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MEP Cristian Bușoi establishes tobacco working group ahead of #Tobacco Products Directive revision

MEP Cristian Bușoi establishes tobacco working group ahead of #Tobacco Products Directive revision

| October 21, 2019

  The EU’s flagship Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is up for a scheduled review in 2021, but MEP Cristian Bușoi (EPP, Romania) is determined to start preparing the review now alongside his parliamentary colleagues. Bușoi, who has a history of fighting to regulate the tobacco industry, is establishing a new Working Group on the revision […]

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Forbes names world’s best regarded companies

Forbes names world’s best regarded companies

| September 23, 2019

Forbes has announced its third annual edition of top 250 best regarded companies in the world. The list includes six Russian companies – LUKOIL, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Rosseti, Sberbank, VTB Bank and Transneft. LUKOIL became the only oil and gas operations company from Russia, sharing the category with organizations from Spain and China. Previously, […]

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Terror groups resurgent in Southern #Yemen

Terror groups resurgent in Southern #Yemen

| September 5, 2019

Disturbing reports have emerged over the past week of resurgent terrorist elements in Southern Yemen. It has been suggested that these groups, which include Al Qaeda and ISIS as the most prominent, are largely responsible for the upsurge in violence. The growing role and prominence of the Al Islah party in President Hadi’s government has […]

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What do the #Moscow protests mean for #MayorSobyanin?

What do the #Moscow protests mean for #MayorSobyanin?

| August 9, 2019

These are trying times for Russian president Vladimir Putin. After years of grimly bearing the reports of economic stagnation and political repression, the people of Russia have taken to the streets by the thousands. While the scale of the ongoing demonstrations is still smaller than during the last bout of popular anger in 2011/2012, they […]

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Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

| July 25, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen won’t assume the European Commission presidency for another four months, but the battle that will define her tenure is already underway. After years of sluggish European progress on climate change, Von der Leyen has committed herself to a bold new ‘Green Deal’, with the goal of securing carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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#EuropeanDevelopmentDays – Senegal’s Macky Sall defends his record on anti-corruption and economic growth

#EuropeanDevelopmentDays – Senegal’s Macky Sall defends his record on anti-corruption and economic growth

| June 19, 2019

For Senegalese President Macky Sall, this week’s European Development Days summit in Brussels has provided a double opportunity. On one hand, Sall has met some of the world’s most powerful leaders and strengthened co-operation efforts on key development aims. On the other, he’s been able to remind the world of his anti-corruption credentials after a […]

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Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

| June 12, 2019

Last Friday, the White House announced that Qatar’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will visit the United States next month. Whilst Doha will undoubtedly talk up the visit, it will likely prove an uncomfortable meeting for the Gulf monarch, with regional sources privately admitting that the Emir can expect a telling off from the […]

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