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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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#Brexit: House of Lords may try to amend #Article50 bill

#Brexit: House of Lords may try to amend #Article50 bill

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February), the bill on notification to withdraw from the European Union, the legal act that allows the UK government to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU, will be debated in the House of Lords – the British upper chamber. The debate starts this afternoon and will continue tomorrow. More than 190 members of […]

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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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#EAPM: ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’

#EAPM: ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

…so said Benjamin Franklin. But in these days of the information superhighway, Big Data and even ‘fake news’ it’s very hard for most citizens to separate the wheat from the chaff even in their daily lives – to decide what actually is knowledge, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. When […]

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EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country. Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit […]

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British parliament to vote on Magnitsky #AssetFreezing legislation on Tuesday

British parliament to vote on Magnitsky #AssetFreezing legislation on Tuesday

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow, on the 21st of February 2017, the UK House of Commons will vote on the Magnitsky legislative initiative which seeks to impose asset freezes in the UK on human rights violators from anywhere in the world. The initiative is presented as an amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill which was introduced to the parliament […]

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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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