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#IPU – Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world

#IPU – Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world

| October 18, 2019

At the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, IPU member parliaments condemned human rights violations against a record number of new cases of abused MPs. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with an exclusive remit to support MPs in danger, examined the cases of 305 parliamentarians in 10 […]

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Accelerating #CaribbeanFashion Pt2

Accelerating #CaribbeanFashion Pt2

| October 18, 2019

Earlier this year, 20 designers participated in the Caribbean Fashion Accelerator jointly funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Caribbean Export provides support for the development of the regions cultural and creative industries as part of the implementation of the Regional […]

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#Huawei numbers still unhurt by US woes

#Huawei numbers still unhurt by US woes

| October 17, 2019

Huawei shrugged off ongoing challenges by the US to report a strong set of results for the opening nine months, revealing increases in profit, a steady rise in smartphone shipments and 5G customer gains. In a statement, the Chinese vendor said revenue for the period to end-September hit CNY610.8 billion ($86bn), up 24.4% year-on-year, with […]

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#BrexitDeal – European Commission reaches an agreement with the UK

#BrexitDeal – European Commission reaches an agreement with the UK

| October 17, 2019

The European Commission has today (17 October) recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European […]

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Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner #Moscovici in #WashingtonDC

Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner #Moscovici in #WashingtonDC

| October 17, 2019

Commissioner Moscovici will participate in the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. The vice president and the Commissioner will also participate in a series of bilateral meetings and speaking engagements. Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet, among others, Heath Tarbert, Chairman and Chief Executive of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Oksana Markarova, Ukraine […]

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How a no-deal #Brexit will affect #LifeSciences

How a no-deal #Brexit will affect #LifeSciences

| October 17, 2019

After repeatedly assuring the nation throughout the referendum campaign that the UK would under no circumstances leave the single market, Boris Johnson is now desperately trying to push through the hard Brexit that voters were told would not happen. Despite being legally obligated to get either a deal or an extension, Johnson is insisting that […]

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EU mobilizes planes to battle #ForestFires in #Lebanon

EU mobilizes planes to battle #ForestFires in #Lebanon

| October 17, 2019

Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilized 6 firefighting planes: four of which are rescEU aircraft, two from Italy and two from Greece, as […]

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