” for reforms aimed at ensuring his country will fulfil its EU destiny. “Although we have made notable progress on reforms and regaining people’s trust, we know there’s still work to be done and we are committed to implementing the necessary changes to our […]

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