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Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission’s report released on 17 June confirms the continuous rise in barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets. Thanks to the EU’s firm response, 123 such barriers have been eliminated since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, allowing for more than €6 billion extra exports in 2018. The latest edition of […]

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#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

| June 18, 2019

Today (18 June), the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community, including heads of state and government, leading experts, key influencers and young leaders. This […]

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European Commission increases support for the EU’s #Beekeeping sector

European Commission increases support for the EU’s #Beekeeping sector

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission will provide €120 million to the EU’s beekeeping sector over the next three years to support its essential role in agriculture and the environment. This represents an increase of €12 million compared to the support provided for the period from 2017 to 2019. Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said: “Beekeeping is an important part of the EU agri-food […]

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Tory leadership hopefuls face second MPs’ vote

Tory leadership hopefuls face second MPs’ vote

The field of six candidates will narrow further, with at least one set to be knocked out of the race.

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MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out

MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out

Labour’s Stella Creasy hits out at Parliament’s rules, which do not recognise maternity leave.

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Independent Wales: Carwyn Jones says curiosity driven by UK politics

Independent Wales: Carwyn Jones says curiosity driven by UK politics

Carwyn Jones says the “shambles” in Westminster is making some curious about Welsh independence.

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Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump a ‘poster boy’ for racists

Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump a ‘poster boy’ for racists

The US President dubbed Mr Khan a “disaster” following a spate of violent crimes in London.

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