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EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman have today (20 January) published a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013. While nobody thinks immediate progress will be made on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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The UK’s post-#Brexit growing pains

The UK’s post-#Brexit growing pains

With Brexit looming ever closer, where will Britain end up? Even after UK premier Theresa May’s speech this week laying out her vision of a “hard Brexit” without going into specifics, that’s a question few dare hazard an answer. But if Article 50 negotiations are to be a success, dodging a clear answer cannot be an […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
In search of peace for #Syria: World’s eyes are on #Astana

In search of peace for #Syria: World’s eyes are on #Astana

At a time when there is a clear need for international cooperation, there has been no greater example of failure than the continuing tragedy of Syria. In fighting which began nearly six years ago, more than 300,000 people have been killed and 12 million – half the country’s population – have been forced to flee […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#China: Just what Europe wanted to hear

#China: Just what Europe wanted to hear

Since Jan 17 media attention has been monopolized by the annual World Economic Forum, which brings together leaders in politics, business, economics, technology and society. This year the main topic discussed was how to promote responsible and responsive leadership, writes Claudia Vernotti, Director of ChinaEU (for China Daily). As shown by recent voting, the gap […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Who’s who: Overview of people in charge of #EuropeanParliament

Who’s who: Overview of people in charge of #EuropeanParliament

MEPs elected Antonio Tajani as Parliament president on 17 January and on 18 January voted for who they wanted as vice-presidents and quaestors for the second half of the parliamentary term. Together with the Parliament president, vice-presidents and quaestors make up the bureau, which takes decisions on matters of internal organisation for the institution. While […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#DigitalSingleMarket: Commission presents all major initiatives

#DigitalSingleMarket: Commission presents all major initiatives

First, the Commission has worked to ensure a wider access to online content and services for Europeans. We have made a series of concrete proposals to boost e-commerce and modernize EU copyright rules. Second, we have designed the right framework for our digital economy to develop, with, for example, new telecoms rules which encourage investment […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman have today (20 January) published a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013. While nobody thinks immediate progress will be made on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
MEPs reject Commission blacklist of states at risk of #MoneyLaundering

MEPs reject Commission blacklist of states at risk of #MoneyLaundering

MEPs have voted to return to the Commission its blacklist of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. The list is too limited, and should be expanded, e.g. to include territories that facilitate tax crimes, they said before voting the resolution on Thursday (19 January). Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL) (pictured) […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Social rights ‘must be foundation of European Union’

Social rights ‘must be foundation of European Union’

Catalan MEP Jordi Solé (pictured) has called for social rights to be a cornerstone of the European Union. MEPs in Strasbourg have been debating plans to create a ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’. They insist that this must be more than well intentioned words, and call for a law to guarantee a core set of […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Council President #Tusk on putting ‘Europe first’ in 2017

Council President #Tusk on putting ‘Europe first’ in 2017

Brexit, EU relations with the US and Russia, migration, economic and social progress, and the defence union were the key political challenges for 2017 debated by MEPs, Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen and Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday (18 January). Tusk briefed MEPs on the outcome of the December 2016 meeting of EU heads […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Refugees: MEPs demand emergency winter aid and transfers to other EU countries

#Refugees: MEPs demand emergency winter aid and transfers to other EU countries

EU and national authorities should provide emergency aid to help migrants and refugees to cope with freezing temperatures and snow in several parts of Europe, MEPs urged on Wednesday. They also called on EU governments to keep their promises to transfer thousands of asylum-seekers, particularly from Greece, to other countries.  Several speakers called the plight […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit: UK PM May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU

#Brexit: UK PM May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU

Britain is facing a period of momentous change following its decision to leave the European Union and will need to forge a new role in the world, Prime Minister Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday (19 January). May, who has said Britain wants a “bold and ambitious” trade agreement with […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Silk Road’ freight train from #China arrives in Barking

‘Silk Road’ freight train from #China arrives in Barking

The first direct rail freight service from China to the UK has completed its 18-day trip and arrived in London. The train left the city of Yiwu, on China’s east coast, this month and travelled 7,500 miles (12,000km), crossing seven countries, before arriving at a freight depot in Barking. The service delivered 34 containers of […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without #IMF

Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without #IMF

Germany expects the International Monetary Fund to participate in Greece’s bailout programme, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday, rejecting a newspaper report that Berlin was preparing for a deal without the global lender, writes Gernot Heller. Divisions over labor reforms, fiscal targets and debt relief have prevented Greece and its foreign lenders from concluding […]

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Biden calls #Russia biggest threat to international order

#Biden calls #Russia biggest threat to international order

US Vice President Joe Biden, in his last major speech before leaving office, described Russia on Wednesday as the biggest threat to the international liberal order and said Washington must work with Europe to stand up to Vladimir Putin, writes Noah Barkin. Biden was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos two days before […]

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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